Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Demon Bound by Caitlin Kittredge

Synopsis From Back Cover:

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 bigger and far more dangerous than Jack's demon is growing in the Black. Old gods are stirring and spirits are rising--and Jack doesn't stand a chance of stopping them without Pete's help.
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 sense of who Jack is and where he came from, why he is and acts the way he does.  I even found myself liking Pete more after finishing this book.  She is a little softer in this one and doesn't seem to be as angry all the time, that last part goes for Jack as well. 
There is starting to be a little more sexual tension between the two and when it becomes too much to bare, it's pretty intense.  Now normally I'm not big on sex scenes in books, unless I'm reading erotica, but this felt natural and not out of place in the book, which is what causes me to skip most sex scenes.  Most of them feel forced, that the author feels they need to slide in a sex scene to keep the reader interested.  Not this one, this was hot and after all the misunderstanding and mixed emotions between the two of them, it's welcomed by the reader.
As to the storyline itself, I even enjoyed that more than the first book.  Street Magic, served as a introduction to the characters and their basic backgrounds.  Demon Bound, had more meat on it's bones.  The story was fleshed out a bit more and I cared about the ending a lot more than I did before.  I won't give the ending away, but I'm now dying to read the third book, I have to have it or my head will explode....well not really but you get the point.  Did I mention that there is a old haunted house in the country?  How can you go wrong with a haunted house?
Bottom line is that I loved it and I can't wait to find out what happens to Pete and Jack next.


Zia said...

I've never heard of this series but since reading your last two reviews, I am going to check them out sometime.

Stephanie said...

This does sound like a good read. I love what you said about sex scenes that flow naturally with the story versus those that are thrown in just to keep the reader's attention. I feel the same way.

IceJewel said...

This sounds like a book that I would definitely pick up..!!

Alexia561 said...

Sincerely hope that your head doesn't explode while you're waiting for the next book!

Know exactly what you mean by skipping over sex scenes that just interrupt the flow of the story. Love that Caitlin is talented enough to let it all flow naturally.

Great review Ryan!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

I am so glad you enjoyed this book too. :) I loved this series. I have heard of some who didn't care for it much, but I really enjoyed it. These two have such great chemistry and history. :) I can not wait for book 3, I think its Bone Gods.