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Review: Kitty Steals the Show by Carrie Vaughn

04 Aug

“Why kill mortals for their blood when they so obligingly make more?”
“Humans— a renewable resource.”
“We recycle! We’re green!”

Kitty Steals the Show by Carrie Vaughn

Synopsis: Kitty has been invited to the first conference about the supernatural, and it’s being held in London.  With her husband Ben and their friend Cormac, Kitty goes to the conference, tours London, and meets many vampire masters.  But Roman is still around, meaning that everyone is still in danger because of the Long Game.  What kind of trouble does Kitty fall into in London?

Review: I love Kitty and her world.  In this book, Kitty is in London and meets a lot of her old friends.  Emma, Luis, and Tyler.  The characters are all so unique and you can relate to their struggles.   We get to see some more of Cormac and Amelia and get to see into her past.  Of course the most interesting character is Kitty, who has grown leaps and bounds from the scared submissive wolf to a serious Alpha.  She doesn’t have to growl or be intimidating in an overt way, because Kitty’s strength is in her words.  She knows the right questions to ask and say the right things.

One of the things I love the most about the Kitty books is the parallel with the supernatural and our real world problems, such as HIV and gay rights.  Kitty is dealing with the fact that she can’t carry a baby to term, and there is a scene where an ignorant conference goer something that hits her hard.  The issues of prejudice and hate are so evident in this new world, yet it is so similar to the hate people feel in this world.

As much as I enjoyed this book, I feel like everything in this book is muted. I am a bit disappointed by this one and the last one because the plot doesn’t feel like it’s moving forward, enough.  I like Kitty and Ben, but I don’t like this whole Cormac and Amelia in his body thing.  I don’t even like her.  Kitty’s personal life is boring unlike the first 6 or 7 books.  This Roman thing, it’s like “there”.  The action should be in full color, but it feels faded.

Even though I wanted more from this book, I still enjoyed it.  It is a solid addition to the Kitty series, and I’m already anticipating next year’s book!

Sex: Just some kissing.
Violence:  Some fighting, but it’s not in your face gruesome at all.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Series Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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