Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Review: Kitty Goes to War by Carrie Vaughn

Kitty Goes to War
Author: Carrie Vaughn
Publication: Tor Books; 1 edition (June 29, 2010)

Description: Kitty Norville, Alpha werewolf and host of The Midnight Hour, a radio call-in show, is contacted by a friend at the NIH's Center for the Study of Paranatural Biology. Three Army soldiers recently returned from the war in Afghanistan are being held at Ft. Carson in Colorado Springs.  They're killer werewolves—and post traumatic stress has left them unable to control their shape-shifting and unable to interact with people.  Kitty agrees to see them, hoping to help by bringing them into her pack.

Meanwhile, Kitty gets sued for libel by CEO Harold Franklin after featuring Speedy Mart--his nationwide chain of 24-hour convenience stores with a reputation for attracting supernatural unpleasantness--on her show.

Very bad weather is on the horizon. 

My Thoughts: This was another great adventure with Kitty. She and Ben seem to be settling into their relationship and their roles as co-alphas of the Denver pack. Because Kitty has sort of become the public face of werewolves, she is called in when the army has a problem with some renegade wolves. An officer who was also a werewolf recruited and turned soldiers into werewolves. They were doing fine until the officer was killed and the soldiers were left without an alpha and knowing too little about being werewolves. Kitty feels lost but is determined to try to help these men.

Kitty also has another more personal problem. She has been questioning Speedy Marts because of unexplained supernatural stuff and now she is being sued for libel. It isn't libel if it is true. So she contacts Cormac to do some investigating. Cormac is out of prison and changed. Kitty wonder if the changes were the result of his prison term or something more.

These two threads come together well in the interesting episode. I recommend this book to lovers of werewolves. I do recommend that you start the series at the beginning. I don't think you will regret getting to know Kitty, Ben and Cormac.

Favorite Quote:
The lawsuit was proceeding apace; KNOB's lawyer was working on an argument to get the case thrown out on the basis that no one actually took my show seriously. I wasn't quite sure how I felt about that.
Challenges: Paranormal Reading Challenge, RYOB Reading Challenge

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