Friday, June 22, 2012

BLOG TOUR # 34 - CATERPILLAR by KATE OLIVER - REVIEW / GIVEAWAY - THE METAMORPHOSIS TRILOGY # 1




Today on Novel On The Run's tour stop, I have a review and giveaway for Caterpillar.

Enjoy!!

By: Kate Oliver
Published By: MAB Books
Released : 10th April 2012
Details : Digital , 316 Pages

RATING : 4 WILL STARS!

Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

In a small college town in northern California, a lonely young man is working himself to the bone to solve a sixty-year-old problem ... a stranger with a will of iron and eyes the color of ice is searching for someone he can't identify ... and a girl who loves plants is about to grow roots of her own.

When Cara Gallagher's parents are transferred overseas again, she's off to spend her senior year of high school living with her sister, a graduate student at the famed McNair University. Cara, a girl with a passion for science and an indifference to people, hopes this move will be her first step in claiming the independence she craves. Cara has her future planned down to the letter: her college, her major, her career.

Then she saves Will Mallory's life, and both of their futures are completely rewritten.

The last years of Will's life have been spent shifting from one identity to the next, dodging the FBI, and trying desperately to find a way home. But Will's home is forty-four light years away, and to reach it he'll have to outwit the man who's hunting him--and leave behind the only love he's ever known.


BOOK REVIEW by Michelle :

I have just read a book called Cicada and now Caterpillar, both funnily enough had the same theme behind them, both also insect titles...hehe!!

Caroline aka Cara is a 17 yr old Foreign Service Brat. She has come to live with her 22 yr old sister Liv...... thinks just got interesting.

A blown tyre changes Cara’s life. She isn’t a very social person and when she is seeking out help , as her sis does not have her jack in her boot to change a tyre, she finds a beautiful boy who is looking rather suicidal.

Cara seems to be attracting like a moth to a flame, a mysterious man in a dark suit, who gets a bit forceful with her.

I really liked Liv, the protective sister, sometimes I forgot she was only 22 yrs old herself as she took on a parent type role. Cara always knew how to throw back in Liv’s face, what was good for the goose was good for the gander, or something like that.

Adeep the ‘My Little Pony’ blue hair styled dude was a bit of fun.

Will Mallory doesn’t stay a mystery for long. He is outed by Kate and there begins most of the book dodging the guy in the dark suit and Will and Cara’s friendship.

I will be honest and say I would have liked Kate to have given me something more faster paced in the time we spent going to the opera, Fremont Park, the journals of Will, meeting Bob and drunken birthday drinks. I would have liked more about Will. We learnt stuff, sure, but more danger and some faster paced excitement involving Will’s thing. I am trying not to give anything too much away here.

The latter third of the book definitely picked up the pace. I have read three of these themed books in a row now , without realising it until I read the book...spookie I know.

I did love the waltzing on the sand scene, that was quite gorgeous and I did love switching to Will’s POV and a certain bra incident chapter. I enjoyed that whole chapter.

The high school chapters , possibly felt a bit like filler chapters as not much really happened that was of great impact to the story. I think more dodging dark suit guy and dangers associated with that would have been more exciting.

Mum unfortunately wasn’t very likeable, I think she was just fed up with her life. The girls didn’t seem to show much respect for her.

Will , I think I liked him the most and connected with him. He had such a sad vulnerability to him. Kate wrote him very well. There was a loneliness about him , until he found the girl that shared fifteen minutes and a peanut butter sandwhich with him.

I enjoyed Kate’s story, especially Will, and am looking forward to reading the sequel. I LOVE the book cover, it is absolutely gorgeous.



Michelle


4 comments:

  1. This book looks awesome thanks for the chance to win teamedward841@live.com

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  2. Like the sound of this book. Thanks for the giveaway :)

    yleacy(at)yahoo(dot)ie

    Yvonne

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  3. Thanks for the giveaway!

    janita.meerman at gmail dot com

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  4. Thanks everybody for entering:D

    Yvonne the author has been notified of your email address:D

    Enjoy!!

    Michelle

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