Cathy cannot manage to find more than a few days to relax in her hectic (and mortal) life--she barely has time to put the mystery surrounding her father to rest before she finds herself targeted by a group of Ancestor Lu's professional killers! Recognizing she is a serious threat to everyone in her life, Cathy makes plans to leave town. But her friends, Emma, Pete, Victor, and, surprisingly, Jun, unite to convince Cathy that they must finish Lu once and for all to have any chance at peace--mortal or immortal. In order to defeat Lu, the friends must come together in a way they never have before. Meanwhile--unbeknownst to Cathy--Victor has made the ultimate sacrifice hoping it will bring him closer to a normal relationship with Cathy. But when Victor is seriously wounded and Cathy finds herself attracted to another mortal with similar feelings for her, Cathy's world turns upside down and she is forced to make a decision about her future with Victor, while his life hangs by a thread. What will Cathy decide, and how will their epic battle with Lu play out? Find out in the newest adventure-packed installment of the Cathy story!
Buy Cathy's Ring book by Sean Stewart from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Country of Publication:
US Kirkus Review »
Plucky, impulsive, go-get-'em-girl Cathy Vickers and her immortal boyfriend Victor are back with a half-assed bang in the series's third and (let's hope) final installment. Fans know the recipe already, with the story taking the form of Cathy's journal, complete with drawings, real phone numbers and websites meant to heighten readers' experience. This time, however, the plot feels thinner on thrills and heavier on convenient twists. The story: Cathy and company vow to take down the evil Ancestor Lu, who plots to destroy her family. The drama: Cathy tests Vincent's love when she's caught making out with Denny, her trustworthy human sidekick and the protective brother of slutty, two-faced Jewel, who stole Cathy's purse in the second book. (Note: Jewel's ridiculous clown costume represents the novel's only high point.) The shortfall: Though many readers will be excited to read Cathy's further and final adventures, the first book in the series packed the biggest thrills. What sells this episode short are obviously contrived plotting and convenient, offstage action sequences that underwhelm the discoveries that result. Is the phenomenon over? Does anyone care? Meh. (Fiction. YA) (Kirkus Reviews)
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Cathy's Ring book by Sean Stewart and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Sean Stewart
Sean Stewart is both an award-winning novelist and a pioneer in interactive and multimedia fiction. In 2001 he won the World Fantasy Award for his novel Galveston, and acted as lead writer and co-designer of "The Beast," which Internet Life called "the Citizen Kane of online entertainment." He lives in Davis, CA. Jordan Weisman is the creator of the successful MechWarrior line of PC games, one of the best-selling PC games of all time; Creative Director for the entire Microsoft entertainment division; and co-director (along with Sean Stewart) of the I Love Bees game, which won a Webby Award and an International Game Designers Award for Innovation. He lives in Bellevue, Washington.