Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Review: Kitty's House of Horrors by Carrie Vaughn


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.

This is the seventh book in Carrie Vaughn's Werewolf series starring Kitty Norville. The pace in this one was fast and a lot happened. We're reunited with some characters from past books and meet some new and sometimes sinister ones. There are casualties in this book. Just when you think you're out of the danger zone, something bad happens and the action starts back up again.

I've been a fan of this series since book one and so I have to just let my inner fangirl out and say, CORMAC!!! Ok, I'm done, I swear. I love that guy and for all you Cormac lovers out there, there's a little something in this book for you.

This installment is very action packed and we see Kitty really getting in touch with her alpha side. One of my fave things was when the shit hit the fan she kept asking herself, What would Cormac do? I loved it. There were some cheesy parts, but overall it was a solid entry and I like where the overall story line of the series seems to be going. And did I mention Cormac? I'm so excited for the next one. I can't wait to see what the future holds for the slightly dysfunctional family unit of Kitty, Cormac and Ben.

I definitely recommend this series to fans of witty and action packed UF and if you have read the preceding books, I think you'll love this one, too.

My final grade for this one is a solid B+.


rebyj said...

I have the first 3 of this series, I loaned it to a male friend who really liked it and bought the newer ones in the series.
I love how they maintain the humor and yet seem to add a darker, grittier tone in each book.
Keepers for sure, I have to get the newer books.

The Queen B said...

Yeah, you need to catch up :P

Patti (@TheLoveJunkee) said...

Uuuggghhh! I haven't been able to get this one yet and now you dangle Cormac in front of me?!?! Hmmm...I just got my Borders coupon today, looks like someone's going to the bookstore :)

Smokinhotbooks said...

You know how I get with series!!! I get to obsessed and need to take time outs.

The Queen B said...

Just so you all know, I want to have Cormac's babies. Just sayin.

Mandi said...

I haven't read this series...but now I will be obsessed with meeting this Cormac dude.

The Queen B said...

He's so messed up and hot. Yum :P

Sayuri said...

I'm a bit worried were gonna have some really vraapy boring love triangle thing going on now tho. Cormac and Ben?? If that happens I'm gonna be seriously pissed!

The Queen B said...

I don't know. It's kinda an emotional menage already to me. They're all kinda interdependant. However, I can't really see Carrie Vaughn doing a physical menage thing so I don't know. Part of me kinda feels like Ben's gonna get killed off at some point, but who knows. Cormac had my heart first though, so as much as I love Ben, I gotta stay true to the heartless killer that is Cormac ;)

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