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Book Review of Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville, Bk 1)

Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville, Bk 1)
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Helpful Score: 26

I was a bit conflicted when I first heard about this book, I mean, a werewolf DJ named, of all things, Kitty? - but I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised and I'm now looking forward to reading the other books in the series.

Kitty makes a believable journey from progressive midnight DJ to late night talk show host of the weird and wacky. The author's delivery and developement of her world is charming and competent. Its not as dark as Laurel Hamilton's series, but not nearly as light and fluffy as Mary Janice Davidson's Undead world...maybe about the level of the Charlaine Harris Southern Vampire novels, though it takes itself more seriously.

There are a couple of shadowed anti-heroes (Rick the semi friendly Vampire, helping Kitty for his own mysterious reasons; and a human bounty hunter, a sort of warmer fuzzier version of Laurel Hamilton's Edward, the bounty hunter who often makes appearances in the Anita Blake series) whose stories I hope will be more developed and whose paths will cross Kitty's again in future.

A good read, well worth the time, and I can only hope the author's world will be even better realized in future!

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