I am so behind on reviews. Can you believe we are almost done with January already? Amazing.
Anyways, I finished Catalyst by Casey L Bond in December and am finally getting around to posting a review.
Synopsis: The city of Confidence is surrounded by a thick, concrete wall. These walls are built to protect those within and to keep dangers outside. What happens when the only danger to the citizens within is its leadership?
When a young man on a suicide mission meets a young woman with a terminal illness, both of them use one another as a means to their own ends. They never expect to become friends. They never expect to become so much more to each other. Their backgrounds and the secrets they uncover are more dangerous than any plans they could make together or separately.
I loved everything about this book. The Romeo and Juliet feel of forbidden romance, the secrets people keep, bucket lists, and finding joy in things you were told were bad. This dystopian tale truly weaves an amazing prequel for Casey L Bond’s series, The Harvest Saga. I actually forgot that I was reading a prequel for awhile, even though it connects beautifully to those books. The characters were engaging, lovable (or easy to hate, depending), and awesome. In this dystopian world, people outside of the walls are considered unequal to those inside. Some even keep the outsiders as pets or slaves. Casey weaves a believable world of inequality. Some fight for what is right, but will they win?