Release Date: June 28th, 2011
Kitty the werewolf is back in another great adventure from Carrie Vaughn! I’ve been a fan of this series for what seems like forever, and since this is Book 9, it’s been a few years! The Kitty series is one of those series that each time I pick up a new book, I feel like I’ve come home. I’m so in love with the characters and the world that each book is a much anticipated gem. Kitty’s Big Trouble is no exception! In Kitty’s Big Trouble, Kitty’s come across clues that may indicate William Tecumseh Sherman may have been a werewolf! If this is true, the implications could be huge! How many historical figures, especially war figures, were secretly werewolves, and what would that mean for us? While chasing the trail, Kitty comes across an ancient vampire in Dodge City, wearing a powerful amulet. Unfortunately, this amulet leads Kitty, her husband Ben (also a werewolf), and friend (and vamp hunter) Cormac, straight to an old enemy; one of themost powerful, and evil, vampires that Kitty’s ever dealt with. The trio travel to Chinatown to help their friend (and vampire) Anastasia, recover a powerful talisman from this old foe, and are lead into a hotbed of magic and Chinese mysticism.
Kitty’s Big Trouble is just a great adventure all the way around. Ms. Vaughn takes us into the underground tunnels beneath Chinatown where we’re introduced to powerful new friends, and foes. The authors pacing is wonderful, as always, and since these novels are told from Kitty’s POV, the action is always heated and immediate. Kitty and Ben’s romance and closeness always add warmth to the story, and the sexy, mysterious Cormac is always a welcome presence. Chinese mythology takes center stage in this installment, and you’ll be fascinated at the world underneath Chinatown. We also learn about Anastasia’s fascinating past, and meet some intriguing new friends. There’s plenty of rich back story in this series, but Kitty’s Big Trouble focused on the action, which is part of why this series is one of my favorites. Carrie Vaughn knows when to take a break in character development, spotlight what a great team Kitty, Ben, and Cormac make, then come back to the great character stuff in a later novel. To me, that’s what keeps a great series going! Carrie Vaughn hasn’t missed the mark for me yet, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Kitty and the gang!