Kitty Takes a Holiday (Kitty Norville Series #3)

Kitty Takes a Holiday (Kitty Norville Series #3)

by Carrie Vaughn
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Kitty Takes a Holiday (Kitty Norville Series #3) by Carrie Vaughn

After getting caught turning wolf on national television, Kitty retreats to a mountain cabin to recover and write her memoirs. But this is Kitty, so trouble is never far behind, and instead of Walden Pond, she gets Evil Dead. When werewolf hunter Cormac shows up with an injured Ben O'Farrell, Kitty's lawyer, slung over his shoulder, and a wolf-like creature with glowing red eyes starts sniffing around the cabin, Kitty wonders if any of them will get out of these woods alive...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446511155
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 01/09/2008
Series: Kitty Norville Series , #3
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 49,163
File size: 611 KB

About the Author

Carrie Vaughn had the nomadic childhood of the typical Air Force brat, with stops in California, Florida, North Dakota, Maryland, and Colorado. She holds a Masters in English Literature and collects hobbies--fencing and sewing are currently high on the list. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. Her website is www.carrievaughn.com.

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Kitty Takes a Holiday (Kitty Norville Series #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 152 reviews.
BarbaraC More than 1 year ago
This is the 3rd book in the series. The overall story is becoming more complex, yet still captivating to the reader. I enjoyed the focus on Ben in this installment, and I admire how Kitty is handling the major obtacles in this story.
BookfanaticDY More than 1 year ago
I read the 4th book in the series first, it is a completely different twist on werewolves. I've just finished books 1-3 and enjoyed them all, Kitty can find some trouble.
C3_1991 More than 1 year ago
This book was when the series first started to get good in my opinion. Kitty became a much more believable character (the good and the bad), her relationship with men became more interesting and she really started to become her own person... not just someone rebelling or running away from something.
InvestedIvana More than 1 year ago
Kitty is hiding from her own life when she is forced to save the life of one her friends. This is one of the best books of the series! Kitty Takes a Holiday is my favorite book in the Kitty Norville series, and not just because of the romantic relationship between Kitty and Ben. The story arc in the first four books is about Kitty taking control of her life. She’s growing up, but not in a YA “coming-of-age” way. It’s more about whether, as an adult, you can overcome adversity and thrive, not just survive. In Holiday, Kitty has run away from dealing with life as a werewolf, from being exposed to the world, even from the fame her radio show has brought. She’s full of self-doubt and uncertainty about the future. There’s sort of a cocooning period you have to go through when you reinvent yourself, time to be introspective and really examine who you are and what you want. This is what Kitty’s holiday is about. Who knows how she would have emerged from that cocoon if Cormac and Ben hadn’t shown up. On a mission to hunt a rogue werewolf, Ben was bit. Cormac brought him to Kitty–the only other friendly werewolf he knows–for help. Kitty has to show Ben that being a werewolf is preferable to death before he makes Cormac shoot him. So she takes on the role of Alpha in her pack of two. Though she doubts her own ability to play the Alpha, she’s the only one who can, and Ben is depending on her. This, more than anything, is the push Kitty needs to see herself as a strong, independent person who is capable of dealing with adversity. Sometimes, we are willing to do more for others than we are for ourselves. The other great growth moment for Kitty is when she calls into a competing radio show to give some advice to another caller. Kitty has been hating “Ariel, Priestess of the Night” for quite some time, seeing her as a threat. She calls her “the sleezebag,” makes prank calls to the show, and tries to find a way to sue her. What Kitty really hates, of course, is that Ariel is doing the show while Kitty is hiding in the woods, but she isn’t willing to admit that. When Kitty makes a genuine call to Ariel and is recognized, she doesn’t get the response she expected. Ariel is a big Kitty fan, one who is trying to carry on Kitty’s work and add strength to the “voice” of the supernatural. The big difference between what Kitty believes about Ariel and what she discovers is true is a major reality check; one that shines light on her own self-pity and pettiness. Kitty Takes a Holiday is a pretty great study of the psychology of adapting to adversity. Kitty’s positive growth is contrasted by the actions of the antagonist, of course. And, as in most things in adult life, the ending is always perfectly happy. But it’s real, and the perfect launching pad for what Kitty has to face in the next book. Purchased. Review courtesy of onebooktwo | one book, two reviews.
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Berls More than 1 year ago
Disappointing! Actual rating is 2.5 stars.  My Initial Reaction...  Ugh! I'm pretty disappointed with Kitty Takes a Holiday. After the excitement and forward momentum of Kitty Goes to Washington this felt like taking several steps backward. The last 50% was significantly better than the first but overall, I just needed something more. The Narration...  Marguerite Gavin IS Kitty for me and she's grown on me even more with Kitty Takes a Holiday. There were a pretty broad spectrum of characters and voices - complete with accents - that she had to deliver and she nailed them. She still doesn't have that special something that blows me away, but she's a solid narrator and I will definitely consider other books she narrates.  The Characters...  Damn it Kitty! You were doing so good! Kitty had been such a submissive wolf at the start of this series, but over the course of the last two books she grew so much. That growth isn't gone, exactly, in Kitty Takes a Holiday but it's been replaced a bit by someone who's moping around feeling sorry for herself. You know what's worse than feeling sorry for yourself? Reading about someone else doing it! It was so boring and annoying. I know she had every right to feel a little (or a lot) shell shocked after what happened to her in Kitty Goes to Washington, but the way she was handling it I felt like the Kitty I had cheered on for being ballsy as hell was gone. Oh and she's still not on the radio in Kitty Takes a Holiday, which is another book missing what had been my favorite element of this series when it began.  Things really picked up when Cormick and Ben enter the picture, but it still had a very disappointing edge to it. Ben, her lawyer, who I absolutely loved in Kitty Goes to Washington isn't the same in this book. For the sake of avoiding spoilers, I'll just say that I miss the old Ben. And the Cormick... well I kinda loved him more in this book, probably just because I got to see a lot more of him. He hasn't really changed or anything, I just know him better and like that much more.  The Story...  So the first half, give or take a bit, of Kitty Takes a Holiday centers around Kitty's retreat from civilization to work on a book about her life and her inability to write it, not to mention the difficulty of dealing with the people in the small town where she's staying. It could be summed up as: Kitty Goes to the Country to Hide and Stick Her Tail Between Her Legs. Yep, I was bored. There was some important foundation laid for the rest of the book in this section, but boy do I wish it could have been hurried a long a bit.  Then Cormick and Ben show up and things get interesting. In a really depressing kind of way. I was glued to Kitty Takes a Holiday from this point on - there was interesting conversation, action, romance, plot twists. All the good stuff, but I kept feeling my stomach drop. Nothing went the way I would have liked and, while I'm totally okay with that in general (because it's not my story afterall), I'm very worried about where the future books will go because of some of the plot twists in Kitty Takes a Holiday.  Concluding Sentiments...  I just hope Carrie Vaughn has some really great twists up her sleeve, because with how Kitty Takes A Holiday left me, I'm pretty discouraged about where the series is going. Kitty seems to be recovered, though, so I'm sticking with it for a least one more book. And then we'll see.
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I love thesse books my cousin got me started on them she got me the frist book for my b-day n when i started reading it i cldnt put it down. But i also cldnt find them any where when i got down reading it now two yrs latter i got this nook which i love to. Thats when i was able to finley read more im glad to cause they r realy good
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ChatterboxLM More than 1 year ago
I was lucky to have found this series late. I read thru all the books in 2 days time. Cant wait for the next one. A paranormal series that dosent hold back!
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