Catori's Worlds

ABOUT Murielle Cyr

Murielle Cyr
Author of a children's picturebook, TURTLE WISH; a middlle grade novella, CULLOO; and a YA science fiction novel, CATORI'S WORLDS.Some of my poetry and short stories have appeared in several literary magazines.



Catori has all the odds stacked against her: a loner with one green eye who hates school and just about everybody who goes there. When she finds herself transported to a strange parallel world on her way to school one morning, the only thing she wants to do is get back home to her blue blanket. Evil forces track her down and have no intention of letting her go back alive. What chance does a fourteen-year-old girl have to fight the forces of evil? Does she bow to their evil scheme of taking over planet Earth or does she fight them to her last breath?

This is about a young girl's journey of self-discovery and coming of age. It deals with the teen issues of being emotionally bullied because she is different, of her sexual awakening, of the betrayal of her first love, and of coming to the rescue of a friend from self-mutilation.

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book for young adults, April 19, 2014
This review is from: Catori's Worlds (Kindle Edition)
“Catori’s World” by Muriele Cyr is a wonderful and amazing book for young adults.
Right from the beginning the story draws the reader in with a powerful narrative voice, hinting at some unresolved family issues after her father’s death.
Catori is a lovely teenager, somewhat isolated and trying to make sense of her world, yet very likeable and compelling to watch. She has angst,some good fight in her and disarming honesty.
A bus journey one morning takes her to a new world where she becomes stuck. The parallel world has good and evil forces but also new wonders and some new friends that help her fight the evil that comes after her. The world is magical and provides a lot of food for thought for teenagers and adults alike.
Murielle Cyr has an imaginative and original mind and has written what I want to call a fantasy with a cause. Ideas in the other world, such as a crop that won’t need attention to grow, playfully mention some of the common problems the earth faces, but they form only part of an excellent fictitious narrative.
The story has a smooth flow, is written in impeccable prose with tight editing and offers – along the way - charming insights into human beings and our society. I really loved reading it and ran late for an appointment because of my involvement into the plot.
The book has an inspiring message about self-acceptance and self-realisation, it is fun to read and one of my reading highlights this year. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful YA Read! April 19, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Want to read a wonderful, inspirational YA book? Well, Murielle Cyr’s “CATORI’S WORLD” had me from the very first page. Using an extremely unique, image-based, YA driven prose, Ms. Cyr quickly pulls the reader into the world of Catori, a bright teenage girl, totally misunderstood and unappreciated at her school and living with a mother still coping with her husband’s premature death.

Right off the bat, we see how special Catori is, so special she is swept up by alien ‘Youth Advisors,’ who introduce her to time travel and parallel worlds where people are, just like on the planet earth, not what they seem. Along the way, Catori is befriended and protected by a couple of people, who ultimately help her renew her own faith in herself and to me, that’s another reason why this book is so good. It demonstrates, through its totally touching and believable characters, an important concept: no matter how insignificant or unaccepted one feels, there will always be someone out there ready to appreciate that person for exactly who he or she is. A powerful book, a powerful message, and a very, very well written read! Highly recommended.
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring message for any age! April 29, 2014
By Mrs.D.
Format:Kindle Edition
Catori’s Worlds is one of those inspiring books that pull readers into a mysterious world from the first page. The author takes readers on a thrilling journey of a solitary girl, who is different from other children in her school. Just like other teenagers, Catori is looking for love, acceptance, and friendship. Rejected, she doubts her self-worth. She is also dealing with family issues, while feeling isolated and lost. However, our heroine has an unusual ability. Unlike other children, she can see another world. Intriguing, but at the same time dangerous and unknown.

As she deals with her problems, Catori often feels lonely and sad. One day everything changes. Abducted by aliens from her bus, she travels through time to worlds filled with foreign life and people she does not trust. When she finds herself in a place where evil rules the world, she must fight for her life. Unfamiliar with her new surroundings, Catori puts her fate into the hands of people she hardly knows. For the first time, she learns to trust. With the help of others, she quickly takes her destiny into her own hands. Trying to make sense of the captivating world around her, she also learns about the true meaning of friendship, self-worth, and finally finds the love she has always craved.

The author quickly lures the reader into the fascinating world of a brave girl fighting evil with the only weapons she has, her honesty, faith, and belief in good. Through her journey, Catori teaches us many things: trust in others, have faith, and have confidence in oneself. If you have confidence, other people will believe in you too, and accept you for who you are.

As she portrays great events and scenes, Murielle Cyr shows young people that everything is possible if you put your mind to it.
5.0 out of 5 stars YA With a Message June 5, 2014
By tassy
Format:Kindle Edition
Catori's Worlds by Murielle Cyr is a delightful mystical adventure for teenagers of all ages. It is a charming non-violent story that opens up the important concern for our environment seen through the strange eyes of Catori, one brown the other green. There are elements of First People Shamanism throughout which this reader particularly enjoyed. Catori always assumed her eyes were a defect and is often teased about it in school, but when she starts seeing weird beings appearing in a grey fog she starts to wonder if she has abnormal abilities.
She soon realizes her eyes show her what no one else can see and decides to confront the strange beings. But events force Catori to hop on a bus which takes her to an alternate world co-existing with ours. There she learns of teenage agents searching for others with similar abilities. These agents are the beings she has been witnessing and they inform her of the wonders and dangers she will have to deal with. The dangers are quite frightening and will keep any teenager looking under the bed before going to sleep.
This new world is imaginatively described full of colour and life, especially plant life and its importance to the world. A wonderful book that has a powerful message and hopefully will be used to save our own planet.
FIVE STARS for this YA Fantasy that is recommended for the whole family.
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