Kitty Takes a Holiday by Carrie Vaughn

After Kitty’s traumatic experience in Washington she decides it’s time for a vacation.  As a former college English major she romanticizes being alone in a cabin to write her memoirs.  The book is not coming along at all and being in the woods makes the Wolf in her want to come out more often.

A bloody cross is drawn on the door of her cabin accompanied by a dead rabbit on the doorsteps.  Cormac, the werewolf mercenary hunter, from the previous books shows up with Ben O’Farrell.  Ben is not only the lawyer for Cormac and Kitty; Ben is Cormac’s cousin and has been attacked by a werewolf.

Once again Vaughn manages to provide important information about the returning characters in the previous novels without it being boring or repetitive to readers of the series.  New readers should be able to follow along without any problems.

When in Denver for the Kitty and The Midnight Hour book, Kitty was one of the lower wolves in her werewolf pack.  Even before becoming a rogue werewolf – one without a pack – she considered her non-lycanthrope friends part of her pack.  In Kitty Takes a Holiday she learns new meanings to the word “pack” and the alpha role. 

Here is a playlist for reading this book
Billie Holiday, “They Can’t Take That Away From Me”
Shonen Knife, “Milky Way”
Pretenders, “Talk of the Town”
The Clash, “Clash City Rockers”
Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Commotion”
Stephen “Tintin” Duffy, “Kiss Me”
Sinead O’Connor, “You Do Something to Me”
Peggy Lee, “Fever”
Front 242, “The Untold”
The Dresden Dolls, “Missed Me”
The Supremes, “Where Did Our Love Go”
The Beatles, “Hey Bulldog”
Depeche Mode, “Home”


  1. I have been intending to read Carrie Vaughn’s work for some time now. Thanks for the inspiring reminder that I should add one of her books to my next amazon order. Love the playlist!

  2. She’ll be stopping by towards the end of the month and I’ll have at least one drawing for some of her books. 🙂

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