I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Kitty Raises Hell by Carrie Vaughn
Narrator: Marguerite Gavin
Series: Kitty Norville #6
Published by Grand Central Publishing, Tantor Audio on February 5, 2010
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 8 hours 18 minutes
Another home run! I just couldn’t put Kitty Raises Hell down! I see a complicated mess building in the background that I assume will be the major big bad to be defeated before the series comes to an end. It’s been slowing building and I’m excited to see it so fully now!
Sometimes what happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas.
Kitty and Ben fled where What Happens in Vegas / Stays in Vegas, thinking they were finished with the dangers there, but the sadistic cult of lycanthropes and their vampire priestess have laid a curse on Kitty in revenge for her disrupting their rituals. Starting at the next full moon, danger and destruction in the form of fire strikes Denver and Kitty's Pack.
With the help of a group of TV paranormal investigators - one of whom has real psychic abilities - to help her get to the bottom of the curse that's been laid on her. Rick, the Master vampire of Denver, believes a deeper plot lies behind the curse, and he and Kitty argue about whether or not to accept the help of a vampire named Roman, who arrives a little too conveniently in the nick of time with an offer of aid.
Unable to rely on Rick, and unwilling to accept Roman's offer of help for a price, Kitty and her band of allies, including Vegas magician Odysseus Grant and Kitty's own radio audience, mount a trap for the supernatural being behind the curse, a destructive force summoned by the vengeful cult, a supernatural being that none of them ever thought to face.
In Kitty Raises Hell, Kitty’s brought her Vegas troubles home with her and SOMETHING is harassing her and her pack. Things get pretty intense as Kitty tries to protect her pact from an unidentifiable evil. I loved seeing her refuse to back down – she’s certainly become alpha! Who would have thought huh?
Ben’s a great support to Kitty and just when I thought he wasn’t quite co-alpha material he steps up! I think he could do/be more, but he lets Kitty run the show – because she’s good at it.
In Kitty Raises Hell(a title I actually do get!) Kitty’s amassing even more friendships – I’m starting to feel that Kitty has something in common with Rachel Morgan of The Hollows by Kim Harrison (beyond the same fab narrator, Ms. Marguerite Gavin). They both have this QUALITY – They pull people to them because, while they basically land in one disaster after another, they both have this deep down goodness. And I’m thinking that, much like Rachel, Kitty is going to be very happy she’s amassed all these friends by the end of this series. Not to say that they’re the same – the series are quite different. It’s just a similarity in their heroines (which is one of the most important elements, right?)
Anyway, I felt like Kitty was in the battlefield with all these allies but for a good part of the book they couldn’t even see the enemy – the cover was finally pulled back at the end and let’s just say it’s a small piece of a bigger picture that I can’t wait to dig into!
As I mentioned above, Marguerite Gavin is a fantastic narrator and, at this point, I can’t imagine reading these books. I liked her naration for The Hollows, but I like her better for Kitty Norville. It could be because I read The Hollow before listening, but she FEELS just right here. I will be devestated if I discover she didn’t narrate one of the books…
More Kitty to come very soon!
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