Booklife by Publisher's Weekly is holding a book contest called the Booklife Prize in Fiction and they have shared their critique of Catalyst: Decay Chains by Kate Wars. The Booklife Prize in Fiction had this to say about Catalyst: Decay Chains:
"This brilliantly-written book is a page turner from the get-go. The story centers on Stormy, whose boyfriend, Matt, is extremely sick. After she insists he go to the hospital, she ends up entangled in a terrorist plot that releases a virus throughout the building and kills most of the people inside. The virus also has a strange effect on the dead; it reanimates them as zombie-like creatures called “supers” that aggressively pursue the few surviving humans. The author does a superb writing job throughout, but the action scenes in particular are very gripping. The story unfolds at a quick pace, and the reader is sucked in from beginning to end, feeling Stormy’s fear and the adrenaline that keeps her going. Character development, even of minor players, is strong. Overall, a top-notch book by a gifted writer."
Booklife Prize in Fiction also released the following assessment of Catalyst: Decay Chains: