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 Saves the World by Carrie Vaughn
Narrator: Marguerite Gavin
Series: Kitty Norville #14
Published by Tor Books, Tantor Audio on August 4, 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 8 hours 11 minutes
So…. Kitty saved the world a month ago and I’m just now getting around to telling you all about it! Thing is, I totally read it AS SOON AS I finished reading Low Midnight. I was in my Kitty binge and loving every moment. But Kitty saved the world just one day before my world got insanse… so yeah, this review is really overdue. Sorry Kitty, you deserved a round of applause at the very least much quicker!
The final novel in the New York Times bestselling series
It’s all come down to this, following the discoveries made by Cormac in Low Midnight, Kitty and her allies are ready to strike. But, when their assassination attempt on the evil vampire Dux Bellorum fails, Kitty finds herself running out of time. The elusive vampire lord has begun his apocalyptic end game, and Kitty still doesn’t know where he will strike.
Meanwhile, pressure mounts in Denver as Kitty and her pack begin to experience the true reach of Dux Bellorum’s cult. Outnumbered and outgunned at every turn, the stakes have never been higher for Kitty. She will have to call on allies both old and new in order to save not just her family and friends, but the rest of the world as well.
So, as you probably expected based on my binge read of this series, I loved Kitty Saves the World. The story had a very quick pace and I devoured it in just a few sittings (well, since I listen I should say errands- I’m rarely sitting while listening to an audiobook). The highlight for me was the characters – as usual. But what I loved was the way Carrie Vaughn brought back so many of our favorites in fun, unexpected ways. There were several moments where I was like “Yes! ____ is here!” and had a silly grin on my face. I think it’s a cardinal rule for series enders – let us see our favorites a little bit. Carrie didn’t let me down in that respect.
The one element that was kind of a downer for me was the “supervillian.” I’ve said it in previous reviews and I’ll say it again – the person pulling Roman’s strings should have been revealed long before Kitty Saves the World. I think the tension would have been so much better and some of the intensity would have been stronger. Another paranormal entity that showed up in this book (I won’t say what for the sake of spoilers) I also felt would have been nice to see more of and more developed earlier on. But those are my only complaints.
Seeing Kitty continue to use her brains and big mouth to defeat evil just makes me giddy – although she can and does get down and dirty plenty too, particularly in Kitty Saves the World. What more would you expect from the last book in the series right? And seeing the way Carrie Vaughn wraped up several elements really put a smile on my face. I’m extremely happy with how she handled Roman…
And as always, I’m incredibly glad that I chose to listen to this series. Marguerite Gavin’s narration enriched every moment and she’s solidified her place as a go-to narator for me.
All-in-all a satisfying end to a really fun series. It’s definitely a happy ending with a lot of nice neat bows, but that’s what I wanted so I’m happy with that. Though there’s a few pieces that give us hope for more from a certain crusading vampire! I’m sad it’s over and I look forward to seeing more from Carrie Vaughn.