Monday, August 13, 2012

Kitty goes to Washington by Carrie Vaughn

Kitty Norville is the voice of the Midnight Hour, a syndicated radio show that she broadcasts from a different city each Friday night, always on the move to keep one step ahead of her past.  Her show was a neat gimmick at first, a werewolf talking about life as a werewolf on national radio, while also encouraging listeners to call in with their own supernatural experiences.  For some people she will always be the person with the weird gimmick, living a lie to get good ratings, but for others Kitty is very real - and they see her as a very real threat.  Summoned to Washington to appear at a Senate hearing into the Center for the Study of Paranatural Biology, Kitty soon finds herself on the receiving end of some very unwanted attention.  For someone who has always gone to great lengths to keep her real identity and what she looks like a secret, Kitty is about to get more exposure than she counted on. 

This is the second book in the "Kitty" series, and it has been some time since I read Kitty and the Midnight Hour, so it was nice to be able to just slot back into the story and carry on without fumbling and trying to remember what happened in the previous book.  Kitty is a lovable character, full of whit, charm, plenty of one-liners, and the flaws that make a well rounded person.  The cast around her is interesting, especially some of the other weres that she meets in Washington, and there is a really strong subplot that boils away under the surface and keeps you guessing about what will come next - and when it does finally come it is well worth the wait.  Books of the paranormal setting often depend too much on graphic scenes of morphing from one form to the other, or the inner conflict of the main character as they come to terms with their condition, or just depend on hot steamy racy sex scenes - and while there is plenty of action and some "personal encounters", it is the plot that drives this story forward.

This was a fun read and I thoroughly enjoyed it and plan on reading the next book in the series as soon as I can get my hands on it - though there are other books on the shelf waiting to be read and reviewed first.

If you like this book then try:
  • Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn
  • Kitty takes a holiday by Carrie Vaughn
  • Dark descendant by Jenna Black
  • Moon called by Patricia Briggs
  • Spiders bite by Jennifer Estep
  • Dead witch walking by Kim Harrison
  • Cry wolf by Patricia Briggs
  • Grave witch by Kalayna Price

Reviewed by Brilla

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