Kitty Rocks the House by Carrie Vaughn #COYER review

August 3, 2015 Reviews 12

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 Rocks the House by Carrie Vaughn #COYER reviewKitty Rocks the House by Carrie Vaughn
Narrator: Marguerite Gavin
Series: Kitty Norville #11
Published by Tantor Audio, Tor Books on March 1, 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 324
Length: 7 hours 22 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher

On the heels of Kitty's return from London, a new werewolf shows up in Denver, one who threatens to split the pack by challenging Kitty's authority at every turn. The timing could not be worse; Kitty needs all the allies she can muster to go against the ancient vampire, Roman, if she's to have any hope of defeating his Long Game. But there's more to this intruder than there seems, and Kitty must uncover the truth, fast. Meanwhile, Cormac pursues an unknown entity wreaking havoc across Denver; and a vampire from the Order of St. Lazaurus tempts Rick with the means to transform his life forever.

I have a confession to make… I marked Kitty Rocks the House 5 stars, jotted a couple notes and rushed on to read the next book. Which I devoured in a day, without pausing to write this review. Oops. But that says something right? The ending was so darn good, I couldn’t wait long enough to even write a review!

So, for the obvious above reason, this review will be on the short side… But let me tell you what I remember loving, thanks to notes I did the the time to right. Phew!

The werewolf that showed up trying to join Kitty and Ben’s pack was a great twist to the storyline. You can’t help but wonder if what’s going on has something to do with the long game or is just plain old werewolf pack stuff. And it doesn’t help you sort your emotions that you kinda like the guy, yet hate him too. All kinds of emotions there. And seeing the kind of alpha k\Kitty has become – how far she’s come – was almost a tear jerker moment for me.

Cormick – yeah, I’m finally loving this new version. He’s finally coming into his own with Amelia and it’s actually kinda fun to see him pushing back against Kitty’s mother-hen instincts.

Vampires! Why do they INSIST on being so mysterious? Half the trouble in Kitty Rocks the House could have been avoided if Rick was forthcoming with Kitty. But, then, that would be out of character and I’d be bitching about that lol. And then we wouldn’t have had the really tense, jaw dropping end that we had. A new layer to the Long Game has been revealed and it’s… Well I didn’t write me review until after reading the next book, so yeah, it’s exciting ‘kay?

And this is the part of the review that I remind you that you really must LISTEN to these books because of Marguerite Gavin’s truly awesome narration. She IS Kitty. Period. I don’t know if I’ll be able to listen to her narrate something else for quite a while actually lol.

And obviously I’ve read the next book, so watch for that review tomorrow 🙂

5 stars Flipping Fantastic
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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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Berls has been a book lover her whole life. She reads pretty much every genre and is currently working hard at making her childhood dream of becoming an author come true. She loves sharing her thoughts about books, blogging, and just random fun stuff. She's a challenge and read-a-thon junkie, so it's no wonder that she loves co-hosting the COYER reading challenge. Leave a comment, Berls is always happy to chat!

12 Responses to “Kitty Rocks the House by Carrie Vaughn #COYER review”

    • Berls

      Well, the series is over now, so you could do a binge read like I just did. and I do own the all on audio if you want to borrow 😉

    • Berls

      I know, I meant to do it but I got crazy busy. I started work this week – I have a Sunday post coming tomorrow for sure with a full update 🙂

      LOL well I thought it was going to be short but then my notes did their job and brought back a lot of thoughts!

    • Berls

      I wouldn’t be surprised if something new is coming – the last Kitty Norville book came out 8/2. I hope so at least!

    • Berls

      I had some ups and downs with the start of the series – I liked book 1, loved book 2, was not a fan of book 3… when I started again I reallygot addicted to Kitty though. Her character grows a lot after those first few books, so I’d recommend another try. I have all the books on audio – some are on my one drive and I can load others if you’d like 🙂

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