Sunday, April 11, 2010

Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand

Title: Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand
Author: Carrie Vaughn
Series: Kitty Norville, book 5
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published: 2009

Recommendation: A fine beach read for anyone already following the series.
Rating: 6.5/10

Summary: Kitty and Ben decide to elope in Vegas. The studio schedules Kitty to do a TV show from Vegas at the same time. Upon arrival the couple finds that a Gun Show is being hosted in the hotel where they are staying. And some of the attendees are not werewolf friendly. Will Kitty have time for her wedding with all the excitement?

Reactions: There isn't a whole lot to say about this book. It was a typical Kitty style adventure with all the usual suspects in place. If anything, it seemed more cliche than usual in terms of plot and pacing. It was pretty obvious what's going to happen and how the book will end. Still, it was a decent read for when you want something cheesy and easy to read.

The Vegas setting had it's nice touches and obligatory jokes on Vegas vampires. Some of them were perhaps a little obvious. All the typical facets of Vegas were covered: gambling, cheating, mafia, weddings, strip clubs, Elvis, magic, etc. Overall, reading the book was quick fun, but the story did not leave me particularly impressed.

1 comment:

  1. Maria, I got a copy of Song of Scarabaeus by Sara Creasey sent to me from the publisher that I am never going to have time to read given my pile of books. I am wondering if you are interested in it, if so shoot me an email with your address as I'd love to send it your way.