Review: Kitty Rocks the House by Carrie Vaughn

Have you checked out Carrie Vaughn’s Kitty Norville series? I’m addicted to these books, and couldn’t wait to check out the latest, Kitty Rocks the House!

Review: Kitty Rocks the House by Carrie VaughnKitty Rocks the House by Carrie Vaughn
Series: Kitty Norville #11
Published by Tor Forge on March 26th 2013
ISBN: 9780765368676
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 324
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher

On the heels of Kitty’s return from London, a new werewolf shows up in Denver, one who threatens to split the pack by challenging Kitty’s authority at every turn. The timing could not be worse; Kitty needs all the allies she can muster to go against the ancient vampire, Roman, if she’s to have any hope of defeating his Long Game. But there’s more to this intruder than there seems, and Kitty must uncover the truth, fast. Meanwhile, Cormac pursues an unknown entity wreaking havoc across Denver; and a vampire from the Order of St. Lazaurus tempts Rick with the means to transform his life forever.

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Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

drey’s thoughts:

Kitty’s barely back in Denver, and she has a funeral to attend, finds out her sister’s losing it, and meets a new werewolf who wanders into town. All while she’s trying to build an alliance to fight Roman in the Long Game.

Then Rick disappears with a vampire-priest. Yup, apparently there are vampire-priests. Brings to mind a book I enjoyed earlier this year – The Blood Gospel by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell…

ANYWAY. Back to Kitty. Who’s stressed out, because the vampires won’t listen to a werewolf, and Rick’s not around. Who’s worried about the new wolf, whom she suspects is trying to undermine her authority, but he does it so nicely that she can’t be sure. Who’s trying to understand her sister’s going off the rails, but can’t Cheryl see that Kitty’s got the world on her shoulders? Who’d love to just sit for a minute and rest, but can’t because she’s always running around (I want to say “like a chicken with her head cut off”, but who knows if they do? Run around, I mean…) fixing something or the other, trying to protect those she loves – family, wolves, and even *gasp* vampires.

But this is Kitty, and while it isn’t easy-peasy, she manages to do it all – and with brains instead of brawn, which is the reason I’m such a huge fan. Hopefully she’ll have time to catch her breath before the next installment’s craziness descends… If you love urban fantasy, you’ll love Kitty Norville. If you haven’t met her yet, pick up Kitty and the Midnight Hour – now, because you have a whole pile of books to inhale. I’ll see you when you come up for air.

drey’s rating: Excellent!

Have you read Kitty Rocks the House? What did you think?

About Carrie Vaughn

Carrie Vaughn is the New York Time Bestselling author of close to twenty novels and over seventy short stories. She’s best known for the Kitty Norville urban fantasy series about a werewolf who hosts a talk radio advice show for supernatural beings — the series currently includes thirteen novels and a collection of short stories — and the superhero novels in the Golden Age saga. She also writes the Harry and Marlowe steampunk short stories about an alternate nineteenth century that makes use of alien technology. She has a masters degree in English lit, graduated from the Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop in 1998, and returned to the workshop as Writer in Residence in 2009. She has been nominated for the Hugo Award, various RT Reviewer Choice Awards — winning for Best First Mystery for Kitty and The Midnight Hour — and won the 2011 WSFA Small Press award for best short story for “Amaryllis.”

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