Kitty and the Midnight Hour—Werewolves on the Radio

Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn book cover
Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn

Kitty and the Midnight Hour, by Carrie Vaughn, is about the titular Kitty Norville, a werewolf who works in radio. She accidentally turns her music show into a talk radio show for the supernatural and it throws her life into chaos.

1—Pack Politics

There’s a lot of politicking going on that Kitty isn’t initially aware of, but it soon threatens her life. The first threat comes in the form of an assassin, whom Kitty talks out of killing her, while staying on the air of course. The next threats come from within the pack. And finally, there’s a werewolf serial killer on the loose, and since Kitty’s alphas won’t do anything about it, she teams up with the aforementioned assassin to stalk the serial killer out herself.

2—Characters

There are a lot of characters in Kitty’s life, from semi-allies to best friend to outright enemies. One of those enemies turns out to be master of the local vampires, who doesn’t like that some of his flock are turning to Kitty with their problems. There’s another vampire who likes Kitty and gives her information on the side. Then there’s Kitty’s best friend and pack beta, TJ. TJ is struggling to stay human—being wolf just feels so good. I liked TJ. I didn’t like it when he died. There’s also Detective Harden, a human who believes the evidence of her eyes instead of denying werewolves exist. And with Kitty having come out of the supernatural closet in her episode with the assassin, more and more people are starting to believe in the supernatural too.

3—Things That Bothered Me

It bothered me that Kitty was ok with her alpha having sex with her, even wanted it, when technically she has no choice—the narration, from Kitty’s first person point of view, explicitly states that the alpha has the right to have sex with any pack member he wants, whenever he wants.

Secondly, I hated the ending. I hate it when the bad guys get away with it, when they win. And Kitty going on the run, they won.

Conclusion

I thought Kitty and the Midnight Hour was a good book overall, and if you’re ok with grey endings then I’d recommend it, but I won’t be picking up the rest of the series.

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