Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn

Kitty and the Midnight Hour:

Kitty Norville is a midnight-shift DJ for a Denver radio station - and a werewolf in the closet. Her new late-night advice show for the supernaturally disadvantaged is a raging success, but it's Kitty who can use some help. With one sexy werewolf-hunter and a few homicidal undead on her tail, Kitty may have bitten off more than she can chew?

This is the first book in Carrie Vaughn's Kitty Norville series, and although I enjoyed the story line, I honestly did not like Kitty in the beginning. Carrie has utilized real wolf pack dynamics to make her story come to life, what bothered me was Kitty's weak and whiny personality. I thoroughly disliked her pack's alpha, Carl, for the way he treated Kitty and his other wolves. The action starts relatively quickly and continues throughout the book with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing.

With the success of her radio show she really began to come into her own and became a stronger character that I could like. Kitty stands up for what she believes is actually helping people, but with the popularity of the show comes the danger of exposure, and there are those that don't want the human world to know of the existence of the paranormal world. Cormac is a werewolf hunter, and a character I'm looking forward to learning more about. A contract for her death is put out on Kitty and Cormac is just the hunter to do it; that is until they learn it is a trap for them both, and they work out a tentative truce. Kitty is approached by the police when a body is discovered in a terrible condition downtown, and they discover that there is a rogue werewolf in the pack's territory. Betrayal comes from within the pack and Kitty finds herself in more than just a fight for her independence; she is now fighting for her life. The book ends with unfinished threads leading us into the next book: Kitty Goes to Washington, I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next.

1 comment:

  1. I almost stopped reading the first book of the series, because i didn't want to read a sad little character. But I kept on reading and now I'm enjoying the growth of Kitty from a very scared submissive wolf to ...well, where she is now in the series. I think Carrie Vaughn might have taken a big chance on the beginning, but after reading it, it sure seems to pay off. Wait til you read the other books. Kitty just gets better and better, despite herself.


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