URBAN ENEMIES is a pretty fun romp into the twisted minds of the bad guys from various urban fantasy series. There were of course some characters who I had no clue about. Luckily each story starts off with a general summary of the series the character(s) appear in so there was some idea of what was going on.
Author: Carrie Vaughn
Martians Abroad has a great premise. Kids who were born and grew up on Mars coming to Earth for school. Boarding school stories are a little over done, but they can still turn out to be great. However, as I started to read Martians Abroad I realized that a lot of the problem with the story was the original premise.
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, and it feels like it’s over too soon. That being said I was worried that 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.
The book Kitty Norville fans (or maybe just me) have been waiting for, LOW MIDNIGHT tells a story from Cormac’s point of view. If you’re expecting a Kitty story, you’ll be disappointed. Kitty is still present, but this is basically Cormac taking the reins, and having his own adventure.
KITTY IN THE UNDERWORLD was a hard book for me to write about since I didn’t know exactly how I felt about it at the end. There were issues with its pacing and lack of moving forward yet I still felt very positive about this series moving forward. What keeps me coming back are the complex yet down to earth
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.
One thing I like about Kitty Norville that she is excellent at talking herself out of situations and getting people to see her side of things. She’s forced to rely on that skill a lot in KITTY STEALS THE SHOW as she gets into more trouble with vampires by constantly asking questions she probably shouldn’t.
Title: Kitty’s Big Trouble Author: Carrie Vaughn Series: Kitty Norville #9 Cover Art: Craig White Genre: Urban Fantasy Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Julia Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Tor Books; June 28, 2011 ISBN-10: 0765365650 ISBN-13: 978-0765365651 Sexual Content: References to sex. Rating: Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list. Description Kitty Norville is back and in more trouble than ever. Her recent run-in with werewolves traumatized by the horrors of war has made her start wondering how long the US government might have been covertly using werewolves in… Read more »
*This title will be released on April 12, 2011* Title: After the Golden Age Author: Carrie Vaughn Series: N/A Cover Art: Peter Lutjen Genre: Urban Fantasy Excerpt: Yes Source: Publisher Reviewed by: Abigail Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (April 12, 2011) ISBN-10: 0765325551 ISBN-13: 978-0765325556 Sexual Content: Kissing. References to sex My Rating: Okay – Somewhat disappointing with significant flaws. Library/swap/borrow if you want. Description Can an accountant defeat a supervillain? Celia West, only daughter of the heroic leaders of the superpowered Olympiad, has spent the past few years estranged from her parents and their high-powered… Read more »
Book Description When Evie Walker goes home to spend time with her dying father, she discovers that his creaky old house in Hope’s Fort, Colorado, is not the only legacy she stands to inherit. Hidden behind the old basement door is a secret and magical storeroom, a place where wondrous treasures from myth and legend are kept safe until they are needed again. The magic of the storeroom prevents access to any who are not intended to use the items. But just because it has never been done does not mean it cannot be done. And there are certainly… Read more »