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.
©2009 Carrie Vaughn, LLC; (P)2009 Tantor
I don't cry easily, but Carrie Vaughn's writing, and Margarite Gavin's reading, brought me to sobs during the very touching talk between Kitty and her mother regarding both of their health problems. It was so realistic, as I have been a third person in almost the same situation, and it was so very moving. I, too, have been bitten by Kitty (excuse the pun), and I look forward to every one of her books. As for Margarite Gavin,she reads for several of the series that I am currently hooked on, and she is a primary reason for my addictions! I will listen to her read the phone book. She has a wide range of voices, and knows when to deliver the intonations in her reading. All round- this series is a delight to listen to, as well as a pretty good who-done-it.
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
Touching, Exciting, Reveling!!
Near the end when she finally tells Ben she loves him! I was so happy for her!
She is awesome....loved her in the Rachel books, and just as much as Kitty!
Denver will never be the same!
This book was the best one yet...starting #5 now! Highly recommend this series....give it a chance...you will love it too!
Love fantasy books, usually with a strong female character. I also enjoyed just about anything from J.D Robb I am a fan of mysteries as well. I also enjoy funny and quirky novels anything from Molly Harper is a winner in my book. Since listening to audio books is important to me while I travel I also follow certain narrators as well.
Ok, something about the name "Kitty" turned me off this book for about a year, finally I gave into to all the recommendations. I am glad I did. She is funny and so unlucky, it reminds me of Stephanie Plum in Janet Evanovich series, but much much more unlucky. I got hooked quickly and I only have one book left in the series. Each book builds on the last, and average about 7 hours a piece just enough time for Kitty to get herself in trouble and right back out of it again. This is not a deep book but enjoyable just the same. It's light at times, funny, and then serious but not so overwhelming that you can't set it down and come back to it. Its a good light read and the narrator was just perfect for the book, she tells the story in a light enjoyable way, and she has become the voice of Kitty in my mind.
Kitty books are so well done, they are on my auto-buy list. Love the writing, the characters, AND the narration. As a fan of the series, I must point out--these books definitely have a story arc going, so read them in order. In this book, there were hard decisions made, and some very emotional scenes. Lots of action, Kitty humor, and a satisfying resolution made a nice balance. This may be the best Kitty book yet!
I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
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. Cormic 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 feels it's time for him to take control of the situation before a vamp from the outside decides to come and try to take over. Rick wants Kitty to take over the Denver werewolf pack because the current alphas, Carl and Meg, support Arturo and use their wolves to fight for Arturo. Kitty has gotten strong while away but she's still a bit cowed by Carl's strength and isn't prepared to go back to try to instigate a civil war.
Regardless of Kitty's misgivings, fate takes a hand and she gets involved even though she doesn't want to. Kitty's mom ends up getting seriously sick and Kitty has to go back to Denver in order to be there for her. Carl and Meg see her being back in town as a sign that she doesn't respect their power and are determined to take her out to protect their power within the pack. Kitty still doesn't want to get involved but it seems like the multiple vampire power players (in addition to the pack alphas) seem determined to see her and Ben as a threat and allies of Ricks. There ends up being some major goings on and Kitty and Ben are a bit over their heads. Fortunately, Ben steps up from being second to Kitty to being a more equal partner and they're able to function more as a alpha pair. This is a great help for Kitty, who feels a bit overwhelmed by the whole thing. She realizes that something has to be done but it's not that easy to be the one to do it. With Ben's support, they're able to take control of the local pack as well as help Rick out and bring some peace to Denver. The story ends with a very nice start to a HEA for Ben and Kitty.
This was a very enjoyable story. I liked Kitty and Ben better in this story. In the previous book their relationship seemed a bit off...maybe because their wolves fell into a relationship together but their human halves were a bit slower on the uptake. In this story, Ben and Kitty's human sides catch up. They have a few fights as they're working their way through things but I also think that some of the disagreements were caused by growing pains as Ben moved from a more subordinate role to a more equal role. By the end of the story they come to terms with each other better on all levels and their relationship was working better for me. Overall, I liked this story very much so I'd recommend this book (and series). :D
Long term book junkie only recently addicted to audio books. Now my iPod and I are inseparable.
