Monday, September 28, 2009

Quick Review of my Shelf (2)...

The series I have which I am waiting on the second book for is:

Street Magic

By: Caitlin Kittredge

Book Synopsis:
Her name is Pete Caldecott. She was just sixteen when she met Jack Winter, a gorgeous, larger-than-life mage who thrilled her with his witchcraft. Then a spirit Jack summoned killed him before Pite's eyes-or so she thought. Now a detective, Pete is investigating the kidnapping of a young girl from the streets of London...a case that brings her face to face with Jack.

Strung out on heroin, Jack is a shadow of his former self. But he's able to tell Pete exactly where Bridget's kidnappers are hiding: in the supernatural shadow-world of the fey. Pete follows Jack into the fey underworld, where she hopes to discover the truth about what happened to Bridget-and what happened to Jack on that dark day so long ago...

My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed this book, so much so I was not able to put it down until I was through the whole thing. I really enjoyed the banter between the two main characters, Pete & Jack. They really have one heck of a love/hate relationship. The British slang was a great touch as well. It took me a little bit to get what they ment, but when I caught on to the meanings I absolutely loved it. I got such a kick out of the slang even when it was in anger.

There where a few moments I got slightly confused with the flashes to the dreams that Pete was having then to reality. It took me a moment to catch on to what was going on, then to switch my thinking. But, it didn't take me long as I went through the book to catch on and know what to look for, and in learning the authors writting style it became easier for me to pick the dreams out.

I really liked Jack's character more from the beginning. To me there seemed to be more layers to him than appeared to the others in the story. To me I thought he out shined Pete through most of the book, but by the end of the book Pete had taken her place right up there by/with Jack. In the end of the book I realized how much Pete had grown as a character through the book, and loved her for it. Jack's character grew as well but not by the leaps and bounds that Pete did.

I know there is a short story of Jack in the book Huntress, which hold a few short stories by four different authors. I have this book on my shelf in my to be read pile. But, the second book in the Black London Novel series is Demon Bound. Based on the preview at the back of the book, Street Magic, it looks as it is to be released December 2009. I will be watching the shelves for this on in December. Or maybe a nice Christmas gift... If I can wait that long.


  1. Enjoyed your review! I have this book sitting in my TBR pile, and your review makes me want to move it to the top of the stack! :)

  2. Thanks Alexia. I really did enjoy this book. I hope you enjoy it as well. Let me know when you get through it. I would like to hear your thoughts on it as well. I will keep an eye out for your review!

  3. I loved this one too! LOL! Great review!

  4. This looks like a good book. I've never heard of it before. I'm adding it now to my list.

  5. Simcha ~ I hope you enjoy this book. I really enjoyed it as I read it. And the second one just came out on Dec 1st - Demond Bound. I look forward to seeing what you think of it.

  6. I totally agree with you ! It's what i think too ! Now I will have to wait to little bit to read the sequel but I'm very curious about it !

  7. Melliane - Hi! :) So glad you stopped by and liked the quick review. :) And I'm curious to see what you think of the next books. Hope you enjoy them!


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