Review: Kitty Goes To War by Carrie Vaughn

Posted January 4, 2012 by Francesca in Reviews / 0 Comments

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Review: Kitty Goes To War by Carrie Vaughn
Kitty Goes To War
by Carrie Vaughn

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: June 29, 2010
Series: Kitty Norville #8
Published by Tor Books
Pages: 334
 

Just as the title would make you guess, Kitty is being called on to help the military. Or well, some soldiers who are now werewolves and lost their alpha. Sort of like a rehabilitation.While that is going on of course Kitty has to get in trouble. She starts off by asking her listeners to report any suspicious vamp activity at any Speedy Mart locations. Of course the owner right away sues her and now she has to prove that she had basis to suspect as her defense.

For this she enlists the help and expertise of Cormac. *sigh* I’ll come back to him in a bit. So Cormac somehow manages to uncover that the owner of Speedy Mart is actually using magic to create major weather-related catastrophes and he’s now planning a huge blizzard.

Again I love how Kitty can get into these situations, still manage to be strong and come out on top. Ben is there to support her. Her pack is loyal to her. It was nice to see that people had her back and her circle of influence is expanding.

And then that brings me back to Cormac. Even though I really enjoyed the storyline and the action and suspense of the whole book I was sadly traumatized to see this new shadow-of-a-person that Cormac has become. Where is my badass, sexy as hell, bad boy who smells like leather and gun powder?!?!? I was not entirely happy with the explanation for his behavior and I hope and pray that in the next book this gets resolved. I still feel that his feelings for Kitty where left unresolved and Kitty’s feeling for him as well. This is still hanging over their heads and I feel some sort of tension still there. Can we please get some sort of closure? It just breaks my heart to hear him say that she looked happy with Ben. I wanted to shake Kitty right there and then. But this is all in my head. I know that’s probably not the direction the series will go in and at some point, maybe I’ll come to terms with it.

A great, action-packed installment and I can’t wait for the next.

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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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