Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn (Kitty Norville Series, Book 1)

Books Completed: 33
Completion Date: February, 2009
Pages: 272
Publication Date: November, 2005

Reason for Reading: Sent a copy by Hachette Book Group, New Author Challenge.
Kitty Norville is a midnight-shift DJ for a Denver radio station?and a werewolf in the closet. Her new late-night advice show for the supernaturally disadvantaged 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?
This is a series that I have been meaning to read, but never quite got around to it. When I got offered the chance to read the whole series, though, I jumped at the chance! The books arrived in the mail last week and I immediately opened this one up. It takes me forever to read series, but I am going to try and read all five books by sometime in March. We will just have to see how that goes. Frankly, this book was more about potential than an strong interest. If the book had ended differently, with nothing really changing for Kitty, I probably would never have read the series again. I have read an assortment of paranormal books, so I sort of know what I like, and Kitty was not working for me in the beginning. I like to read books with strong female characters, and there were things that Kitty was letting happen that really bothered me! The rest of the series has promise, though, so I am hopeful that I won't have anymore major problems with the storyline.

Kitty is a DJ and a werewolf. It makes her life rather interesting. She gets bored one night at work and sparks what becomes one of the most popular radio shows in the country. All she is doing is talking about what to her is becoming a way of life. To others, though, it is a world that they totally do not understand. She also helps by giving advice to other parnanormals going through rocky situations. It is an original idea for a werewolf story, I have to say that. There is of course the trouble that follows her and leads to a few deaths. It is really hard to be entirely out of the box with a parnormal book, but Vaughn does try. The vampires are characters in this book, so it will be interesting to see if Vaughn explores all the supernatural characters through the course of her series.

Another good paranormal series! I look forward to the next book in the series.


  1. i've seen these books around a bit.. they seem to be pretty popular.

  2. Have you watched the HBO vampire series 'True Blood'? The vampires have come out of the closet in that one, and the social adjustment to vampires-in-our-midst makes for fantastic television.

  3. Deslily: It was a good book. I am looking forward to more.

    Julia: I haven't seen that show, but I am going to look for it!

  4. I really like this series. I hope you will enjoy the rest of the series, Kailana.

  5. Glad to hear you enjoy it, Wendy! I look forward to reading on in it!

  6. I haven't reviewed this yet but I'm all the way up to Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand now. I plan on making one big post with the first four.

  7. I've really enjoyed these books a lot more than I thought I would as well. :)

  8. Tink: I must try and read more than the first one soon! I am terrible at reading books by the same author in a row.

    Amy: It is good so far. Hopefully I continue to enjoy it!


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