Top critical review
An okay book, Speak is far better!
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 21, 2017
Catalyst is a decent story, readable and a few twists you don't expect. But, I definitely thought the other books I've read by this author ("Speak" and "Chains") were far better and superior books. There is a lot mentioned about a character from "Speak" making an appearance in this book too - and she does. But....it's such a throw away. It's like the editor and/or author was like...."Uh-oh...we gotta fit Melinda in this book somehow...no matter how random!" I think they shot themselves in the foot with that too, because if you love the Melinda character and relate to her as I did, you won't like Kate as much, and you'll just be waiting for Melinda to show up. When she finally does, it's quick and a let-down. I also really just thought this missed at the ending - not to destroy the book for anyone - but it didn't seem believable, and the character needing redemption never really did anything to earn it.