Review: Kitty Takes a holiday by Carrie Vaughn ★★★★★

Kitty Takes a holiday by Carrie Vaughn
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Kitty Norville #3
Publication Date: April 2007
ISBN: 978-0446618748
Page Count: 336
Rating:  ★★★★★

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...


REVIEW


This is my favourite book of the three so far. The story was very different in feel to the first two with the new setting of Kitty's holiday house, the strong presence of both Ben and Cormac, and the very surprising plot developments that occurred!

Also I enjoyed the mystery element over the more political plot of the last book. All in all, a much more satisfying read in terms of emotional connection and character development.

Kitty has basically decided to hide herself away for a month or so to get over the shock of her new status as the world's first celebrity werewolf after being filmed Changing on live TV in the last instalment. She's also supposed to be using the time to write a book, her memoirs, which isn't going quite as well as hoped.

I started a new page and wrote a title at the top: “Ten Ways to Defeat Macho Dickheadism.” Then I realized that most of the world’s problems stemmed from macho dickheadism, and if I could defeat that I could save the world.

I can't say a whole lot more about what else happened because of spoilers, but it was very shocking. At first I liked the development, until I realized what else it was going to affect and what it meant for other characters. Then I definitely didn't love it so much. However, I still have to give the book an extra star for entertainment, even if I don't like the developments. I'm hoping they are only temporary. I'll head straight on over to the next book to find out.

5 Stars! ★★★★★

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