Review: Kitty’s House of Horrors by Carrie Vaughn

Posted November 20, 2011 by Francesca in Reviews / 3 Comments

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Review: Kitty’s House of Horrors by Carrie Vaughn
Kitty's House of Horrors
by Carrie Vaughn

4 Stars


Released: January 4, 2010
Series: Kitty Norville #7
Published by Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 292

Kitty knows how to get in trouble! I really enjoyed this installment of the Kitty Norville series. Why? Because the storyline was so different from anything I’ve read! Carrie Vaughn manages to keep this series fresh and interesting, throwing scenarios at Kitty that, even though deal with the same general ideas, are still original.So what’s Kitty’s latest mess? She’s always looking for a way to get some media exposure and she’s being offered to participate in a reality show. Put a few supernaturals in a house with one skeptic human and they are supposed to change his beliefs that they’re all full of shit without doing the obvious (ie shifting).

What starts out as a fun idea changes into a weird situation where some powerful supernaturals are being tested and eventually it turns into a Survivor show. Supernaturals are being killed one by one but by whom, and more importantly why?

And while Kitty is off by herself trying to stay alive, back on the home front Cormac is actually being released from jail. OMG Finally! You know what I realized with this book? Two things really. The first is that Kitty always thinks of Cormac. Constantly. He keeps her alive through this whole ordeal. What would Cormac do? And the second thing is that I have finally come to terms with the fact that Kitty and Ben love each other. Their relationship will never be the passionate, loving relationship I expect to see in the main couple of a series, not even close to the potential that I still could see between Kitty and Cormac, but if we are never to have that, then I might be ok with Ben by her side. He is loyal and he will protect her. He keeps her grounded.

A new storyline is introduced that I’m sure will resurface in future books, and it has to do with the vampires, so I’m very curious to see where this will lead us. And of course I can’t wait to get to the next book, if nothing else because I can get some Cormac in action! Yeah baby!

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About Carrie Vaughn

Carrie Vaughn is the New York Time Bestselling author of close to twenty novels and over seventy short stories. She's best known for the Kitty Norville urban fantasy series about a werewolf who hosts a talk radio advice show for supernatural beings -- the series currently includes thirteen novels and a collection of short stories -- and the superhero novels in the Golden Age saga. She also writes the Harry and Marlowe steampunk short stories about an alternate nineteenth century that makes use of alien technology. She has a masters degree in English lit, graduated from the Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop in 1998, and returned to the workshop as Writer in Residence in 2009. She has been nominated for the Hugo Award, various RT Reviewer Choice Awards -- winning for Best First Mystery for Kitty and The Midnight Hour -- and won the 2011 WSFA Small Press award for best short story for "Amaryllis."

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