Dec 13, 2010

Review--Bone Gods by Caitlin Kittredge


Witch hunts are on the rise and supernatural turf wars are reaching a boiling point. Then, just when it seems life couldn't get any worse for Pete, Jack reappears--but he's no loner the man she's always known. Hell has changed him forever. And he's brought back with him a whole world of trouble...

A cabal of necromancers is using ancient, unspeakable magic to turn the tide of war in their favor. Then, as the city is about to sink into chaos, Pete received a chilling directive: To end the war, you must kill the crow-mage. Beset from all sides, Pete finds herself turning to an unholy source for help...even if doing so could destroy Black London--and life as she knows it--once and for all.

Caitlin Kittredge's third book in the Black London series, Bone Gods, wasn't too bad of a read. It wasn't the greatest in my opinion, but it still had its moments. What set me off at first was that the BOC mentions Jack returning, but Jack didn't end up returning for nearly 160 pages. It was a little less than that but not by much. It was hard to get into what Pete was doing, knowing that Jack was supposed to turn up at some point. I guess if that wasn't acknowledged I could've enjoyed the first chunk more, but then I would wonder why Jack was on the cover in the first place. So really there's nothing to be done about that.

Another reason why it was hard for me to get into the story was, one I got a cold about midway and it made reading a little difficult along with comprehending. But it was just something about the story that made me confused with what was happening at certain points. And again, I didn't read over the weekend so maybe that two day break along with my head cold made it harder to remember certain things.

There was still some romance in the book. One very steamy scene between Pete and Jack. Pete and Jack have a very odd relationship which is refreshing, for at times I wonder if they still want one another with the actions they take. There seems to be a confliction between them at times as well. One minute Pete is happy with Jack and content and then a chapter later, she's ticked at him. Of course Jack is a complicated guy, so who could blame her?

The action was still pretty well paced as well.Pete has to take drastic actions to solve this case and it will have leftover results that haunt her. Overall a decent read, but not the absolute best. The ending had quite a bit of a shocker. Two really, but then I figured one out, sort of, but the real shocker was at the end, in the last 3-4 pages or so. Totally didn't see this coming which is odd since the first part happens all the time. Won't go any further that that!

Overall I give the book a 3.5/5 stars. Like I said a decent read that was entertaining at times. Because of the short break I took while reading and getting sick might have muddled my opinion a bit, but it was still a good read if not a great one.

And since my copy of Last Sacrifice still has not come in the mail yet, making me very upset, I will have to dig through my TBR pile to find something else to read!

1 comment:

  1. Nice Review! I usually really like Caitlin's books, but I stopped pretty early in the 2nd book in this series, I wanted to wait for more books to come out and see the reviews... I wanted Pete and Jack together but I didnt want to wait much between books LOL


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