ARC Review: Dark Days by Caitlin Kittredge

Posted May 2, 2013 by Suzanne in Reviews / 2 Comments

ARC Review: Dark Days by Caitlin Kittredge

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Dark Days by Caitlin Kittredge

5 Stars


Dark Days
Author: Caitlin Kittredge
Series: Black London #6
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Released: April 30th 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher

 

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…what I really like and come back for more of is Jack and Pete, they aren’t your typical hero and heroine, in general the couple are foul mouthed, rude and aren’t afraid to play dirty to win. ~ Under the Covers

The Apocalypse is Nigh…again. Jack Winter’s visions shows London in ashes, the ones he loves dead or taken and the wall between the worlds crashing down; mingling the hosts of Hell and all the vile creatures of the Black in with the daylight world. To stop the coming apocalypse Jack may have to sacrifice more than his life and finally join the Morrigan leaving all he loves behind.

I love the Black London series, it is dark and gritty, filled with difficult situations and has one of the most interesting leading couples, Jack Winter and Pete Caldecott. Dark Days continues the tradition set in the previous books in this series; setting up seemingly hopeless situations that never have an easy answer and a victory clinched at the maw of defeat through cleverness, luck and sheer ballsiness.

And, although I love Ms Kittredge’s plots and the ideas she puts in her books, what I really like and come back for more of is Jack and Pete, they aren’t your typical hero and heroine, in general the couple are foul mouthed, rude and aren’t afraid to play dirty to win. But I like them, they are interesting and the dark side of each of them makes the more so. They are also a perfect match for one another and I love how their relationship has grown through out the series creating a marriage so strong that sometimes the weight of the apocalypse rests on it.

What I also love about these books is the writing, everything is brought to vivid life and sucks you deeper into the book. For example the dialogue is excellent, the way Jack and Pete speak, especially Jack, he manages to be both crude but also poetic and clever at the same time, like below:

There was no higher power. There were the beings older and hungrier than you, and there was avoiding being stepped in when they got a hair up their bum cracks

This was another fantastic installment in the series, although it did end on a little bit of a cliff hanger, which means I now can not wait to get my hands on the next book!

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About 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 more English curses than American ones.

Caitlin lives in Olympia, WA with two pushy cats.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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