KITTY GOES TO WASHINGTON (Kitty Norville #2)
by Carrie Vaughn
PUBLISHER: Gollancz (UK) | Warner Books (US)
RELEASE DATE: April 2008 (UK) | July 2006 (US)
FORMAT: Paperback, 321 pages
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
Celebrity werewolf and late-night radio host Kitty Norville prefers to be heard and not seen. So when she’s invited to testify at a Senate hearing on behalf of supernaturals, and her face gets plastered on national TV, she inherits a new set of friends, and enemies, including the vampire mistress of the city; an über-hot Brazilian were-jaguar; and a 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. (Goodreads)
KITTY GOES TO WASHINGTON is the second instalment in the Kitty Norville series by Carrie Vaughn. It pretty much beings where Kitty and the Midnight Hour finished.
Kitty is on the run after leaving her pack and abusive alphas. She’s moving from city to city, doing her radio show, The Midnight Hour as she travels. This time she ends up staying in Washington after agreeing to an interview with a senator. She’s also asked by the Vampire Mistress of the City to stay with her, which is a little awkward as Kitty doesn’t know or trust her.
There’s lots of political intrigue and Kitty is called to testify at a Senate hearing about supernaturals. Also, the creepy Elijah Smith who we meet in Kitty and the Midnight Hour is back and there’s a surprising twist to his story which was quite exciting.
There’s a little bit of romance but not with who I wanted it to be, which was a bit disappointing – it’s sure to come in subsequent books, right? Kitty also meets up with different Lyncanthropes, a were-fox and were-jaguar, and finds that harmony can be achieved to a point without a pack.
However, for me Kitty still has to move on with regards to her submission. She’s getting better but it’s still there. I want her to be independent and see her stand up for herself more, but she wants to submit to everyone who challenges her, which frustrates me.
Despite this slightly annoying personality trait, I am growing to really like Kitty, I feel as though she’s just working things out herself, she hasn’t been a werewolf long and I’m hoping we’ll soon see an amazing, determined, independent women who utilises her werewolf strengths.
I really enjoy Vaughn’s writing. It gives a definite sense of where Kitty is in her world and creates believable characters. I love all the secondary characters, especially Ben, her Lawyer and Cormac, a bounty hunter. We also get to meet other interesting characters in this book, although not all likable, such as an irritating reporter who keeps getting in Kitty’s face and asking intrusive questions and a scientist who’s researching supernaturals, who I dislike intensely and don’t trust at all, and rightly so after what he does to Kitty…
A really enjoyable second instalment. KITTY GOES TO WASHINGTON is jam-packed with action and mystery, and I’m interested in seeing how Kitty deals with things after all that has happened to her. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series, Kitty Takes A Holiday!
BOOKS IN SERIES ORDER
- Kitty and the Midnight Hour
- Kitty Goes to Washington
- Kitty Takes a Holiday
- Kitty and the Silver Bullet
- Kitty and the Dead Man’s Hand
- Kitty Raises Hell
- Kitty’s House of Horrors
- Kitty Goes to War
- Kitty’s Big Trouble
- Kitty Steals the Show
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