Kitty swore not to return to Denver. But when her mother is diagnosed with breast cancer, she has no choice but to go back. Problem is, Denver is the territory of the abusive pack of werewolves from which she escaped the year before. Even worst, as a "rogue" werewolf, she soon finds herself in the midst of a war between the two most powerful vampires in the city, a conflict which threatens the entire paranormal community.
Kitty and the Silver Bullet is once again told in the first person, giving us another opportunity to get into Kitty's head. The amalgam of Kitty's strengths and vulnerabilities makes her an extremely genuine character. We all know girls like Kitty Norville (the werewolf part notwithstanding, that goes without saying!), which makes it easier to root for her.
Breast cancer struck our family last year, so I was impressed by the way Carrie Vaughn depicted how it affects everyone involved. The involvement of Kitty's entire family added a new set of dynamics to this novel. Though there's plenty of supernatural conflicts between vampires and werewolves, there is nevertheless a more humane dimension which makes this book even more enjoyable.
Once more, character development and revelations help provide an even more satisfying reading experience. Secrets pertaining to the vampire Families are divulged. Those plotlines should be explored in future installments.
Fast-paced, the only problem is that you reach the end too quickly. Despite being the fourth volume in this series, the Kitty novels remain fun, fresh, and engaging. Yes, Carrie Vaugh has done it again!
Kitty and the Silver Bullet should please Vaughn's growing number of fans!
The final verdict: 7.5/10