Kitty in the Underworld by Carrie Vaughn #COYER Review

August 4, 2015 Reviews 10

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 in the Underworld by Carrie Vaughn #COYER ReviewKitty in the Underworld by Carrie Vaughn
Narrator: Marguerite Gavin
Series: Kitty Norville #12
Published by Tantor Audio, Tor Books on July 30, 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 320
Length: 7 hours 39 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher

As Denver adjusts to a new master vampire, Kitty gets word of an intruder in the Denver werewolf pack's territory, and she investigates the challenge to her authority. She follows the scent of the lycanthrope through the mountains where she is lured into a trap, tranquilized, and captured. When she wakes up, she finds herself in a defunct silver mine: the perfect cage for a werewolf. Her captors are a mysterious cult seeking to induct Kitty into their ranks in a ritual they hope will put an end to Dux Bellorum. Though skeptical of their power, even Kitty finds herself struggling to resist joining their cause. Whatever she decides, they expect Kitty to join them in their plot . . . willingly or otherwise.

Well blah… Before I complain, I should point out that I did enjoy Kitty in the Underworld and devoured it in just one day. It was GOOD. It could have been great, but I went into it with some expectations, and they were not met 🙁

First off, there’s no way I can complain without spoilers from previous books so just be prepared…

We left off Kitty Rocks the House with a fairly huge revelation that Roman isn’t the leader… He’s just the war chief. According to the DEMON there’s a bigger player pulling the strings. You’d think we’d see some advancement down down that path, right? Not really. Bummer. We’re stagnating. Again.

My other complaint, I missed everyone! I knew I was going to miss Rick, but I wasn’t expecting to miss everyone. I can’t say much more without spoiling, but as much as I love Kitty – I love her WITH everyone I else I love (Ben, Cormick, Rick, etc…).

So that’s why Kitty in the Underworld didn’t quite make the 4+ mark for me. But I did love the role of ancient stories like Gilgamesh and I especially loved learning more about the Regina Luporum (Queen of the Wolves) story, which Kitty has been called over and over since Kitty Steals the Show. I said I thought it was foreshadowing back in that review and, though it wasn’t exactly what I thought it was, I’d like to (humbly) say I called it lol. I hope there’s a lot more to come on that story though, because as it stands I’m still not fully satisfied.

The end was a bit less complete than a lot of the other books – I feel a bit more en media res than usual… Not a cliff hanger really, just not finished. So I’m off to listen to Low Midnight and see if that satisfies.

Oh and I almost forgot, but once again, I’m thrilled to be listening to this series. I’m sorry to be a broken record but seriously how else can I say that Marguerite Gavin nails the narration?

Just two books to go and the series is complete!!! I’m excited and sad all at once… And nervous for how Carrie Vaughn is going to wrap things up.

3.5 stars pretty good
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About Carrie Vaughn

Vaughn was born into a military family and has lived all over the U.S. She received a BA from Occidental College, after which she went on to work too many jobs to count until she went back to school to receive her MA from University of Colorado at Boulder. She currently lives in Boulder, CO.


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10 Responses to “Kitty in the Underworld by Carrie Vaughn #COYER Review”

  1. Bookworm Brandee

    Okay, I didn’t finish your review once you mentioned spoilers – although I could probably read it since I’d probably forget by the time I read this book *ha* – but I gather Vaughn set certain expectations with Kitty Rocks and I’m sorry this one let you down. But you did enjoy it overall, yes? I have to say that it says something for these books that you can spend this much time in this one world and not get bored. Are you still ‘living’ in it? Hope things are going well, chica! (you know what I just realized? – you live in Dallas! (yeah, I’m a little slow on the up-take sometimes) But that means I always have something to look forward to when we visit James’ mom!!)
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    • Berls

      I’m LMAO right now! Yes, I live in Dallas – have for a while 😉 You’re too cute! I’m thrilled that James’s mom lives so close. Y’all should visit frequently!

      Yea – she really Rocked the House (I crack myself up lol) and then didn’t follow through at the same level with this one. It’s okay I did still enjoy it. I enjoyed the entire series, really. Sadly, I’m not still living in it, because I finished the last book today 🙁 It was good, but now it’s over!

    • Berls

      I don’t think I’ve read any that are author narrated – I’ll have to check them out, I’m putting Neil Gaimon at the top of the list since I know you enjoy his narration 🙂

    • Berls

      I’ve really enjoyed it – finished the last book today and I’m bummed it’s over 🙁 This book alone was good, it’s just that the expectations were pretty high after Kitty Rocks the House.

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