Monday, July 30, 2012

#79: Kitty Steals the Show - Carrie Vaughn (With Giveaway)

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Kitty has been tapped as the keynote speaker for the First International Conference on Paranatural Studies, taking place in London. The conference brings together scientists, activists, protestors, and supernatural beings from all over the world—and Kitty, Ben, and Cormac are right in the middle of it.
Master vampires from dozens of cities have also gathered in London for a conference of their own. With the help of the Master of London, Kitty gets more of a glimpse into the Long Game—a power struggle among vampires that has been going on for centuries—than she ever has before. In her search for answers, Kitty has the help of some old allies, and meets some new ones, such as Caleb, the alpha werewolf of the British Isles. The conference has also attracted some old enemies, who’ve set their sights on her and her friends.
All the world’s a stage, and Kitty’s just stepped into the spotlight.
 
  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books (July 31, 2012)
  • ISBN: 9780765365668
Author Bio:
 Carrie Vaughn is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kitty Norville books, including Kitty’s Big Trouble and Kitty and the Midnight Hour. She is also the author of the stand-alone novels After the Golden Age and Discord’s Apple, and the young adult books Voice of Dragons and Steel. Vaughn had the nomadic childhood of the typical Air Force brat, with stops across the country from California to Florida. She earned her B.A. from Occidental College in Los Angeles, and a master’s in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has worked as a Renaissance Festival counter wench, a theater usher, an editor, a buyer at an independent bookstore, and an administrative assistant. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

My Opinion:
 Even though this is book 10, I still enjoyed reading it and didn't feel lost at all. This is one of those series that seems like each book is a new adventure or plot, so no matter how you read them it's all good. At least, that's the impression it left on me. I do have a couple more books in my tbr pile to check the authenticity of those impressions, which I will soon.
Kitty is one cool character. She kicks ass, has a great personality and is surrounded by interesting people. I enjoyed the relationship with Ben, and think they suit each other well. I also love the book didn't stick to that relationship, and rather brought excitement through in other parts of the story.
For me, this is more of a paranormal suspense novel than a fantasy, but to each his own.

3/5

Recommend? Yes


DISCLAIMER: I received a copy for review. I was not compensated for my opinion or this post.


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6 comments:

  1. I have not but it seems like it's a good series if you're at book #10. Great review!

    Fellow CBner,
    Besos, Sarah
    Zookeeper at Journeys of The Zoo

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  2. Not yet. Hopefully this is my big chance. Thanks.

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  3. I am a huge Kitty Norville fan and am totally looking forward to reading this one! (But I always thought she would have ended up with Cormac.)

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  4. I haven't read them. But do have a couple of the books.

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  5. I have not read any of the Kitty Norville series

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  6. Not yet, but some are on my TBR pile.

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