Kitty Takes a Holiday (Kitty Norville Series, Book 3)
by Carrie Vaughn
Review by Steve Sawicki
Grand Central Publishing Mass Market Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780446618748
Date: 01 April 2007 List Price $6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Official Info /
Kitty Norville just wants to be left alone. She retreats to a distant mountain cabin with the thought of writing her memoirs. But, before she can get too many words down on the page she begins to find dead animals left on her porch and clues that someone is trying to curse her. A few nights later, a jeep surges onto the property and Kitty gets ready to battle. Instead, it's Cormac, the vampire killer, hauling her lawyer, Ben, into the cabin. Seems Ben was bit by a werewolf and Cormac has come to Kitty for help.
The only problem is that Kitty is not sure Cormac wants help killing Ben or assisting him with the changes he is about to undergo. Add to this Kitty's soaring popularity after her unplanned television debut where she changed in front of the entire country and you can only imagine that it's going to be difficult for Kitty to find the time to figure things out, never mind do much writing.
This is the third book in this series with a fourth out as well and a fifth planned. Carrie Vaughn has revisioned the worlds of the werewolf and vampire and introduced them to us through the eyes of her protagonist, Kitty Norville, a reluctant heroine at best.
While Kitty is a werewolf she would just as soon not get overly involved in the shape changers world. But, it is a world that she can not leave, nor can she get very far away. Each book has put Kitty into new peril while introducing new characters with new twists. Through it all Kitty has her radio show, the midnight hour, where she introduces the listening audience to the world of the supernatural as she knows it.
Vaughn has once again written a book that is fast paced, interesting and fun to read. Kitty is an interesting character in her own right and Vaughn repeatedly puts her into even more interesting situations. To make it even better, Kitty is surrounded by quirky characters, interesting in their own rights. There's plenty going on to keep you interested, and rooting for Kitty is easy almost impossible not to do. A fun book in a series of fun books.