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

Kitty’s House of Horrors

(Kitty Norville #7)

Carrie Vaughn (Goodreads Author)
Pages: 292

In the seventh entry in Carrie Vaughn’s bestselling Kitty Norville series, a publicity stunt turns into a fight for the popular radio talk show host’s life.

Talk radio host and werewolf Kitty Norville has agreed to appear on TV’s first all-supernatural reality show. She’s expecting cheesy competitions and manufactured drama starring shapeshifters, vampires, and psychics. But what begins as a publicity stunt will turn into a fight for her life.

The cast members, including Kitty, arrive at the remote mountain lodge where the show is set. As soon as filming starts, violence erupts and Kitty suspects that the show is a cover for a nefarious plot. Then the cameras stop rolling, cast members start dying, and Kitty realizes she and her monster housemates are ironically 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.

What do you get when you rent a hunting lodge in the back-end of nowhere and then fill it with all sorts of supernatural celebrities for two weeks? A few vampires, lycans, psychics, even a skeptic – all in one place at one time?

You get: Kitty Norville meets Reality TV. And it’s a train wreck, as all good reality tv truly is.

Convinced that no publicity is bad publicity, Kitty decides to give the reality tv idea a whirl. She can connect with some friends, bust some more stereotypes, and maybe have a bit of a vacation.

Yeah, right. It’s a Kitty Norville novel. Which means, of course, something is bound to explode in a big way.

With a great middle school round of flashbacks, the characters start dying off. Oh yeah, it’s the great “We all go away for the weekend and there’s a slasher!”

Queue the cheesy music now.

Vaughn doesn’t seem to shy away from abusing Kitty or even Kitty’s posse of pals. This was the worst, watching so many get picked off one by one. The action doesn’t stop until the final pages of the book, and to say things got tense would be a gross understatement.

I couldn’t put the book down because of the nonstop action. It left me thirsting for more, so I actually finished the book and immediately grabbed the next. That’s just what Vaughn gives you with Kitty Norville books.

I love it.

–Lady O