Friday, January 2, 2015

Low Midnight by Carrie Vaughn

Series: Kitty Norville #13
320 p.
Publisher: Tor Books
Published: 12/30/14
Source: ARC from publisher for review
Low Midnight spins out of the series on the wave of popularity surrounding Kitty's most popular supporting character, Cormac Bennett, a two-minded assassin of the paranormal who specializes in killing lycanthropes.

In his first solo adventure, Cormac, struggling with a foreign consciousness trapped inside him, investigates a century-old crime in a Colorado mining town which could be the key to translating a mysterious coded diary… a tome with secrets that could shatter Kitty's world and all who inhabit it.

With a framing sequence that features Kitty Norville herself, Low Midnight not only pushes the Kitty saga forward, but also illuminates Cormac's past and lays the groundwork for Kitty's future.
My thoughts:
If you have been reading this series you know about the enigmatic and taciturn character Cormac. This is his book and his adventure. You get to see what a bit of his world is like as we follow him into solving two mysteries. One, a murder mystery over a 100 years old.

While trying not to spoil things for those that have not caught up to #13, I will say that this is a good addition and important to the over all arc in the story running through this series. I have a feeling some things here could be key into unraveling the long game.

I also enjoyed getting to know Cormac a bit more. Those that may want to know everything about Cormac will be disappointed as he will still retain some of his mystery. However, you feel as if you have gotten to know him a bit better and see how loyal and true he is to his family, Kitty and Ben. You also get to find out that he regrets something I can't reveal because it would be a spoiler for someone reading the early books. :D

I give this installment 4 stars. It is a good addition to the series and I recommend it to those that enjoy UF werewolf stories with a lot of magic and mystery thrown in.

17 comments:

  1. It's nice to see that it's still good after so many books. I've only tried the first one but I should read more!

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    1. Oh I think you'll love how Kitty grows in each book.

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  2. This is one I think I need to try again. I read book one a LONG time ago way before the blog started and it tripped me up a little though I always meant to go back and try book two but you know how tbr piles are. lol Think I'll work on that in 2015!

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    1. I know what you mean! :) Hope you are able to get back into it.

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  3. #13..hmm I am on a UF/paranormal kick at the moment and will mark these for consideration. I am all caught up on Alpha & Omega and Kate Daniels. Ooo and I bought my first Mead audio. Hope your holidays were delightful. I am back and feeling renewed.

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    1. Oh I so need to catch up on the Alpha/Omega books. I'm so behind on so many stories. YaY! You are into UF. :D

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  4. I've heard of Carrie Vaughn but I've never read a novel by her so perhaps I'll start with this one. Great review, Melissa!

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    1. I think you would be surprised at how much she grows over the series.

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  6. Is it bad that I want to read this, simply because Cormac is hot?

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    1. LOL! That is pretty much why so many have asked for his story. :)

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  7. I think I have a few books front his eerie son my kindle but haven't read them yet. I get overwhelmed when a series is so far along but on the other hand I haven't went on a good series binge in years.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  8. Way behind in my reading of this series, its good to know its still going strong.

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  9. 13 ... that's not bad since I can read them at my own pace. I'll have to see if I already have the first book buried somewhere, because I wouldn't be surprised if I did.

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  10. I'm so hopelessly behind in this series! One of my new year's resolutions is to catch up on all the UF series I've started, so eventually...one day... I'll get to this. I just hope I'm not old and gray by then. :-) Lovely review!

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  11. Oh a book about Cormac!!! I'm WAY behind on this series. I haven't read one in several years (at least 4, but probably 5 or 6). I was enjoying them so I should try to catch up one day.

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