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Monday, 27 August 2012

ARC Review: Soul Trade by Caitlin Kittredge

Soul Trade
by Caitlin Kittredge
(Black London # 5)

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 enthral 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! 

*ARC provided by publisher
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Christina said...

Thanks for the review. Sounds like another great book in this series. Waiting for my copy to arrive.

Maria D. said...

Thanks for the review - this sounds like a great book