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This review is from: Kitty Takes A Holiday (Kitty Norville) (Mass Market Paperback)
I enjoyed the well-written character development between Kitty and her three-person quasi-pack. Vaughn has a quick, dialogue-heavy writing style that I'm appreciating more and more in authors and has the added bonus of making novels quick to read, even for notoriously-slow me.Cormac is slowly becoming my new favorite novel hero, though I'm kinda disappointed that he's not a werewolf. The tension between him and Kitty becomes more relevant but then goes unresolved, which is annoying. That relationship alone is probably enough to get me to read the next book. In general, Kitty's romantic relationships are more interestingly played out in this book, and far more gripping than her fling with the were-jaguar in her last adventure.
This book has some weird pacing. About 2/3 through, most of the plot has been resolved leaving only one mystery for Kitty and Ben to sort through (sadly sans Cormac, though explaining why would give most the plot away).
Aside from the interesting new mystery that "Kitty Takes a Holiday" presents, I did enjoy the subplot of Kitty struggling to write her memoirs and dealing with her new-founded fame. She's a pretty easy character to relate to, even though sometimes I feel she's been too simplified.
I think I like best the down-to-earth tone of the series, which allows its various supernatural elements to feel like realities. Vaughn doesn't try to play up the possible drama of a courtroom scenes, for example, but rather calls them out for the boring, legalistic processionals that they are.