Friday, February 22, 2013

Review: The Mage in Black by Jaye Wells

The Mage in Black 
by Jaye Wells 
Sabina Kane #2 

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Sabina Kane doesn't have the best track record when it comes to family. After all, her own grandmother, the leader of the vampire race, just tried to kill her. When she arrives in New York to meet the mage side of her family, the reunion takes the fun out of dysfunctional.

On top of that, the Hekate Council wants to use her as a pawn in the brewing war against the vampires. Her mission will take her into the bowels of New York's Black Light district, entangles her in mage politics, and challenges her beliefs about the race she was raised to distrust. And Sabina thought vampires were bloodthirsty

1st Rule of Demon Fight Club...Don't talk about it. 2nd Rule of Demon Fight this freaking book for the Demon sidekick alone and you won't be disappointed.

That's right the lovable Mr. Giggles is back bitches. I absolutely love Giguhl, Sabina's demon familiar. He's great for a laugh and we find out that he can hold his own when it comes to a fight. His and Sabina relationship is funny and touching. They have each others back and Sabina learns to let her big boy demon out on his own. Sabina has to stop being a stage mother when Giguhl gets into an underground Demon Fight Club that is ran by The Shade, a vampire from Sabina's past.

Sabina, Adam and Giguhl starts out on a cross country trip from L.A. to New York. From page one we get a hilarious action scene at a gas station where Sabina and Adam have to fight for their lives against three vamps that was sent to take her out.

After the group makes it to New York, Sabina is thrown into the Mage life. She meets her twin sister and whole host of other Mages. Sabina is out of her element while she tries to learn to use her magic from her Mage heritage.

There a little bit of romance in the works but with the supe world on the brink of war it gets push aside for the time being.

I'm enjoying the world and characters that Jaye Wells has created. She does an excellent job of balancing the action and snark. The Mage in Black is another winner in the urban fantasy genre and feel like the next book, Green-Eyed Demon is only going to be even better as Sabina wages war on her evil grandmother.

Part of:

Make sure you head over to Goldilox and Three Weres 
for this month's discussion post.

Read-a-Long Schedule:
1/25/2013: Red-Headed Stepchild
review/discussion at The Book Nympho
 2/22/2013The Mage in Black
review/discussion @  Goldilox and the Three Weres 
3/29/2013Green Eyed Demon
review/discussion @  The Book Nympho  
 4/26/2013Silver Tongued Devil 
review/discussion @ Readers Confession
5/31/2013Blue-Blood Vamp
review/discussion @ The Book Nympho


  1. Agreed. G is worth reading the books on his own. I love how protective she got over him & was willing to adopt another demon to make him happy.

    Amy @

  2. I really like this series all the books are so interesting. I hope you'll like them as much as I did.

  3. I'm such a huge fan of this series! And the books get better as they go on in my opinion. Enjoy :)


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