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Preview — Kitty's Big Trouble by Carrie Vaughn
Kitty's Big Trouble (Kitty Norville #9)
Here's what I like about the Kitty series, including this one. I like the fact that Kitty doesn't get power creeps, unless it is knowledge. The only power she gains is mental and emotional; she is simply a werewolf. I like that. I like the fact that Kitty is married. I like the fact that Kitty questions everything. The books make me laugh ...more
The object, which Anastasia calls "the pearl" is hidden in the underground tunnels of Chinatown. And as our group of heroes goes searching for it, they get wrapped up in some ancien ...more
The adventure in BIG TROUBLE provides prime cha ...more
But Kitty gets side-tracked in her mission when the vampire Anastasia calls asking for help. She’s in San Francisco and on the hunt for an artefact of extreme power – and she needs to find it befor ...more
“Werewolves are all about instinct, emotion. They’re so full of passion. Makes them fascinating, don’t you think?”
It’s like meeting back up with old friends when a new Kitty book hits the shelves. Whether she likes it or not, Kitty always finds herself in the middle of the action and while she might hope for a nice, quiet life with her husband, Ben, trouble seems to find her (or she it) more often than not. After asking many questions about werewolves th ...more
Been a fan of the Kitty Norville series, though since the first novel it's been an up and down relationship for me. That said, it always managed to make it a fun read despite any misgiving in a particular installment.
Kitty's Big Trouble was released during the summer last year, and I was hugely disappointed by it. Found it to be the weakest in the series. Seemed like a recycle of scenes (Kitty or Ben getting hurt, then petting each other) a ...more
I also need to comment on the narrating since I listened to this book at work. I ...more
Kitty is really getting known as the person to go to when you need help. If you are her friend, she won't let her down and will take up your cause as hers. She really believes that all the supernatural people can get along if they try. Kitty's normal curiosity, the goofy way she wan ...more
The Kitty books are always a treat to read, they always have a great arc, great action, and Kitty is just Kitty, always. Kitty is a character we can all relate to in ways we can't w ...more
This is likely to get a little nebulous, because I'm still trying to put my finger on exactly what I found so disquieting this time. It's not the writing or the characters, which are still just fine. I thi ...more
In this one, Kitty has started to wonder more and more about the history of weres and how they may have been a part of human history. She introduced her suspicions about General Sherman in the first book, and her questions about his nature have continued to bother her. Even though they're supportive, Ben and Kitty's friends don't really understand her obsession with history. But that's part of the nature of werewolves--since they can't h ...more
Utilizing her friendship with Rick, the leader of Denver's vampire family, Kitty l ...more
It was enjoyable but it just felt weird in places and I found myself putting it down several times (I even think I read a couple of books before coming back to it). Kitty is in a completely new world—one hidden within, or rather underneath, ...more
I am the kind of person to that takes things apart to see how they work.I like my fantasy to be the same way, at the end you need to take it apart and explain how it all works. My main disappointment in this book is summed up by this quote on page 277. "I need to know what happened down ...more
I'm not sure what the missing "spark" was, although I did read this right after a very long, very immersive 5 star read (Jacqueline Carey), so part of it may be the general "hard to match my last read" thing going.
I think Carrie Vaughn's writing style tends to ...more
Kitty's on a quest to find out if Gen. William T. Sherman was a werewolf. It's a quest for knowledge. The knowledge for knowledge's sake is often what we claim to look for in the age of science. That's often a lie. What would it matter if Sherman were a werewolf? Why should Kitty care? In this case, it's a search for identity, family, and heritage.
The book doesn't revolve around Sherman's lycanthropy, or lack thereof. This book is about a quest and whether or not she succeeds Kitty will learn ab...more
But, instead, let's go back to the beginning. In the last book, KITTY GOES TO WAR, she learned about the U.S. government's use of werewolves in combat, and she asked herself: how long have they been doing it, and who else in U.S. history could have been hiding their own sup ...more
Sure, there was lots of danger and intrigue - the tunnels of Chinatown were pretty ...more