Kitty Saves the World by Carrie Vaughn

Kat and I started rereading the Kitty Norville series back in January.  As we neared the end, I found myself biting my nails, worried about what might happen to our beloved characters.  I should have saved the manicure; Kitty Saves the World is an absolutely STUNNING ending to an amazing series.

Kitty Saves the WorldTitle:  Kitty Saves the World
Author:  Carrie Vaughn
SeriesKitty Norville Book 14
Publish Date: August 4, 2015
Genre:  Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchased

Publisher’s Description: Kitty Saves the World: the final novel in the New York Times bestselling Kitty Norville series by Carrie Vaughn.

It’s all come down to this, following the discoveries made by Cormac in Low Midnight, Kitty and her allies are ready to strike. But, when their assassination attempt on the evil vampire Dux Bellorum fails, Kitty finds herself running out of time. The elusive vampire lord has begun his apocalyptic end game, and Kitty still doesn’t know where he will strike.

Meanwhile, pressure mounts in Denver as Kitty and her pack begin to experience the true reach of Dux Bellorum’s cult. Outnumbered and outgunned at every turn, the stakes have never been higher for Kitty. She will have to call on allies both old and new in order to save not just her family and friends, but the rest of the world as well.

Possible spoilers beyond this point.

Kat_Mandu_100Kat Mandu says…

This book is action-packed and a brilliant ending to a great series. The final battle emerges as Kitty gathers her allies – even as some of them fall away and disappear, like Angelo and her pack for a brief time – to battle the ancient vampire Roman and his shadowy demon “friend.” Sure, there are losses on both sides, but isn’t that the way of saving the world?

One thing that I didn’t expect to like from this series is how very human it is despite the fictional premise. Kitty’s a werewolf – but she’s also very human and although she’s got the advantages of a werewolf’s strength, she also has the human morals that tend to guide the story throughout fifteen different books. I think even without her lycanthrope genes, she’d be great as a human leader in this supernatural battle. I really enjoy how she views the world and how she continues to feel compassion, love, and fierceness through every situation.

This book brings back a few familiar faces as it ties everything up nicely. I won’t get too spoilery about what happens, but the action is intense and non-stop as Kitty tries to stop Roman one way, fails, and then gets into more trouble as the book progresses toward a gut-wrenching ending. Saving the world? Kitty almost makes it look easy!

I’ve enjoyed my time re-reading most of this series, and coming together to read the ones I hadn’t gotten a chance to yet. It’s one of the first-ever urban fantasy books I picked up and I really, really hope everyone can share in to our love of this good-natured and funny werewolf named Kitty. I want to personally thank all of our participants and everyone who has enjoyed our reviews. Your support means everything!

Invested_Ivana_100Invested Ivana says…

As the big ending to a big series, Kitty Saves the World is SUPERB! It honestly blew me away and left me grinning. I’m so impressed by the way Vaughn is able to bring elements or characters from every single book into the ending, even those events or books I didn’t care much for at the time I read them (*cough*RickleavingDenver*cough*). All the time Kitty has spent winning allies has paid off for her, and the world, in this last novel.

I honestly don’t want to say too much about the plot in this review, because I want you to experience the same WOW feeling I had reading this book. Seriously, WOW! But, I will say one thing about it, since I KNOW there are those readers who avoid reading the last book in the series unless they know how it ends (I’m looking at you, Nell).

Yes, Virginia, there *is* an HEA.

But I’m not going to tell you what it is. So there. 😛

badge5v4I know I’m going to have to read or listen to Kitty Saves the World again, just to absorb all the happy I can from it. I still feel giddy just thinking about it! 🙂 I really hope you enjoy the series and its ending as much as I do.

Our reviews in this series…

Other reviews…

If you like this book…

…you might try Patricia Brigg’s Mercy Thompson series, Rachel Vincent’s Shifter series, or Eileen Wilks’s World of the Lupi series.

About Invested Ivana

I'm an adult learning professional, a book blogger at One Book Two, and lifetime reader. I like geeky things. All opinions expressed on this site are my own and do not reflect the opinions of my employers, my clients, the other reviewers on this site, or this site as a whole.

Posted on May 13, 2016, in All Reviews and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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