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Demon Bound (Black London #2)

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Thirteen years ago, Jack Winter lay dying in a graveyard. Jack called upon a demon and traded his soul for his life… and now the demon is back to collect its due. But Jack has finally found something to live for. Her name is Pete Caldecott, and because of her, Jack's not going to Hell without a fight.

Pete doesn't know about Jack's bargain, but she does know that something
Paperback, 346 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published November 18th 2009)
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Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)
The story continues on from Street Magic the first book in the Black London series. Jack has been keeping secrets and this secret is about to come back on him after 13 years; his time is finally up and a demon has come to collect what is owed him. But Jack has found something to live for, someone who needs him and he won’t be dragged down to Hell without a fight.

I thought this book was brilliant, like the previous book it was dark and gritty with the magic of the Black like smog over the book. I
Cat Russell  (Addicted2Heroines)
The demon grinned at him. "Caught you with your knickers down, Winter." It held Jack's denim on the crook of its index finger.

"See something you like, mate?"

Loved it! I'm not particularly in the mood to write a full review for a change, so I'll make it short and sweet. ;)

I absolutely loved visiting the world through Jack's perspective. It was enlightening to discover what lies behind the mask that Jack so stubbornly clings to.

The progress that I patiently waited for with Pete and Jack's relatio
Melissa Hayden
There are a few things I enjoyed in the book. The gritty magic which Kittredge takes to the next level in this book with necromancers, fey, and death knocking on the door, then we have the banter and love/hate relationship between Jack and Pete. This couple is not for everyones taste (even the other characters in the books hate Jack), but I do love their sarcasm to cover some feelings and the brutal honesty toward each other on other feelings. Pete seems to be the one more honest and Jack seems ...more
Lady Heather
What an amazing sequel! The relationship between Jack and Pete continues and it just makes you want to read all the more faster to see what's going to happen next!
The ending of the book just leaves you begging for more!

I really enjoy Ms. Kittridge's writing, but more specifically the dialogue(I love the English slang). She's captured the Punk/Anarchist's raw, it's real, and really quite offensive, and if you didn't have thick skin you would be 'shaking in your boots' or really 'pis
Poor Jack, he made a deal, an unbreakable one to save his life. Now this deal will be the end of his life. He has a reason to live, Pete. His magic is not going to get him out of this. he'll make another deal. This deal, is not made with truths and fairness. His crow magic is drawing unwanted attention. Around him it draws two faced liars, demons, shadows and the black beady eyes. Nothing is easy or clear.
Pete has left the force, and works wit Jack as a ghost buster duo. Her magical developments
Yolanda Sfetsos
After really enjoying STREET MAGIC last week, I decided to get stuck into the second book in the Black London series right away.

The POV shifts to Jack Winter, and I had a blast getting an insight into Jack's head, as well as learning so much more about him. He likes to keep plenty of things hidden from Pete, so delving into his inner thoughts was a great way to understand exactly why he is how he is, and why he's done all the strange and weird things that make him seem like nothing more than a s
CJ - let me hold both your hands in the holes of my sweater
It's actually a 3.7 for me.

I've read the first book and was very excited for the next book in this series. Jack Winter is a bit of an ass but even though he denies it, there is a heart underneath his scarred and battered frame. That heart beats for Pete Caldecott, an ex-cop who is a source for magic and has her own shared past with Jack that leaves her in a strange place of love and exasperation.

This installment has Jack facing his demons - literally. He sold his soul to a demon the night that h
Black London is one of my favorite UF series. I love Jack and Pete. It was a big Thank You! moment when they finally admit their feelings and we are rewarded as much as them. I sigh everytime Jack says, "luv"... ahhhhhh. hehe ;)

"I don't want to be your mistake, Pete." "Too late for that ... I've told you you're in my blood, Jack ... You're in my blood like poison ... And I die because of you."

Jack is battling a 13-yr old pact with a demon for his soul. He's struggling to find a way out, before t
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J’attendais depuis un moment d’avoir la chance de me lancer dans ce second tome afin de voir comment Pete et Jack avaient évolué depuis le premier volume. J’étais vraiment curieuse de voir si leur relation avait progressé car il faut dire qu’on ressentait bien la tension entre nos deux protagonistes.

