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Kitty Goes to Washington

(Kitty Norville #2)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  19,174 ratings  ·  722 reviews
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 ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 342 pages
Published July 1st 2006 by Grand Central Publishing
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Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.

Kitty took a vital step towards becoming the strong heroine that Urban Fantasy buffs crave by severing ties with her dysfunctional pack in KITTY AND THE MIDNIGHT HOUR. However, she still has a long way to go in that area, and her submissiveness remains one of the biggest turn offs of this series for me. This book addressed the supes now being “out” development in great detail while also succeeding in keeping me engaged with multiple plots and new characters.

Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
While the first Kitty Norville book had many gripes about Kitty being submissive and weak, it seems she's shaken off her pack mentality and is now standing firmly on her own two feet in the 2nd Kitty Norville book.

I thoroughly enjoyed Kitty Goes to Washington, it had a much tighter plot and was much stronger than the last one. Kitty's just a likeable character, she's charismatic and her strength is in building a rapport through her listeners and with people she's met.

Kitty Goes to Washington is
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Jul 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-books
Definitely liked this one more than I did the second one but still not sure about it in terms of do I really want to read all 14 books? I guess only time, and books! will tell. I will try the third one though because I can see how it will turn into a fun series.
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This series--although I am only on book 2 is really missing something IMO. I am trying hard to like the series, but I am just finding the books a little boring. I think the idea behind the series is good. I like the humor that occasionally pops up. A werewolf named Kitty--excellent irony. The stories are a little lack luster.

Also, I have a great picture in my mind of what sexy monster hunter, Cormac must look like based on the author's description...then she has to throw in a mustache. Whamp, wh
Jan 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
When you're looking for a easy, fun and entertaining urban fantasy, Kitty Goes to Washington hits the spot.

Kitty Norville is somewhat on the run leaving her pack in the wake. She has been doing her talk radio show during her travels when her lawyer contacts her and tells her that the U.S. Congress has called Kitty to testify as an expert witness on the paranormal living among human kind.

A sexy large cat shifter, the vampire Mistress of DC, an evil and powerful being Kitty never new existed and a
Oct 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
Kitty Goes to Washington is an entertaining read. Carrie Vaughn tells a great story full of politics and adds a twist of paranormal lore. Kitty Norville is subpoenaed to testify at a Senate Subcommittee about paranatural biology. Sounds boring, right? While the politicking goes on in the human world, we are treated to all sorts of politics and posturing in the paranormal world. The latter is much more interesting.

Upon her arrival in Washington, D.C., Kitty is taken under the protection of Washin
4.5 stars - great!

I really enjoyed this story, it was pretty fabulous. Kitty showed greater strength than she had in book one, more maturity, and she found a group of shapeshifters living in harmony, so my hopes of seeing her find a healthier pack came sort of true (just for her time in Washington DC).

I laughed out loud, or at least smiled wide enough that my cheeks hurt, three times, and I had tears pooling in my eyes once. It is thanks to these emotional feelings that I'm giving an otherwise
I brought the first three Kitty books hoping for a truly interesting read. I’ve never been the biggest of werewolf fans – I like them, but I do not love them in the way I love other supernatural creatures – yet I was hoping this series would turn me around. It was such a promising idea. It was such an interesting idea. A radio host of a supernatural chat show who just so happens to be a werewolf – colour me interested.

Unfortunately, the story failed to pull me in the way I had hope it would.

Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
I think this Kitty series has a chance of growing into something interesting. But this book was not it's champion. To me it was extremely boring. There were a few sparks but nothing caught fire.

The book is based around the Senate hearing for Paranormal research. The author seems to have researched the process and it reads like a real court transcript. And by that I mean it's boring.

Have I said boring twice now? Well I guess that makes three times now.

Now there are a few things I liked. The int
I almost gave this 4 stars because the book takes an interesting look at what our government would do if confronted by vampires & werewolves. It wasn't very in depth, of course. This is a candy book - fun, enjoyable & a quick read. Still, she tackled a bit more than I would have expected. Good series so far. On to the next, "Kitty takes a Holiday". Since Kitty is a werewolf, it's bound to be fun.
Carolyn  Storer
3.5 Stars

"Kitty Goes to Washington" is the second instalment in the Kitty Norville series by Carrie Vaughn. It pretty much beings where 'Kitty and the Midnight Hour' finished.

