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Kitty Takes a Holiday

(Kitty Norville #3)

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3.91  ·  Rating details ·  16,980 ratings  ·  571 reviews
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 re ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 303 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Grand Central Publishing
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-books
Definitely (finally) liking this series more. I can't help but be sad at some of the events that took place in this and sad that some relationships didn't happen but I am happy at the ones that did. Looking forward to continuing the series.
Bry
May 21, 2010 rated it it was ok
This review is probably going to sound really odd because I totally feel like I just read 2 books in 1.

The first part of this book was all about Cormac bringing Ben hurt and in trouble to Kitty's cabin (in which she is playing hide from the world as an aftermath from the events in book 2). This part of the books was great. Kitty is being threatened with some form of blood magic and something seems to be stalking them in the woods surrounding her cabin. Kitty was strong, Cormac emotional, and Be
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Seth
Aug 15, 2007 rated it it was amazing
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Shelves: modernfantasy, sf-f-h
This series is unlike most of the genre: it's about how Kitty grows internally, not about her powers, her worldly power, or her exploits. The first book has her going from bottom beta to independent, getting even me to understand why she's happy as the (literal) bottom dog at first. the second is about her changing concept of community, pack, and pack responsibility.

This book is about her accepting responsibility. Not responsibility for her actions--she isn't "owning up," she's accepting respons
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AH
Jun 11, 2010 rated it liked it
I find that the Kitty series by Carrie Vaughn is a nice little distraction. While the series is not the best UF series out there, I do find that each book has been consistent for me. Kitty’s world includes werewolves, vampires, and other paranormal creatures. I loved how the Native American skin walkers were incorporated into this book.

It’s difficult to review this book without giving away a major spoiler, but let’s just say that Kitty spends her time in this book helping out her friends. One of
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Siobhan
I brought the first three Kitty books hoping for a truly interesting read. I’ve never been the biggest of werewolf fans – I like them, but I do not love them in the way I love other supernatural creatures – yet I was hoping this series would turn me around. It was such a promising idea. It was such an interesting idea. A radio host of a supernatural chat show who just so happens to be a werewolf – colour me interested.

Unfortunately, the story failed to pull me in the way I had hope it would.

The
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Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
Oh how I loved Kitty, Ben and Cormac in this book! It's my favourite so far, because it takes a different turn from the first 2 books. Kitty's basically on a break from her radio show to recover from the developments of the past 2 books, starting her own radio show, being caught on TV, coming out as a werewolf.

Resulting in her being in a cabin in the middle of nowhere, tuning into her competition's radio show and somehow finding solstice in trying to sabotage it every week. When Cormac and Ben
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Naoms
This book ruined the Kitty Norville series for me. It gets off to an OK start. Kitty has locked herself away in a cottage, basically in the middle of nowhere, to help heal and cope with what happened to her at the end of "Kitty Goes to Washington." Kitty comes off a bit weak and even immature at moments in this book. Her calling in the other supernatural talk show under false names, to try and rile up or shake up the DJ. I just couldn't believe this was the same character. You are the girl who s ...more
Tamora Pierce
Jul 11, 2009 rated it liked it
Needing a break after the cataclysmic events of KITTY GOES TO WASHINGTON, Kitty has retreated to a wilderness cabin with a book contract, leaving her radio show in repeats while she listens to a show by a wannabe and grinding her teeth. She doesn't know what she wants to do. When someone local--she thinks--begins to place curse signs on her cabin, she learns that local law enforcement is not inclined to help, unless she asks them to help her pack. Then Cormac arrives with a badly hurt Ben, and e ...more
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Dec 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-2015, audio
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.

Every hard hitting Urban Fantasy heroine deserves some down time, but Norville hasn’t exactly done enough to warrant an extended stay at a mountain cabin in my opinion, and she definitely hasn’t reached memoirs status yet. KITTY TAKES A HOLIDAY is only installment #3 after all. Carrie Vaughn attempted to fast track this series, and the later chapters came close to accomplishing that; however the fact remains that too much of this audiobook was about the protagonist throw
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Jules
Mar 16, 2009 rated it really liked it
I'm really starting to like this series. Once I got past the boring title, 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. I polished this one off during a plane ride.

