Kitty and the Silver Bullet #COYER Review

June 29, 2015 Reviews 12

Kitty and the Silver Bullet #COYER ReviewKitty and the Silver Bullet by Carrie Vaughn
Narrator: Marguerite Gavin
Series: Kitty Norville #4
Published by Grand Central Publishing, Tantor Audio on November 12, 2009
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 326
Length: 9 hours 4 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased

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 the city's two oldest vampires, threatening the whole supernatural community. Though she wants to stay neutral, Kitty is again drawn into a world of politics and violence. To protect her family, her lover, and herself, she'll have to choose sides. And maybe become what she hates--a killer.

I was pretty disappointed with the book prior to this one, Kitty Takes a Holiday, so I kind of stalled reading Kitty and the Silver Bullet. I’m so glad I got back into the series, though, because this book was quite good. I should note, there are some spoilers in this review if you haven’t read the previous book.

The most important change? Kitty is back to being a strong, dominant werewolf – instead of the whiny, self-pitying mess she was in Kitty Takes a Holiday. In Kitty and the Silver Bullet, Kitty is returning to Denver – her mom is ill so Kitty has to face everything she ran away from. Even though she’s reluctant to do so and some of the old demons start to come back, it was so great to see her finding an inner strength you knew she had back in book 2 (Kity Goes to Washington).

What really surprised me is that I LIKE Kitty with Ben! I thought I was going to hate that development, because well, you know… McCormick! I always liked Ben though, and as it turns out, I really like him with Kitty! I’m really excited to see where there relationship will go, especially considering some of the exciting developments in Kitty and the Silver Bullet both in their human and wolf relationships!

And I’m eternally glad that I listen to this series, rather than reading it. Marguerite Gavin does a FANTASTIC job with Kitty and all the voices. Her voice is particularly great for Kitty’s radio show, which is one of my favorite parts of the books – and I think it would be a real loss to get to listen to that.

I’m on an Kitty Norville kick now – expecially since I just got offered books 6-14 on audio for review… so expect lots more Kitty in coming weeks 🙂

4 stars Pretty Great

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About Carrie Vaughn

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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12 Responses to “Kitty and the Silver Bullet #COYER Review”

  1. Lanie

    Okay, so I read the first book in this series but Kitty seems kinda weak to me, does it get better in the second? Should I cut ties and run or go back to the series I started years ago o.o? Great review,too! Lol, see how I just totally bugged you?
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    • Berls

      Lol! Yes, Kitty started off pretty weak in book one, but she starts to pull herself together towards the end of that book and in book 2. Book 3 she regresses, but book 4 through 6 (that’s the one I’m on now) she’s very strong. It’s part of her character’s struggle – overcoming that submissive wolf trait that was pounded into her when she was first changed, so it rears it’s head from time to time, but as something to fight, not something to be. If that makes any sense.

      • Lanie

        That actually makes a lot more sense now that you say it as you do! I just thought she was a lil bit lame, like she took too much abuse and I didnt get the whole back and forth and the intro of the vamps in the first book. I also read it when I was 17 so maybe that had something to do with it. I shall have to re-evaluate revisiting this series. Thanks Berls:D
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        • Berls

          Her weakness was one of my frustrations when I started, so I totally understand why you were put off by it. I think my love of her radio show made me overlook it in the first book and then after that I really got that she’s overcoming that abuse basically the whole series. I hope you get a chance to try it out again and end up liking it 🙂
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    • Berls

      Thanks Ramona! Kitty has her ups and downs, which I think makes me like her more because it’s more real. I mean, who’s up all the time, right? I recommend you try finishing it on audio 😉

  2. Stacey Brucale

    I keep seeing you mention this series. I’m completely intrigued by the fact that she’s a werewolf radio host. It just sounds so good! My library only has the physical books, no audio and I think these would be fun as audio books. I added the first one to my audible wish list. It will probably be a while until I get to it though as I’m trying not to spend money on books right now – buying a car has to be priority #1 right now. :/

    • Berls

      I completley understand that! I really enjoy Kitty – the radio host element is easily one of my favorite parts of the books and Marguerite Gavin does such a good job – she has a radio voice IMO. Good luck with the car buying!

    • Berls

      LOL I SO understand! I’m really enjoying the series right now – I’m kind of on a Kitty kick 😀

    • Berls

      LOL I know the feeling 🙂 I definitely recommend you do it in audio when you do! (and you can borrow from me, I really do own them ;))

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