Kitty Steals The Show- Carrie Vaughn

Written By: Kellie - Aug• 15•12

Synopsis: Kitty has been tapped as the keynote speaker for the First International Conference on Paranatural Studies, taking place in London. The conference brings together scientists, activists, protestors, and supernatural beings from all over the world—and Kitty, Ben, and Cormac are right in the middle of it.

Master vampires from dozens of cities have also gathered in London for a conference of their own. With the help of the Master of London, Kitty gets more of a glimpse into the Long Game—a power struggle among vampires that has been going on for centuries—than she ever has before. In her search for answers, Kitty has the help of some old allies, and meets some new ones, such as Caleb, the alpha werewolf of the British Isles. The conference has also attracted some old enemies, who’ve set their sights on her and her friends.

All the world’s a stage, and Kitty’s just stepped into the spotlight. -Goodreads

Review: Wow! Book 10 of the Kitty Norval series and I’m still thoroughly hooked. I preordered this book (my only preorder of the year so far) but for some reason this series never makes it to Chapters/Indigo stores by release week so when my copy didn’t make it to my doorstep before I left for the cottage I had to do the TOTALLY REASONABLE thing and buy a digital copy as well.

Kitty Steals the Show has our main trio (Kitty, her husband Ben and is cousin Cormac) going to London, England for the first ever conference on paranormal activities. This made for a great excuse to go back and visit characters from previous books in the series (which was especially fitting for the tenth book) so while the story did need to jump around a bit, it was a lot of fun to read. In traditional Kitty fashion we also get to meet some really fun new characters as well. I don’t know how Carrie Vaughn comes up with all these quirky supernatural personalities but they’re great.

Obviously the title character is the best fleshed out of the group and she is always the first to come to my mind when thinking about character growth. This girl has come so far from the submissive, bottom of the pack wolf that she was in Kitty and the Midnight Hour. Now she makes it her business to push other peoples buttons and say what no one else will, usually with a solid handful of colorful language.

The other character I want to touch on briefly is Cormac who is FINALLY beginning to grow on me. He has never really been a favorite of mine (and in every book I’m grateful he didn’t end up being the love interest) as he is incredibly sullen all of the time and always seems to be skulking in the shadows with no access to a sense of humor… BUT, I am finally appreciating him as part of Kitty and Ben’s family. He is who they is and they love him regardless. He also managed to grow a bit himself in this book but I will leave that for you to read about.

I recently read an interview with Carrie Vaughn where she suggested that there was no end in site for Kitty which is really great news. This book does a lot in moving the overall storyline forward so there is no risk of this series getting stagnant any time soon. Change is coming and it’s going to be epic. I will keep reading this series for as long as they keep showing up at my book store, albeit a bit late.

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