Cormac is slowly becoming my new favorite novel hero, though I'm kinda disappointed that he's not a wer
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Ailsa
Nov 30, 2010 rated it liked it
Originally posted to The Book Bundle - if you like my review, please consider popping over there for a look :-)

Book 3 in the series, so beware spoilers for 1 & 2!

My thoughts: I'm not really sure how I feel about this book. I read it all in one sitting, starting at about 11pm with the intention of reading a couple of chapters, and stopping somewhere between 1 and 2 am. Normally, reading a book this quickly would be a sign that I really enjoyed it, but there are a lot of things about it that a
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Ian
With a book to write, Kitty takes some time off from her day job and all the people who want to kill her and moves into a small rental cabin in a rural town. But things never go smoothly for her and she soon discovers someone is using blood magic to curse her. Then Cormac arrives in the middle of the night with Ben who has been attacked and infected by a werewolf and what was supposed to be a holiday goes from bad to worse.

Kitty Takes a Holiday is good fun for lovers of werewolves, witches and
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Yodamom
(audio version) Things change, Kitty's life changes in a blink of the eye. She is alone with her wolf and herself, avoiding reality. She rents a place outside of a small town where the residents don't seem too happy having the infamous werewolf about. Dead, bloody warnings start showing up then things get worse. Cormack the werewolf hunter drives down her road. This visit changes everything for one of them.
I really loved the twist and turns for the characters in this book. Ms. Vaughn gave them a
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Badseedgirl
Let me start off by saying, no summer lite and fluffy list would be complete without at least one book about my favorite talk Dj turned werewolf, Kitty Norville. This is the 3rd book in the series. and It was just ok for me. These novels are best when they revolve around her radio talk show. I just did not find this storyline as interesting this time.

Still and all, I love this series and am going to try to squeeze in at least one more book this summer.
☣Lynn☣
This is how I picture Kitty looking like. The chick from Blood and Chocolate. Ironic right? I think she'd play a great Kitty.

Kazen
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
After everything that happened in book two Kitty needs to get away from it all and repairs to a cabin in the woods to take a break and maybe write her memoirs. While this is a good thing for her it minimizes my favorite aspect of the series - the wonderful conversations that Vaughn writes, especially when Kitty is hosting her radio show.

The first two thirds is your usual urban fantasy. Kitty is helping someone who was recently turned into a werewolf while figuring out who is leaving curses and
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Laura
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have to give this Kitty Norville 5 stars, i am so glad i stuck with this series, although written fantastically i found book one and two to be 3 star reads, but this one knocked my socks off, I LOVED IT!!!!!

Kitty seems to be Depressed hiding out in the woods, using the excuse of trying to write a memoir, while she is failing at. One night Cormac shows up with Ben who has been attacked by a werewolf, add some weird witch lore and it is a great read!

I have to admit i was disappointed at the love
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Jen Davis
Jan 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Book 3 in Carrie Vaughn's Kitty Norville series is the best yet. Kitty Takes a Holiday details Kitty's efforts to get away from it all after her kidnapping at the end of Kitty Goes to Washington . She's decided to rent a cabin in the woods and write her memoirs. Only it's not going so well. She starts getting harassed... People leaving dead animals on her porch and whatnot. But things only get worse when werewolf hunter Cormac shows up with lawyer Ben, who has been bitten and has contracted lyc ...more
Christine
The Kitty series is great beach reading. This isn't a bad thing, for each book so far has been quite enjoyable.

Vaughn deserves credit for this book. In the first two books, the radio show formed some of the best parts. Here, Kitty has taken a break from her radio show. It's risky to not fully use the gimmick that first sold the books, but Vaughn pulls it off well. I loved the radio bits in the first two books, and surprisedly, I didn't miss it here because of how tight and quick the plot works.
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Hannah
Sep 29, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ok the writing has gone downhill... or maybe it was always this bad, but this book was terrible. The first part of the book is just kitty on her own at this log cabin and is about her day to day activities. Sleep.. breakfast... dishes... fight wolf urges... grocery shopping... and back home to sleep.

