September 22, 2013
Kitty has been tapped as the keynote speaker for the First International Conference on Paranatural Studies, taking place in London. The conference brings together scientists, activists, protestors, and supernatural beings from all over the world—and Kitty, Ben, and Cormac are right in the middle of it.
Master vampires from dozens of cities have also gathered in London for a conference of their own. With the help of the Master of London, Kitty gets more of a glimpse into the Long Game—a power struggle among vampires that has been going on for centuries—than she ever has before. In her search for answers, Kitty has the help of some old allies, and meets some new ones, such as Caleb, the alpha werewolf of the British Isles. The conference has also attracted some old enemies, who’ve set their sights on her and her friends.
All the world’s a stage, and Kitty’s just stepped into the spotlight.
In the latest installment in the Kitty series, Kitty is invited to speak at a conference in London. She is slated to be the keynote speaker at the First International Conference on Paranatural Studies that will bring together people from all walks of life in hopes that they can learn about each other. Even though everything starts with the best intentions, things begin to go awry quickly and Kitty finds herself in the middle of more than she bargained for.
Kitty and her crew head to London to attend the Paranatural Studies conference even against their better judgment. They are staying with Ned, the local vampire master, where they learn a lot of interesting things about him. He arranges for Kitty to meet the other vampires in town but things don’t go as planned. Kitty is yet again forced to stand up for herself and prove that she is her own person and not the “pet” of a vampire.
The conference holds it’s on surprises from reuniting with old friends to out of control protesters hanging out in front of the hotel. Kitty attends the different sessions in the hopes of finding more out about the others attending but she finds that it’s just the same information she already has. She enjoys the session her friend Sergeant Tyler does and is able to reconnect with him afterward.
She meets the local werewolf pack and with their help, meets with the werewolves in London with the different vampire masters. Kitty is her own person and doesn’t understand why the other werewolves allow themselves to be treated as pets by the other vampire masters. She fears that in the upcoming war, if the werewolves don’t stand together they will not be able to defeat Roman and his army and there will be a lot of unnecessary causalities. In the end, she is surprised by how things turn out.
I love this series and have been following Kitty since the beginning. She is a fun character, that isn’t afraid to stand up for herself and knows how to take care of herself and her pack. She isn’t afraid to ask for help when she needs it either. The last few books have been really action packed but this seemed more like a bridge in the series. There was still plenty of things going to keep you interested but I think the author used it more to give us more information about the “Long Game”, vampires in general and werewolves in different cultures.
This is a great series in Urban Fantasy that will give the urban fantasy lover the action and strong heroine they need, as well as the paranormal lover the love interest with Ben. The books can be read as stand alones but I would strongly suggest that they be read in order since there are things going on in the books that continue book to book.
Overall I enjoyed the book and can’t wait to read the next one in the series. I give Kitty Steals the Show 4 Flaming Hearts.