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Kitty Steals the Show (Kitty Norville #10)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  5,479 Ratings  ·  358 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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Nov 20, 2011 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
Aug 02, 2012 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
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
Sep 01, 2012 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
May 26, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sagas
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
Jul 29, 2012 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
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
Aug 10, 2012 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
Sep 27, 2012 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 03, 2012 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.
Oct 21, 2011 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
Jacob Proffitt
Dec 27, 2012 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 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
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
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
May 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Aug 09, 2012 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
This review appeared first at Fantasy is More Fun

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,
Aug 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
This review appears at BOOK BRATS!

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
Aug 09, 2012 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
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
Teresa Crumpton
Aug 07, 2012 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
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This review was posted at Under the Covers

Original and action packed, with a lot of familiar faces that I loved seeing again! Carrie Vaughn takes Kitty to London. Why? To participate in the First International Conference of Paranatural Studies. Along for the ride are Ben and Cormac, of course. And wherever Kitty goes, trouble arises.

In between trying to attend some of the interesting lectures, being the keynote speaker for the conference (oh yeah, she still has to write that speech!) and sightse
Nov 27, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: uf

I made it this far in the series despite not being totally impressed for a few reasons:
1-I honestly like Kitty. She's a pretty solid character.
2-Vaughn's world building is decent, especially Kitty's talk show (although all the werewolf packs in the cities is a pretty ridiculous idea. How did they stay hidden for so long, living in urban areas? Dumb.)
3-These books are super short to listen to and I flew through them.
4-I was out of Audible credits and my library's urban fantasy selection in
Jun 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Synopsis: Kitty has been invited to the first conference about the supernatural, and it’s being held in London. With her husband Ben and their friend Cormac, Kitty goes to the conference, tours London, and meets many vampire masters. But Roman is still around, meaning that everyone is still in danger because of the Long Game. What kind of trouble does Kitty fall into in London?

Review: I love Kitty and her world. In this book, Kitty is in London and meets a lot of her old friends. Emma, Luis, and
Kristin  (MyBookishWays Reviews)
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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
Aug 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The premise: ganked from Kitty 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, Ben, and Cormac are right in the middle of it.

Master vampires from dozens of cities have also gathered in London for a conference of their own. With the help of the Master of London, Kitty gets more of a gli
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
Mar 09, 2013 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
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