“Kitty finds herself in DC to be a speaker for the Senates committee hearings concerning the government funded research into the paranormal. However, forces in DC are arrayed against her. There is a show down with Elijah Smith's caravan cult, a local hang out for were's that does not follow the pack mentality, a hot Brazilian werejaguar, a vampire mistress with DC in her pocket, and some new friends for Kitty. There's also plenty of action and mystery
The second book in the series was definitely and improvement on the first. I enjoyed the first one, but I felt that Kitty was a stronger character in this one. She seems to steadily grow throughout each book, and I like that her progress is slow but steady. I have a few problems with the speed at which things happen and the lack of believability when it comes to how things happen. It was like that in the last one as well. I hope that improves.”
“Kitty is subpoenaed by the senate to testify on behalf of the supernaturals. She meets a interesting cast of characters in Washington. A hot Brazilian were-jaguar, the vampire queen and a paranoid bible-thumping senator who wants to expose her as a monster. Cormac also finds his way to Washington to liven things up. We also find out more about her lawyer, Ben. Great follow up to the Midnight Hour”rowanthea wrote this review Sunday, February 8, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In the second book of this series, Kitty is on her own and traveling from town to town doing her radio broadcasts. We are shown the life she leads now that she is without a pack and how she is dealing with it. Kitty gets a summons to appear before a Senate committee in regards to all things supernatural. And before she knows it she is caught up in the midst of a bunch of shady characters.
This book was so much better than the 1st book of this series in my opinion. Kitty is portrayed as a stronger and more confident person than she was in the first one and the changes to her character are realistic ones. She still can be submissive but she has learned to stand on her feet more and that made the book more enjoyable for me. I'm interested in seeing her grow even more in the 3rd book and am now looking forward to reading it sooner rather than later. All in all, I recommend this one!
“Kitty Norville, late-night radio host and celebrity werewolf is back in the second book of the series. She is off to Washington, D.C. to testify in front of Congress There, she lands up being the “guest” of the area’s head vampire and meets lycanthropes who survive just fine without the violence and structure of a pack. This story lacks the cutting wit and entertaining action of the first book. At times it feels like Vaughn isn’t sure what to do with Kitty’s newly found independence as she moves around the country, broadcasting her bi-weekly radio show but overall, the book is still a great read.”Gayle H wrote this review Sunday, November 9, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“the book was better than the first one. The characters seem more well defined. I'm defintely hunting around for the next one.”Dani F wrote this review Monday, October 13, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is the second book of the Kitty Norville series.
I saw the title of this book and immediately assumed Washington state as the location for this book. NOPE! It was Washington, D.C. It really threw me off, big time, and I'm not sure why.
Anyhow, the story was about the same as the first book. Kitty had decided to take her radioshow on the road. Hopping from one city to the next, stopping at one radio station one week and a different the next week. Since she was outted as a werewolf she didn't want to keep a home and draw too much attention to herself.
Well it didn't pay off. The government calls her in to testify about the supernatural community regarding the research department that needs it's funding to continue to roll in. The board holds off calling her to the stand for the entire week, which happens to be the day of the full moon, thus resulting in a ticking time bomb should Kitty lose her temper. She doesn't but she does find herself in a bit of trouble before the nights end.
She also finds a great place to hang with other shifters. One person takes a great interest in Kitty and he makes her "purr".
Kitty overcomes quite a few obstacles in this installment of the series. She makes a few friends and a few enemies. All-in-all she comes out just fine and can call on Washington, D.C. to be her home anytime.
“There were aspects of this book that I loved more then the first and less then the first. Loved that we got more of a feeling for what Kitty is going through, that this book follows very closely after the first, by weeks. I liked that t he discussion of human rights was brought up for weres and vamps but at times it felt like Vaughn took herself a bit too seriously and I found myself getting mildly bored with all the Senator jabber. Still, I loved that we got more Cormac and Ben and that some more stuff was revealed about Vaughn's vampires.”Lisa R wrote this review Friday, September 5, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“When I first saw the cover I thought "Another Buffy" then I read it, and I like Kitty her life is complicated, she's alone and exiled from her pack and yet she still manages somehow to get through all her troubles. Unfortunately I can't get her other books! The city really is the new jungle! ”J.M. wrote this review Sunday, May 18, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No