5Bat! Review: Kitty Saves the World (Kitty Norville #14) by Carrie Vaughn

August 11, 2015 Review 1

5Bat! Review: Kitty Saves the World (Kitty Norville #14) by Carrie VaughnKitty Saves the World by Carrie Vaughn
Narrator: Marguerite Gavin
Series: Kitty Norville #14
Published by Tor on August 4th, 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 318
Length: 8 hours and 11 minutes
Source: NetGalley
Sexual Content: Kissing
5 Stars

The final novel in the New York Times bestselling series

It’s all come down to this, following the discoveries made by Cormac in Low Midnight, Kitty and her allies are ready to strike. But, when their assassination attempt on the evil vampire Dux Bellorum fails, Kitty finds herself running out of time. The elusive vampire lord has begun his apocalyptic end game, and Kitty still doesn’t know where he will strike.

Meanwhile, pressure mounts in Denver as Kitty and her pack begin to experience the true reach of Dux Bellorum’s cult. Outnumbered and outgunned at every turn, the stakes have never been higher for Kitty. She will have to call on allies both old and new in order to save not just her family and friends, but the rest of the world as well.

It's always a bittersweet affair when one of your favorite series comes to a close. I've been listening to the Kitty Norville series for the past three years, so I haven't been following the series since its inception, but it still feels like it's over too soon. That being said I was worried when Carrie Vaughn introduced the idea of "the long game" that the series would start to drag or become repetitive. I did not ever find that too be the case, and I feel that KITTY SAVES THE WORLD is the perfect ending to such an amazing series.

I'm amazed at how well Carrie Vaughn put together the final book in the Kitty Norville series. There were so many things that I wanted to see happen, and I'm pretty sure that all of them happened. The book starts out where Kitty has always belonged, behind the microphone on her talk show. Kitty's talk shows have always been a highlight of every book for me. I was so fascinated with the original idea of a werewolf talk show host, and that was why I loved the first book, Kitty and the Midnight Hour, so much.

If you had a favorite character in the series, that hadn't died, than you're almost guaranteed to see that character in KITTY SAVES THE WORLD. For me Kitty Norville has always been about the characters, watching them grow and seeing new ones come into play. So I was worried that some of my favorite characters wouldn't get an appearance in the last book, just because there were so many characters in this series. Carrie Vaughn did an great job of bringing all the characters back together and giving them all important roles to help Kitty stop Roman and the apocalypse.

I could go on for many paragraphs about this book. I'm often disappointed with the final book of a series. There are so many things that I want to see and so many plots to tie up, most authors just don't do it that well. Carrie Vaughn wrapped up all the major plot lines and pulled everything together in the end.  KITTY SAVES THE WORLD is probably my favorite final book in any series that I've read. I highly recommend KITTY SAVES THE WORLD.

Notes on the Audiobook: Though I did receive and ARC copy of KITTY SAVES THE WORLD. I still had to listen to it as well when the audiobook came out. I've listened to every other Kitty book so I couldn't not listen to the last one. Marguerite Gavin does an amazing job with these series, and her voice will always be Kitty's in my mind. The only thing that could make the audio better is if they actually played Bad Moon Rising before the Midnight Hour.

Series Titles:
  1. Kitty and the Midnight Hour
  2. Kitty Goes to Washington
  3. Kitty Takes a Holiday
  4. Kitty and the Silver Bullet
  5. Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand
  6. Kitty Raises Hell
  7. Kitty's House of Horrors
  8. Kitty Goes to War
  9. Kitty's Big Trouble
  10. Kitty Steals the Show
  11. Kitty Rocks the House
  12. Kitty in the Underworld
  13. Low Midnight
  14. Kitty Saves the World
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If you're looking for a series like Kitty but with vampires try Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill.

One Response to “5Bat! Review: Kitty Saves the World (Kitty Norville #14) by Carrie Vaughn”

  1. Dawn Chartier

    I keep hearing great things about this series. I really need to buy the first book and get hooked already. LOL

    Great review.