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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 t
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Published 2015 by Self Published
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Cristie Alleman
Jun 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved reading Catalyst!!

It is a Dystopian story.. You can read it as a stand alone or a prequel to The Harvest Saga Series..

The story is about Mitis who is on a mission of revenge and Seven who has list of things she want to do before she dies.. From the first time they meet there is a Spark between them.. Mitis is from a village and Seven is from upper class. They are thrown together in his need for revenge and her need for help. Their path leads them to discover something so muc
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Nancy (The Avid Reader)
I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Seven's younger sister Sonnet is so mean to her. She is always putting her down and saying mean things to her. She even says mean things about her to other people and right in front of Seven at that. I don't know where to hate (no not hate that is such a strong word, dislike is a better word) Sonnet or feel bad for her because she hates her sister so much. But I am not sure that she actually hates her or if it is the only
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Wendy
May 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What happens when two very different people discover that they share a common quest for what is just and right? Catalyst! This is the fabulous tale of people who refused to let the powers that be control their lives. Win, lose or draw, they had to try! Catalyst is a full-length novel that can stand alone or be read as the prequel to the Harvest Saga, which is the BEST YA dystopian romance series I've read in a long time!!! Either way, I just have one word to describe this story... Catalyst was S ...more
K.
Jun 12, 2015 rated it liked it
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*I received a free copy for an honest review.*
Overall I enjoyed this book. I really like the character of Seven, although I want to know WHY she is named Seven. She's a terminally ill young woman from an affluent family in the city of Confidence. Her family decides to allow her to have a companion and she chooses a boy, Mitis, whom she met when he was arrested (read to find out why!). They use each other as means to their own ends but they wind up becoming friends.

This being said, I found it to
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Rachael Brownell
Jun 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful, fun and refreshing, Casey Bond has done it again. She has created a world unlike any other and a story with characters that you'll love. Then, just when you think you have it all figured out... BAM she hits you with a twist you never saw coming. Fantastic read! ...more
Gwen Shafer
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. It was extremely interesting from the beginning to the end. It was full of suspense and surprise at what happens in this book. I absolutely loved how two characters were brought together that were from very different lifestyles. But yet you find that these two have so very much in common. More then you could possibly realize. I absolutely love how revenge comes out in the end. This book will keep you interested from the very beginning to the very end. Casey did a gr ...more
Bookish Addict
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ah, this book is so good! I love every moment. It's like a political dystopian love story. Amazing world building and character development. It is on a predictable side, but the story being told is just fantastic. ...more
Jaci
Oct 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book.

Casey has taken Dystopian to a whole new level with Catalyst. What is a Catalyst? A Catalyst is 1) a substance that enables a chemical reaction to proceed at a usually faster rate or under different conditions (as at a lower temperature) than otherwise possible or 2) an agent that provokes or speeds significant change or action. This book is way more than just a Catalys
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Kristin Dutt
Aug 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
If you loved The Harvest Saga you'll enjoy this book hopefully. This is a great companion novel to the series or you can read as a stand alone.

I really enjoyed the world Casey created and her characters. Seven is such a unique name for a girl. Kinda wondering why she was named that. Mitis comes into the story right away and those two play off each other well.

I was disappointed how predictable it was and the constant dictionary entries felt like fillers. Maybe this was too YA dystopia for me but
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Katy
Jun 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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 outsid ...more
My Bookbag by Karen
This is a moving and very enjoyable book. I feel that author Casey Bond does a great job of weaving together the many elements of this story into a cohesive read.

With a very well thought out theme of a dystopian world in need of revolution, Bond exposes the ugliness of a corrupt and dangerous society.

Within this overall story, Bond addresses the topics of terminal illness, loss, and revenge. The heart of the story is Seven; she is also its strength, thanks to her friendship with Mitis.

The book p
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Wendy Leonard-Richardson
Jul 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a Dystopian story. I read it as a stand alone but it can be a prequel to The Harvest Saga Series (which I will now plan on reading).

I really enjoyed this book. The plot revolves around tow very different people coming to find each other. There is quite a bit of angst involved. Dark content. But very engaging story line.

This book gets bonus points because the cover model actually matches one of the characters in the book. I am not sure I have ever read a book in which a cover model matche
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Morgan Anderson
Aug 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have read quite a few books from Casey Bond, this is by far my favorite. This story had just the right combination of humor, love, revenge, and tragedy. I immediately loved the main female character Seven and I fell a little bit in love with the male character Mitis. I also love that this story hints just enough at one of her other books. Another great book by Casey that I just didn't want to put down. ...more
Crystal
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow

This started out way different then what I'm used to reading. I told myself to give it a few chapters. Before I knew it, I couldn't stop reading. I needed answers, I needed to know if my suspicions were right. I needed my hope to win out. Amazing story. Just wish there was more to the ending. It left it open. Now as I'm writing this I have no idea if this is going to be a series or not. But if not....I wish it wasn't left like it was.
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Karen
This was a quick enjoyable read.The story centers around Seven a physically ill young woman.She is brave and has the strength of character that propels her to follow her conscious and make choices that will change her entire life.I liked that the author included a little romance and a jealous younger sister.I enjoyed the addition of definitions for key words distributed throughout the book.I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Lindsay Carter
Sep 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Mitis my new book boyfriend! wahhhhhh i want more!lol.

Catalyst is just awesome.

I was completely hooked from the first line and didn't want to put it down at all.

I don't know what to say (don't want to spoil anything) other than go and buy Catalyst actually go and buy all Casey's books they are great! and Casey is awesome! Don't even think about it just buy buy buy ;)
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Kimberly
Sep 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn't know what to expect when I started reading this book. I absolutely loved The Harvest saga series and was excited to know this was a book that kinda showed you how everything came to be! I loved the characters and the story line was great! Gotta love you some Mitis! ...more
Vanessa Wester
Oct 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book! The Chemistry between the two characters works really well and the story-line kept me interested.

Highly recommended for readers who enjoyed Divergent. This is suitable for teens.
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Casey Bond lives in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She likes goats and yoga, but hasn't tried goat yoga because the family goat is so big he might break her back. Seriously, he's the size of a pony. Her favorite books are the ones that contain magical worlds and flawed characters she would want to hang out with. Most days of the week, she writes young adult fanta ...more

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