Kitty is on the run after leaving her pack and abusive alphas. She's moving from city to city, doing her radio show, The Midnight Hour as she travels. This time she ends up staying in Washington after agreeing to an interview with a senator. She's also asked by the Vampire Mistress of the City to stay with her, which is a l
Alyssa Nelson
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
While I enjoyed the first book in this series, Kitty Goes to Washington is decidedly better. She’s out on her own, dealing with the trauma of what happened to her in her pack, and just trying to figure herself out. However, she’s asked to testify at a Senate hearing on behalf of supernaturals, which will potentially affect how everyone views them. Will laws be passed against them, will they be hunted after this? It’s a huge concern, so she decides to involve herself in it and do something about ...more
Tamora Pierce
Jul 11, 2009 rated it really liked it
This book is more serious than the first book. Kitty's off to Washington to testify before a Senate committee chaired by a Christianist demagogue about the newly emergent vampire and were communities. She is welcomed by Washington's primary vampire, centuries old Alette, who tells her the city's packs are anarchic and dangerous, and houses Kitty herself. When Kitty meets the city's pack leaders at their restaurant headquarters, she discovers rather that they are un-Pack, that they feel the Pack ...more
Danielle (Danniegurl)
I enjoyed Kitty's world, but I found it weird how she wasn't allowed to interact with other shifters due to their instability or whatever and how Kitty only took the word of a vamp. On the flip side, I found it interesting that this particular vamp wanted to help her, I was ultimately surprised. This whole thing with the hearing and stuff was actually quite boring especially when we found out that the Senator was it?, wanted to keep her from testifying until the full moon when she was more volit ...more
Jan 26, 2011 rated it did not like it
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Aug 13, 2009 rated it really liked it
The story really shapes up as it goes along and took some very entertaining turns. It isn’t nearly as dark and unhappy as the first installment, and there was practically no gore (yay!). (I'm a wimp.) Kitty is getting over her abusive pack and starting to assemble a new, supportive team. I ended up liking Alette the vampire; lawyer Ben and mercenary Cormac are starting to develop more as characters (and have a couple of fun entrances); and I wouldn't mind seeing psychic Jeffrey in a future book, ...more
Jan 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy, audio
This one was much better than the first. Kitty is really coming into her own but she still has a bit part of her that's a scaredy cat and I'm tickled that she doesn't deny it exists. She's brave, doing the right thing in spite of wanting to run, but she doesn't deny that she wants to run anyway. I like that.

I'm enjoying this series. On to the next.
Jun 13, 2013 rated it liked it
I liked the first one better. This one was somewhat disjointed, but I will probably continue on with the series. I like Kitty's character and I enjoy the radio show aspect.
Kathy Davie
May 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Second in the Kitty Norville urban fantasy series about a werewolf radio show host in Denver.

My Take
I enjoyed this! And I sometimes hate that I won't allow myself to read the next installment in a series until I've done the just-finished story's review first!

The series, Kitty Norville, is total fluff and lots of fun while Kitty herself has a nice sense of honor even as she's trying to find herself in the new role life has thrust upon her. Vaughn presents a nice balance of Kitty becoming stronger
Jen Davis
Jan 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
OK. I have to say, I love Kitty Norville. Kitty Goes to Washington is book 2 in the series, by Carrie Vaughn. Following her hasty departure from Denver in Kitty and the Midnight Hour , Kitty is doing her late night radio show at a different station every week. Now, she's been summoned to Washington, DC, to testify before Congress about supernaturals... since she has "come out" as a werewolf on the show.

As soon as Kitty arrives in the nation's capitol, she is intercepted by the minions of Alett
Lynsey   (A Bookish Life)
May 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Another fun romp in the woods with Kitty. These books are so easy to read; like little delicious snack-sized morsels. I am totally lapping them up.

