Saturday 15 June 2019

Review: Kitty and the Silver Bullet by Carrie Vaughn

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.


Full-length novel

First person, Kitty

I wouldn't read this without having read the others. Things are recapped but you'd still be missing too much info to really get into it, imo.

No, the threads of this book are tied up and the series threads are left hanging to be picked up in the next one!

It's more a HFN when it comes to UF book endings...



Yes. It's UF.
There are werewolves and vampires and violent power struggles...

After being driven out of her home turf at the end of book one, we finally see Kitty returning to Denver with Ben by her side.
Kitty’s mum is sick and in order to be there for her mum, and reclaim her home, Kitty needs to settle things with her abusive former alphas or she needs to stay completely under the radar and hope they remain ignorant to her presence… Which is near to impossible when the supernatural power players of Denver - aka the vampires - are determined to drag Kitty into their political power struggles.
Plus, the story would be kinda boring if they didn’t find out she was home, wouldn’t it? 😄

I loved this book.

We see how strong Kitty has become, how far she has come from the scared, weak, snivelling doormat her former alphas made her. She is afraid but she is strong enough to stand her ground and fight for her home.
There’s plenty of action and Kitty continues to grow and surprise me. Her relationship with Ben also goes through some interesting developments… This series isn’t romance heavy, it’s there but it isn’t the focus, so it was nice to see some decent page time be given to their relationship. Kitty and Ben, the humans, did not choose each other, their wolves did, so it’s really nice to see that their human halves finally caught up!
It was nice to see Kitty’s show, The Midnight Hour, return to its home studio in all its hilarious glory and I enjoyed learning more about the politics of vampires and have no doubt that the events in this book will ripple through the future books in this series.

Kitty and The Silver Bullet is a book that brings the series back to where it all began but flips everything up on its head.
I can’t wait to see where we go from here!

In keeping with the series theme but not really an eye catcher, is it?


“He’s a bully. I love bullies. They have such big, shiny red buttons to push.”



  1. For me, this was where the series really hit it's stride. I loved the payback, the return to the radio show and Rick!

    1. I'm ready to move onto book 5 now. I held off moving forward with the series until I'd caught up with the reviews for the previous books! I'm glad to know the momentum continues in a good way!

  2. I remember reading this one and I liked it. I stopped with the series soon after this one though and I don't remember why.

    1. I'm ready to continue with more of them now. I needed a break after reading the first 4 in a row.

  3. This is the next one I have to read in the series, I left off after her time at the cabin. I'm looking forward to seeing her come home and resume the radio show!

    1. It seems to get much better from here!


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