Feb 4, 2009

Review--Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand


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.


Finally finished my book for school and immediately started on this one. Carrie Vaughn's latest Kitty novel picks up right where book 4 left off. Unfortunately for any newcomers this is a series where you need to start off at book 1 to fully understand what is going on. This is book 5 and book 6, Kitty Raises Hell is due out February 24 2009. According to Borders though, it is not "supposed" to be out until March 1 2009.

Kitty goes to Vegas in this novel with her mate, but naturally trouble finds Kitty, it even crosses state lines with her. I don't want to give too much away, the back of the book description above pretty much gives the necessary information without giving away too much. Again, if this sounds interesting to you, then I highly suggest reading the other books first, all of which were fascinating!

Book 1 Kitty and the Midnight Hour

Kitty Norville is a midnight-shift DJ for a Denver radio station--and a werewolf in the closet. Sick of lame song requests, she accidentally starts "The Midnight Hour", a late-night advice show for the supernaturally disadvantaged.

After desperate vampires, werewolves, and witches across the country begin calling in to share their woes, her new show 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...

Book 2 Kitty Goes to Washington

The country's only celebrity werewolf, late-night radio host Kitty Norville prefers to be heard, not seen. But now when she's invited to testify at a Senate hearing on behalf of supernaturals, her face gets plastered on national TV. Kitty's been in hot water before, but jumping into the D.C. underworld brings a new set of problems. And a new set of friends and enemies, including the vampire mistress of the city; an uber-hot Brazilian were-jaguar; and a paranoid, Bible-thumping senator who wants to expose Kitty as a monster. Kitty quickly learns that in this city of dirt politicians and backstabbing pundits, everyone's itching for a fight.

Book 3 Kitty Takes a Holiday

After SPOILER, Kitty retreats to a mountain cabin to recover and write her memoirs. But this is Kitty, so trouble is never far behind, and instead of Walden Pond, she gets Evil Dead. First someone leaves grotesque animal sacrifices on her porch to curse her, then werewolf hunter Cormac shows up with an injured Ben O'Farrell, Kitty's lawyer, slung over his shoulder. Two hotties and one Kitty in a single-room cabin--can the situation get more tense? When a wolf-like creature with glowing red eyes starts sniffing around the cabin, Kitty wonders if any of them will get out of these woods alive...

Book 4 Kitty and the Silver Bullet

Kitty's radio show is as popular as ever and she has a boyfriend who actually seems to understand her. Can she finally settle down to a normal life? Not if this is just the calm before the storm. When her mother falls ill, Kitty rushes back to Denver--and right back to the abusive pack of werewolves she escaped a year ago. To make matters worse, a war is brewing between the city's two oldest vampires, threatening the whole supernatural community. Though she wants to stay neutral, Kitty is again drawn into a world of politics and violence. To protect her family, her lover, and herself, she'll have to choose sides. And maybe become what she hates--a killer.

Okay none of that was very original, I just typed in what was on the back of the books so I don't give too much away and not leave out any of the finer details. I did leave out a tiny bit from book 3 because it gives a spoiler to book 2 that I didn't want ruin for anyone. Of course if you find the book elsewhere or an excerpt elsewhere you'll find out what the "censored" line was. It's nothing too big, but still it was a pretty intense moment in book 2.

So if you're looking for a good werewolf book to read then Carrie Vaughn's series is a great place to start. All these books I listed are out on the shelves and as I mentioned earlier book 6 Kitty Raises Hell is due out February 24 2009 or March 1 2009. Depending on what website you look to info for. Either way, it should be out around that last week of February.

1 comment:

  1. Another werewolf book! I think werewolves and vampires would love Las Vegas!


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