Kitty’s Big Trouble is the ninth installment to Kitty Norville from Carrie Vaughn. First released June 28th 2011 by Tor Books in US and July 14th 2011 by Gollancz in UK, this 322 pages novel had a lot more action in it than the previous ones. Any books from this urban fantasy paranormal series about werewolf can be read as a standalone book but I recommend you to read from the first book.
Kitty’s Big Trouble (Kitty Norville #9) Summary
Kìtty Norvìlle ìs back and ìn more trouble than ever. Her recent run-ìn wìth werewolves traumatìzed by the horrors of war has made her start wonderìng how long the US government mìght have been covertly usìng werewolves ìn combat. Have any famous names ìn our own hìstory mìght have actually been supernatural? She’s got suspìcìons about Wìllìam Tecumseh Sherman. Then an ìntervìew wìth the rìght vampìre puts her on the traìl of Wyatt Earp, vampìre hunter.
But her ìnvestìgatìons lead her to a clue about enìgmatìc vampìre Roman and the mysterìous Long Game played by vampìres through the mìllennìa. That, plus a call for help from a powerful vampìre ally ìn San Francìsco, suddenly puts Kìtty and her frìends on the supernatural chessboard, pìeces ìn dangerously actìve play. And Kìtty Norvìlle ìs never content to be a pawn
Kitty’s Big Trouble (Kitty Norville #9) Review and Recommendation
After finding out that the military has an interest in werewolves, Kitty starts digging around to see what famous people may have been similarly afflicted when she gets a call from Anastasia who is in San Francisco trying to hunt down an object of immense power before Roman can find it and she needs help because he’s in town as well. Of course, Kitty goes out to help with Ben and Cormac following along.
Being very familiar with the area I was looking forward to this one but I found that the story got a little messy. Chinese gods are now involved, without which Kitty and company would not have survived which was a little odd. It just didn’t flow as well as previous books did and I hope that this will not be a recurring theme. I enjoyed the book but it wasn’t the best of the series.
Any books from this series can be read as a standalone book but I recommend you to read from the first book to get involve deeper to the world and the story.
Kitty Norville Series main books in release order:
1. Kitty and the Midnight Hour
2. Kitty Goes to Washington
3. Kitty Takes a Holiday
4. Kitty and the Silver Bullet
5. Kitty and the Dead Man’s Hand
6. Kitty Raises Hell
7. Kitty’s House of Horrors
8. Kitty Goes to War
9. Kitty’s Big Trouble
10. Kitty Steals the Show
Kitty Norville Series companion books:
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe (Kitty Norville #2.2) and Kitty’s Greatest Hits (short stories)