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Kitty Steals the Show (Kitty Norville #10)

3.97  ·  Rating Details  ·  4,450 Ratings  ·  324 Reviews
Kitty Norville has been tapped as the keynote speaker for the First International Conference on Paranatural Studies, taking place in London. The conference brings together scientists, activists, protestors, and supernatural beings from all over the world - and Kitty is right in the middle of it. Master vampires from dozens of cities have also gathered in London for a confe ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 342 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Gollanz (first published July 31st 2012)
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Aug 06, 2012 Diane rated it did not like it
Shelves: audiobooks
I couldn't finish this. Kitty has become a boring, annoying, intellectual ; always off on some quest that gets her into trouble. I hate that the focus has left Denver and her werewolf pack. Vaughn pays a little lip-service to the pack at the beginning of this book before Kitty takes off to London, but it's too little, too late with no depth.

I find Cormic and his ghost passenger continuously creepy. It's like he's not even the same guy. Ben is dull as dish-water. I don't know why he lets Kitty l
I liked this better than the last installment. Kitty, Ben, and Cormac travel to London and complictions occur.

First, I have to note that I do agree with aspects of Diane's one star review of this book. It would be very nice to see Kitty interact with her pack more. In many ways, the pack feels like an accessory. I can see Caleb, the alpha werewolf of Britian, as a pack leader, but it is becoming increasing difficult to see Kitty and Ben in those roles considering the brief interaction they seem
Aug 02, 2012 Melissa rated it it was amazing
For the most part, I'm a library girl, especially now that you can get Kindle books from the public library. But I do have a small list of authors - mostly their books in a series - that just immediately earn an Instant Buy from me. Vaughn's Kitty Norville series is one of these. I like the Kitty books because they're refreshingly...well, cheerful isn't the right word, but so often urban fantasies are all doom and darkness and sarcasm. Kitty Norville is a basically upbeat person, a talk radio ho ...more
Sep 01, 2012 Stacy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kitty, Ben, and Cormac/Amelia head to London to participate in the first international paranormal conference. As usual, Kitty finds herself embroiled in both vampire and werewolf power plays as their battle against Roman and his Long Game continues. The book is solid, but not overwhelmingly exciting.

I can't remember if I've said this before, but I'm not fond of this Cormac/Amelia storyline. I love Cormac, and as much as I like Ben, I've never been able to really get behind Ben and Kitty because
I was really dissapointed with this book

One part of me would love to give it a five, this is the same part of me that is jumping up and down squealing 'OhMyGosh Kitty is in London! We have to go and see her!' I wasn't crazy about the last one and I hoped this one would be better. At first it seemed to be heading that way: I liked the liked the stress on prejudice and discrimination at the beginning and there was a point when I thought to myself, wouldn't it be good if.... And what do you know? T
Aug 10, 2012 Pointsandwheels rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, fiction
I have been looking forward to the new Kitty book, and this did not disappoint. It's not a good stat for the new reader, as every page in the first few chapter calls back to something in the previous seven books. But the plot and the metaplot are picking up speed here, and it shows. Vaughn (like Naomi Novik) is very good as packing a lot of plot and characterization into a very short book, and that actually shows to great effect here. It's a breathless read, and when I put it down, I couldn't qu ...more
Jan 14, 2014 Otherwyrld rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
The 10th book in the Kitty Norville series, and just as refreshing as ever. In this book, Kitty is invited to give a keynote speech at an international conference on the supernatural in London. As one of the most high profile werewolves in the world, she is a target for both sides in the ongoing long war between various rival groups of vampires, so she has to deal both with vampire politics and the niceties of intruding on the territory of the werewolves of London (as yes, someone does try to ma ...more
Sep 27, 2012 Anna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
I like Kitty, but I was disappointed with this book. On paper it should have been good: London, some historical characters, a focus on Kitty, Ben, Cormac, a new werewolf pack, baddies and a conspiracy theory. Sadly, it didn't really work: the characters were flat and underdeveloped, the London setting lacked conviction and suspense, Kitty lacked humour, and the mood was flat. Perhaps Vaughn was out of her comfort zone in the UK or perhaps it was rushed; sadly, for me, this one just didn't go any ...more
Aug 30, 2012 Archer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy
She never disappoints me. I always look forward to the next book, and I hope it comes out soon.
4.5 Stars

I always look forward to when a new Kitty Norville book comes out. This series is so much fun and Kitty Steals the Show is no different. I think this is the best book in the series since Kitty and the Silver Bullet.

