Review: Black Spring by Christina Henry (Black Wings #7)


Black Spring by Christina Henry // VBC ReviewBlack Spring (Black Wings #7)
Christina Henry
Published: Oct. 28, 2014 (Ace)
Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon
Review source: Purchased

Reviewed by: Krista

Rating (out of 5): 4 stars

Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it does reference events from previous books in the series.

In my head the Black Wings books feel like a ‘new’ series even though we are now on book 7. It’s been one of my staple recommendations when someone is looking for something fresh or different in the urban fantasy genre. But I hate endings, so I was somewhat surprised that at the ending of Black Spring I was left feeling mostly content and generally happy with how everything turned out.

At the beginning of Black Spring, Maddy is three months pregnant, but looks like she is twice as far along. She recently escaped from unfamiliar world and met one of her so called “uncles,” who also happens to be a dragon and has decided to move into her basement. She has finally let go of Gabriel and started a sort of relationship with Nathaniel. The book begins with a lovely scene of domesticity, but quickly develops into the chaos and madness that we have come to expect. Maddy and all her friends receive mandatory invitations to her multiple times great-grandfather Lucifer’s wedding. Unfortunately family events for Maddy always turn deadly for someone.

I really enjoyed the final outing of Maddy Black. It was quick paced and every crisis seamlessly rolled into the next crisis. Christina Henry successfully tied up all the loose strings, which have been building through the series. For the most part. Whereas a lot of time was spent playing out all the scenarios that have escalated through the series, there didn’t seem to be much time spent on the emotional connection between Nathaniel and Maddy. We’re supposed to believe that she has moved on from her forever love for Gabriel but then she says, “I didn’t want to hear that my baby had a destiny, or that he was important to humanity’s future. I wanted him to just be my own, my own little angel, the last tangible symbol of the love I had for Gabriel.” So it is totally understandable that I had a hard time believing in them.

So here I am at the end of a series, which to me still seems new and fresh. The ending left a lot of potential for a spin off or for a return visit sometime in the future, which I am totally in favor of.

Sexual content: Kissing

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