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Third book in the series - still a great read!,
This review is from: Kitty Takes A Holiday (Kitty Norville) (Mass Market Paperback)
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.
My only real disappointment with this book was that it didn't seem to have an obvious resolution at the end - there were a number of loose ends which lead on to the next book ("Kitty And The Silver Bullet"), not only in terms of Kitty's relationship with Ben and Cormac, with Cormac's future but also with any long-term effects of the curse that they experienced in this book. Still it was a great read, very fast-moving and interesting and continuing the great characters introduced in previous books and it's one I can recommend.