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Kitty Norville by Carrie Vaughn Mini Reviews

January 11th, 2010 by Debbie's World of Books

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Description from GoodReads.com: Already the alpha pair of Denver’s werewolf pack, Kitty and Ben now plan to tie the knot human-style by eloping to Vegas. Kitty is looking forward to sipping fru-fru drinks by the pool and doing her popular radio show on live TV, but her hotel is stocked with werewolf-hating bounty hunters. Elsewhere on the Strip an old-school magician might be wielding the real thing; the vampire community is harboring a dark secret; and the irresistible star of a suspicious animal act is determined to seduce Kitty. Sin City has never been so wild, and this werewolf has never had to fight harder to save not only her wedding, but her very life.

3.5 stars

Putting aside the fact that I dislike the Ben-Kitty relationship I really enjoyed this book.  I’ll admit I was hoping something would derail the wedding but that is besides the point.  There was a lot of excitement and the introduction of a lot of intriguing characters.  You just knew having Kitty and a bunch of bounty hunters in one hotel would lead to a lot of drama.  It was fun to see the various personality types among the hunters and to see where they all fell in their reactions to Ben’s relationship with Kitty, an admitted werewolf.  I was surprised by the behaviors of some of the hunters which just adds to the suspense in the story.

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Description from GoodReads.com: Sometimes what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas.

Kitty and Ben flee The City That Never Sleeps, thinking they were finished with the dangers there, but the sadistic cult of lycanthropes and their vampire priestess have laid a curse on Kitty in revenge for her disrupting their rituals. Starting at the next full moon, danger and destruction the form of fire strikes Kitty and the pack of werewolves she’s sworn to protect.

She enlists the help of a group of TV paranormal investigators – one of whom has real psychic abilities – to help her get to the bottom of the curse that’s been laid on her. Rick, the Master vampire of Denver, believes a deeper plot lies behind the curse, and he and Kitty argue about whether or not to accept the help of a professional demon hunter – and vampire – named Roman, who arrives a little too conveniently in the nick of time.

Unable to rely on Rick, and unwilling to accept Roman’s offer of help for a price, Kitty and her band of allies, including Vegas magician Odysseus Grant and Kitty’s own radio audience, mount a trap for the supernatural being behind the curse, a destructive force summoned by the vengeful cult, a supernatural being that none of them ever thought to face.

3 stars

I think I may have gotten burned out on the Kitty books.  I enjoyed this book and the story line was intriguing but I had a hard time getting through it.  We learn more about the cult that tried to sacrifice Kitty and learn that they are part of a larger intrigue going on in the vampire world.    It ends leaving you with more questions about what is to come for Kitty.


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