In this one there was a lot less of the squicky submissive nature of Kitty's wolf in evidence, thank Heavens. Don't get me wrong, it's not gone completely; four years of molding and shaping yourself one way can't be eradicated overnight, but we at least see her making a conscious effort not to back down at every threat. Even if she has to manually ove
Carolyn F.
I'm sitting here wondering what I'm going to put. Some of the storyline is truly unbelievable. Kitty is way too forgiving and accepting of things. She's called to Washington to speak before some committee. She's practically shanghaied to stay with a female vampire "for her own good" and warned to stay away from the alpha-less shifters. She's a little put out but not anything like I would think. They freak out when she wants to go sightseeing and then team her up with a smarmy vampire to escort h ...more
May 10, 2010 rated it liked it
I did like it better than the first book, and I actually want to read the next in the series. Not that I really enjoy them all that much or think they are that god, but I do wanna see what all the consequences of this book are.

The characters this time around were so much more mature and interesting (although Cormac still have the mustache! Bleh!) and you got to know so much more about and interact so much with Ben the lawyer which I loved. He's probably my favorite characters in the series.

Nov 20, 2014 rated it liked it
I took a writing seminar with author Carrie Vaughn and found her to be intelligent, with good insights into writing and publishing. As a result, I bought this book even though the vampires cum werewolves ecosystem is not part of my universe. I found Kitty Goes to Washington (#2 in the Kitty Norvell series), to be well crafted--what you'd expect of someone who gives writing seminars. I personally didn't get involved until chapter 10--which is much too long--but as I said, it's not my genre and ...more
Mar 18, 2009 rated it really liked it
This is an excellent followup to Carrie's first Kitty book. It is certainly not simply more of the same, but a story all on its own. You could even read this without having read the first one and get the full effect, though I'd still recommend reading the first book to get the full background on Kitty herself.

While book 1 is full of action, this read more like a mystery wrapped up in government conspiracy and McCarthyist type witch hunting. It was almost like a light paced Tom Clancy with a dab
3.5 stars

I liked that this one had more plot, and Kitty wasn't weak like she was in the first book, but I was bored during the whole political parts.

Still looking forward to continue with this series!
Cupcakes & Machetes
Kitty Norville is a character that a lot of people seem to have a problem relating to, at least in the beginning of the series. To a point, it's understandable. She's a werewolf but not the bad ass she-wolf everyone is used to in virtually every urban fantasy werewolf story. She's kind of a coward and rolls over easily. She's jumpy like a cat instead of a fearsome predator. These attributes are actually why I keep reading. It's a change from your usual she-kicks-all-the-ass-immediately-and-no-on ...more
Diana Stormblessed
I wanted to like it, I really did. The plot is so convoluted though. It's a case of writing in character actions that characters wouldn't ever really take just to further the plot.

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Sep 12, 2018 rated it liked it
I wasn't as keen on this installment as the first, the first book introduced us to the world, the workings of the pack and some unique characters.
This book was Kitty with a bunch of new people going to a hearing. the ending was great but up until about 70 percent the book was extremely boring. Also i couldn't understand Kitty's obsession with Fitz, and her complete and utter trust in her new Vampire friend... It all just seemed a bit all over the place nothing really connecting to anything else
Pam Nelson
5 Kitty Goes to Washington Stars

I am such a fan of Kitty!! I liked book one and thought it couldn’t get better but it does. I really liked how she is so headstrong, and how she finds herself into these predicaments but she gets herself out of them with her brains I loved that.

She might not have a pack anymore but she is kind of making her own and I think that is even better. She never really knows who she can trust but once she trusts her instincts it all comes together.

I also really am enjoyi
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Carrie Vaughn is best known for her New York Times bestselling series of novels about a werewolf named Kitty who hosts a talk radio show for the supernaturally disadvantaged. The fourteenth installment, Kitty Saves the World, was released in 2015. Her forthcoming novels include a near-Earth space opera, Martians Abroad, from Tor Books, and a post-apocalyptic murder mystery, Bannerless, from John J ...more

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  • Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville #1)
  • Kitty Takes a Holiday (Kitty Norville, #3)
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  • Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand (Kitty Norville, #5)
  • Kitty Raises Hell (Kitty Norville, #6)
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