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.
by Caitlin Kittredge
Released: August 28th 2012
Series: Black London #5
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks
The Black, the magical undercurrent that blankets the world, is fracturing a foreboding sign of things to come, but possible apocalypse or not Pete has to feed her baby daughter Lily and Jack the love of her life and bane of her existence so hanging around a graveyard at night to look for a murderous ghost is business as usual. That is until dead men in black robes hand her an invitation for a meet with the deadly and very exclusive secret Prometheus club, their message: Attend or Die.This is another fast paced and action packed book in the Black London series, full of zombies and creepy demon children it kept me enthrall led to the very end. One of the aspects I love about this series is Ms Kittredge’s writing, she manages to create a grim almost hopeless atmosphere, with Pete and Jack as the perpetual underdogs (and as a Brit, I love an underdog!) but still keep a vein of foul mouthed humour through out so it doesn’t become too depressing.
This book further develops the theme of really-bad-things-still-to-come as the Morrigan tries to get her talons into Jack, and Belial, now a newly minted Prince of Hell also trying to get him on side as they believe the world is inevitably ending and all these cracks letting the big bad monsters in are just the light entertainment before the real show begins. I love that through all these world ending predictions all Pete wants is her family to be safe, she is the rock in this series as Jack makes poor decisions and she helps reel him back in.
This was a fantastic book, I loved the zombie theme, it kind of had a Shaun of the Dead vibe (if you haven’t watched that film you need to get ON IT) only with more swearing and less ginger haired blokes. But what I liked most was how it ended, I cannot wait i see what happens next!
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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