Monday, June 18, 2012

{Blog Tour} Review + Giveaway: Caterpillar by Kate Oliver

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The Metamorphosis Trilogy #1
by Kate Oliver
Publication Date: April 10, 2012
Publisher: Librado Press: MAB Books
Source: Review copy for blog tour

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.
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Oh, how I enjoyed every minute of Kate Oliver's young adult debut, Caterpillar! It's one thing to be drawn in by its blurb: the hint of a very romantic story with a possibly tragic ending, and another to be so captivated by its lead characters that I'm already wishing for the next book in the series.

Cara Gallagher and Will Mallory were beautiful together. Both were troubled by loneliness and deep insecurities, but somehow they pulled together and cast aside all the self-inflicted darkness surrounding them. It was amazing to see their relationship transform from a casual friendship to a serious and cosmic relationship. Though there was mutual attraction in the first minutes of their meeting, Oliver doesn't write their story within the limits of 'insta-love'. I've come to think of their relationship as a sophisticated cuteness. Not too mushy or too intense, but just right.

The characters and story both felt authentic. Barring the strange beings from light-years away, while reading Caterpillar I felt as if I could just hop on a plane to California and join the action. Caterpillar has the ability to be a genuine fantasy novel and still feel realistic. Oliver built character in Cara, Will, and even Cara's sister, Liv. The smallest actions showed so much about them that added to the story's authenticity.

Caterpillar has so many attractive elements to draw readers from every corner of the universe. It's a fresh, exciting, and shining YA debut for Kate Oliver!

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  1. I would like to thank you for an apsolutely fantastic book giveaway, that looks amazing.Not only is is a genre that i enjoy greatly, but it sounds utterly unique and with such an inspired origional storyline. I am apsolutely facinated and intregued hence i have added it to my to-read list, and i would love to have the oportunity of reading this increadible novel. Thank you! x

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  2. I love a sci-fi and the romance definitely appeals to me. This is a genre that has not been overdone so I'm really looking forward to it.

  3. I have to say the romance appeals to me most but it sounds like an all around wonderful book. Thanks for the great giveaeay!


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