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Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn ~ Book Review

Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn ~ Book ReviewAuthor: Carrie Vaughn
Title: Kitty and The Midnight Hour
Series: Kitty Norville #1
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 288
Release Date: January 9th 2007
Genres: Urban Fantasy

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.
Format: Paperback
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KITTY AND THE MIDNIGHT HOUR is the first book in the Kitty Norville series by Carrie Vaughn.

POV: fist, third when in wolf form

Tense: past

Setting: Denver, CO

Sexual Content: kissing, sex discussed

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Kitty and the Midnight Hour had been on my TBR for years. I finally got around to reading it, and I really enjoyed the story.

For the first half or so of the book, I was worried I wasn’t going to be able to get through it, because Kitty was so submissive. Although her behavior was realistic for a wolf with low rank in the pack, I thought she had very little self-esteem as a person. I was hoping for character growth; Carrie Vaughn did not disappoint me. By the end of the book, I was pleased with Kitty’s ability to stand up for herself.

I thought the beginning was a little slow getting to the point of the story. By page 45, I could see a mystery forming, and I was hooked. It got even more exciting at page 70, when a caller arrives at the studio and tries to attack her.

If you haven’t read this book yet, I’ll tell you that there isn’t anything too disturbing other than some bad language and graphic descriptions of crime scenes. I had heard it was the kind of book that makes some people cringe, but I didn’t think that was the case. Maybe other books in the series are like that; I’ll have to find out.

The ending was fairly open. There was a little closure, but a lot of the threads aren’t resolved. I wouldn’t go as far as saying it’s a cliffhanger, though.

I don’t have any complaints about Kitty and the Midnight Hour other than the slow beginning.  I will definitely read more books in this series.


Jen Schaper
I am a mom of three kids, a wife, and a wannabe author. For Books That Hook, I review books, create features and discussions, design the website, and do all the administrative stuff.

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