22 August 2009

STREET MAGIC: A Black London Novel - Caitlin Kittredge

From the back of the book: 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 Pete'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....
Pete and Jack make a reluctant team at first. They work well together, but there's a lot of head-butting and dislike from the past they shared. Pete would be a good friend to have, if only to be at your side in a fight. She rocks and kicks serious ass. Jack has his charm, in a rough and tumble kind of way. He is a powerful mage and there are some people from the Black, the realm of the fey in London, who would like to see him dead.
Caitlin should write a horror novel one day. There are some scenes throughout the book that made my skin crawl.
There are no light moments in this book. It's dark, moody and superb. I read it as my bedside book and it completely took over my dreams. Holy schmokes, what dreams. I read it quickly, so the dreams were only for a few nights.
Five dark moody beans......


Mary said...

It does sound moody and dark, but probably in a good way, right?

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Vickie said...

Mary: It is a moody dark book, but it's done perfectly.

I am off to visit your blog, thank you for the award.