We are only half way through Kitty Norville Month, *and I hope you’re all enjoying it so far* but I thought it would be a fun idea to hear from other fans of the Kitty series. What is it about this series they love so much and who are their favourite characters.
So, if you’ve read or are reading the Kitty books, tell us what you think in the comments – be careful not to leave spoilers though just in case others haven’t read the books yet!
Laura @ BookChickCity
Why do I like the Kitty series so much? I think it’s because of the character development. We watch Kitty grow from a frightened and abused young woman in ‘Kitty and the Midnight Hour’ to a tough, strong woman in her own right. Every book never fails to deliver a surprise and twist that you never see coming, and the pages just keep on turning! Plus, she has a super cool job, who wouldn’t love to be a DJ? I have to caveat my paragraph with the fact that I have only read as far as ‘Kitty and the Silver Bullet’, I have the next books sitting on my bookshelf, but at the moment the story of my life is too many books and too little time! But I really do want to read them soon as this is such a fab series. Although I do think Kitty’s made some slightly bad decisions in her love life. Let’s put it this way, I personally would have so chosen the other guy! And harbour a secret hope that she will split up from her current relationship in the books I haven’t read yet
Jess @ Happily Ever After – Reads
I love a smart, strong heroine and Kitty fits the bill perfectly. She’s a leader and someone who makes it very easy to cheer for. Also, being a radio DJ and hosting a late night talk show lends itself perfectly to her sarcastic wit. She’s quick with a joke, but her toughness and heart is the center of the series. My favorite character aside from Kitty is Ben. He’s been a supporting character from nearly the beginning and he’s come a long way since we first met him. His place in the series and in Kitty’s life is an important one and I look forward to seeing his story progress with each book. It’s a well rounded series, and one of my favorites in the urban fantasy world.
Grete @ BookThing!
I loved Kitty Norville from the first moment I picked up Kitty and the Midnight Hour. Carrie Vaughn has created a heroine that stands out in the crowd of urban fantasy female leads. As a character Kitty is both funny and sassy, while still managing to be compassionate, intelligent and thought provoking. I love the ironic humour in the books, which is typified by calling a werewolf Kitty in the first place. That brilliant humour runs as a thread right through the series. Kitty isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty, embraces what she is, and just gets on with things even if she makes mistakes. It makes for a very believable character who is easy to empathise with. Using a radio show as the backdrop gives these books a unique feeling and sets them apart from similar books in the genre, which tend to revolve around investigators for hire. The series as a whole is easy to read, fast paced and energetic, with Cormac and Ben complementing Kitty and making these great books the engaging read they are.
Mickey @ imabookshark
I’ve listened to the audiobook versions of all eight Kitty novels and really enjoyed them all. I appreciate Carrie Vaughn’s use of first person. When Kitty’s in wolf-form, though, Vaughn lets Kitty speak of her wolf using third person. Also, The radio show she puts on is an amusing centerpiece for these novels. Another favorite thing about this series is that it isn’t all sex and romance. The events are more about working through a mystery and stopping a villain than about explicit love scenes. Kitty novels are action and fun. My favorite character from the series is probably Cormac. Kitty is smart and brave herself, and she really runs the show brilliantly, but Cormac is a wonderful side character. He tries to be so badass. And the sexual tension between the two at first is undeniable, even if he’s out to hunt the very thing Kitty becomes on a full moon. He’s a bit edgy, just enough to still be likeable. He’s always turned out to be there for Kitty, too. Ben is great and all, but he’s so submissive. I guess he has to be, but Cormac is the rough cowboy compared to Ben’s timidity.
Gigi @ Down and Dirty, Lusty and Flirty
Hi there it’s Gigi from Down and Dirty, Lusty and Flirty and I signed up to write a paragraph about which character in the Kitty Norville series I like the best so here goes. I personally without a doubt love Kitty. I read this series as part of a BIG SERIES READ challenge that we did over at my goodreads group and I know its unoriginal but I just love Kitty the best. What I love the most about Kitty is her duality and her personal growth that she takes through the series. She has a very definite wolf side and a very definite human side and watching those play out in the series and in the way she eventually learns that she is only going to get stronger and be better by bring them together is what makes kitty a complex character and what makes me enjoy her the most. It’s the classic urban fantasy heroine journey, and I love it. Like I said I know its unoriginal and I know its probably a little cliche’ but my favorite character in the Kitty Norville Series has to be Kitty hands down.
Decadence @ Book Thingo
Each book shows Kitty growing as a character, learning to stand more and more on her own two feet (and sometimes four) and becomes a stronger person without turning into a martial arts expert warrior princess. She faces each new threat with a mix of sarcasm, intelligence and strength. Kitty is a likeable heroine surrounded by interesting secondary characters, but my favourite character is quiet, intense hitman Cormac, who brings a compelling conflict to all his scenes.
Mel S @ Mels Random Blogs
Kitty is a late night radio DJ and a werewolf. But what I love about Kitty most is that she isn’t like most UF heroines. Yes, she has a certain element of snark. She is independent. But she doesn’t have a destiny to fulfil. She has no unique powers. She didn’t ask to be a werewolf. She survived an attack and created as good a life for herself as she can. She is just a regular everyday werewolf struggling to find herself. She could, in fact, be anyone. This makes her more relatable and quite frankly more fun! However, my favourite character in the Kitty series is actually one that doesn’t appear very often – Denver police detective Jessi Hardin. She first appears in Kitty and the Midnight Hour and occasionally turns up, gradually getting to grips with the supernatural world and, more importantly to her, how to police it. Not exactly a friend to Kitty, she is a vanilla human who is more concerned with keeping Denver safe from criminals – whether they are things that go bump in the night or not! So far we haven’t seen a lot of Hardin’s personal life, but I’m hoping for a spin off series (please Carrie!) as I suspect there are hidden depths to this straight-laced detective still to be found!
Thanks guys for taking the time out of your busy schedules to write a paragraph about why you love the Kitty series – it was great to hear your thoughts!