Kitty and the Midnight Hour

I first read this book quite a few years ago.  Having bought the two latest books and wanting to re-read them all from the beginning, I decided the early ones deserved reviews too.

Kitty and the Midnight Hour is the first book in the series and introduces us to Kitty and her coming out of the werewolf closet.  She’s a graveyard shift DJ for a Denver radio station until she fills in for someone on the midnight hour request show.  Instead of music, it turns into an advice/talk show for and about the supernatural and becomes her regular gig.  Eventually though, problems within her pack, her Alphas not liking the success she is finding and the enigmatic Cormac, supernatural bounty hunter, paid to kill her live on air, Kitty wonders if she has bitten off more than she can chew?

This book really is about a young woman who through no fault of her own was turned werewolf and tries to find her way in an ordinary world when she herself is anything but.  She still wants the life she would have had, and works hard to try and make that happen in spite of the people who would rather she be a good wolf and sit, stay.  I have nothing but admiration for her and I absolutely love the character of Kitty. She starts off being as submissive in nature as her wolf side, but as she matures and grows in success and confidence, you start seeing glimpses of the sassy, sarcastic, stubborn and kick ass woman she will become.  The talk show segments of the book are really good and the advice Kitty gives often make me laugh out loud, as do the questions.

I thought the pace of the book was good, even the radio segments, and when the action does kick in, it goes with a bang.  I like that she isn’t a fighting expert but relies on her wits, intelligence and her wolf instincts to survive.  That and the ability to talk the hind legs off a donkey!

It’s a great story, and the first read through left me hungry for the next book, and that didn’t change at all on this re-read.

Rating: ★★★★½ 

Book Information
  • Author: Carrie Vaughn
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