Street Magic

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  • Title: Street Magic
  • Author: Caitlin Kittredge
  • ISBN: 9780312943615
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Paperback
Street Magic

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About “Caitlin Kittredge

  • Caitlin Kittredge

    Caitlin started writing novels at age 13 Her first was a Star Wars tie in Fortunately, she branched out from there and after a few years trying to be a screenwriter, a comic book writer and the author of copious amounts of fanfiction, she tried to write a novel again Her epic dark fantasy thankfully never saw the light of day but while she was struggling with elves and sorcerers she got the idea of writing a story about a werewolf who fought crime.Two years and many, many drafts later, she pitched Night Life to a bevy of agents and one of them, Rachel Vater, sold the series to St Martin s.Caitlin collects comic books, print books, vintage clothes, and bad habits She loves tea, loud music, the color black especially mixed with the color pink and ghost stories She can drive a stick shift, play the violin and knows English curses than American ones.Caitlin lives in Olympia, WA with two pushy catscmillan bonegods Cait



335 thoughts on “Street Magic


  • This is a short book 335 pp which I picked up for free at the Connotations Book Mooch in Oct It says something that I started reading it that weekend and only finished it a week or so ago.I was drawn to the Black London setting a London where magic takes place both in and out of a sort of parallel ish dimension rather than the actual premise Teen heroine, Pete, meets older bad boy mage, Jack, who is seemingly killed in front of her Pete grows up to be a policewoman and is investigating the case [...]


  • Why the 5 rating Because Amazing main characters No cheese No romance to distract the reader from the story British setting and humor Good plot.Bonus Perfect timing Jack Winter.


  • Pete Caldecott was 16 when she thought Jack Winter died She unwittingly helped him summon something best left dead and he died from it she has been denying what she saw that day every moment since 10 years later she is a Police Inspector working on a case where children are getting snatched, this leads her back to Jack who says he can tell her where the missing children are But the supposedly long dead Jack is not how she remembers, he is 10 years older, a heroin addict and living on the streets [...]


  • Not impressed This is clearly written by an American, and possibly one who s watched Buffy and a certain amount of UK police procedurals The language is self consciously Briticised, Jack in particular sounding like he fell out of the Spike school of English slang The main character, a woman DCI dealing with child abductions appears to also get handed other cases, and be based at Scotland Yard She refers to the cells there I can t even begin to enumerate the things wrong with that scenario If she [...]


  • it tried very hard to be a great book, but it failed to be as good as the dresden and the peter grant books.will read the next books to see if they improve.


  • I ve been casting about for a new paranormal series to start chomping my way through, but if Street Magic accomplished anything, it was to prove that Black London is not going to be that series Set in a London in which the walls between this world and the shadow world that runs parallel are very thin, children are going missing And tough female cop Pete Caldecott is going to need the help of street mage Jack Winter, who supposedly died in front of her 12 years ago, to get them backSome books, li [...]


  • Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasySTREET MAGIC is one of the best series launches I ve read in a long time It really just scrapes the surface of this world and these characters, and yet Wow does it pack a punch The writing is tight and specific We don t ever get bogged down with physical descriptions of people and places, but I still know exactly what everyone looks like and I felt very much like I d visited all the London locations in STREET MAGIC The plot is suitably sinister with a s [...]


  • Combine the mannerisms of John Constantine from Hellblazer, the looks of Spike from Buffy, and complete incompetence, and what do you get Jack Winter, the most disappointing street mage I ve read yet Supposedly this is set in England the only way I can tell is that Jack says bloody hell every page, calls women luv, and smokes Parliaments Otherwise, nothing really marks this as London it could have been set in any modern city and been the exact same story.The uninspired, generic feel of the story [...]


  • I m giving this another go The dialogue is really clunky one minute peppered with slang and the next all straight and proper but there are some fascinating ideas floating to the surface now that I m half way through Pre read comments Ooh, gritty UF, mixed reviews, and messed up characters


  • 2.5 out of 5 starsI don t what to think about this book It s a gritty urban fantasy, nothing soft or pretty about it, with some very dark undertones I enjoy that, to a point I didn t even mind how f cked up Jack was and trust me, he s about as flawed as they come But there were problems in this book that I had a hard time overcoming I won t list all of them, only the two I struggled most with First, the author s botched attempt at Britspeak UGH, what an epic failure that was I ve been to the UK [...]


  • The writing was a bit clunky and awkward I found it was often difficult to follow what was going on, and why they are doing things.There wasn t much of an atmosphere to it, I didn t get a feel for London itself, and Black London was brushed over Pete and Jack dipped in and out of it but what it is and what it s like wasn t explained so it never came to life for me, I couldn t picture itThe magic was hard to understand too, but it is a series so maybe it s explained in later books Main character [...]


  • I had this book for awhile and was planned to read it right after I finished with Kittredge s Daemon s Mark last year However, I was surprised with the British tone and decided to postpone British tone is good for me on movies tv shows but a bit difficult to grasp in writing p Only now I thought I should give it another try And I m glad that I did.I think I have always been a bit luckier when the story deals with magic This one is very engaging right from the very start I m a sucker for couple w [...]


  • This book convinced me to finally add a category I ve been thinking about adding for a while now billy idol fetish hehe First it started with the man himself, the legendary sex god Billy Idol Then there was Spike on Buffy, almost an exact replica Then we have Bones from the Night Huntress series, though Frost has tried to move his image away from Billy Idol as the series has gone on Then here we have Jack Winter He comes complete with platinum spiky hair, lead singer of a punk band, says Oi , Lu [...]


