Street Magic Mass Market Paperback – Jun 2 2009
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“The first in the Black London series, this dark tale takes supernatural shadows to the next level…Kittredge knows how to create a believable world, and her fans will enjoy the mix of magic and city grit.” ―Publishers Weekly
“Sensual and empowering, STREET MAGIC is an urban fantasy keeper of a tale. Magic, mayhem, the action never stops, I engulfed every single word and can't wait to go back for more.” ―Romance Junkies
“Atmospheric and filled with a gritty realism...the novel crackles with conflict and perilous magic. For those who love their urban fantasy hypnotically treacherous, this book's for you!” ―(4 1/2 stars) Romantic Times
“Kittredge introduces readers to the dark side of life and magic in a well-formed fictional world with characters that you can't help but like. STREET MAGIC jumps right in to non-stop supernatural action, taking urban fantasy fans on a wild and bumpy ride. I'll be looking forward to seeing where Pete and Jack lead us next.” ―Darque Reviews
“Kittredge is a winner!” ―Jim Butcher on the Nocturne City series
“Fast-paced, sexy and witty with many more interesting characters than I have time to mention.” ―Fresh Fiction on the Nocturne City series
“Dark and cutting edge.” ―Romantic Times on the Nocturne City series
“Smart, gutsy.” ―Karen Chance on the Nocturne City series
“Hot, hip, and fast-paced.” ―Lilith Saintcrow on the Nocturne City series
From the Back Cover
The first novel in a sensational new series!
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[MSOffice2] , Pete is investigating the case of a young girl kidnapped from the streets of London. A tipster's chilling prediction has led police directly to the child…but when Pete meets the informant, she's shocked to learn he is none other than Jack. Strung out on heroin, Jack 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. Even though she's spent years disavowing the supernatural, Pete follows Jack into the invisible 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…
Praise for the Nocturne City series:
"Dark and cutting edge." ―Romantic Times
"Smart, gutsy."―Karen Chance
"Hot, hip, and fast-paced."―Lilith SaintcrowSee all Product Description
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I was really impressed by the quality of writing in this book and intend to read the rest of the series. The author's Nocturne City books are a different sort of voice entirely,and I like this series start a lot more, frankly.
The only real flaws to this book were, for me, very ignorable. Some of the fight scenes were a bit too glossed over, and sometimes I found fault with them. Like, for example, when one sorcerer is dragging Pete along with her struggling, she's all helpless, and I didn't get the impression she was faking that. Yet in the next scene she gets free of him easily enough. We also have Pete not recalling the incident that leads into the story, and the reveal about that is a bit inconsistent and rough in that we aren't clearly shown when Pete is pretending not to remember the incident or when she actually doesn't. The moment of change is not clearly shown. It's minor stuff, but important nitty-gritty detail stuff that a good edit should have caught. These little inconsistencies are what dropped this from a five-star to a four-star review.
Overall, though, a great read--if you can handle the constant use of the "c word" and other foul language. (I know that puts some people off, but I found it suited the character of Jack.)