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5.0 out of 5 stars Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger,
This review is from: Caitlin Star and the Guardian of Forever: Caitlin Star book #2 (Paperback)
James J. Caterino has done it again with Caitlin Star and the Guardian of Forever. Stronger than Planet of the Apes, meatier than the Hunger Games and more diverse than Divergent, Caternio's continuing Caitlin Star saga has everything it's YA audience has come to expect from their fiction - action, romance and intrigue.
Lighter on the politics and heavier on the action than book one, this second installment in the Caitlin Star saga picks up where the first book left off, in a world gone to hell in a hand basket. But rather than focus on yet another dystopian future, Caterino lightens things up with breezy dialog, wry humor, and a whole lot more of what the reader is asking for, Caitlin Star herself. Throw in a time travel subplot for good measure and you have a tightly wound sci-fi thriller that owes more to real science than fantastical whims of fancy.
Once again Caterino's vivid imagination takes center stage with plenty of new colorful characters out to stop Caitlin from saving humanity once again. The intrigue that ensues will keep you turning the pages until the wee hours. In a literary field crowded with strong female leads, Caitlin Star stands apart with Caterino's macho male perspective that is surprisingly female friendly. Caitlin Star and the Guardian of Forever feels like a natural progression in the Bull Mongoni Universe that Caterino created a decade ago with Gunner Star. Caitlin Star is the real deal, and she is going to cut you down if you stand in her way. I can't wait to see where she takes me next.