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Monday, June 13, 2011

Review: Kitty Raises Hell by Carrie Vaughn


Title: Kitty Raises Hell
Author: Carrie Vaughn
Series: Kitty Norville, book 6
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Format: E-book
*Warning: This review contains spoilers from previous books of this series*
“Kitty Norville and Ben thought that they had left their problems in Vegas. What they should have realized is that vampire priestesses and lycanthropes don't forgive and forget: They unleashed flaming balls of revenge. To protect her pack of werewolves, Kitty seeks the help of TV paranormal investigators, but ultimately her survival and those of the creatures she's sworn to protect rests in the outstretched hands of her and her allies.”
Kitty Raises Hell is book six in the Kitty Norville series by Carrie Vaughn.

After events in Kitty and the Dead Man’s Hand (book 5) newlyweds Kitty and Ben are back in Denver, thinking they have left Las Vegas problems behind not knowing that the problems have followed them home.
But when the door of their restaurant is vandalized with the word Tiamet burned on it, they realize things are not over with the feline lycanthrope sect of Las Vegas.
Couple of nights later during a full moon night, the pack is running together when they feel an evil presence and the smell of brimstone. One of the pack members is attacked by a no corporeal entity; thanks to Kitty’s prompt reaction nothing serious happens. Kitty doesn’t know what is attacking them or how to stop it.
Kitty asks Ricky for help, but he doesn’t know what is attacking the pack or how to help her.
A group of known paranormal investigators from a national TV show is coming to Denver to make a show about the most famous haunted places in the city. When Kitty learns about this she thinks whom better than them to help her with her investigation. After contacting them with the excuse of her program they agree to meet her and later on they agree to do a joint TV/radio program. During the recording of the program they are attacked by the same entity of previous nights. Now the paranormal investigators have seen something more real than anything they had experience in any previous investigations, and in the name of research they accept to help Kitty.
But this thing is bigger and meaner than anything and everything they all have seen before and maybe this time Kitty is in way over her head.

I love Kitty Norville series but after reading the previous book, Kitty and the Dead Man’s Hand I found myself a little bit dispirited. I even considered to stop reading the series all together, but after some encouraging from some Twitter pals I decided to give it another chance and I’m glad I did it, Kitty Raises Hell restored my faith in Mrs. Vaughn and this series.

Kitty has gone through some difficult times, but those experiences have forged the woman she is now. She is trying to be the best Alpha for her pack, even though sometimes the responsibility of so many lives is a bit overwhelming for her she takes the reins of the situation and looks for solutions. Kitty has grown a lot since first book but still she has a long way to go.

Ben is also changing; he is not the beta male he was; now he is unconsciously embracing his alpha side. He is also Kitty’s support and safe haven.

Ben and Kitty’s relationship has developed slowly; their love has grown thanks to their day by day interactions. They don’t have one of those passionate relationships that steam the pages; they are just good for each other. They made themselves feel safe and complement each other perfectly.

In Kitty Raises Hell we see again characters from previous books and meet other nice and no so nice ones.

One of my favorite supporting characters in this book is Rick. I don’t know why but he is one of those characters that make me feel sad for him. I think he cares and admires Kitty and is a real friend to her, but just time would tell if I’m right.

The plot in Kitty Raises Hell was creepy, scary and enjoyable. The story moved at a good pace making it on of those page-turners difficult to put down books.

This is a series with a very complex paranormal world, with all kind of creatures “from the dark” and in this installment Mrs. Vaughn surprises us with even more weird, unexpected and out of the ordinary beings.

I really loved Kitty Raises Hell and plan to continue being faithful to this series. With its more ups than downs Kitty Norville is a good urban fantasy series, I am positive any fan of this genre is sure to enjoy. Kitty Raises Hell is not a stand-alone, I recommend you to read the books in this series in order.

My Verdict: 5 Paws


Other books in the series
Kitty and the Midnght Hour
Kitty Goes to Washington
Kitty Takes a Holiday
Kitty and the Silver Bullet
Kitty and the Dead Man’s Hand
Kitty Raises Hell
Kitty’s House of Horrors
Kitty Goes to War
Kitty’s Big Trouble
Kitty Steals the Show (2012)

Other reviews Goodreads

5 comments:

  1. Next book will be the best so far. Although I haven't read Kitty's big trouble yet.

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  2. Wow. 5 stars! You know what that tells me? That I really need to read this series!

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  3. Kara-Karina I really like this series even though sometimes I'would like Kitty to be a little bit more kiss ass. I hope to read next book soon.

    Julie This series are good, you may enjoy it. The only problem is the quality of the book is not constant. There are good books and not good ones.

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  4. I haven't heard much about this series until recently even though they've been out for a few years. I am placing book one on my list right now to check out soon! I see a trip to the used bookstore in my future.

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  5. Deanna, It's great you can see the future, lol. I hope you like it when you get to read it. :)

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