Kitty's Big Trouble (Kitty Norville Series #9)

Kitty's Big Trouble (Kitty Norville Series #9)

by Carrie Vaughn
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Kitty's Big Trouble (Kitty Norville Series #9) by Carrie Vaughn

Kitty Norville is back and in more trouble than ever. Her recent run-in with werewolves traumatized by the horrors of war has made her start wondering how long the US government might have been covertly using werewolves in combat. Have any famous names in our own history might have actually been supernatural? She's got suspicions about William Tecumseh Sherman. Then an interview with the right vampire puts her on the trail of Wyatt Earp, vampire hunter.

But her investigations lead her to a clue about enigmatic vampire Roman and the mysterious Long Game played by vampires through the millennia. That, plus a call for help from a powerful vampire ally in San Francisco, suddenly puts Kitty and her friends on the supernatural chessboard, pieces in dangerously active play. And Kitty Norville is never content to be a pawn. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780575098688
Publisher: Gollancz, Victor Limited
Publication date: 07/28/2011
Series: Kitty Norville Series , #9

About the Author

Carrie Vaughn is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kitty Norville books, including Kitty Goes to War and Kitty and the Midnight Hour. She is also the author of the standalone novels After the Golden Age and Discord's Apple, and the young adult books Voice of Dragons and Steel. Vaughn had the nomadic childhood of the typical Air Force brat, with stops across the country from California to Florida. She earned her B.A. from Occidental College in Los Angeles, and a master's in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has worked as a Renaissance Festival counter wench, a theater usher, an editor, a buyer at an independent bookstore, and an administrative assistant. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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Kitty's Big Trouble 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 123 reviews.
soltari More than 1 year ago
The plot of this book was great as always. Kitty is thrust into a situation to protect the one sshe loves, and satisfies some of her curiosity along the way. I loved the story itself. However, the book was only 194 pages total, and it cost more that the books in this series normally do. I honestly feel ripped off. The whole story seemed to keep circling back to the same place and situations as well. Pros: great plot, great characters, great writing style Cons: very short, repetitive I love the author and stories and look forward to more, longer books.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Kitty Norville, alpha pack werewolf and radio show host of the talk show Midnight Hour, is curious as to what roles did the supernatural play in American History. At present she tries to prove that General William T. Sherman was a were, but all efforts to find answers seem blocked. She did learn from her vampire friend Rick that Wyatt Earp was a vampire. She and her husband Ben go to Dodge City to see if they can verify the Earp claim, but encounter a vampire who dies in front of them. The deceased was wearing a Roman coin around his neck; which means he was controlled by the evil vampire Roman. Vampire Anastasia asks Kitty to visit her in San Francisco because Roman is there looking for the powerful artifact Dragon's Tear. She needs Kitty, Ben and his cousin Cormac to distract Roman while Anastasia obtains the relic. When Kitty shows Anastasia the coin worn by the dead vampire, the Bay area vamp shows her the exact coin. She says Roman is close to possessing Dragon's Tear, which will enable him to build an invincible army. Prevention is no longer an option; as they must risk their lives to take the artifact from the malevolent vampire. Kitty's latest adventures starts off with en entertaining look at history from a paranormal perspective, but quickly turns into a deadly threat to their wellbeing. Gender bender role switches as Kitty is the alpha and Ben the submissive beta in their pack (and relationship); her confidence in her skills including leadership grows. Humans know that the others exist, but most keep their distance as the vampires and weres have their old alien cultures. Series fans will enjoy the latest urban fantasy entry (see Kitty Goes to War) as Kitty and cohorts battle evil. Harriet Klausner
Lana55 More than 1 year ago
While this book is a bit repetitive of Kitty's theme of she gets in trouble and somehow scrapes out alive, there are some great parts of this book. I love learning more about the vampires past and how they intertwine with big events in history. The Asian folklore in this book is also really entertaining. Cormac is the saving grace, he is always entertaining and I have a hard time guessing what he's up to next.
eroslackermicha More than 1 year ago
Carrie Vaughn continues to shine in this nineth novel of the adventures of Kitty Norville takes Kitty on another outing. DJ turned werewolf keeps readers going from first page to the last.
debbieaheaton More than 1 year ago
In Vaughn's urban fantasy novel, Kitty speculates about history and the possibility that General Sherman was really a werewolf. Voicing some questions on her radio show puts her on the trail of Wyatt Earp, vampire hunter. Further investigation leads her to a vampire named Roman and questions about the mysterious Long Game played by vampires for centuries. Receiving a call for help from a vampire she knows, Kitty and her pack head off to San Francisco and run face-to-face with more danger than they thought possible. Not the best Kitty book but still a good read.
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InvestedIvana More than 1 year ago