It was really fun to see Kitty, Cormac and Ben out of their element, in London. Kitty was still her ever curious and inquisitive self, still always asking the questions she knew would get her into trouble, especially with the vampires. It was really great to find characters t
Jacob Proffitt
Jan 14, 2013 Jacob Proffitt rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned, urban-fantasy
This book was a huge step forward with the over-arcing plot from the last few books. i.e. we get a lot more insight into what is going on in the shadows and begin to understand who some of the players really are.

Unlike the previous book, it made perfect sense for Kitty and Ben (and Cormac) to travel to London and muck about with the vampire/were scene there. And their actions once there flowed naturally from their purpose and all their motivations made actual sense. And yeah, I know I'm beating
Kitty receives an invitation to attend the First International Conference on Paranatural Studies in London. What's more: she has been tapped to be the keynote speaker. From the moment, she, her husband Ben, and the redoubtable Cormac arrive in London, where she renews an acquaintance with a young vampire (Emma) she knew in Washington and is introduced to Emma's patron and mentor Ned (the Master Vampire of London, who boasts of having known Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, and Winston Churchill) ...more
Kitty Steals the Show takes us to London with Kitty, Ben & Cormac for the First International Conference on Paranatural Studies. Kitty's initial reactions to London reminded me of Bill Murray in 'The Man Who Knew Too Little' when he's at the customs desk listing all the things he wants to see and do while he's there. Kitty doesn't get to do much sightseeing, instead she's busy doing what she does best. She has an innate ability to talk her way out of just about any situation. Now, she wants ...more
I just finished this book like 20 minutes ago so I can say it is pretty darn fresh. The book itself was not Vaughn's best. It had a great start, Kitty is going to a HUGE conference in London! Heck yeah right?? No. She meets vamps, weres, and a whole lot of other people. That's about it.

You remember how they keep mentioning Roman and how evil he is and blah blah blah? Well they do the same here, but you don't even see the bastard in this book! The end is literally Seriously? No fight
Kathy Martin
Aug 02, 2015 Kathy Martin rated it really liked it
Kitty has been invited to London to give the keynote speech at a conference about paranormals. She is excited to learn and excited to line up interviews for her radio show. But no conference can go smoothly when protesters both favoring and hating paranormals are a constant presence. Also Roman is still agitating in the background in his quest for war.

Kitty, Ben and Cormac have been invited to stay with the master vampire of the city. Ned was a famous Shakespearean actor and knew Shakespeare an
Berls (Fantasy is More Fun)
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4.5 stars
Well we're back on track - not that I ever stopped enjoying Kitty! - but the last couple hadn't been as great. But with Kitty Steals the Show some of the issues I've been having - Cormick! - waned and the sense of excitement and urgency stepped up a notch, or two! I should note that this is book 10 in the series, so there's definitely spoilers if you haven't read previous books.

My biggest problem with the last few books has been Cormick,
Teresa Crumpton
Aug 07, 2012 Teresa Crumpton rated it really liked it
Kitty Steals the Show picks up were Kitty’s Big Trouble ended. Kitty’s heading to London for a Scientific Paranormal Conference with Ben and Cormac in toe. During their trip over to London they make a pit stop in Washington D.C. to see an old friend, Alette. It was great seeing her again even if it was for a few paragraphs. Alette, however it’s not the only old friend or foe that we see throughout the story, from Washington D.C. and Denver.

Kitty as normal thinks her trip is going to be trouble f
All Things Urban Fantasy
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One thing I like about Kitty Norville that she is excellent at talking herself out of situations and getting people to see her side of things. She’s forced to rely on that skill a lot in KITTY STEALS THE SHOW as she gets into more trouble with vampires by constantly asking questions she probably shouldn’t.

One of the big changes in this book is the new setting. Kitty leaves Denver behind for a paranormal conference across the pond, and London for shifter
Sep 06, 2012 E rated it did not like it

Oh man. This review is going to be difficult to write. Allow me to say that in the past I have enjoyed this author's stories, her characters (if not the main one usually), and the concept of her plots. I enjoyed reading as the main character came into her own, became the reluctant hero, and discovered how her world worked around her. I even looked forward to this novel. That's what makes this so disappointing.

Allow me to summarize this book in one word: Fail.

Allow me to summarize the entire revi
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
THEME: Vampires/Werwolves
RECEIVED: Received for review from Tor

I’ve been a fan of Kitty for a long time; this series was my first in Urban Fantasy and the one that really got me hooked into the genre. This book feels like a new beginning for Kitty, a lot happens that I think will have a big impact in Kitty’s life for future books to come.

