This is an exciting book blog hop that book bloggers can take part in once a week to share with their followers, the books that they most recommend reading!
The rules for Friday Recommends are:
- Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
- Please consider adding the blog hop button to your blog somewhere, so others can find it easily and join in too! Help spread the word! The code will be at the bottom of the post under the linky.
- Pick a book that you've read, and have enjoyed enough to recommend to other readers. It can be a book you've read recently, or a book you read years ago - it's up to you - but make sure you tell us why you love the book (like a mini review). You make the post as long or as short as you like.
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- Visit the other blogs and enjoy!
Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn
Kitty Norville is a midnight-shift DJ for a Denver radio station - and a werewolf in the closet. Her new late-night advice show for the supernaturally disadvantaged is a raging success, but it's Kitty who can use some help. With one sexy werewolf-hunter and a few homicidal undead on her tail, Kitty may have bitten off more than she can chew?
I really enjoyed this - it was such a refreshing take on werewolves in the Urban Fantasy genre. Kitty is a feisty and strong-minded female protagonist, that despite all the problems facing her because of what she is, still manages to lead as close to a 'normal' life as possible. She hosts her own late-night radio show, which soon becomes an advice show for the supernaturally inclined, bringing the world of the night into clear view of the rest of the mortal world.
I really loved Kitty's character - she was quite a complex character, and I found it immediately easy to like her and sympathise with her. Even though she's faced with the threats of not only her own pack, but those from the local Vampires, she still manages to continue her radio show in defiance of their demands.
The plot is exciting enough with the supernatural politics (for want of a better phrase) flying around, but it gets more exciting still when sexy paranormal hunter, Cormac, enters the scene and sparks begin to fly. Plenty of action with a drop of romance is definitely what I like to see in the books I read - so this made for a perfectly exciting, but laid-back, easy read, which is perfect for when, like me, you're trying to escape from the huge pile of University work (or other work) that is calling your name from the corner of the room.
I have a few more in this series to read, which I'm really looking forward to. I'm hoping to read the second in this series very soon - another Christmas read, I think!
Have you read this one? What did you think? Or have you not yet read it, but I've convinced you to give it a go?
Let me know in the comments :)