Kitty's House of Horrors (Kitty Norville Series #7)

Kitty's House of Horrors (Kitty Norville Series #7)

by Carrie Vaughn

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ISBN-13: 9780446199551
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Series: Kitty Norville Series , #7
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 553,872
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Carrie Vaughn had the nomadic childhood of the typical Air Force brat, with stops in California, Florida, North Dakota, Maryland, and Colorado. She holds a Masters in English Literature and collects hobbies, fencing and sewing are currently high on the list. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. Her website is www.carrievaughn.com

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"The seventh entry in Vaughn's top-notch paranormal series...is as strong as ever. Readers of Kim Harrison's 'Hollows' series and Jim Butcher's 'Dresden Files' will appreciate Kitty's sarcastic wit, ingenuity, and independence." —-Library Journal

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Kitty's House of Horrors (Kitty Norville Series #7) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 127 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
One of the talk radio hosts on KNOB is werewolf Kitty Norville, who was forced to change on the air. Since her outing, other supernaturals that include weres, vampires and psychics have also come out in the open. Mortals either believe or think strongly a conspiratorial fraud is occurring. The paranormal want acceptance in a mundane world so when SuperByte approaches Kitty to join others of her supernatural kind on a reality TV show, she accepts. They are flown to a lodge in the mountainous wilds of Montana with no one around for miles. At first the filming proceeds like any reality show, but soon the weres, vampires, and psychics wake up to find all electrical power cut off and three crewmen dead in the plane and three others missing. They are further trapped and isolated by silver fences and weapons. The contestants know they are in mortal danger. A natural leader, Kitty takes charge with resolute determination to kill her enemy before they kill her. Lives are lost on both sides as Kitty struggles to prevent a massacre in the lodge prison. Romance, action, and mystery come together in this fabulous urban fantasy mindful in a paranormal way of Christie's And Then There Was None. Kitty is an alpha Lara Croft type heroine who goes into danger with her eyes wide open and a grit to be the predator and not the prey. She not only becomes the leader, she is there only hope of survival as slim as that seems as Kitty's House of Horrors is a death trap. Harriet Klausner
LASR_Reviews More than 1 year ago
I'm still recovering from being put through an emotional wringer by a story that was spiced with nonstop action, suspense and an ending that was chilling and heart stopping in its scope. I'm a Kitty Norville fan and have been since the first title hooked my eye. Even if a reader has never read any books in the previous series, Kitty's House of Horrors stands alone with surprising strength and ease. The basis of this tale is a TV show that is too good to be true. Although there are some repeat characters from a few previous books, a reader does not need to know their background. Ms. Vaughn gives a new reader enough information to understand the connections between them which helps a reader care about what happens to the secondary characters. Kitty is still experiencing her happily ever after but it's been a bumpy ride. In this installment, Kitty's job puts her in a position to do a show away from home, her pack and the love of her life and mate, Ben. It's a very realistic scenario as many jobs take a partner from home for seminars, presentations or further schooling. I bet Kitty wished she'd have been making a presentation to Werewolves Anonymous or something instead of fighting for her life. Her personality is still maturing and growing and when push comes to shove, she cares for others and wants to protect them - even total strangers. She's that wonderful of a person and I've enjoyed watching her grow, even when it hurts. The secondary characters are all relevant to the plot and emotional turmoil that screams off of the pages with each successive discovery on how horrible the situation is. I will warn readers that there will be sadness. There are those who end up being "red shirts" in reference to Star Trek where you know those wearing red uniforms aren't going to make it. I was completely invested in most of the characters so when things started to go wrong I felt it in my gut. Ms. Vaughn did not shy away from the harsh reality needed to tell the story where she needed it to go, no matter how much I wished she could have. To say I was affected by the turn of events is an understatement. The suspense, drama, fast clipped action and relevant dialogue were all written with impact and vivid clarity. The characters weren't the only ones feeling the tension. The high point came with the Calvary but by then the damage was done. The resulting wrap up that told me the whys of it but just didn't justify the carnage they wreaked. I guess that's true for any crazy psycho demented zealots. They got what they deserved and I'm glad but the cost was too high. When a book makes a reader feel the sadness of loss and a tear threatens then I know the author did her job and Ms. Vaughn certainly did hers. My most favorite part is the happy reunion. I didn't get to revel as long as I'd like, basking in the glow of happiness but the reunion between Kitty and Ben is as romantic as ever and I turned the last page with a sappy smile on my face. They really are good together. Kitty's House of Horrors will keep readers at the edge of their seats, maybe even holding a Teddy Bear for comfort as the scope of insanity thrust upon Kitty and the crew becomes apparent. I gasped, I ground my teeth from the suspense and my heart hurt for Kitty and even for Anastasia the vampire. No one walks away from this one unaffected and that includes this reader. The writing is as fresh and vibrant. Originally posted at: The Long and Short of It Romanc
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like all the Kitty series Carrie write an engaging and well thought out plot. My only dislike ( With out spoilers of the ending ) was the sort of " sad " ending. Still, an enjoyable book overall.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this episode. There is a great feeling when the lead characters are in peril of getting cut from the series. Obviously not Kitty since the series continues but some favorites could bite the dust. I am pleased with the story and character development.
InvestedIvana More than 1 year ago
Kitty's attempts to break into television never go well. First, she was outted on national TV by kidnappers in Washington D.C. Then, after hosting a live episode of The Midnight Hour in Vegas, she's kidnapped again by a cult of feline lycanthropes. Now Kitty joins the cast of a reality show only to find out it's really a snuff film. I think Kitty should stick to radio. :) House of Horrors is another of my favorite Kitty installments. I love the premise of a reality show with supernatural guests trying to convince a skeptic. I love that we get to visit with favorite characters Jeffrey Miles, Ariel, Odysseus Grant, and Tina McCannon from previous books. I happened to really enjoy the new faces, too: pro-wrestler and werewolf Jerome Macy; politician and were-seal Lee Pontac; author and skeptic Conrad Garrett; vampires Annastasia and Gemma, and their human Dorian. The beginning of the book is kind of fun--watching all these various personalities interact with silly games and discussions one might see on a reality show. The scene where Lee shows off his seal to the group just when the skeptic has left is priceless. Then things get nasty. Turns out the show is just a premise to get everyone in one remote location for a big game hunt, and our group of supernaturals are the game. Far too many of them die for my taste. What I do like is how Kitty keeps thinking, "What would Cormac do?" Using Cormac as a template for predicting and out-thinking the bad guys is an excellent strategy and one Kitty can access easily. What I didn't care for much in this book is the tension between Anastasia and Grant regarding Roman. Again, this is part of the Romany story line that never really worked for me. Both Grant and Anastasia believe the other is working for Roman. Since Roman isn't really a threat yet, as far as the reader is concerned, this feels like a lot of useless posturing. Overall, this is my favorite Kitty book after the first four, I think just because of the characters and the premise. This one gets a shiny five from me. Purchased. Review courtesy of onebooktwo | one book, two reviews.
Barbed-Wire More than 1 year ago
Now that I have read the reviews for this book I know that I will not be reading it. I'm sorry Ms. Vaughn, but as much as I love kitty, and as much as I loved her first books, if I wanted to cry or feel sad I could just sit in a corner and focus on my own life. I hope that you continue your writing, as it has been a wonderful ride.
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