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Kitty and the Silver Bullet (Kitty Norville #4)

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8 Audio CDs / 9 Hours

Kitty's radio show is as popular as ever, and she has a boyfriend who actually seems to understand her. Can she finally settle down to a normal life? Not if this is just the calm before the storm.

When her mother falls ill, Kitty rushes back to Denver---and right back to the abusive pack of werewolves she escaped a year ago. To make matters worse, a war
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Audio CD, Unabridged, 9 pages
Published November 16th 2009 by Tantor Media (first published January 1st 2008)
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Schnaucl
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Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
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After vacationing and working on The Midnight Hour out of town, Kitty finally returns home in this installment, finally able to face what she has left behind. Carl and Meg are alerted to her presence and partner with age-old vampire Arturo to expel her out of town, but Kitty's backed by a police and opposing vampire Rick.

Caught between some territorial wars between vampires and werewolves, and facing a v
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Callista
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Ian
When her mother contracts breast cancer, Kitty who has been living in exile is forced to return to Denver to be with family. But the alpha werewolf she fled just a year earlier sees in her a threat to his leadership and is determined to have her killed.

Adding to her headaches, a war is brewing in the world of vampires and werewolves and she is being pressured to choose a side.


Kitty and the Silver Bullet is a tightly woven and well written story, probably the best in the series to date. A lot o
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AH
3.5 stars

When I choose a book to read, I have several series that are my “go-to” books. They aren’t fantastic literature but when I am in the mood for entertainment, I really don’t care. The Kitty books are perfect for this. It’s a series that I can just sit back and enjoy.

In Kitty and the Silver Bullet, Kitty and Ben return to Denver for a few reasons, but mostly because Kitty’s mom has been diagnosed with cancer and must undergo treatment. Kitty is still “officially” banned from Denver by Car
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Sandra
This book snuck up on me, it was good then just got better the more I read.

Those following the series know that Kitty has had some problems that led to at least a 3 book road trip. All those problems come to a head in this book as Rick the Vampire decides to stage a coup and also involves the Werewolves.

Meanwhile Cormac is still in Prison and Detective Hardin has been made head of the Paranormal Police Unit.

This book has HEA coming out the wazoo, and who doesn't like that?
Jamie
Disappointing. There was the occasional flash of what I liked about the earlier books, but I nearly didn't get through this one. The heroine has always alternated between cowering and bravado but she also acted like an idiot for most of this book. And these are the lamest bunch of werewolves and vampires I've ever encountered in this genre. Read Patricia Briggs instead.
Kathy Davie
Fourth in the Kitty Norville urban fantasy series about a radio talk show host-cum-werewolf based in Denver, Colorado.


My Take
Whoa...talk about full circle! After spending so much time avoiding Denver, circumstances bring 'em right on back.

I do like how Vaughn has Kitty skittish about the relationship between Ben and herself. Just events that have caused them to bond. Form their little pack of two. A mated pair against their will. Sorta. I suspect it's Kitty's conversation with Drs. Luce and Sch
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mlady_rebecca
This is one of those series which definitely built up and met it's stride over the course of a few books. This one had me fighting dawn and drooping eyelids to keep reading just one more chapter. That certainly sounds like a 5 star book, to me.

On the urban fantasy/ paranormal romance argument, I think this book settled the series into the same category as Eileen Wilks "World of the Lupi" or even Kelley Armstrong's "Women of the Otherworld". Urban fantasy, but with a single monogamous couple bein
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Dawn
"For those of you who have not met Kitty and the other characters before, this is a great time to drop in on them. You may need to read the previous three books to get caught up on all the nuances, but you will find yourself hooked and waiting for the next one as much as I am. This is a series that is tremendously addicting. I was lucky enough to read this one before its release and all I can say is, "I want more, Ms. Vaughn, I want more." A Howling 5 Enchantments."

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Sandi
Kitty Norville books are such quick reads, I almost feel guilty giving them such high marks. However they're a lot of fun and leave me wanting more. I never want to throw one against the wall. Ergo, 4 stars.
Chris
Kitty and the Silver Bullet ties up several loose plot threads that are hanging from the previous books in the series. It also adds a few more. I didn't like this book, however, as much as I liked Kitty Takes a Holiday.

The good first, Kitty is still Kitty and is Kitty thoughout the book. She gains in power, but as always in this series so far, it is gaining in power over knowing yourself. I like that about this series. Power growth is internal, the person's self, as opposed to getting a new powe
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Tamora Pierce
Okay--I think I missed the boat on the earlier two books (GOES TO WASHINGTON and TAKES A HOLIDAY). It occured to me while reading this book that in a way Kitty has been working out what would be in an adult human a childhood's worth of abuse since leaving Carl and Meg, the alphas of her pack in Denver. As a new werewolf, Kitty was vulnerable to seeing her alphas as god-like--they were the first she knew; she was very young in her new life, and they wielded power with arrogance and cruelty.

Now, i
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StrangeBedfellows
This is the fourth installment of Vaughn's Kitty Norville series, and, thankfully, not a filler book. There's a lot going on in this one in terms of Kitty's development as a werewolf, her personal life, and the overall storyline. The catalyst for it all is her return to Denver, with boyfriend Ben in tow, which obviously sets off a variety of consequences. She must go toe to toe with not only Carl, her former jackass of an Alpha, but also Arturo, the city's Master vampire. Meanwhile she must come ...more
Danica
The longer I stay out of school, the more I fall into my old vices. Case in point: Staying up until 4 in the morning for no good reason. Trashy vampire novels. Writing reviews of trashy vampire novels at 4 in the morning for no good reason. (Also, lounging. Video games. Fic. Sleeping in. Midnight snacks. Why am I such a dissolute teenager again.)

