Title: Kitty Goes to Washington (Kitty Norville, Book 2)
Author: Carrie Vaughn
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (July 1, 2006)
Genre: Fiction / Fantasy / Vampire / Werewolf
Edition: Paperback - many thanks to the publisher (Hachette Book Group) for sending me a copy to review
Perfect for : Personal reading, anyone who likes vampire or werewolf stories
In a nutshell: In Kitty Goes to Washington, Carrie Vaughn has continued adding dimensions to Kitty's life as new characters and places are introduced to the series (there are currently six books available). Book two finds Kitty wandering the United States as she broadcasts her show from different radio stations each week as a result of leaving Carl's pack. She is also called to a hearing in the Senate that is looking into recent research regarding supernatural beings. Her life is abruptly changed as she goes from behind the mike to being in front of cameras. She becomes a recognizable figure, which brings with it supporters as well as those who don't like her. While staying in Washington D.C., she is invited to stay with the area's vampire mistress, and she meets a group of lycanthropes (were-animals) without a pack or pack alpha. With a little help, Kitty also finds out the truth about Elijah Smith and his followers.
Extended Review: Kitty Norville continues to host The Midnight Hour remotely, even going as far as televising a show from a silver-lined cell while she is held against her will during a full moon.
Without a pack of her own, Kitty must carefully choose her friends and allies as she explores Washington D.C. and waits to testify in front of the Senate.
Characters: Old favorites return in the form of Kitty, Cormac and Ben. We are also introduced to Alette, the vampire mistress of the city and her companion Leo, as well as Luis, a were-jaguar. At the forefront of the Senate hearings is Senator Duke and Dr. Flemming.
Story-Line: This is another well-developed and fast-paced book that is sure to keep the readers interest.
Readability: A fun and easy read.
Overall: A great sequel to Kitty and The Midnight Hour! Fans of the first book are sure to love this one while continuing to learn more about were-animals and vampires.
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.
We have Beth from Tampa on the line. Hello.
About the Author: (from the publisher's site)
Carrie Vaughn had the nomadic childhood of the typical Air Force brat, with stops in California, Florida, North Dakota, Maryland, and Colorado. She holds a Masters in English Literature and collects hobbies-fencing and sewing are currently high on the list. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
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