Saturday, January 16, 2010

Review: Kitty's House of Horrors by Carrie Vaughn

Kitty's House of Horrors
Author: Carrie Vaughn
Publication: Grand Central Publishing; Original edition (January 1, 2010)

Product Description from Amazon: Talk radio host and werewolf Kitty Norville has agreed to appear on TV's first all-supernatural reality show. She's expecting cheesy competitions and manufactured drama starring shapeshifters, vampires, and psychics. But what begins as a publicity stunt will turn into a fight for her life.

The cast members, including Kitty, arrive at the remote mountain lodge where the show is set. As soon as filming starts, violence erupts and Kitty suspects that the show is a cover for a nefarious plot. Then the cameras stop rolling, cast members start dying, and Kitty realizes she and her monster housemates are ironically the ultimate prize in a very different game. Stranded with no power, no phones, and no way to know who can be trusted, she must find a way to defeat the evil closing in . . . before it kills them all.

My Thoughts: This seventh entry into the Kitty Norville series had all of the elements that I enjoy about the series -- humor, danger, adventure. Kitty is a character that is easy to pull for. She is smart, caring, and concerned about people. She is also a werewolf and we get to see her thoughts when she is a wolf. This adventure has her leave Ben at home waiting for Cormac's parole hearing while she goes off to a lodge in deepest Montana for a reality show. She is more or less coerced by the producers because they have already convinced some of her friends to take part. Once they arrive at the lodge they all feel uneasy and it isn't long until the situation completely falls apart.

The story was filled with taut adventure. It was an "edge of your seat" read. I read late into the night to finish this one because I knew I wouldn't sleep until I knew the outcome. I breathed a deep sigh of relief when I closed the last page. There will no doubt be problems ahead but Kitty and her pack are complete.

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