02.26.09

Kitty Goes to Washington by Carrie Vaughn

Posted in Review at 10:12 am by Amber

Kitty and all of her friends (plus a few enemies) return in Kitty Goes to Washington.  One fear with a series is that a lot of information about the characters will be left out.  Vaughn keeps the reader up to speed on what happened in the first book without boring details.  In fact, she gives enough information to hook the reader into wanting to go back and read the previous book. 

In Kitty Goes to Washington, Kitty is asked to testify before the U.S. Senate.  The road trip is short since she’s left Denver, Colorado and taken her show on the road.  In D.C. she meets a were-jaguar and comes under the protection of the city’s vampire mistress.  She makes some lifelong friends and enemies. 

One quibble I initially had is how a minor enemy (an evangelical preacher) that appeared in the last book was dealt with in this one.  Thinking back on it, though, Vaughn handled it quite well.  She could bring back the character or his followers in a short story if she wished to explore his storyline further but he served his purpose and there was no point in dragging it out for another book (or two).

It’s a good thing Vaughn decided Kitty needed to get out of Colorado.  As a DJ with a talk show about the supernatural Kitty can only draw on her experience and research to provide answers to her callers.  Expanding Kitty’s territory exposes her to new experiences and other supernatural beings.

Vaughn included a playlist for this book just like with Kitty and the Midnight Hour.  Here it is:
The Watchmen, “Together”
Peter Gabriel, “Games Without Frontiers”
Oingo Boingo, “No Spill Blood”
The Clash, “Know Your Rights”
Suzanne Vega, “Tombstone”
Shriekback, “Nemesis”
Pet Shop Boys, “DJ Culture”
Pink Floyd, “Us and Them”
Aqua, “Doctor Jones”
Prince, “Kiss”
Too Much Joy, “You Will”
The Clash, “(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais”
The Beatles, “Across the Universe” (Let it Be. . .  Naked version)
New Order, “True Faith-94”

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    March 7, 2009 at 7:59 am

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    March 30, 2009 at 9:03 pm

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