Audio Review: Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn

May Contain Spoilers

I am on an urban fantasy kick, thanks to Ilona Andrews.  Because I don’t want to get burned out on her writing, I decided to grab a few other longer series that I missed out on. I remember getting a review copy of one of the later Kitty Norville novels, but since I hadn’t read any of the previous books, I set it aside. When I saw that the first installment was available as an audio book at the library, I happily clicked Borrow, and the rest is history.

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Waiting on Wednesday–Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

I loved The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff, so I am eager to see what Paper Valentine is all about.  Hot weather, dying birds, murdered girls?  And the ghost of a best friend? Sure, I’ll give that a read!  In stores January 2012



The city of Ludlow is gripped by the hottest July on record.  The asphalt is melting, the birds are dying, petty crime is on the rise, and someone in Hannah Wagnor’s peaceful suburban community is killing girls.

For Hannah, the summer is a complicated one.  Her best friend Lillian died six months ago, and Hannah just wants her life to go back to normal. But how can things be normal when Lillian’s ghost is haunting her bedroom, pushing her to investigate the mysterious string of murders?  Hannah’s just trying to understand why her friend self-destructed, and where she fits now that Lillian isn’t there to save her a place among the social elite. And she must stop thinking about Finny Boone, the big, enigmatic delinquent whose main hobbies seem to include petty larceny and surprising acts of kindness.

With the entire city in a panic, Hannah soon finds herself drawn into a world of ghost girls and horrifying secrets.  She realizes that only by confronting the Valentine Killer will she be able move on with her life—and it’s up to her to put together the pieces before he strikes again.

Paper Valentine is a hauntingly poetic tale of love and death by the New York Times bestselling author of The Replacement and The Space Between.

What are you waiting on?