A Madness of Angels by Kate Griffin was one of the strangest books that I’ve read lately… and yet incredibly captivating. The hardest thing for me to adjust to, after a lifetime of being the reader that begged to “just finish this chapter”, was the way the book was broken into huge sections rather than chapters. The narrative also took some getting used to because it unfolds as you read it. Like the movie “Memento” where the character has short-term memory loss and is trying to reclaim his life, Matthew Swift knows very little about what has happened to him. He remembers being hurt and dying, yet now he is back, his eyes have changed to a brilliant blue colour… and he is not alone in his own body. This would be a lot for one man to take in and process under any circumstance… but Matthew is also an urban sorcerer in the heart of London and someone has sent a terrible shadow named Hunger to hunt him down.