Kitty’s House of Horrors, the seventh installment in Carrie Vaughn’s Kitty Norville series, does not disappoint. The books starts with Kitty being offered a place on a supernatural reality show in which werewolves, vampires, psychics, and others try to convince a non believer that there are truly supernatural beings. Familiar characters from previous novels make an appearance as Kitty’s co-stars. The cast of the show is sent to a remote retreat to film the series. But what seems to be an innocent show become a horror film when the cast and crew become hunted. While Kitty is fighting for her life, Ben is at home helping Cormac make parole.
I love all of the Kitty Norville books. Kitty’s House of Horrors had everything I’ve come to expect from a Carrie Vaughn novel: suspense, humor, horror, emotion, and a cast of great characters. I missed Ben, but I can wait until the next installment for more of him. What surprised me the most was that not everyone survives and has a happy ending. While I was saddened over the loss of the characters, I cannot help but think that their deaths make the story even stronger, giving it a real sense of life and death danger where any moment could be Kitty’s last. Overall it was a great story, one that I will probably end up re-reading in the future.
Carrie Vaughn has a young adult novel called Voices of Dragons being released March 16. She also has short stories in the anthologies Running with the Pack (May 29th) and Dark and Stormy Knights (a Cormac story-July 20th) as well as a new novel being published by Tor called Discord’s Apple being released July 20th.