Kitty's Big Trouble (Kitty Norville, Bk 9)
Kitty's Big Trouble - Kitty Norville, Bk 9 Author:Carrie Vaughn Kitty Norville is back and in more trouble than ever. Her recent run-in with werewolves traumatized by the horrors of war has made her start wondering how long the US government might have been covertly using werewolves in combat. Have any famous names in our own history might have actually been supernatural? She's got suspicions... more » about William Tecumseh Sherman. Then an interview with the right vampire puts her on the trail of Wyatt Earp, vampire hunter.
But her investigations lead her to a clue about enigmatic vampire Roman and the mysterious Long Game played by vampires through the millennia. That, plus a call for help from a powerful vampire ally in San Francisco, suddenly puts Kitty and her friends on the supernatural chessboard, pieces in dangerously active play. And Kitty Norville is never content to be a pawn. . . .« less
Holly (LadyGodiva) - , reviewed Kitty's Big Trouble (Kitty Norville, Bk 9) on
Helpful Score: 4
Don't get me wrong I like this series and this book was worth it, but... It seemed a little shallow. Great action, but I had trouble with suspension of disbelief. It's Kitty, she is always in trouble and always gets out, but I'd have liked to have seen it not quite so neat and tidy.
Book nine and I've read them all. I think Carrie Vaughn is getting tired of her characters, who seem to have lost their ability to think or act, just react. The introduction of GODS into her story was new... but the premise was full of holes along with the story line. This wasn't worth the wait.
Rita reviewed Kitty's Big Trouble (Kitty Norville, Bk 9) on
Helpful Score: 4
I'd read several lukewarm reviews of this book, but having read the first 8 in the series, and enjoying them thoroughly, I had no hesitation about buying this one. Having finished it, I'm a bit perplexed at the less than enthused reviews I'd read. If you're a fan of this series, and a fan of Kitty, you will enjoy this book. Without spoiling anything: The plot was fast-paced, fun and brought in new mythos, I liked how Kitty began to question some really big issues, and I loved the smattering of history thrown in. Overall, it was a very good read!
I love this series. One of the parts I like the most is that each book has a resolution but still leaves the door open for more adventure.
The characters evolve, gain more depth and unlike so many other series with a female protagonist the main character isn't whiny, accepts that she messes up and is unapologetic about being emotional and human at times.
This is the ninth book in the Kitty Norville series. It was an okay addition to the series but was nothing special. There were some things I liked about it but mostly Kitty and friends just seemed to plod through the story.
Kitty, Ben, and Cormac get a call from Anastasia asking for help hunting down Roman. Roman is after a special magic artifact that he will stop at nothing to acquire it. Kitty and friends will be plunged deep into the depth of San Francisco's Chinatown Underworld in their search of the magic artifact.
Kitty and friends seem a bit tired in this book, it seems like the book was written just to write something. By the end of the book it looks like Kitty and pack are going in a completely new direction, so maybe this is more of a transition book than anything.
The aspect of this book that I did really enjoy was the inclusion of a lot of Chinese mythology. There isn't a lot out there on Chinese mythology and the inclusion of it in this story was interesting. I also enjoyed watching Cormac evolve as a wizard, this made the story interesting too.
I had a lot of trouble with the plot though. Would Kitty really take off and search for famous dead werewolves just because she was curious about it? In previous books she has been pretty tied to her home territory so it seemed strange to have her running off on these frivolous missions in the beginning of the book. Then when she goes to help Anastasia it again seemed a bit contrived and out of character for her to become so deeply involved.
This book is missing a lot of our favorite characters; Kitty, Cormac, and Ben are there but no one else really makes an appearance. For the most part the book didn't hold my interest all that well. My favorite book in this series so far has been Kitty's House of Horrors. Books following that book have been less and less interesting to me as the series progresses. Given the way this book ends though maybe the next book will be more engaging.
Overall okay, but not nearly as engaging as the last couple books. Kitty acts out of character, a lot of our favorite characters are missing, and in general the characters that do show seem a bit tired. I had a lot of problems with the plot and why Kitty was motivated to do some of the things she did; it just seemed a bit contrived to me. I will probably read the next book in the series, but if it is similar to this one I won't be reading any more.
Starts off with Kitty wondering/researching who might have been a supernatural in history (with a primary focus on a certain Civil War general). That's an interesting thought, yeah? Then it dives into looking for the Dragon's Pearl; a magical artifact. More supernaturals introduced (was that really necessary? I guess why not?). Anastasia has a really good back-story (very tragic and she is amazingly strong). I've continued to enjoy Kitty and her adventures and this was no different. I liked that Ben and Cormac were right there with her for this one. On to the next!