Series: Kitty Norville #11
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Tor on March 26, 2013
Cover Artist: Craig White
Reviewed by: Kristina
References to sex
On the heels of Kitty’s return from London, a new werewolf shows up in Denver, one who threatens to split the pack by challenging Kitty’s authority at every turn. The timing could not be worse; Kitty needs all the allies she can muster to go against the ancient vampire, Roman, if she’s to have any hope of defeating his Long Game. But there’s more to this intruder than there seems, and Kitty must uncover the truth, fast. Meanwhile, Cormac pursues an unknown entity wreaking havoc across Denver; and a vampire from the Order of St. Lazaurus tempts Rick with the means to transform his life forever.
KITTY ROCKS THE HOUSE proves that Kitty is one tough and creative werewolf. She’s trying to be a stern but fair alpha, dealing with the vampires’ Long Game, and hosting her radio show. The Kitty Norville series isn’t just foreboding vampire and werewolf politics but also has a quirky strain of humor especially with Kitty’s radio show callers. The at times bizarre callers are one of my favorite aspects of these books and KITTY ROCKS THE HOUSE does not disappoint with the oddball questions Kitty encounters. These radio sessions act as a kind of self therapy for Kitty and I enjoy the fact that she gets some answers on how to resolve things in her life.
One of the many things I love about Kitty is that while yes, she can hold her own in a fight, she chooses to use words and wit as a first defense. This less physical and even less aggressive approach bleeds into the way she runs her pack. I absolutely loved the way she resolved the conflict with a new werewolf threatening her power by using her resources, a touch of muscle when the going got tough, and a thinly veiled threat to head out of town.
I am really fascinated by this oncoming storm brewing and numerous alliances being made in anticipation of this epic war. This ominous plot line has been gradually building up for the past few books and in KITTY ROCKS THE HOUSE more vampire allies come to aid Kitty and Rick. With so many new characters coming out of the woodwork to either help or threaten Kitty I am hoping there is some grand payoff in the next book or two in regards to the Long Game.
KITTY ROCKS THE HOUSE is an excellent addition to the Kitty Norville series and has me itching to read the next book, KITTY IN THE UNDERWORLD, out July 30th 2013 by Tor Books. No matter what happens I know it will be handled brilliantly with Kitty and her motley band of friends and family.