Kitty, Ben and Cormac have left Denver and have set foot in London for the International Con
Fangs for the Fantasy
Kitty Norville is taking a holiday from her pack, and even from the US, to attend a conference in Londo. It’s the first conference on the paranatural in the world and it promises to be huge as vampires, werewolves, wizards, the fae as well as doctors, scientists and policy makers all gather to study, share their findings and discuss the many many ramifications of the newly revealed supernatural around the world.

Kitty is due to speak, and on her way over her speech is the main thing preying on he
Aside from the fact that this series features a werewolf named Kitty, my favorite part of each novel has always been the research. Kitty's show The Midnight Hour is always a fresh discussion of supernatural topics. I like the way Vaughn always weaves contemporary topics--what does it mean to be human, American, equal rights-- into discussions about the supernatural. The topics and narrative are all fictitious yet they read flawlessly, as though the show were in fact, a true broadcast on NPR. The ...more
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My favorite werewolf with the unlikely name is going to London to give the keynote address for the First International Conference on Paranatural Studies, and when Kitty, Ben, and Cormac arrive, they meet Ned, the London Master, at his beautiful home. Ned is open and inviting, and doesn’t mind sharing info with Kitty. Of course Kitty takes the opportunity to grill him on his age and quickly figures out who he really is. I’m
I couldn’t wait to read this book, just the thought of Kitty running loose in London with Ben and Cormac trying to reign her in had me giggling. I knew that there would be no way that trouble wouldn’t follow her half way around the world, and what do you know, I wasn’t wrong!

What I really liked about this book was that there were characters from previous books that showed up. We got to see them in a new light and catch up to them and see what they were up to. Some I was glad to see, others I sta
Aug 22, 2012 Victoria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW!!! That is all I can say. I don't have a lot of free time to read anymore and refuse to waste my time on books I have to trudge through before something interesting happens. Not the case with this one...finished it in 2 hours and was left wanting more....THAT is the sign of a good read to me. Another plus about this book is that I know I will read it again and again :)

It is awesome me as the reader to watch a character grow and change. I love the progression of Kitty from the down trodden pe
Aug 17, 2012 Jess rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog rating: 3.5/5

Kitty always seems to stir stuff up, no matter if she’s in Denver or in London where Kitty Steals the Show takes place. Kitty is there to attend the First International Conference on Paranatural Studies. She loves asking questions so the chance to be at this conference where she can learn and ask until her heart’s content has her eager to get things going. What she might not have expected was how in the middle of Roman’s “Long Game” she
Megan (Book Brats)
Oct 05, 2012 Megan (Book Brats) rated it really liked it
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KITTY STEALS THE SHOW was like an unknown horse in the Kentucky Derby. It came to me by surprise that maybe this book should be on the radar, thanks to an intrepid publicist who correctly predicted the future (and should receive a bevy of medals for doing the unthinkable and seeing that I would really enjoy this one). I had never read a book in this ten book series before, nor did I know anything about it other than werewolves! A friend guided me through the his
Nov 13, 2012 Liv rated it it was ok
I wasn’t sure what to make of this latest instalment of the Kitty Norville series. For one thing, it had been almost a year between reading the last book and this, and longer since I read the earlier works of the series. So I had a tough time recalling some of the details. Secondly, for a book that told the story of how Kitty continued to crusade against Roman (the ancient vampire and main villain of the series), it was really slow-moving. I actually felt sad to say this, but as a faithful follo ...more
Mar 09, 2013 David rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
This book leaves you thinking WTF... where's the action. It falls FAR short of the nail biting suspense in most of the other books. It could have been condensed into 2 chapters without losing much meat. It can be summarized as follows: Kitty goes to London, meets some old friends, makes some new friends and enemies, has a couple of minor skirmishes, delivers a "wet noodle" keynote which is unpopular and ruffles some feathers, Kitty goes home.

The popular Cormac is mostly absent, spending his tim
Sep 02, 2012 Berni rated it really liked it
America's favorite werewolf, Kitty Norville, is back in KITTY STEALS THE SHOW. This time she's in Britain, a featured guest at a conference on the paranormal and its denizens. She is accompanied by her husband Ben (a lawyer and a werewolf) and Cormac, who is in turn accompanied by Amelia, the ghost he shares head space with. Kitty is to be a keynote speaker at the conference and is foot-dragging over writing her address. When she does, it turns out to be an eye-opener for some people.

This is a d
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Vaughn was born into a military family and has lived all over the U.S. She received a BA from Occidental College, after which she went on to work too many jobs to count until she went back to school to receive her MA from University of Colorado at Boulder. She currently lives in Boulder, CO.
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