Sunday, April 11, 2010

Kitty's House of Horrors by Carrie Vaughn

In the latest installment of the Kitty Norville series, Kitty finds herself agreeing to be a part of a "supernatural reality television show." Kitty is shipped out to the middle of nowhere along with a variety of others that have ties to the supernatural world including some characters from previous books. But what starts out as a relaxing getaway for Kitty quickly changes into something more dark and dangerous as cast members begin dying and there is no way to reach the outside world.

This is quickly becoming one of my favorite urban fantasy series. Kitty is an awesome main character: she isn't afraid to be herself around anyone and she doesn't apologize for it. The situation that Kitty found herself in was definitely unique and added up to make a tense and edgy atmosphere within the story. I liked that we got to see more from characters from previous novels even if Ben wasn't in this one that much. And I love Kitty's husband Ben! In fact, I really like the fact that Kitty is married as it is highly unusual within urban fantasy series. I can't think of any other married main characters in urban fantasy off of the top of my head. The book itself was fast paced and intense and was definitely hard to put down. I flew through it and it left me wanting more. More of Kitty and her adventures please!!! This is one of the VERY few series that I am caught up in and now I'm waiting impatiently for the next Kitty novel.

All in all, a great addition to this wonderful series. I've seen a few negative reviews of this book and I have to say how important it is to read this series in order. The character growth makes these books great and probably affects readers who haven't read all of the books. But of course that is just my opinion...and I say that I highly recommend this entire series :)

Disclosure- I requested this one from the library as soon as it came out...I just couldn't wait :)
*I read this book for the following challenges:
Speculative Fiction Challenge
100+ Reading Challenge
Support Your Library Challenge
"V" Author for the A-Z Challenge (personal)

And here are links to the other books that I've read from this series if you want to check them out:


  1. Whenever I visit your site, I am tempted to read some urban fantasy. This book, and in fact this series, sound very intriguing. Thanks for a terrific review.

  2. I love the premise of this -- I am laughing out loud over the supernatural reality show. It's so weird, I can actually imagine it happening. :-) I'm not much into urban fantasy, but visiting your blog inspires me to want to read some.

  3. I read all of the Kitty books one after the other last year. Glad to hear there's a new book out! Yay!

  4. I've always enjoyed reading how much you love this series...I truly would like to read #1!

  5. Suko- You really should give urban fantasy a try. It is quite addicting :)

    Stephanie- Isn't it a hoot? I hope you do read urban fantasy at some point...I had never read any of it until I started blogging myself.

    Lightheaded- I did too but I had to space them out a bit so I didn't burn out on the series.

    Tribute Books- Definitely a good read!

    Staci- I would lend you my copy but a coworker has it right now :)


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