Reading Notes: Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville #1)

Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville, #1)Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn

As you’ve probably guessed by now, I’m trying to read other books about werewolves to see how other writers think of them. This series was recommended to me by a friend. I’m not in love with it, but I thought the story was solid, and I think there’s a good chance I’ll like it better as I read more.

Kitty, the title character, is a werewolf and a late night radio DJ. During one show, she decides to take calls from people who think they’ve had supernatural experiences. Her ratings soar, and suddenly the whole country becomes aware of werewolves, vampires, and other supernatural beings. Unfortunately, the alpha wolf in her pack and the local vampire lord aren’t too happy about it. Oh, and a rogue werewolf is going around killing people and a werewolf hunter tries to kill her.

In Vaughn’s series, werewolfism is like a disease that’s transmitted by biting. They can be killed by silver bullets. Vaughn’s werewolves can change shape anytime they want, but they have to change shape during the full moon. However, the more time they spend in wolf form, the more they lose touch with their humanity. They also display a lot of canine pack behaviors related to dominance and submission.

It was interesting to read this, since Vaughn’s werewolves are very different from mine. It distracted me, but I suppose that’s only to be expected, since my werewolves have been living in my head for… well, a good long while now.

Book Source: Free Library of Philadelphia

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