It’s a bore! The wolf dynamics have always been weak and uninteresting so I focused on her radio show because that was always fun. But in this book she gave that up bc she doesn’t want to face it al
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Pam Nelson
5 Kitty Takes a Holiday Stars

Damn, I loved this one! I wasn’t sure because it starts off so different than her other 2 but I loved it. I loved that we get more Ben and Cormac!

I am a Cormac fan I can’t help it that brooding vibe he gives off... HOT.

Ben is sweet and I like him I think I kind of want him to be a little more alpha...
The storyline in this book is a lot different than the other books but it has the same theme something is after Kitty and she has to stop it.

I really enjoyed her in
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Diana Stormblessed
I feel like this series has potential, but the writer needs a little polishing. The romance seems forced. I got no chemistry. The plot is slow. But for some reason I'm not ready to give up just yet. I've read worse. Maybe I'm in a charitable mood.
Alison (Lady Coffin) S
Re-read
Alice Bye
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5/5 ⭐
Oooh new things have come upon Kitty and I’m exited to see where this plot line is going!
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Kt
Jul 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Since Kitty really isn't used to being the center of attention, the nasty events of the previous book have really damaged her confidence. She's snuck away to a remote location to try and escape her new found celebrity (and not in a good way) status. Of course things couldn't be easy for her, proven when Cormac shows up with her a changed Ben, her lawyer in tow. To make matters worse, someone keeps leaving blood spells around her cabin in apparent threat. Not to mention the redeyed creature deter ...more
Malinda
4 stars

**warning, I'm letting something slip in this review that would be considered a spoiler**

This was a very good story and addition to the series. I'm still loving Kitty as the heroine. After what happened to her in the previous book, Kitty decides to take some time off from the show and write a book. She rented a cabin in a small town so she could focus on her work but instead she just found herself drifting and doubting her ability to get back what she had lost. Ben had come to the area to
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Kathy
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Shannon (Savhage Temptrest)
Jan 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
I don't know how I'm feeling about this installment into the Kitty Norville series. There was a lot of emotional melancholy felt through all the characters in the book and also a surprising end to a potential love interest while an unexpected love relationship seems to have taken shape for our heroine.

Kitty decided she needed a break after the events over the past year and her "unveiling" on live TV after being kidnapped. She retreats to a mountain cabin where she decides to write her memoir and
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Nicci
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Book 3 in the Kitty Norville series!
It's getting better. It's getting much better. I've been pretty on the fence with the first two books but book 3 is a turning point for me.

In this book, Kitty decides to take a holiday. The poor woman needs one after the events in Kitty Goes To Washington but because she's Kitty - and has been officially outed as a werewolf on live TV - things cannot be simple for her.

She's living in a secluded cabin, on hiatus from her radio show, and attempting to write a b
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Carrie Vaughn is best known for her New York Times bestselling series of novels about a werewolf named Kitty who hosts a talk radio show for the supernaturally disadvantaged. The fourteenth installment, Kitty Saves the World, was released in 2015. Her forthcoming novels include a near-Earth space opera, Martians Abroad, from Tor Books, and a post-apocalyptic murder mystery, Bannerless, from John J ...more

Other books in the series

Kitty Norville (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville #1)
  • Kitty Goes to Washington (Kitty Norville, #2)
  • Kitty and the Silver Bullet (Kitty Norville, #4)
  • Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand (Kitty Norville, #5)
  • Kitty Raises Hell (Kitty Norville, #6)
  • Kitty's House of Horrors (Kitty Norville, #7)
  • Kitty Goes to War (Kitty Norville, #8)
  • Kitty's Big Trouble (Kitty Norville, #9)
  • Kitty Steals the Show (Kitty Norville, #10)
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