Review: Grim Tidings by Caitlin Kittredge

Posted July 11, 2016 by Suzanne in Reviews / 5 Comments

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Review: Grim Tidings by Caitlin Kittredge
Grim Tidings
by Caitlin Kittredge

3.5 Stars


Released: March 22nd 2016
Series: Hellhound Chronicles #2
Published by Harper Voyager
Pages: 368
Format: eARC

“…she brings us action and a gritty and grim adventure.”
~ Under the Covers

If Ava thought killing her reaper and thus winning her freedom would make her life easier, she was dead wrong. Being a hellhound isn’t an easy life, especially when a murderous presence from the past comes back to haunt you, bringing zombies with him. Ava once again finds herself in the thick of thing with little hope of survival, but, she’s tougher than she thinks and not entirely alone.

This is the second book in the Hellhound Chronicles by Caitlin Kittredge and much like the first book, she brings us action and a gritty and grim adventure. I love this about Kittredge’s book, I know if I want something a little bit grim – excuse the pun- where the characters aren’t your cookie cutter UF hero and heroine, she is just the gal to come to.

What I really liked about this book were the flashbacks to Ava’s past. We know that Ava has been hard and not for the faint hearted and the flashbacks hammers this home as well tying in nicely with current events. This book did feel slow though, it took a while for it to pick up momentum and for everything to fall together and although I wouldn’t say I was bored I was however, eagerly waiting to get to the juicy parts. I would also have liked to see more of Leo and Ava, we have been told they have a very big destiny, but that seemed to have been sidelined in this book.

If you like your Urban Fantasy gritty and dark, then you need to give this series a go, it has an interesting and original world and characters that are both intriguing and unusual. I can’t wait to see what happens next.


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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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Thanks for the review Suzanne


I’ve read some of her black london series and thought they were ok… I may check this out

Kathleen Bylsma
Kathleen Bylsma

Ooohhhh…thanks for the head’s up…this sounds good!

kathy valentine
kathy valentine

never read this writer, but i will check her out! thanks!

Amy R
Amy R

Thanks for the review.