This was alright. I can understand why it's more highly rated by readers -- it's certainly got a lot more guano hitting the fan than books two and three
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Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
The fourth book in the Kitty Norville series was another good installment! It was a bit sad for me, being a Cormac fan, seeing him in jail, and having actually TELL Kitty his feelings for her! It broke my heart! I wish Ben was not in the picture half the time!

At the beginning of the book, when Kitty starts finding out about her mother's issues and Ben is not really all there to support her, doesn't want to be involved with her family, that kind of annoyed me, but then he does come around, and I
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Natlyn
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Chris
Another great trip with Kitty. I love reading about her running around in the Denver metro area. That's where I went thru high school and a year of college, so it's like coming home to visit Kitty there. And in her fourth book, Kitty is like an old friend. What's more, she listens to great music that I liked back in those days....

This one is full of action and has some great closure to earlier storylines. It still stands well on its own as a novel, but by this point in the series, one should be
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Wm
I needed to take a break after the third book. I didn't know if I was going to come back to the series. I'm glad I did. This is the best one so far.
Aimee
Five stars, fersure.

Ms. Vaughn has hit her stride in the Kitty series by this book. Kitty has a strong personality and some confidence to back it up by this point, and the story in this one brings a lot of great plot elements together in a fantastic climax and resolution. This could've easily been the last in a short series, so I'm curious to see how the story and world expand forward from here. I'm glad that the character and the plot has a good base to work off of from this point, though; I ha
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Cynfully Sweet
I keep feeling like "okay, this book is going to be the one where Kitty grows some real teeth and the series gets better"



but no.


Honestly- I really felt for Kitty during her (view spoiler) ordea, and everything that was going on with her mother. I just find everything else around her "unbelievable". Her relationship with Ben, what happens with the Denver pack, Cormac's mustache (ewww gross)

I don't know how many more in this series I'll go
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Lilias
So far, this is my favorite Kitty Norville book. It starts out when Kitty's mother is diagnosed with cancer and she is forced to go back to Denver, the city that she had be exiled from by her old alpha leader, Carl. Unfortunately, tensions are high in Denver. Rick, a powerful vampire, wants to challenge Arturo, the Vampire Master of the city, for his position. The werewolves are having problems as well, with their alphas Carl and Meg becoming violent and abusive of the pack. With Cormac in priso ...more
Sybylla
This is a novel of resolutions. Kitty has to return to Denver for personal reasons and confront all of the problems she left behind in the first book, and brings along all of her growth from the last two books. Kitty's very first problem is one that will make all women, and all feeling people in general, tear up. from there she has to confront her mother's health, her family's questioning, and their introduction to Ben. I have to say that Ben is really growing on me in this novel. This is probab ...more
Jeff Jellets

Kitty Continues To Impress and Entertain!

I continue to be a fan of Carrie Vaughn’s “Kitty the Werewolf” series. The fourth book, Kitty and the Silver Bullet brings the titular heroine back home to Denver, Colorado, for reasons both professional and personal and forces Kitty to confront (and eventually deliver a long-overdue comeuppance) to the abusive leaders of Kitty’s old wolf pack, who were the principle protagonists of the first book in this series and who forced Kitty into exile from Denver
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Emma
I love Kitty and all her antics so I was a big fan of this book. I was surprised by the fact that Ben was still in the picture but it is nice to see a quick resolution to a love triangle... no one wants an Anita Blake situation going on...

The story had a great cast yet again and I really liked the deepening of the vampire mystery and how it all links with the wolves. It had a great strategic quality to it all which made for a fast paced story that was hard to put down. Especially with the new po
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Jessie
This series is kind of going down hill for me. Even though new things/events/etc keep happening in each book, I feel like they all have the same script. This book was ok. I am still not a fan of Ben but it looks like the author is officially cutting any hope for Kitty and Cormic. Kitty is an interesting character. She is both weak and strong. Her emotions swing from extreme to extreme, almost in an unstable way. Throughout the book, Ben acted almost impersonal towards Kitty. His reasoning doe be ...more
Dexter/Persy
I was honestly a little surprised at how much I liked this book. I'd remembered enjoying the series, but it'd been so long that I couldn't really remember why and I couldn't figure out what was so special about Kitty Norville. I also remembered her hooking up with Ben in the last book, and how I'd been displeased with it. Ben had always seemed dry and boring to me, but maybe I'm just remembering him wrong, because in this book he was awesome.

Aside from the brilliant characters, the plot is actua
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Denise
After months of exile, Kitty finally returns to Denver together with Ben as her mom gets diagnosed with cancer. Her family is not all she has to worry about, though: She will have to face the abusive alphas of her old pack again who want her either out of town or dead and two powerful vampires are battling over the position of master of the city, endangering the local wolves in the process.
It's great to watch Kitty's character grow stronger from book to book, and I really liked seeing her inter
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Jim
Another good book. Same theme of equality for werewolves & vampires who are just people with a disease - then she goes & shows us just how weird & creepy the disease can be. Fun & a quick read.
Saul Baisley
I really enjoyed this book and the whole series so far. The fourth segment in the Kitty Norville series really ties up some loose ends from earlier in the series and leaves enough open that I can't wait to start the next one. Kitty's growth both physically as the alpha she is becoming and emotionally is portrayed expertly throughout the novel. And the relationship between Kitty and Ben shows some very realistic human qualities. There is also ample action for those who prefer combat oriented nove ...more
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Vaughn was born into a military family and has lived all over the U.S. She received a BA from Occidental College, after which she went on to work too many jobs to count until she went back to school to receive her MA from University of Colorado at Boulder. She currently lives in Boulder, CO.
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