Monday, 8 April 2019

Review: Kitty Goes to Washington by Carrie Vaughn



Celebrity werewolf and late-night radio host Kitty Norville prefers to be heard and not seen. So when she's invited to testify at a Senate hearing on behalf of supernaturals, and her face gets plastered on national TV, she inherits a new set of friends, and enemies, including the vampire mistress of the city; an über-hot Brazilian were-jaguar; and a Bible-thumping senator who wants to expose Kitty as a monster. Kitty quickly learns that in this city of dirty politicians and backstabbing pundits, everyone's itching for a fight.



ebook


Full length novel


First person - single pov


No.


I guess you could read it without having read book one but I'd never recommended it with UF... A lot of the world building takes place in book one and to know where Kitty is coming from you need to understand what she's gone through.


No.


Not really applicable.


N/A


N/A


Yes.
Werewolves, vampires and other supernatural beasties...


After reading the first book in this series, Kitty and The Midnight Hour, I wasn't really wasn't sure what to make of the series.
I didn't like the pack dynamics, I didn't like that it took so long for Kitty to grow a backbone and the ending was kinda sad but I was intrigued enough to continue so here we are!
Book two.
I'm pleased to say that I liked book two more than book one but I still didn't love it.

Kitty has broken from her pack and has had to basically take The Midnight Hour on a tour of affiliated radio stations or be killed for staying in Denver.
Being 'out' as a werewolf and a pseudo-celebrity because of her radio show, Kitty is summoned to give evidence at a government committee on supernatural beasties in Washington DC.
Naturally, chaos and supernatural hijinks ensue as well as unethical escapades from politicians, scientists and journalists all working their own selfish angles with Kitty stuck in the middle.

I liked Kitty a lot more in this book.
She's grown a bit more of a backbone and she's just trying to live her life. We meet some Washington vampires, Kitty's lawyer Ben is more prominent and Cormac - a werewolf hunter and Kitty's friend - plays a welcome part, and I liked seeing Kitty's building relationship with them all.
We meet other were animals and they show Kitty that there is another way of living. That weres can live without packs and that a pack doesn't mean abuse and I'm very I'm curious as to what Kitty ultimately does with that revelation for she's got to return to Denver at some point, right?

I think the reason that the book was still only a 3-Star read for me was that even though there were lots going on I felt like nothing was happening. I was kinda bored. Too much page time was given to characters or events that served no purpose other than a momentary distraction.

However, once again, I find myself in the position of wanting to read more. So I will definitely be reading book three.


The jaguar kinda threw me. He's a bit part really so I have no idea why he gets a place on the cover but ok...


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“We have a purpose for being who we are, and what we are, though we may not always know it.”

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18 comments:

  1. I found books two and three to be setting the scene for the full series. Book 4 is where I started to really enjoy the series, and I loved five, six, seven and eight!

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    1. I'm up to book 5 now (haven't started it yet) and they're getting better! I think I'm in for the long haul!

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  2. Its always interesting trying to figure out why somthings on a cover that really shoudln't be lol

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  3. This series really gets good as it goes along. You really get to see Kitty's growth throughout the series. I can't pinpoint one book but as a whole I really loved Kitty after a few books in.

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  4. I love Urban Fantasy, and can see where you'd need to read book one for world-building. I'm glad you were able to enjoy book 2 more than book 1, and that Kitty finally grew a backbone. Hopefully book 3 will be even better, and you won't be bored. I can see why you want to stick with the series and see where it goes.

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. I'm up to book 5 now and it's getting better and better!

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  5. I read the first few books in this series and I need to get back into it now.

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  6. Another older series I haven't gotten to yet. I think I have a few on my Kindle though.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. I'm trying to get to the older series this year/next year. I like them being complete! Lol

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  7. I have heard good things about this series, but havent’ tried it myself. I think many UF series take awhile to get going. They often require patience in the beginning. Hopefully this will continue to get better for you.

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    1. Its definitely getting better the more I read!

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  8. Hate when that happens too much time spent on characters and plot when not needed.

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  9. gosh it's been so long since I've last heard about this series :D it looks like one I would enjoy. It's always take a bit to start one.

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