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Kitty and the Silver Bullet

(Kitty Norville #4)

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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 is brewing between th ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 326 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Grand Central Publishing
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Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: werewolves, audio
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.

Kitty has to head back to her hometown of Denver to tend to a family emergency, and in doing so ends up having to face the very thing that got her and I off on the wrong foot since the first installment of this series. I was happy that Carrie Vaughn made her heroine confront her demons at this point in the story arc because I don’t think that I could have dealt with Norville in her submissive state for much longer. The vampire and police detective threads also picked up
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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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Pam Nelson
4 Kitty and the Silver Bullet Stars

Oh, Kitty, how I love her journey. This book has some heart to it and that heart is going to break yours. Only Kitty is a strong ass wolf and she kicks some serious ASS!

This book has a lot of vampire politics and somehow Kitty gets smacked dab in the middle of it all.

Ben surprised me in this book, he is become more manly and thank god for that. I thought he was too soft for our Kitty in the books before it. But he is growing up and I am enjoying where the sto
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Ian
Jan 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
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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Mike Finn
Kitty becomes an Alpha

"Kitty And The Silver Bullet" was fun from the first page to the last. Carrie Vaughn's writing is deceptively easy to read: I found myself sliding right into the story, like returning to a favourite reading chair, yet what Carrie Vaughn writes is not light-weight. It works because she loads her books with serious, difficult issues and drives Kitty's development by her responses to them. Carrie Vaughn is never heavy-handedly didactic but her characters are always made to cho
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Craig
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I believe this is the best of the Kitty Norville books that I've read so far. I've been reading them very much out of sequence, but that hasn't dampened my appreciation of them. There's a whole lot of plot as well as character development packed into this one, despite Cormac being incarcerated while everything develops. Kitty returns to the city due to her mother's health, and we are shown a lot about the werewolf/vampire political situation. Rick proves his worth, Kitty becomes the alpha of the ...more
Nicole
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Jamie Collins
Nov 05, 2007 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy-urban
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.
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Kathy Davie
Jul 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
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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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
Oct 05, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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?
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Diana Stormblessed
This should be 2.5 stars but I'm being uncharacteristically charitable today. Kitty, while a horrible, guilty pleasure of mine, is not a series which deals in great plots.

Kitty started the series as an abused, timid omega wolf. And in 1 short year has become a scary alpha wolf? She has no combat training, no political knowledge, nothing at all that would be scary or would lead me to believe she can protect anyone from any big bads, but here she is, fighting vampire/werewolf wars and ensuring pr
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Zenda
Jun 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
I still feel like the relationship between Kitty and Ben feels more like one of convenience. Her visit to Cormac in prison seemed to reinforce that. I like all three of them, however, and am glad that Kitty has finally been able to return home.
Alice 🌙
5/5 ⭐️
I’m exited for the next one!!
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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Tamora Pierce
Jul 20, 2009 rated it really liked it
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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Dawn
May 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
"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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Benjamin Thomas
The fourth novel in the series maintains the pace of previous books and continues to impress. The author is not content to settle into writing some sort of routine novel, just to get another book out. Rather, her characters and themes continue to grow while at the same time new and interesting concepts are introduced. A lot happens in these books and each one, so far, has had huge ramifications for all of the characters. I’m glad to see there are no “filler episodes”.
Sandi
Apr 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, 2010
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. ...more
☣Lynn☣
Giving this 5 stars because there's a shit ton of action and Kitty is so kickass in this book. And I stayed up way past my bedtime to finish this. ;)

This series just gets better and better! Bring on book 5!
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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.
Suz
Jan 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, urban-fantasy
3.5 stars. It was good, and Kitty certainly has her share of character growth.

There were a lot of changes in this book. I'm curious to see how it effects the story going forward.
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Laura..devouring books like crumpets
I liked it..... I Don't really overly enjoy books that have cancer and miscarriages in them... that's the only reason its a three star for me.... not anything to do with the rest of the plot or the writing, i understand why the author put it in the book... It just ruined the read for me a little.....

The rest of the plot was nail biting and brilliant, at first i was a little reluctant about Kitty and Ben, but i kind of get it now... hes a bit softer a bit more homely but he has a little of Cormac
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Susan
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Rosina
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
It's been a while since I read the last Kitty book so I was in a bit of a fog but I still enjoyed this book. It had a lot of emotional moments and yay for realistic gun use! ...more
Alayna
Jun 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2017, library
This series actually keeps getting better! I'm really excited to see what the next installment holds :) ...more
Melani
Jan 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
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Malinda
4 stars

This was a very good story and addition to the series. Kitty is still a great heroine but she is confronted with some issues from her past that make her doubt herself a bit. So Kitty and Ben are living life and doing alright. Cormac is in jail and they go to visit him when they can. Things are pretty normal until they get a visit from Rick, a vampire that Kitty knew from back in Denver. Rick indicates that the city's master vamp, Arturo, has gotten weak and lost control of his city. Rick
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Danica
Oct 19, 2010 rated it liked it
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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Carrie Vaughn is the author more than twenty novels and over a hundred short stories. She's best known for her New York Times bestselling series of novels about a werewolf named Kitty who hosts a talk radio advice show for the supernaturally disadvantaged. In 2018, she won the Philip K. Dick Award for Bannerless, a post-apocalyptic murder mystery. Next up for her: two collections connected to the ...more

Other books in the series

Kitty Norville (1 - 10 of 18 books)
  • Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville #1)
  • Kitty Goes to Washington (Kitty Norville, #2)
  • Kitty Takes a Holiday (Kitty Norville, #3)
  • Hex Appeal
  • Magic City: Recent Spells
  • 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)
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