Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Review: Kitty Saves the World by Carrie Vaughn - Giveaway




Kitty Saves the World
Kitty Norville Series #14

Carrie Vaughn

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Tor Books
August 4, 2015

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It's all come down to this, following the discoveries made by Cormac in Low Midnight, Kitty and her allies are ready to strike. But, when their assassination attempt on the evil vampire Dux Bellorum fails, Kitty finds herself running out of time. The elusive vampire lord has begun his apocalyptic end game, and Kitty still doesn't know where he will strike.

Meanwhile, pressure mounts in Denver as Kitty and her pack begin to experience the true reach of Dux Bellorum's cult. Outnumbered and outgunned at every turn, the stakes have never been higher for Kitty. She will have to call on allies both old and new in order to save not just her family and friends, but the rest of the world as well.

Review: I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

If you read my reviews, you know I have a tendency to pick up books in a series out of order. Sometimes a book hits my inbox that I can't resist-- such was the case with this one. No, I haven't read any other books in the series, but the series has been on my TBR for a while. It was funny actually... I was enjoying the book so much, I thought about setting it aside and reading all the rest first. But I was already so engrossed, I needed to read to the end.

Kitty Saves the World was an amazing read. It was fun, had intriguing characters, a quick pace, and a great plot. Kitty is now one of my favorite female leading ladies, and her mate, Ben, is equally wonderful. In fact all of the characters, including the baddies were well-written. I can't wait to go back and read all thirteen Kitty novels. Sure the plot was really interesting, but the characters were what drew me in to the point that I couldn't put the book down.

I loved the supernatural radio show-- what a fun idea. I got in just at the tail end of Kitty's saga, but it seemed that Rowan spent many hours making Kitty's life difficult. The pacing of the novel was tight with lots of action-- along with plenty of information to make the plot come to life. I liked the end game Ms. Vaughn created for her bad guys-- the closing action scenes were thrilling.

Speaking of endings-- I loved this ending. I don't say that often, I know. Kitty Saves the World was one of the most enjoyable books I've read all year. But don't do what I did. Start with book one :)

About the Author

In addition to being the New York Times bestselling author of the Kitty Norville books, CARRIE VAUGHN is also the author of the standalone novels After the Golden Age, Dreams of the Golden Age, and Discord’s Apple, and the young adult books Voice of Dragons and Steel. Visit her online at http://www.carrievaughn.com/ 

Author Links
Amazon Author Page
Facebook Page ~ Kitty Norville
Website Carrie Vaughn’s Virtual Playground


Author’s Other Works

Kitty Norville Series

Kitty Saves the World #14 Coming 2015
Kitty’s Greatest Hits (Short Story Collection)

Stand Alones

Straying from the Path (Short Story Collection)

Golden Age


Anthologies

Dark and Stormy Nights  (Kitty Norville Short)
Hex Appeal (Kitty Norville Short)
Running with the Pack (Kitty Norville Short)
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe (Kitty Norville Short)


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12 comments:

  1. Uhh ohhh this looks like an awesome series and I'm way behind lol .

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    1. I know-- too many books and way too little time :)

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  2. Crud I forgot to say that my favorite is the Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning

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  3. Sad to see this series is ending. Other UF series I like are Patricia brigg's Mercy Thompson series and Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels series.

    Anne

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    1. I haven't read either of those, I'll have to put them on my TBR. It can be so hard to let go of characters in a series. But I've read a few series that should've stopped books ago...

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  4. Spider's Trap by Jennifer Estep is a favorite.

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    1. I like Jennifer Estep, but I haven't read that one :)

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  5. Thank You for Sharing Kitty Saves the World by Carrie Vaughn with a wonderful review. :)

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  6. I love Carrie Vaughn and the Kitty series....I also love Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, Jocelynn Drake, Kevin Hearne, Seanan McGuire and Devon Monk.

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    1. Yay! Thanks for the list of authors. The only one I've read from your list is Ilona Andrews.

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