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Review: Kitty Goes to WashingtonKitty Goes to Washington (Kitty Norville #2) by Carrie Vaughn
Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
Published by Tantor Media on Jul 23, 2009
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook from Purchased
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: four-stars

The country's only celebrity werewolf, late-night radio host Kitty Norville prefers to be heard, not seen. But when she's invited to testify at a Senate hearing on behalf of supernaturals, her face gets plastered on national television.

Kitty has been in hot water before, but jumping into the D.C. underworld brings a new set of problems---and a new set of friends and enemies, including the vampire mistress of the city; a super-hot Brazilian were-jaguar; and a paranoid, Bible-thumping senator who wants to expose Kitty as a monster. Kitty quickly learns that in this city of dirty politicians and backstabbing pundits, everyone's itching for a fight.

In a refreshing twist on the usual super confident alpha heroine featured in most urban fantasy series, Kitty Norville is not any of those things yet. She wants to be, kind of, but is more of a wary, submissive shifter.

This book saw a lot of growth in Kitty towards that confident personality. When she goes to Washington to testify at a Senate hearing, things seem to happening, good and bad, and just keep escalating. She has run ins with the local vampires, shifters, and even the government agency that is focus of the Senate hearing.

With all that action, there is still the appearance of great characters, new and old. I loved learning more about Ben and Cormac. The werewolf Fritz was quite a surprise and a delight to meet.

I listened to the audiobook, and just like when I listened to the first book, the narration fit extremely well. The voice had the right tone and attitude and was simply Kitty.

Overall, I quite liked this book, and look forward to continuing in the series. It will be interesting to see where Kitty goes next, and whether she ever grows into the alpha she truly deserves to be.

  4 Responses to “Review: Kitty Goes to Washington”

  1. Intriguing. Kitty seems like a rather ‘tame’ name for a werewolf, but I suppose there’s a reason for that. TBR’d on GoodReads.

    • Yes, Kitty is definitely an odd name for a werewolf, and it is remarked upon by almost everyone she meets, often with a touch of humour.

  2. I think this was my favorite of the series. There were a couple more good ones after it then it got too ‘serial’ for my liking; losing the big plot in exchange for random exploits.

    • It’s too bad the series loses the overall arc. I think that often happens when there are more books than originally planned, or when the overall arc is concluded. It can be hard to figure out where to go next if everything feels done. Glad to hear there are a few more good ones since I do really like Kitty.

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