Series Discussion: Kitty Norville

Written By: Kellie - Aug• 04•11


I wasn’t going to write any blog posts during each authors actual week… I’m supposed to be indulging in rereads of old favorites that I wouldn’t otherwise get back too with the constant growing TBR pile as well as stocking up on a couple weeks of reviews for when I go back to school… But today, in the spirit of the week I picked up Kitty and the Midnight Hour! I read the latest edition pretty recently so it was really interesting to see how it got from there to here. So interesting I just had to sit down and start blathering about it.

For anyone who has read the latest book, Kitty’s Big Trouble, you know that one of the big questions is whether any major historical figures are in any way supernatural, specifically General T. Sherman. So I found it pretty interesting that that theory was mentioned in the very first book. Reading this first book again has put a whole new batch in my head, of questions I want to ask Carrie. Mostly about how/if she planned this series out when she first started it.

Also, rereading the first book drew a lot of attention to what made me fall in love with this series in the first place, Kitty. Specifically Kitty in the early books. She’s just so drastically different from most UF heroines. When this series starts, she’s not even in charge of her own life. She’s not someone who anyone would look up to or want to be. What all this means is that she has a long way to go. Originally the appeal was how unexpected Kitty was as a literary lead, but now it’s just so cool to see how far she’s come.

I know I had more I wanted to say while I was reading, but I was too sucked in to the book to jot anything down. Doh! Well, I can always come back to this later on. For now… I love these books, I hope the series goes on for ever and I’d love to hear your thoughts. Hurrah!

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  1. I really loved the early books in this series. But I have cooled off towards it lately. I just don’t feel as invested in the stories as I used to (with the notable exception of Kitty’s House of Horrors.) Plus, the resolution of the Kitty-Cormac-Ben thing has been very disappointing. And I really don’t like the explanation of Cormac’s new powers.

    It’s hard for a fan when a series doesn’t go where you want it to. I still read them, but not with the same enthusiasm.

    • Kellie says:

      Heh, for me the resolution of the Kitty-Cormac-Ben thing was awesome… I never really liked the idea of Kitty and Cormac together, and I have a habit of never rooting for the right love interest so I was pretty pleased with how it all worked out.

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