“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 choose between right and wrong and to take the consequences of their actions.
Kitty, now the Alpha of a two werewolf pack, is forced by family circumstances to return home, even though the Alphas of her previous pack has banished her on pain of death.
This means that Kitty finally has to confront the abuse she received from the Alpha of her first pack and the scars that it left. The confrontation becomes wrapped up in the Byzantine complexities of Vampire politics: a hierarchy enforced by violence and changed only by challenge but which turns out not to be entirely in the hands of the local Vampires.
Kitty befriends a young pack member who occupies the bottom-of-the-heap, abuse-toy for the Alpha role that Kitty held. This meeting, together with the reaction of some of her former pack-mates, makes Kitty realise that the experiences of the past year have changed her from a defenseless follower into a strong leader.
I enjoyed Kitty’s reluctance to become an Alpha and her struggles to try and avoid violent conflict. Perhaps it’s true that power should only be given to those who don’t desire it and the force is a last resource.
I was also fascinated to see Kitty trying to sort out whether she becomes more as werewolf by embracing the human or the wolf. Her reactions to abuse and murder are decidedly human. Her need to protect her pack and her pack’s expectations of her are mainly wolf. Until this novel, Kitty has tended to see herself as a human who has contracted a disease that turns her into a wolf on the full moon. In this novel she accepts that that is not the whole truth. She is no longer who she was and she has now to decide who she will become.
I'd certainly recommend this series to those who enjoy UF.
I liked that Kitty finally returned to Denver. It was great to see her interations with her family, especially her mother and sister. I was also really glad to get to know Rick better and enjoyed all the scenes with him.
My biggest problem with this book and the last one is Kitty's relationship with Ben. She never showed any romantic interest in him until his first full moon as a werewolf. After that their sexual relationship just felt forced. Over and over in this book you can see the doubt they have about their feelings for each other. Toward the end it was like the author just swept it all under the rug. Suddenly, it's settled that they really do care about each other. I don't feel the passion between them and I'm not buying it. The series was set up so we'd think Kitty would eventually hook up with Cormac. I really don't like how the author has shoved him out of the way in favor of a false relationship. Ben's a good guy and was great as a human lawyer. I'm not feeling him as a werewolf at all.
Yes, she's great. She really enhances the experience of listening to the book. I'd have to agree with others that she's one of the best narrators out there.
I wish the author would stop repeating the same details over and over. She's bad about putting them in suspensful moments where it unnecessarily slows the story down. If I was reading the book, I'd skim past them but with audio that's harder to do.
As usual I was not let down. Already have read the books, I am happy that Marguerite Gavin was narrating the book. Great job!
This time you get to see Kitty start to grow up. She returns to Denver (not the best idea, but had to be done) and the stakes are higher than you think - pun intended. This is the first time you get to see a contrast between the young girl you meet in book one and the mostly self assured woman in this book.
Probably The Hallows series by Kim Harrison. It doesn't hurt it's the same narrator (a big reason why I chose this series originally actually). The paranormal feel is similar. There is less of a variety of "beings" but the idea of danger and running for your life (and law enforcement on one scale or another) is present. Plus there is clear character development going on for all.
I didn't have one.
Kitty is taking a bite out of Denver, and life! (Cheesy!!)
Normally I don't care for werewolf books. They don't sit right with me. I like the series, and thought it was different enough to continue. I thought most of the books were something to pass the time. This was better and probably my favorite book so far.
Avid reader 5 to 10 books a month. I like urban fantasy and Sci-Fi the most. I do enjoy a bio every now and then.
This a fun series. It deals with race relations between vampires, humans and werewolves. Kitty is radio talk show host who uses her platform to enlighten others. She has a real sense of justice and honor that always gets her in trouble with the bad guys. There are some memorable, lovable, characters here that will really strike a chord with you. The narration is great. It is fun light entertainment
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