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Kitty Raises Hell

Friday, March 10, 2017

Kitty Raises Hell (2009) Carrie Vaughn

This is, essentially, the sequel to Kitty and the Dead Man’s Hand, but it’s reached the point in the series where more questions are being asked than answered (which is fine, as long as they’re not cliffhanger answers).

Tiamat is after Kitty, and something has followed her home from Vegas, bringing the fight to Denver. ALSO a paranormal TV show has come to Denver, looking at some of the haunted houses and areas, and Kitty decides to try and get them on the show. ALSO, TJ’s brother has followed his trail to Denver, and wants Kitty to lead him to his brother.

Like the previous book, there is a lot going on here (but not quite as much as before). Kitty and Ben are still working out their marriage, and to be honest, that’s one of my favorite things about this book and series–marriage isn’t all happily ever after. It’s work. And it’s nice to see books admitting that.

What all the stories and romances don’t say is that happily ever after doesn’t just happen. You have to work at it. You have to keep working at it.

Although it’s frustrating, I do like how Rick keeps much of his past a secret–and tease Kitty about it.

“Are you ever going to tell me the whole story?”

“It’s more fun watching your expression when I give it to you in bits and pieces.”

“Now, what does a vampire do with a computer? Keep track of investments? Send e-mail to other vampires as you all plot to take over the world?”

“I spend a lot of time on Wikipedia making corrections to the entries of historical figures I’ve known.”

I blinked at him. “Really?”

“No, Kitty. That was a joke.”

“Oh. Because, you know, maybe you should.”

That is a sense of humor. I do like that most of the loose ends from the previous story are tied up, but that we haven’t forgotten about important things happening in the background, such as Kitty’s Mom’s cancer treatment.

But this is another one of my not-favorite Kitty books, as far as the story goes.
Rating: 7/10

Published by Grand Central Publishing

Categories: Fantasy, Female, Paper, Reread, Supernatural
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