In San Francisco’s Little China, Kitty learns that there are more supernaturals in her world than she ever dreamed of. I can’t say it enough; I’m so happy to be doing a re-read of the Kitty books, especially of the later books. It’s like NetFlixing a TV show all at once instead of watching an episode a week (or even less frequently!)—the experience is much richer when all the details of the previous stories are fresh in my mind. I know some people don’t care for rereading, and that’s okay. I’m learning that, for me, rereading is essential to my enjoyment. Kitty’s Big Trouble (as in the movie Big Trouble in Little China), introduces Kitty to some of the Chinese supernaturals that have manifested in the New World. Kitty, Ben, and Cormac travel to San Francisco to help Anastasia, who we met in House of Horrors, retrieve a powerful Chinese artifact before Roman, the “big bad,” can get it. I liked Anastasia when we met her in House of Horrors. Her rivalry with Odysseus Grant was a little annoying, but ultimately understandable. Her love for her companions, vampire Gemma and human Dorian, was admirable. In Big Trouble, we learn more about why Anastasia is so paranoid about Roman and his machinations, and the lengths to which she’ll go to fight him. Roman isn’t just the unseen “boogie man” in this novel has he has been since Raises Hell. He is in San Francisco at the same time as our heroes, actively seeking the artifact for a nefarious purpose. Our heroes tangle with him a couple of times, and he delivers an ominous message at the end of the book that is meant to make them, and us as readers, understand that our heroes live for now ONLY because Roman doesn’t feel they’re significant enough to bother with. Of course, this is EXACTLY the kind of thing that ignites Kitty’s stubbornness, so you know it’s only going to make her fight harder. I enjoyed the supporting characters in this book. Grace Chen, a psychic in San Francisco, helps our group because of a promise made to Anastasia by Grace’s ancestor; one Grace thought was more myth than reality. The San Francisco vampires were interesting as well. I’m not sure if any of them will return in a future story, but they serve to expand what we know of Kitty’s world. We also get a brief conversation with Allette, who we met in Washington, and get a new but tiny piece of information about Rick’s past. Amelia gets to shine a bit more as well, as Cormac casts spells to help the group find the artifact and fight Roman. I think Marguarite Gavin does a great job of narrating Kitty’s stories. The vocal distinctions between characters isn’t always great, but her voice has a good radio quality that is perfect for Kitty. Gavin also narrates The Hollows series by Kim Harrison, which I enjoy as well. In Big Trouble, Gavin’s narration of Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, reminds me of Jenks, which just made me smile. Since they are both “trickster” type characters, the similarity is completely appropriate. Finally, though they didn’t get explored near enough in this installment, I think the questions about General Sherman being a werewolf and Wyatt Erp being a hunter are really cool! I think those are some great seeds for future stories.:)
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Berls More than 1 year ago
Kitty's Big Trouble was another transitional book for me and, while I enjoyed it, I didn't love it like I have some of the earlier books. I think I had two chief problems with Kitty's Big Trouble, one that I doubt will ever be a problem again and the other I hope will change. Problem #1: Kitty's Big Trouble centered an awful lot on Chinese folk lore and religion - something I've just never been that into. I do believe Carrie Vaughn did a good job with it and I appreciated the way she understood that Chinese traditions are extremely varied and complex - - she may have combined and simplified, but in a way that showed she was very aware that she was doing that and showed the traditions proper respect. So it was really truly a situation of "it's not you, it's me." I don't know why, but I just never enjoyed Chinese lore that much. *shrugs* Problem #2: Cormick. I hate that for two books in a row Cormick - a character I once loved - has been a problem for me. I think it's because we keep getting reminded that Cormick and Kitty could have had a thing - I think the reminder creates an awkwardness that wouldn't otherwise be there. And - spoiler alert if you haven't read the previous book - I'm not a huge fan of his having this hitchhiking ghost witch whatever. I don't GET Cormick anymore and for now, he's this awkward 3rd wheel. I really hope that changes, because I was so excited to have him back. His return has been a bit if a downer. So how about what I loved? There's a lot. Let's start with the broken record part of the review where I tell you that Marguerite Gavin nails the narration. What can I say beyond that at this point? She's a great narrator and I just think you should listen to this series. Period. Kitty. I was trying to explain what I like about Kitty that's different from a lot of Urban Fantasy heroines to Bookworm Brandee - and what I came up with is that I like that she fights with words more than anything. She's a werewolf, so clearly she has some fighting ability. And as Kitty's Big Trouble made quite clear, she's got the guts and ability to fight if she has to. But that's not what she typically chooses. She uses her brain and words most often. And I SO love that. I also love her interest in history, which is a fun sub-subplot in Kitty's Big Trouble. And Ben. I've said it many times now, but I really like them as a couple and I love the way he supports her, tries to protect her, but never actually stops her. She lands herself in a lot of trouble because she can't hold back - both her curiosity and her determination to do what's right - and Ben always backs her up. I did have a few moments, though, where I got frustrated by how he was painted as somehow weak in Kitty's Big Trouble. Like he doesn't have complete control of his wolf, despite having been one for more than year now. It was irritating and didn't fit everything else I feel we've seen of Ben at this point so it frustrated me. But it was a small piece. So while Kitty's Big Trouble wasn't my favorite in the series so far, I did really enjoy it. It was definitely a bit of a transitional book - but that's okay because I'm super excited for what it seems to be transitioning towards. And lucky me, the book is out and I have it on my review pile just waiting to be read. Immediately :) 3.5 stars pretty good *I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*
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LAWonder More than 1 year ago
This book was OK for adults. There was too much profanity and sexual innuendoes for a YA recommendation. The author was very imaginative with the use of almost every monster available plus a few gothic heros/gods. It was a creative story with few lags in the adventures of the plot. I liked it but wouldn't say it is among the top stories I have read. I won it in a Goodread's giveaway and appreciate this but with the profanity, I wouldn't have purchased it.
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