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Kitty Takes A Holiday (Kitty Norville) Mass Market Paperback – 5 Jul 2007

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Warner US; First Printing edition (5 July 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446618748
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446618748
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 2.2 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 994,427 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I was born in California, but grew up all over the country, a bona fide Air Force Brat. I currently live in Colorado, with my miniature American Eskimo dog, Lily. I have a Masters in English Lit, love to travel, love movies, plays, music, just about anything, and am known to occasionally pick up a rapier.

I've never been a DJ, but I love writing about one.

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I relished this book. Enough excitement, astonishment, pathos and victory to satisfy any reader (Charlaine Harris)

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Following in the hugely successful tradition of DIME STORE MAGIC, here is the third in the series about Kitty, a werewolf radio talk show host

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Patrick St-Denis, editor of Pat's Fantasy Hotlist on 17 April 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Well, another Kitty novel and another incredibly entertaining read! Yet after the first two, I expected no less from Carrie Vaughn's newest installment.

Following the traumatic events of Kitty Goes to Washington, our favorite werewolf/radio host needs some well-deserved time off from everything. Retreating to a mountain cabin in Colorado, Kitty hopes to recuperate, both physically and emotionally, and to write her memoirs. But with her uncanny ability to attract trouble wherever she goes, Kitty soon discovers that someone cursed her, leaving animal sacrifices on her front porch. Before long, Kitty will find herself in danger yet again.

The story, as was the case with its two predecessors, is told in the first person. I relished this new opportunity to get into Kitty's head and was not disappointed. Carrie Vaughn has created a very real and complex young lady. Kitty's vulnerabilities make her an extremely genuine person, no different from most girls out there. The lycanthropy notwithstanding, of course! Kitty Norville is so genuine that, even though this series contains vampires, werewolves, and other creatures of the night, Vaughn weaves it all together and create an unmistakably "human" tale.

New character development makes this book an even more satisfying reading experience. Revelations about both Cormac and Ben O'Farrell add another layer to the characterization.

Once again, the pace is crisp, keeping you turning those pages. The main problem with the Kitty novels is that they end too rapidly! And although Kitty Takes a Holiday is the third one, the series remains fresh and intriguing.

Fun, fast-paced, engaging and entertaining, Kitty Takes a Holiday should not disappoint fans of the series thus far.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By KMont on 2 July 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Let me start off by prefacing that in an airport, where one is the required two hours early for departure and inherits an additional rascally three-hour delay in said departure, one desperately needs an escape. Five hours literally flew by when I cracked the pages of this book. That, in a nutshell, made it a spectacular read. Engrossing, witty and packed with characters a reader can sink their literary teeth into is the slightly longer version, but gives one an even better idea of all this book has to offer.

Kitty Norville needs a break. Going national about her furry side isn't the only reason. She's got a writing gig now too and a secluded mountain cabin seems the ideal retreat. Having a severe case of writer's block though, Kitty is distracted to say the least...especially when dead animals keep showing up to decorate her front porch. The locals are nice enough, though not particularly keen to have the nation's first werewolf at their doorsteps. Naturally, it seems someone wants her gone. When Cormac, werewolf hunter extraordinaire, shows up with an injured Ben (her lawyer) in tow, it's all Kitty can do to hold down the fort, much less write about it. Witchcraft and evil skin walkers compound the situation and Kitty begins to wonder if any of them will get out of this alive, much less walk the right side of the law.

Having never read the series before, I was prepared to be a little lost. Surprisingly, and pleasantly enough, I was glad to read a book that made sense from its own perspective while still gleaning enough information about the past two books (Kitty and the Midnight hour first, then Kitty Goes to Washington) to want to double back.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Helen Hancox TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 4 April 2007
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The two previous Kitty stories ("Kitty And The Midnight Hour" and "Kitty Goes To Washington") were great reads - fun, fresh, light and yet with serious aspects, an amusing tale of a young woman who becomes a werewolf and tries to find her place in the pack and in the world.

"Kitty Takes A Holiday", whilst equally good, goes in a slightly different direction. The previous books have focused initially on her radio station and then on her appearance before the senate, with most of the focus on Kitty and her actions. In this story Kitty is more passive - she is taking a break at a cabin in the middle of nowhere trying to write a book but strange things start to happen. Is she being cursed? Because of her notoriety she is recognised by the locals, some of whom fear her and some try to be kind. But she knows someone doesn't want her there and is trying to frighten her away and the police are hopeless. Then Cormac (the werewolf and vampire hunter) and Ben (her lawyer) arrive at the cabin; Ben has been bitten by a werewolf and Kitty needs to look after him and help him through the transition.

The previous books have shown some attraction between Cormac and Kitty and in this story we learn a lot more about that, as well as about Ben, Cormac and Ben's histories, and even Cormac's semi-psychotic nature. Kitty is growing up more and more as this series continues - now she's having to function as an Alpha to Ben as he learns about being a werewolf. Most of the action seems to be taking place between these three and it allows more characterisation than has previously been evident in the books. We also learn of a new supernatural creature and Kitty, Cormac and Ben find themselves up against something dark, evil and difficult to understand.
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