Summary: 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... -- Grand Central
Today is Day 3 of my "unofficial" book tour for the Kitty Norville werewolf series by Carrie Vaughn. KITTY TAKES A HOLIDAY is the third book in this series, and right now I'd have to say that it is my favorite. I am going to admit that I read these books out of order because I was concerned that I wouldn't get all of them read before the "official" book blog tour date. (I read the first book and then books 5 and 6. Then I went back an read books 2, 3, and 4.) This book definitely cleared up a lot of major things mentioned in books 5 and 6 that I was dying to know; however, I really wish I had read this series in order because I think this book would have knocked my socks off!
I felt that KITTY TAKES A HOLIDAY was kind of a misleading title for this book. Kitty decided to take some time off from her radio show to sort things out in her life and write a memoir. She goes away to a secluded cabin; however, in typical Kitty fashion trouble follows her. I thought that this novel was actually a little darker than the first two books (although these books deal with werewolves and other supernatural creatures so they are dark by nature), and it definitely had a lot less humor.
There are two major things that happen in this novel, and it's hard to review this book without mentioning them. But I don't want to come close to giving them away because they are terrific surprises. Suffice it to say that both of these occurrences are life-altering for Kitty and her two close friends. Due to unforeseen events, Kitty and her friends are forced to evaluate their lives and their actions. I felt that this book was definitely the most insightful into the thoughts and feelings of Kitty as well as the actions of werewolves.
If you haven't been following my little blog tour, here are the links to the first two books in the Kitty Norville werewolf series:
KITTY AND THE MIDNIGHT HOUR - review
KITTY GOES TO WASHINGTON - review
Make sure you stop by tomorrow when I'll be reviewing Book 4 KITTY AND THE SILVER BULLET.