Fantasy Book Review: Kitty Saves the World

Kitty Saves the World by Carrie Vaughn

It’s all come down to this, following the discoveries made by Cormac in Low Midnight, Kitty and her allies are ready to strike. But, when their assassination attempt on the evil vampire Dux Bellorum fails, Kitty finds herself running out of time. The elusive vampire lord has begun his apocalyptic end game, and Kitty still doesn’t know where he will strike.

Meanwhile, pressure mounts in Denver as Kitty and her pack begin to experience the true reach of Dux Bellorum’s cult. Outnumbered and outgunned at every turn, the stakes have never been higher for Kitty. She will have to call on allies both old and new in order to save not just her family and friends, but the rest of the world as well.

Kitty Saves the World is the fourteenth(!) and final installment in the Kitty Norville series. Kitty and her friends decide to take down Roman once and for all. Knowing that if they don’t, he’ll bring down hell on earth. This final installment is full of fast-paced action and suspense. The characters are so well-developed, that you can jump in at any point and still enjoy the story. I haven’t read them all in order, and have no problem. But after reading about what I missed, I can’t wait to go back and catch up. The conclusion of this long-running series is bittersweet. This is urban fantasy at it’s finest. But Vaughn has done an amazing job of creating interesting characters and keeping ideas fresh and fun to read. I’ll miss this series, but look forward to what else the author has coming.