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Catalyst

4.22  ·  Rating Details  ·  9 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Micah lives a perfectly adequate life in an orderly, predictable world, filled with government rules designed to control the people and prevent uprising. Until one Tuesday evening. After a surprise encounter in a dark alley, Micah's life begins to quickly change, and he starts to question the seemingly perfect world around him. He soon finds out no one is what they seem to ...more
Hardcover, 252 pages
Published May 19th 2011 by Brighter Books Publishing House
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Angela Jurgensen
Well... as the main editor for this book, of course I am a bit biased. That being said... Matti did a superb job of creating a world in which we feel for the main character, and that keeps us guessing until the very end. As you read Matti's well-crafted descriptions and fast-paced dialogue and action scenes, you can't help it but to feel dragged down a sci-fi rabbit hole... as if you yourself were following along with Micah, feeling what he feels, living where he lives. You quickly come to empat ...more
Robert
Feb 19, 2016 Robert rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf
If suddenly you found yourself in a world where impossible things seem regular and everyone might want you dead, what would you do?

This story creates a compelling world flavored by the Matrix, Star Wars, and other SF goodness. This is a strong first novel, a YA adventure for young guys, and I definitely want to hang out with Micah and the Radicals again!

As a writer myself, sometimes I found the sentence structure or word choices awkward; sometimes it would be enough to throw me out of the story
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Librarysteph
I went into Matti Mclean’s novel with high hopes. I love dystopians, I love rebellions, I thought the artwork was intriguing…. Unfortunately the book fell short for me. I didn’t care about the characters, I didn’t understand the special abilities people had, and the world building didn’t paint a clear picture in my mind.

The action was choppy, and not always logical. The technology described was counter intuitive and not explained to my satisfaction.

I had difficulty dragging myself to read this.
Nancy H
A good story for those who futuristic science fiction with lots of action.
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