Current Reading Mood: Urban Fantasy
Quote of the day: “I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Street Magic by Caitlin Kittredge

Street Magic (Black London, #1) Street Magic by Caitlin Kittredge

My rating: 5 of 5 starsSynopsis:

The first in the Black London series, this dark tale takes Kittredge's supernatural shadows to the next level. At 16, Pete Caldecott witnessed the apparent death of punk rocker Jack Winter after he raised an ancient spirit. Twelve years later, Det. Insp. Caldecott has followed in her dead father's footsteps at Scotland Yard. She follows a tip about a missing child and finds Jack, now a heroin junkie claiming intimate knowledge of a parallel realm called the Black. As Jack detoxes and more children disappear, he joins Pete's quest to find them, teaching her to use hexes and spells as well as her physical abilities in the fight against a rising dark power. Kittredge (the Nocturne City series) knows how to create a believable world, and her fans will enjoy the mix of magic and city grit. (June)

My thoughts:
I'm going to start off by saying I LOVE this book. I've read Catilin Kittredge's Nocturne City books and loved them so when I picked this is up was hoping I'd like it the same. It's a different world than her Nocturne series but it's great all the same. Street Magic is urban fantasy. And let me tell you I was hooked from the start.
Petunia “Pete” Caldecott is a detective inspector for Scotland Yard. She doesn't liked being call Petunia so she goes by Pete, which really isn't a girly name but suits her well.
Pete's latest case deals with the kidnapping of a young girl. She's hasn't really made much leads until a top leads her right to her missing girl. The informant happens to be someone she has thought of as dead since she was sixteen. He's not the same guy she remembers but he still shocks her all the same. Jack was a guy who was looked to as Pete's hero in a way. He was hot, smart and a powerful magic user. Jack was dating Pete's older sister Mg(morning glory, which is hilarious for a name).
One day Jack asked Pete to come with him to a cemetery so he could do some magic. She went mostly because of her crush but she felt she could trust Jack and wanted to go with him. He did magic that was very dangerous and Pete watched Jack die infront of her eyes.
But now it's years later and Pete is a grown woman and with her informant being Jack she decovers he didn't die back when she was 16.
Jack's a drug user now and only a ghost of what he was but Pete needs his help and in return she helps him with his bad habbit. It's not all that easy though, Jack has a serious hate for Pete at first and makes everything pretty hard on her, but throughout the book he warms up a little to show what the old jack might have been.

I recommend this to everyone who loves paranormal and urban fantasy. It's a great read with likable interesting characters and it was a book I found I read right through. I cannot wait for the next installment in the series and look forward to more book from this series in the future. Caitlin Kittredge is a great writer and I'm a fan of all her work. Street Magic gets a 5/5 from me!

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