Kitty’s Mix Tape by Carrie Vaughn #CarrieVaughn @TachyonPub

Posted October 20, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 15 Comments

Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Kitty’s Mix Tape by Carrie Vaughn #CarrieVaughn   @TachyonPub Kitty's Mix Tape by Carrie Vaughn
Series: Kitty Norville #16
Published by Tachyon Publications on October 16, 2020
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 288
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
AmazonBarnes & NobleApple
One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

The final installment of the bestselling Kitty Norville series showcases the paranormal escapades of Carrie Vaughn’s fan-favorite werewolf talk-show host. This engaging short fiction collection - with its own soundtrack for each tale - is sure to delight both existing Kitty fans and anyone who enjoys urban fantasy at its grittiest and best.

“The only urban fantasy world where I want to read every book of the series.” -The Denver Post

“Enough excitement, astonishment, pathos, and victory to satisfy any reader.” -Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse series

Kitty Norville still can’t stay away from trouble of the supernatural kind.

Everyone’s favorite werewolf DJ is here to mix it up just one last time. Here you will find, or even newly discover, the irrepressible Kitty Norville with friends and enemies alike: Rick the vampire; Jessi Hardin, paranormal detective; Kitty’s husband Ben; Cormac, the bounty hunter; and the villainous Dux Bellorum. These irresistible tales are full of unpredictable twists and turns: lupines experimenting with astronomy, a cheating boxer with preternatural strength, vampires arriving from the Philippines.

It’s been five years since Kitty Saves the World and I loved the recent book about her good friend, Rick in The Immortal Conquistador.   Kitty’s Mix Tape is a collection of new and reprinted stories in her world.  I always appreciate short story anthologies so one doesn’t have to go out and find them separately in different publications. I don’t know the mix of old vs. new but I was unfamiliar with them and I always try to read everything in a series.

Other than Kitty or Ben, there are stories about many other favorite characters in the world, as well as a main villain.  I enjoyed the stories with Kitty in them the most, or Rick, but they are all great character development additions to the series.

It took me a long time to read because some stories were more interesting to me than others.  I would not recommend this for those who have not read the series. As a fan who has read every book in the Kitty Norville series, I enjoyed it.


About Carrie Vaughn

Carrie Vaughn is best known for her New York Times bestselling series of novels about a werewolf named Kitty who hosts a talk radio show for the supernaturally disadvantaged. The fourteenth installment, Kitty Saves the World, was released in 2015. Her forthcoming novels include a near-Earth space opera, Martians Abroad, from Tor Books, and a post-apocalyptic murder mystery, Bannerless, from John Joseph Adams Books. She’s written several other contemporary fantasy and young adult novels, as well as upwards of 80 short stories. She’s a contributor to the Wild Cards series of shared world superhero books edited by George R. R. Martin and a graduate of the Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop.

An Air Force brat, she survived her nomadic childhood and managed to put down roots in Boulder, Colorado.

Anne - Books of My Heart
Follow me
Please follow and like us:
Follow by Email
Visit Us
Follow Me

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • COYER-20

Posted October 20, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 15 Comments

15 responses to “Kitty’s Mix Tape by Carrie Vaughn

    • Several authors / series have them including Harry Dresden, Iron Druid, Jane Yellowrock and more. I love them but most would not be something I would recommend to non-series readers. But I always want to read everything in order. I do like the theme based short story anthologies and the well-written ones I enjoy without the series. In fact, I found the Kitty Norville series, the Riley Jensen series and the Sookie Stackhouse series through a short story anthology.

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: Audio: House of Dragons by K.A. Linde
  1. This is a lovely way to provide more Kitty goodness for fans who are still mourning the end of the series:)). I enjoyed the first two or three of these books, but didn’t go further for some reason. Thank you for sharing, Anne.