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Caitlin Star and the Guardian of Forever (Caitlin Star #2)

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Caitlin Star’s first solo outing shocked readers with its relentless, nihilistic, and graphic take on the YA dystopian genre. Now, this riveting stand-alone sequel launches the unforgettable action figure femme into the realm of mythic superhero. Caitlin Star and the Guardian of Forever is a colorful, exotic, brutal, exhilarating, action-packed adventure novel with shades ...more
Paperback, 1st, 210 pages
Published July 8th 2014 by iUniverse (first published July 3rd 2014)
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Sam Arnold
Aug 04, 2014 Sam Arnold rated it it was amazing
Caitlin Star is a hero of the future a modern day vigilante with a good measure of Lara Croft. I loved the first book in this series and it is always with trepidation you start the second in a series. I was not disappointed in anyway. This book is as good as the first if not better. The novel consists of an excellent mix of character development and all out action.

The action scenes are well written but are not so lengthy that they get boring or tedious. There is a political feel to the book but
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Rick
Disclosure: I purchased this book with my own money as a paying customer. This is an unsolicited review.

“Caitlin Star and the Guardian of Forever” is an addictive read.

I ended up reading this book during the same weekend I saw “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” at the movies. It made for the perfect double feature. The philosophy, the atmosphere, the texture of the action and the writing; this book series and that movie franchise share a similar structure and outlook. They also share a wonderful
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Amy
Jul 17, 2014 Amy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: action, dystopia
I just loved this book. I ended up reading it in one session, all through-out the day and into the the night, something I rarely do. The story and action just move. The pacing is fierce, the imagery vivid, the characters larger than life and memorable, especially the main character, Caitlin Star.

Caitlin Star is such a great action hero/superhero, with dark, complex shadings of gray. The back blurb compares her to Tomb Raider or a female Tarzan, but I see her more as the modern version of a Roman
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Alana
Jul 09, 2014 Alana rated it it was amazing
I went into this book with huge expectations for several reasons. I love strong female leads, especially when it comes to action heroes. I am a huge "Tomb Raider" fan and when was excited to see it used as a reference in the back cover blurb. I love dystopian type science fiction adventures. And lastly, I have enjoyed several of the author's other books, especially the first "Caitlin Star" novel.

All of those lofty fangirl expectations were met, and this novel actually surprised me in a number of
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John
Sequels are tough to pull off, especially when the original is such a unique, imaginative book. "Caitlin Star" combined the superhero and YA dystopian genres in a graphic and relentless action packed adventure. There simply is nothing quite like it. Caitlin Star herself is a such a formidable character I was worried that any future adventures might not be ambitious enough for the character.

Any such apprehensions were tossed aside within the first few chapters as Caterino's storytelling skills on
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Ashley
An action-packed, riveting page-turner that had me emotionally involved with the plot and characters from start to finish.

The first book "Caitlin Star" is sort of an origin story set in a contemporary/near future dark utopia where Caitlin is taken on as a protege by a vigilante anti-hero named Gunner Star and trained to become a Bull Mongoni warrior whose philosophy in based on a mythic species of lost hominids. Along the way she meets her first love Tyrone, and grows to become the a leader of a
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James Caterino
Aug 13, 2014 James Caterino rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Alan
Aug 26, 2014 Alan rated it it was amazing
Addictive. Incredible writing talent. Great story. Both books had everything a good book needs, compelling plots, well-rounded characters. One of a few books I have read so far that would make for an interesting movie. I look forward to more from this author.
Dakotabookgeek
Discovered the first "Caitlin Star" book by accident and absolutely loved its uniqueness. So I went straight into this next entry and was blown away by the sheer entertainment of this page-turning adventure.

Truly these "Caitlin Star" would make outstanding movies. I actually likes this book even more than the first. It is much more of a pulpy adventure than the first book and even more jam-packed with action and all sorts of cool stuff. The characters deepen as well and there are some truly movi
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Kya Aliana
Nov 19, 2014 Kya Aliana rated it it was amazing
On a scale of 1-5 stars - this goes to a whopping 10!

James Caterino has done the unthinkable: written a riveting sequel that is even better than the first! This is undoubtedly a truly remarkable book with something for every YA reader. This book has it all, folks, so snatch it up while you can. With his many previous books (Caitlin Star, Action Figure, Video Noir, She, and that’s just to name a few) Caterino has set a very high standard in YA fiction… with Caitlin Star and the Guardian of Foreve
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Charles
Rip-roaring, pulpy action adventure delivers on all the big set pieces. Very well paced and plotted, James J. Caterino has a real knack of taking us right into the action. Vivid and visual writing, memorable characters, relevant themes, and surprisingly moving. Some of it was quite emotional Really does work as a stand-alone book because I have yet to read the first book, but I will be for sure now. Looking forward to reading more "Caitlin Star" as well as other books by this imaginative author.
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James J. Caterino is a freelance writer based in South Florida. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and the Action/Cut school of directing. He is the author of "The B Girl", the "Caitlin Star" series, "Steel Phantom", "The Selfie", "The Last Neanderthal", "She", "Action Figure", "All About Amy", "Video Noir", hundreds of essays, movie, television, and music reviews, screenplays, short ...more
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