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Street Magic (Black London Series #1)

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Leaving Nocturne City for now, Caitlin Kittredge proves she has STREET MAGIC with the super first Black London urban fantasy

In London, sixteen year old Pete Caldecott met handsome mage Jack Winter. The punk rocker showed off his magical skills trying to impress the teen. However, Pete witnessed more than she wanted to see when a spirit he summoned killed Jack. Over time Pete assumed Jack ...
In London, sixteen year old Pete Caldecott met handsome mage Jack Winter. The punk rocker showed off his magical skills trying to impress the teen. However, Pete witnessed more than she wanted to see when a spirit he summoned killed Jack. Over time Pete assumed Jack used an illusion to fool her as magic is not physics since it does not exist.-----------

A dozen years layer Detective Inspector Pete receives a tip about a kidnapped girl Bridget. The tip proves reliable, but the informant shocks the DI to her DNA core; somehow Jack is back or at least a heroin addicted version of him. He insists there is a parallel realm the Black. With several more abductions of children, Jack convinces Pete to cross over to fight against an evil kidnapper with paranormal power. She agrees to travel to the shadow realm and learn how to use spells if he detoxes ----------

Leaving Nocturne City for now, Caitlin Kittredge proves she has STREET MAGIC with the super first Black London urban fantasy. Inspector Pete is a terrific center of gravity as a police detective who holds the eerie exciting story line together, but it is the dark gritty streets of London that she works enhanced by shadowy Jack that owns the tale. A sort of cross between Simon Green's Nightside and Jim Butcher's Dresden, sub-genre fans will appreciate Ms. Kittredge's view of a gloomy paranormal London.----

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on May 19, 2009

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

I would not recommend this book

I really didn't like this book. I kept reading it because I thought it would get better -- but it never did. The characters were not well developed. I read alot of books like this and the plot was boring and thoroughly unbelieveable.

posted by 1656404 on July 27, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2009

    I would not recommend this book

    I really didn't like this book. I kept reading it because I thought it would get better -- but it never did. The characters were not well developed. I read alot of books like this and the plot was boring and thoroughly unbelieveable.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2009

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    Somewhat Dissapointed

    Concept was terrific, but execution left me disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2009

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    Wanted to like it

    I picked it up wanting to like it...but I just didn't. The characters didn't feel to me like they had a spark with each other and I felt like the heroine wasn't quite up to the challenge of what they faced. I did kinda like Jack Winter but...I felt like she couldn't keep up with him so it kind of tainted my opinion of him too. He was "too strong" of a character to throw in with her type of personality. He was too...dark and she either wasn't enough "light" or wasn't enough "grey" to make the balance.
    I felt the plot was ok. Interesting but I felt it was a bit off-beat between some of the scenes. I don't like to trash books, it *was* interesting, but it wasn't a keeper for me and not something I'm really interested in reading more of, even though I tend to like the genre that the book is actually in.

    If you liked this book, you might also like Blue Diablo.

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