Sunday 4 April 2010


Talk radio host and celebrity werewolf Kitty Norville has agreed to appear on TV's first all-supernatural reality show. What she's expecting is cheesy competitions and manufactured drama starring shapeshifters, vampires and psychics. But what begins as a publicity stunt is all too quickly turning into a fight for her life.

Kitty and her fellow housemates arrive at the remote mountain lodge where the show is set, but no sooner does filming start when violence erupts. It doesn't take Kitty long to suspect the show is nothing more than a cover for some nefarious plot. Then the cameras stop rolling, cast members start dying and Kitty learns she and her monster housemates are not battling for a prize: they are, ironically enough, themselves the ultimate prize, in a very different game. Stranded with no power, no phones and no way to know who can be trusted, she must find a way to defeat the evil closing in...before it kills them all.

It's no secret that I absolutely love this urban fantasy series. Actually, it's one of my (most) favourite and I look forward to every new book.

Kitty's life is never easy. She might be married to a great guy, who happens to be a wolf like her. She might have her own pack, and a very successful radio show. She might even have a lot of cool supernatural friends, but nothing ever comes easy for her. And this book proves just how hard things can get.

When two TV producers aprroach Kitty asking her if she'd like to take part in a reality TV show with an array of other well-known supernaturals, it takes a bit of convincing but she agrees. Even if she's got quite a bad feeling about it. Still, she agrees to head to an isolated cabin in Montana, and meets up with several people she already knows and a few new faces. Everything starts off normal--the producers encourage them to engage in conversation and take part in activities that will highlight their talents.

However, the morning when Kitty wakes up and the power is out, everything goes to hell. The phone is also missing, and the crew has disappeared. Leaving them cut off from society with no way to call anyone. From this point onward, this book is filled with violence, mystery and tension as Kitty and the other supernatural beings struggle to not only figure out what's really going on and who's responsible for the attack, but also how to stay alive because it becomes obvious that someone wants to take them out one at a time.

It was great to catch up with Tina, Jeffrey, and Grant. I find Grant fascinating and can't wait to find out how this installment is going to affect him. There were also a new bunch of characters that added depth to this story. I'm looking forward to reading more about Anastasia and how she'll fit into what lies ahead for Kitty. Not to mention that throwing a skeptic into the middle of this plot was genius. ;)

Kitty's House of Horrors is a total treat! I absolutely loved every minute of it. Though it did make me really sad in some places. But the final scene definitely made me smile. This series is one of my most faves for an obvious reason: it's brilliant. I've always loved Kitty's voice, and her growth in every book is amazing. Not to mention that the writing is fantastic. I've only got great things to say about this series and I can't wait for the next book!

Bring on the impending war!

Kitty's House of Horrors: Kitty Norville Book 7, April 2010, ISBN 978-057-509008-8, Gollancz Paperback

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