Something Deadly This Way Comes was another addition to the fabulous Madison Avery series by Kim Harrison. It was probably my favorite of them all.
Upon starting the novel, I was a bit nervous because I didn't remember everything from the previous novels. I was worried I wouldn't understand what's happening but I shouldn't have worried since everything important came back to me. The book also had Madison explain or reference what had happened before a bit to refresh my memory.
I love Kim Harrison's world. She's using angels but in an original way that works. There is a lot of theory behind the magic and the angel hierarchies and it's well thought out. The main struggle of these novels is to find the middle ground between ending someone's life to save their soul or saving someone's life risking their soul. Madison wants it all: life & soul. I couldn't help but agree with her.
It's why Madison's such a great character. She wants change and she works for it. Hard. People throw her down and there are many setbacks and failures. There are also successes and Madison's courage is inspiring. She's a great character; strong, unique, but real. She's not totally selfless and works to get what she wants but she's a good person. The supporting characters are just as good and complex- even better sometimes. (I love Nakita! She's awesome!)
The best and worst thing about this book however was that it went by in a blur. That's great because I was hooked, flipping pages all through out but also not so good because the story kind of went by too fast. It's a short story and most of it is focused on one goal: saving Tammy's soul. As a story, it felt a bit short. This makes me sad because I enjoy these books. The world building and characters and overall plot is interesting but every time I read a book I'm left craving for more. That may be the desired effect though. Or it's just me.
All in all, another great installment to a great series filled with darkness, light, fate and choice. Madison Avery is a series you should be reading. 4 stars,