Pete est à présent complètement immergée dans ce monde dont elle ne connaissait rien. Elle fait même maintenant partie intégrante des ténèbres bien que Jack fasse
3.5 stars
This book is a bit uneven for me.

On one hand, I LOVE Jack's voice -- better than Pete. Probably because there's an impending doom waiting for Jack by the end of the day, as his thirteen years time comes up, and demon is ready to take his soul to hell. There's a sense of angst from Jack, because this time he has a reason to stay alive. His Pete. The only one who is willing to stay (Pete even leaves her job as Detective Inspector) and fight with him. I love reading Jack's feeling for Pet
Feb 21, 2010 Chad rated it 5 of 5 stars
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The 2nd novel in the Black London series by Caitlin Kittredge is AWESEOME, I LOVED the whole book, it captured by attention (like her others as well) and the ending is a very clever cliffhanger, leaving readers wondering what is next for the 2 main characters and I am waiting for book three, not sure when it will be released yet.

Caitlin Kittredge sure can tell a damn good story from beginning until the ending/cliffhanger, I also love her Nocturne City novels, this year the 5th and final one w
More like a 3.5. This is an improvement from the first but it still had trouble holding my attention. I would have chosen 4 stars to represent the 3.5 I'm feeling, but the cliff hanger ending pisses me off. I really hate cliff hanger endings.

On the good side - the installment is told more from Jack's perspective and he's a more interesting read than Pete is. He's gritty and hard to like, but somehow you still want to keep rooting for him.

The story is engaging, but it's unfolding slowly. The imag
Maggie K
I know writing characterization is hard, but this just seemed over the top in how it portrayed Jack Winter the Crow Mage. He really didnt need to flip off EVERYONE he met, or include 'wanker' in every sentence to get his british-punk stereotype across. Frankly it got old.

That being said, the buildup of showing the depth of his feelings for Pete was handled well. It was good to see his POV in this book, and although the beginning dragged for a long time due to Jack not wanting to express anything
Rugg Ruggedo
I read Street Magic,the first book in the Black London series, over a year ago. I bought this book right away but my reading wanders and I dont always get right back to a series,even when I like it. I liked Street Magic and this one worked for me too.
Jack and Pete are back and are now in business together, but Jack has secrets and he's keeping them to himself to "protect" Pete. When they first met Jack made a deal with a demon for his soul and the debt is coming due. Pete sees so much more is ha
I say 'read', but in truth I'm not going to finish this book. There are too many badly researched and lazy bits. I'm on page 49 and I can't take it any more, and I've read most of the Laurel K Hamilton books, so it's not like I give up easy. So far the characters have bought and eaten 'cranberry sandwiches' (I know you have some pretty crazy food across the pond but really? Do you think Brits eat things like that? We don't. Turkey and stuffing sandwiches don't even get cranberry sauce in unless ...more
Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe)
this book was hard for me to get into. it just didn't flow like the first one did, until the end. now I really want to read the next book.
Karline05 Un brin de lecture
Un second opus décevant par rapport à l'originalité du premier . On retrouve pourtant le côté sombre de Londres et un univers riche mais une certaine lenteur gâche un peu la lecture. On en apprend plus sur la nature de nos deux héros et la mythologie de l'auteure est franchement captivante mais peut-être pourrait-elle nous divulguer plus d'infos afin de maintenir l'attention du lecteur tout au long de la lecture. Petite déception mais à voir si le prochain
This book picks up shortly after the last one left off. Pete and Jack have fallen into a routine of sorts. They are now taking cases exorcising ghosts or raising the dead for pay.

Jack our incredibly troubled reluctant hero shows even more layers in this book. his choices, even if not the best thought out usually had the best intentions behind them. We all know what they say about good intentions, and in this case we were literally headed on the road to hell.

I usually saw Jack as this person wh
Lynn Calvin
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This is one of those books that gets part of its "gritty" from what I've come to think of as the "fuck factor" i.e. the number of times the characters use the word fuck per page (and it is pretty much per page.)

(this applies only to use of the word for uses other than actual sexual intercourse.)

