Kitty’s Greatest Hits by Carrie Vaughn
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
For some reason, when I requested this book, I thought it was written for young adults. I enjoy stories of the paranormal when they are written for YA, but I usually avoid them when they are written for adults. Adult paranormal books often slip into the realm of erotica and are more graphic in general. This book was no exception. I was interested in the stories that involved a bit of mystery, like when Cormac was trying to determine the identity of the werewolf in “God’s Creatures.” In fact, although the book is entitled Kitty’s Greatest Hits, Cormac seemed to be the more developed character. Except for the very first story and one later in the book, I never really felt that I got to know Kitty. But, to be fair, there are several previous books about Kitty that I’m sure reveal much more about her character. As with most books of short stories, there were some that I liked and others that I did not. One was particularly erotic and I didn’t care for it. A couple of stories inserted elements of the paranormal into Biblical stories and changed their Biblical meaning in the process. I tried not to take offense (artistic license and all that), but I did. I appreciated the writer’s imagination and the way she included so many fantastical creatures. She didn’t just include stories about vampires and werewolves; she included ghosts, demons, shape-shifters, mermaids, and others. However, it’s not a book I would recommend to most readers. Even if you are a huge fan of the paranormal, there are, in my opinion, much better books with paranormal elements and characters (like Stephenie Meyer’s The Host). As for me, I’ll stick to YA paranormal.
In compliance with FTC guidelines, please note that I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.