Saturday, November 10, 2012

Kitty Goes to Washington

Kitty Goes to Washington (Kitty Norville, #2)

Kitty Goes to Washington (Kitty Norville #2)


Gotta love it when the book is set in my hometown.  And in this case the author seems to actually have visited DC.   I am really come around to Kitty. Beyond the amusement of a werewolf named Kitty, her character seems fairly consistent and is entertaining to me.
This time Kitty has been summoned to DC to testify to Congress.  After the events of the first book, more of the supernatural is out and Congress wants answers. DC of course has it's own supernatural underground...  A senior vampire with tight control of the city, were's who work for embassy's and a much more tolerant collection of were's.

The supernatural backstory of this world continues to grow, in this case we are introduced to the concept of elves (and magic that works).

Kitty's big mouth continues to get her in trouble, and her overriding curiosity doesn't help either.

Fun read and I am looking forward to the next book.

Monday, November 05, 2012


Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3)

First off, are they really going to split this into 2 movies?!  Because that seems somewhat ridiculous.....
But overall this was a pretty satisfying conclusion to the series. In true angsty teenage-centric and aimed books, a 17 year old girl is the key to victory (insert rolling of my eyes at this).

In a reflection of the modern world, the propo's are given almost as much value to the war effort as the actual conflict with the Capitol. And of course as the Mockingjay, Katness is key for this effort. There really wasn't any question about the eventual end of President Snow, but the last couple of chapters were an interesting turn of events.

And yes, as a cat person the most moving part of this book involved Katniss and Buttercup, as they meet right at the end of the book... Both of them hurting and finding comfort in the other after a long period of studied indifference between them.