Mostly former heroin addict and mage Jack Winter is the POV character and this is his story arc. I wavered between three and four stars, but this ends in an ending that isn't, clearly setti
4fabfelines Cox
Feb 21, 2010 4fabfelines Cox rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Stephanie Bullis
Jack and Pete are a team now. They help with paranormal investigations and calling up the dead. Everything seems to be going well, until Jack gets a "call" from a old Friend. This old friend is looking to collect on a debt owed when it was paid out 13 years ago.
Jack gave his soul for his life and Petes' 13 years ago. Pete has no idea and is wondering why Jack is acting so irrationally.
They get a job in the country on some moors..and something is not happey they are there.
They are chased by death
Jack and Pete just clung onto me and my psyche, I just had to find out what happen with them.

The second series is freaky dark. The two are working together handling paranormal investigations. Jack struggles to stay clean and sane, but the past is breaking down his doors. Thirteen years later, it's getting harder to keep Pete safe from the clutches of the demon he had bargained with. F**king Jack going to fight hard before he gets his ass dragged off into hell. Now that he has someth
K. Bird
Demon Bound continues the rollicking good fun started in Street Magic. Jack Winter, the once-dead crow-mage bound in a hellish bargain with the devil and as world-weary and drug-craving as ever returns to raise spirits and deal with evil things along with his ex-cop obsession, Pete.

In this story, Jack is keeping secret his soon-to-be fulfilled bargain with a hell-demon. His clock is ticking, and while he needs/craves Pete with a fierce intensity, he tries to keep her in the dark as he travels to
Ryan G
Before I get started in on the review I just wanted to say, this cover is so much better than the first book in the series. Jack still looks dangerous and oh so sexy and Pete looks almost normal now. I do find it odd that on both covers, Jack is featured quite a bit more than Pete. I can live with that though, Jack is just hot for a blond boy.

This book lived up to the potential that I saw in Street Magic. The characters of Pete and Jack were developed beyond my expectations. You get a better se
I liked the premises of this series and book one, while seemingly harsh, made me think it might turn out to be great. I was sorely mistaken. While I often found it difficult to like the characters in Book One I chalked bad behaviour to circumstances (he was still taking herion at the time and she was stressed/freaked to find out he was alive).
However in this book I realized the writer was not going to make them deeper and more likeable. The world she created has such pottential but the characte
Elena Love
*Review coming soon*
I think I'm going crazy from excitement.The second installment of the Black London Series, Demon Bound is even better than the first. There were many twists that really surprised me but finally Jack and Pete were together only to be seperated again.So, Pete and Jack organise an operation you could say and they are like paranormal investigators.They kinda help the people that have problems with ghosts and that kind of stuff but you can't actually call it helping since the get
Tiffany Danner
I already had Caitlin Kittredge’s Nocturne City series on my “to read” list, but I was looking for something quick in between review books and The Mighty Buzzard suggested this series as he was really enjoying it. With only 2 books released so far, it was perfect. I was looking for a good urban fantasy that wouldn’t tear my heart out and this was just what I needed.

First things first…. what I loved about these books? The characters. I liked and related to both Pete and Jack from the first chapte
Demon Bound is a decent follow-up to Street Magic, although I didn't like it quite as much as the first one. In this installment of the series, Pete Caldecott has left the police force, and she and Jack are working together as sort of a supernatural detective team. Jack is struggling with his feelings for Pete, and there's trouble coming. We learn how Jack survived that fateful day in Highgate Cemetery 13 years earlier: he owes a demon his soul, and that demon has come to collect.

This premise ma
Jami Zehr
This is a really dark tale that never lightens up, even the shining moments are tainted by selfish people, doing the wrong thing for the right reason, and demon soot. Detective Inspector Pete Caldecott (Pete is short for Petunia) is thrown in the the world of magic, sorcery, demons, and the old gods when Jack Winter shows back up in her life after she spent years thinking he was dead.Demon Bound takes up right where Street Magic let off, but from the perspective of Jack and how magic, and being ...more
First read January 30-31st, 2010; reread March 19-31st, 2011

Actual rating 4 3/4 stars. (I knocked one quarter star off for leaving me hanging at the end.I hate it when that happens!)

If Street Magic was Pete's book, then this one was Jack's. This one was told from Jack's perspective (as the first was from Pete's), we get a much better idea of what makes him tick, insight into his feeling for Pete, etc.

The story itself was excellent. Fast paced, action packed and almost a little scary at times, it
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