Kitty Goes to Washington

by Carrie Vaughn | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0446616427 Global Overview for this book
Registered by karendawn of Lafayette, Indiana USA on 7/7/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by karendawn from Lafayette, Indiana USA on Friday, July 07, 2006
From the back cover:
The country's only celebrity werewolf, late-night radio host Kitty Norville prefers to be heard, not seen. But when she's invited to testify at a Senate hearing on behalf of supernaturals, her face gets plastered on national TV. Kitty's been in hot water before, but jumping into the D.C. underworld brings a new set of problems. And a new set of friends and enemies, including the vampire mistress of the city; an uber-hot Brazilian were-jaguar; and a paranoid, Bible-thumping senator who wants to expose Kitty as a monster. Kitty quickly learns that in this city of dirty politicians and backstabbing pundits, everyone's itching for a fight.

Journal Entry 2 by karendawn from Lafayette, Indiana USA on Tuesday, July 11, 2006
I loved the first book because it was something a little bit different (and yet still fitting into the vampire/werewolf mythology) from the other paranormals that I've read. I like Kitty because she's both strong and weak at the same time - which is a lot more real, more human, than these paranormal characters are sometimes. So I was really looking forward to the sequel.

Good news! The sequel does not disappoint. More of what I loved about the first book (though she wasn't on the radio as much, so I missed that a little), new characters introduced (Luis!), and Kitty being forced to become more public than she already was. Lots of action, character development, a little sex - all in all it was a great book.

This is definitely a series that I'll be buying new as soon as each book comes out. I'm so happy that there will be at least two more Kitty adventures. I look forward to seeing where Kitty goes next.

Journal Entry 3 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Tuesday, July 25, 2006
This was waiting for me when I got home from vacation. I'm actually reading Kitty and the Midnight Hour right now, and like this book I received from karendawn, it was offered and accepted in the Paranormal Virtual Bookbox. I plan to read this second one and pass it on within the next few months. I'm glad to hear it's just as good. :) I've got too many other books to read on and send out before then (plus catch up with the fairy tales class). Thanks karendawn!

Journal Entry 4 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Saturday, October 07, 2006
A lot of Club VLAD readers would like to read this one, so after I've read it, it'll become a ring or ray.

woosang started a ring for the first book, Kitty and the Midnight Hour. (review for the copy of book 1 I read can be found here.)

List of participants, in final shipping order (last modified 22-Mar-2007):
- NeedSun, ON, Canada (ship Int'l)
- MaplesFlowers, TN, USA (ship Int'l)
- krin511, MD, USA (ship Int'l)
- joasik, Switzerland (pref Europe, Int'l if nec)
- Morgaine77, Switzerland (pref Europe, Int'l if nec)
- CandyDarling, Finland (ship Int'l)
- amberC, NT, Australia (pref Aussie, Int'l if nec)
- sally906, NT, Australia (ship Int'l)
- catsalive, NSW, Australia (ship Int'l, pref Aussie)
- Woosang, NSW, Australia (pref Aussie, then US) <-- book is here (end)

Journal Entry 5 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Sunday, March 18, 2007
A terrific read! I liked this one even better than Kitty and the Midnight Hour, the first in the series.

Kitty runs a late-night talk radio show called The Midnight Hour. Up until now, many humans still believe her show is some kind of spoof; they simply can't bring themselves to believe supernatural creatures like vampires, werewolves, and other shapeshifters actually exist. However, having become somewhat of a celebrity now, and kind of a resident expert, Kitty's called upon by the Senate to testify at a hearing which would bring the supernaturals to light and be legally recognized by the government

But her trip to D.C. has brought her face-to-face with a number of other interesting characters, some of them seeming quite friendly, like a über-hot Brazilian were-jaguar *roaw* and the vampire mistress of the city, and others not quite so. And as a dirty politician and a sketchy doctor set her up to take a major fall, help comes from unexpected places.

But this is Kitty! As much as she'd normally like to stay in the background, and her wolf rather hide than fight, her determination not to pushed around anymore gives her the strength to overcome anything which comes her way! Kitty is definitely a friend every girl would love to have: a soft lovable side, combined with a strong and determined determined tough side. I eagerly await the next in the series!

PS - I just reread karen's entry above and noticed that she talked about Kitty's personality as well. :)

Journal Entry 6 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Sending out as Club VLAD bookray with final participant as woosang, effectively making it an RABCK to her with a few stops along the way. :)

Mailed to Joanne (NeedSun) as first participant of ray on 4/4/07 via USPS International Air Mail (along with Three Bedrooms, One Corpse and Plum Lovin'). (Joanne, feel free to hold on to it until you've received and read the first book.)

