Originally Reviewed at: Mother/Gamer/WriterRating: 4.5 out of 5 ControllersReview Source: Blog TourReviewer: HeatherBlack Satin is the second book in the Pretty in Black line by Rae Hachton. As always with a second book in the series, y’all know I’m going to point you toward the first book. It’s difficult to explain, and give an in depth review without spoilers, so please go check out Pretty in Black first! Onto the review! Black Satin begins in a rather unique way, so for anyone who hasn’t read the first book, you can follow along, for awhile. Eventually you’ll have questions that can only be fully answered by reading the first book. It begins with a replay of the key events, but it’s from Marcus’ point of view. Ingenious! Eventually we meet back up with the lovely Ellie. She quickly realizes that when she told Marcus she wanted her family back that it wasn’t what she truly wanted, no it wasn’t what her heart wanted. But it’s too late, and Marcus has left her as he plans to walk through to be reborn. Of course Ellie has no clue what is going on, and desperately tries to find him. However, her ex-boyfriend starts making threats about how he remembers her sister dying, and the new guy at school, Walter, steps in to save the day. Ellie quickly realizes that she has strong feelings for Walter, the same feelings she has for Marcus. It becomes harder and harder for her to choose, even after he saves her life from a ripper who had already claimed the lives of two classmates. Does Ellie have the strength to make the choice, knowing it will be final? Does Marcus pass through? Honestly folks, there is so much going on that what I’ve covered is a small tidbit, a tiny morsel, of the evolving story of not only Ellie and Marcus, but more in-depth with the Corvidae hunters, the gargoyles, and let’s not forget the Evermores. With that being said, this is a highly recommended darker young adult read, and author to follow. While it’s yet to be seen if Ellie with have a “Happily Ever After”, it’s clear that the choices she makes will not make it easier for her obtain. I really like that message, because love isn’t easy and neither is life. Bravo!