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Sunday, 13 March 2011

Review: KITTY AND THE MIDNIGHT HOUR

Kitty And The Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn
Book 1 of the Kitty Norville series

Genre: adult urban fantasy

About Kitty And The Midnight Hour:
Kitty Norville is a midnight-shift DJ for a Denver radio station?and a werewolf in the closet. Her new late-night advice show for the supernaturally disadvantaged is a raging success, but it?s Kitty who can use some help. With one sexy werewolf-hunter and a few homicidal undead on her tail, Kitty may have bitten off more than she can chew.
Source: Info in the About Kitty And The Midnight Hour was taken from http://www.tatteredcover.com/book/9780446616416 on 30/04/2010.

My Thoughts:
I picked this book up because there was so many people who recommended the series to me. Secondly, because it is an urban fantasy book. The thing I liked most about the book is the story telling quality. The author has a very compelling "voice". The story though did not have a clear structure. So much so that the entire book felt like it was just an introduction to the world of Kitty Norville. A history lesson. A history lesson told in a compelling way, but history lesson, none the less. The ending therefore didn't so much close the story as start the next book. I didn't get my satisfying ending. And that is one of the reasons that this book got a less than 4 rating even if the author seems to be a talented story teller. Maybe that is why I like Jim Butcher so much because he always delivers a satisfying ending to every book in his series. And another thing about this book is that it broke my heart. I'm not giving out spoilers so will not tell you why... so might not pick this series again until my broken heart has healed...

Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 4
Story itself = 3
Ending = 3
World building = 3.5
Cover art = 3
Pace = 3.5

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 cherries


I would like to thank disney.co.uk for hosting a contest and making it possible for me to win prize(s) received, including this book.

3 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Nice review :)

Blodeuedd said...

I have it on my shelf, and I will try to read it soon...I'll try at least ;)

Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} said...

Great review! I LOVE this series! it just gets better and better!

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