Journal Entry 7 by NeedSun from Perth Road, Ontario Canada on Thursday, April 12, 2007
This arrived on my mailbox today. Thanks for sending it my way, Cherie, and also thanks for letting me hold onto it until I get the first one in the series. I still haven't heard from joasik about that one, Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn , so I am going to put this book on hold until I do.

Journal Entry 8 by NeedSun from Perth Road, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, May 29, 2007
This was just as good as the first book. I love that these books have a story that is quite a bit different from those with the average butt kicking heroine, even though that is part of the story, it is a very incidental.

The first and second books are going into an envelop right now and should be mailed tomorrow to Maplesflowers.

Edit June 1: I never get to the post office when I think I can which is why I always edit when I get home. Sent today.

Journal Entry 9 by MaplesFlowers from Nashville, Tennessee USA on Monday, June 25, 2007
OOOpppsss...I forgot to journal. Bad me!! Well, the important thing is that you know I have it now. :o) I'll be getting to it very shortly.

Journal Entry 10 by MaplesFlowers from Nashville, Tennessee USA on Sunday, July 08, 2007
I read both Kitty books while camping last week. I wasn't sure if I really wanted to read book #2, but once I got into it, I was glad that I did. It isn't one of the best series I've ever read, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be at the beginning. Thanks for sharing! Waiting on krin511's address to send this on to her.

Journal Entry 11 by krin511 from Olney, Maryland USA on Saturday, July 28, 2007
Arrived today and I've already started reading it!

ETA (7/30/2007): joasik wants to be skipped, so I contacted Morgaine77 for an address.

Journal Entry 12 by krin511 from Olney, Maryland USA on Saturday, August 04, 2007
I enjoyed this second book in the Kitty Norville series. I especially liked how Kitty learned about the other were-creatures in Washington, DC and how she learned that she could count on Alette, the vampire queen. I look forward to reading the next book in the series, Kitty Takes a Holiday.

Journal Entry 13 by krin511 at by mail in To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, August 04, 2007

Released 13 yrs ago (8/4/2007 UTC) at by mail in To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

RELEASE NOTES:

Mailed to Morgaine77!

Journal Entry 14 by Morgaine77 from Münchenstein, Baselland Switzerland on Monday, August 13, 2007
Arrived safely in Switzerland, thanks! As usual, it will take some time until I get to this book but it won''t be forgotten.

RELEASE NOTES:

Oh dear, another book I forgot to journal... Read it awhile ago and liked it. Quite entertaining. :-)
Shipped off today to CandyDarling.

Thanks for your patience and thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 16 by CandyDarling from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Got this in the mail today with 2 Rowan Gant books. Thank you!

Journal Entry 17 by CandyDarling from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, August 16, 2008
I enjoyed the second book in the Kitty Norville series as much as the first one. I don't know what to say that karendawn hasn't already said. :) Kitty is a great character, both strong and vulnerable, and the supporting cast are really good as well. In a way this series reminds me of Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series, with both werevolves and vampires.

Thank you for starting this ring, CheriePie! I'll send the book to AmberC next week.

Journal Entry 18 by CandyDarling at Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Released 12 yrs ago (9/3/2008 UTC) at Darwin, Northern Territory Australia

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

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Mailed the book to AmberC today.

Journal Entry 19 by wingamberCwing from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Arrived today. It's the only bookring I have at the moment so will be next.

Journal Entry 20 by wingamberCwing from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Saturday, September 27, 2008
This book was a great way to start my holiday. I can't wait for the next one in the series now.

Posting to catsalive tomorrow. Sally has asked to be skipped.

Journal Entry 21 by wingcatsalivewing from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Thanks Amber.

Journal Entry 22 by wingcatsalivewing from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Saturday, October 18, 2008
I've forgotten most of what happened in the first book so the references left me in the dark, but I remember being surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I enjoyed this one very much too, although most of the humour is missing: given the circumstances it's understandable that Kitty may have lost her sense of humour but I missed it from the book overall. Kitty is a great character - I suspect she would be even if she wasn't a werewolf. These books are fun reading with an underlying seriousness that gives them an added fillip.

Thanks CheriePie. I'll PM woosang anon.

Journal Entry 23 by wingcatsalivewing from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Friday, October 24, 2008
I've just PMd woosang again. Where is that girl?!

Journal Entry 24 by wingcatsalivewing from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, October 26, 2008
She's in France! And checking her email :0)

Posted Kitty off today.

Journal Entry 25 by woosang from Campbelltown, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I was in France, then Romania and finally got to Hing King where I could rest and not I have returned to a pile of books that would make DYmocks proud.

Thanks Catsalive for posting, it will be a while before I get to read it but thankfully I am the last. :)

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