Saturday, September 21, 2013

102:120 Kitty in the Underworld by Carrie Vaughn

The 12th installment in the Kitty Norville series.  Ben is out of state for a case when the call comes in that a strange scent has been discovered in Kitty's territory.  Like any good alpha, she goes to check it out and ends up captured and dumped into an abandoned silver mine by an odd assortment of supernatural beings (vampire, werelion, werewolf, and witch).  They want to destroy Roman and believe they have discovered a spell that will let them do it but need Kitty to fill the role of Regina Luporum.  But Kitty must do more than just fill it, she must believe it and in them for this to work...or so they say.  Are they for real or just another bunch of crack-pots?

Ok, my big complaint with this book is this is at least the fourth time in twelve books that Kitty has been captured (I think the count is actually higher than that).  Can we please get a new plot device?  Why can't she possibly wise up to this crap and take more back-up with her?

Now that I've gotten that gripe out of the way, this was a good book (other than the whole kidnapping thing).  We discovered more about Roman and the Long Game and while it was mostly background information, I'm hopeful that it will tie in some place down the road in Roman's defeat.  The mythos that was woven in was well done and a very nice and welcome addition.  I felt Kitty's reaction to what was happening was believable and in keeping with her character (even if amazingly stupid).  In all, I enjoyed the book and am now bummed that we have to wait however long for the next one.  *sigh*  This is the problem with getting into series that are still being written.  LOL

Page count: 305p/27,252p ytd/171,652p lifetime

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