Saturday, March 21, 2009

Review: Kitty and the Midnight Hour

Summary: Kitty Norville is a midnight-shift DJ for a Denver radio station and a werewolf in the closet. Her new late-night advice show for the supernaturally disadvantaged is a raging success, but it's Kitty who can use some help. With one sexy werewolf-hunter and a few homicidal undead on her tail, Kitty may have bitten off more than she can chew? -- Grand Central

I am going to preface this review by saying that KITTY AND THE MIDNIGHT HOUR by Carrie Vaughn is not a book that I would normally read. However, I decided to "go a little crazy" and sign up for the March Book Blog tour for the Kitty Norville werewolf series. As part of touring books five and six, Hachette sent me all six books in the series. I have to admit that I was a little concerned about reading all six books if I didn't like the premise. I shouldn't have been worried because I am thoroughly enjoying this series.

I am so glad that I went out of my comfort zone and picked up this book -- I was pleasantly surprised by this novel. KITTY AND THE MIDNIGHT HOUR is Book 1 in this series, and it does a great job of setting up the story and the characters. The book was a very quick read for me, and (much to my surprise) I found that I didn't want to put the book down. I actually read this book in less than a day! I can't remember ever reading any werewolf books before, but I have to say that I am hooked.

One of the things that I really liked about this book were the characters. I thought Ms. Vaughn did a fantastic job of portraying Kitty. The book is told in first person narrative by her, and I loved learning her feelings and insecurities about being a werewolf. I was very surprised by how much I liked Kitty and how normal she seemed (except for her ability to change into a werewolf.) I also thought Ms. Vaughn showed Kitty's internal conflict about her werewolf nature in a very convincing way.

Since my intent is to post a Kitty book review a day until the blog tour, I'm going to end my review here -- I know you're thinking that it might be my shortest review ever! I need to save some of the things I like about these books to discuss in my future reviews.


bermudaonion said...

I didn't sign up for this tour because it's out of my comfort zone, too. Sounds like I should have stretched myself. I'm glad you're enjoying the series.

Kelly (AKA bookfool) said...

I'm reading Kitty Raises Hell now, and I've enjoyed all of them. Some, more than other, but still they're all a lot of fun.

Beth F said...

I knew I should have signed up, but I hate reading books out of order and didn't want to read the whole series so quickly.

Can't wait to read the other review and eventually get started on the series myself.

Amy said...

I'm glad you've enjoyed it Julie! Now hopefully you'll read some vampire books, too?

nbbaker1102 said...

I haven't done werewolf books, but I've been into the vampire series books, lately. Maybe I should try another supernatural creature