  • I really wanted to like this book I keep hoping for a paranormal detective series that will grab me like the early Anita Blake books did and this definitely sounded promising the fae, different kinds of magic, missing children, London setting how could it miss Well, it misses in various ways dreadfully written Britishized dialogue with slang obviously written by an American, shallow to non existent characterizations, plot holes large enough to drive several semi s through the list goes on and on [...]


  • Like OMG, these characters are totally BRITISH Cause, like they live in LONDON Yeah And Jack, like, he TOTALLY knows punk rock so that makes him even BRITISH His hair is all blond like Spike from Buffy and no one is punk rock than, like Spike But, like in case you didn t know they were British cause like they live in London and like punk rock, they totally speak BRITISH, too So, um even if the syntax, spelling and punctuation are like AMERICAN, they make up for it by saying bloody, bugger, git [...]


  • Short Sweet review My 4 Star rating is based on my love for the characters I can t think of two compelling UF characters as a duo right out of the gate at page 1 Immediately I knew I would love Jack and Pete and sure enough, I did and then some No matter how dark and grumpy and surly Jack got, I loved him And Pete kept surprising me through the whole story She is an awesome heroine I sometimes got lost at all the Metro English slang and speak, but it completely gave the book that extra other fe [...]


  • I didn t love it, but I did like it Maybe because it was set in England, it made it a little harder for me to relate to the characters Wanker, git, bollocks, bugger off first it was cute, and then the novelty wore off That s probably just me, though Oh well, I usually don t love the first book in any series, so I ll have to give the next book a try before I make up my mind.


  • Wow, did I not like these two I like my characters flawed The jagged the edges the better But there was just nothing to hold on to with Pete and Jack All they were were jagged edges, no substance inside By the end, I couldn t care less what happened to them.



  • I should have been looking for a Comfort Read for Christmas But this Christmas bore no resemblance whatsoever to any other Christmas in living memory in a word, it sucked , so I drifted with my whim and landed almost randomly on this book on the Kindle I figured I d start it and see how it went How it went was almost in one sitting I was hooked quickly and dragged along for the ride And it was quite a ride Taken separately, the component parts of this book aren t promising The main characters ar [...]


  • Yes, but you d take my soul in return, Pete said with her own smile.Jack stared past her into the middle distance before he returned her gaze His was clouded and almost mourning What makes you think I haven t, luv I ve had this book collecting dust on my shelf for at least six months now The less than favorable reviews that I ve come across had me pushing it further and further back on my to read list So why did I even buy it Because I m a shameless, impulsive, book addict What can I say It was [...]


  • This is a dark urban fantasy What I liked Our story begins with a 16yr old girl the future Pete Caldecott, Detective Inspector of the New Scotland Yard now a grown women A nightmare that happened over twelve years ago, when Pete had trust in magic and Jack Jack Winter, a mage was killed by a ghost that they had freed that night Or so she thought till he appeared to giver her a tip all strung out on heroine Her world shatters, her heart bleeds from the pain and the joy, of seeing him alive.Jack i [...]


  • Jack cupped her hand, palm upward, and conjured a spurt of witchfire in his fingers He blew a breath over it and the fire flared and drifted upward, settling like milkweed into Pete s palm It turned the shape of a daisy, then a tiny, perfect oak tree, and finally a duck Pete bit the inside of her cheeks and looked up into his face Jack was grinning at her How can you be dour when you ve got a tiny duck he asked Caitlin Kittredge, Street Magic, page 158This practically leaped off the shelf at me [...]


  • You know that feeling you get when you finish a book and all you want is It s a wonderful high that every booklover is familiar with and one that once it gets it s hooks in you turns an average reader into a full on series junkie That is what happened to me with Kittredge s Black London series is like crack to me.Not only is the series intelligent, but it looks at the typical Urban Fantasy set up in a very different way The heroine is a well bred, smart woman who, despite her run in with troubl [...]


  • 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 w [...]


  • I was already aware of Caitlin Kittredge via her excellent Night Life, and so when I got the chance to check out an ARC of Street Magic, I leapt on it with enthusiasm And I was not disappointed in the slightest.Street Magic is set in a London that s every bit as dark and gritty as Night Life s Nocturne City, with the advantage of a certain lyricism of style that wasn t present for me in the other book A great deal of this comes out of Kittredge getting back to the basics of what makes fantasy fa [...]


  • Firstly, isn t the cover of this book awesome I think it captures the shadowy world Pete and Jack live in, perfectly It s been twelve years since Pete Caldecott saw Jack Winter That s because he died, and she ran Left to mourn his death but always haunted by his memory Well, she thought Jack was dead, until he turns out to be a valuable informant on the case she s working on at the moment Pete s all grown up now, and is a detective who s recently escaped a bad relationship, suffered through the [...]


  • This book was decent for the most part but I was disappointed to learn that while the whole thing takes place in London and the characters were born and raised there, the author is American and that caused me to question the authenticity of the setting, terms of speech, mannerisms, etc Especially after reading some of the reviews of others who indicate that the slang in this book is sometimes so over the top as to come off as insulting.My overall feeling was that of being fairly entertained, but [...]


  • I read this in one evening because I enjoyed the story so much Actually, I enjoyed the voice so much Pete short for a horrible first name and Jack Winter are opposites who attract Both are foul mouthed and take no prisoners personalities, but Jack is an asshole and Pete is a cop who is tough enough to do the job Together their dialog and interactions are highly entertaining.I was really impressed by the quality of writing in this book and intend to read the rest of the series The Void City books [...]


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