Saturday, August 22

Review: Kitty Rocks the House by Carrie Vaughn

Kitty Rocks the House

Kitty Norville, #11
Carrie Vaughn

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Tor Books
Date of Publication: March 26, 2013
Number of pages: 337

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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.
Okay, let me start by saying that I know this was supposed to have been posted last week, but I was having a very bad weekend. I don't advertise this, but with Psoriatic Arthritis there are good days and there are bad. Last weekend was bad. Very bad. So now that I am feeling a bit better, I am posting this. A little late, but better than never, right?

It's been a while since I visited Kitty's world - according to my Goodreads rating, January of 2013.  Eeek!  I must have liked it, I gave it 4 stars. However, thinking back, I can't really remember that it left much of an impact - not like those first couple of books where plot points seemed to be burned into my memory. Let's just say that this was one of those times that I was incredibly grateful for an author doing some backstory.

So Kitty is back from London and looking to gain more allies against Roman and his 'Long Game' to rule over humanity. (Wait, that wasn't a secret right? Ya'll figured that out already, yes?) The Denver Master of Vampires, Rick, is partnering with Kitty towards this end. But, of course, things are bound to go wrong.

First a new werewolf shows up and manages to stir up some trouble for Kitty and Ben.  Then a Vampire Priest shows up and Rick suddenly is not available, spending all his time with him.  In addition to all this, potential allies are trying to make plans to arrive and it is becoming very clear that Kitty's wolves have been feeling neglected, what with her away so much.

While I did enjoy the book, it felt like filler, giving us a chance to take a breath before the next big confrontation.  Yes, there was some fighting, but nothing like we've had before. There was the introduction of a new supernatural at the end, totally setting up the next book - Kitty in the Underworld.  But my favorite parts contained Cormac, just as many of the scenes I remember from previous books revolved around him. He just does it for me. :)  I gave this book 3 stars and hope that the next book has a bit more juice to it.


  1. I just started this series on audio and have only gotten through book one. I'm glad to see that you're still enjoying the series at book 11, even if this one felt a little like a filler. Hopefully, the next one will be better.

    1. I'm really hoping it is. After all, not that many books left in the series now.

  2. I haven't read this series yet. I think the only 2 series I've read with a female protagonist is the Fever series and The Hollows. This series has been on my Maybe list for a while though.

    1. I started this series after enjoying The Hollows on a recommendation from my local book store manager. Overall, the character has really had some growing moments throughout and for the most part been an interesting read.

  3. One day I'm gonna try these again. Hope the next has more meat and less filler for ya.

    1. I'm hopeful. I got the feeling that this was a transition book, and you know how those can be...

  4. Cormac, sigh. I liked this one but didn't love it. It really did feel like filler.

    I hope you're feeling better!

    1. Yeah, Cormac.*sigh* Have you read Low Midnight yet? I am really looking forward to his book.

      I am feeling a bit better, thanks!!


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