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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 ...

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Overview


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!

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Editorial Reviews

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Gr 8 Up

As book three in a complicated trilogy, Cathy's Ring is like a series of inside jokes among friends that outsiders will never understand. The authors make a feeble attempt to explain the basics of the story, but characters and situations creep up that are impossible to comprehend without having read the previous two books. Figuring out how the characters relate to one another is too challenging at times to enjoy the action-packed thriller this book is intended to be. In the confusing plot, Cathy is being targeted by a group of professional killers who work for Ancestor Lu, who wants the anti-immortality serum that Cathy stole. Cathy is dealing with her immortal father and boyfriend while she grows older each day. She decides to leave town to escape the hired guns, but they seem to show up at every turn. Her friends convince her to stay and fight Ancestor Lu, and they develop a plan to use the serum to take him down. The story is fast paced and, coupled with Cathy's unique voice, could make for a compelling read for teens familiar with the earlier titles.-Julianna M. Helt, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA

Kirkus Reviews
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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762435302
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/5/2009
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 786,432
  • Age range: 12 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2010

    loved it!

    loved it!

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  • Posted February 27, 2010

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    Reviewed by Marta Morrison for TeensReadToo.com

    What happens when you meet the man of your dreams and he is immortal? I don't mean vampire immortal, but really immortal, with super-strength.

    That is what Cathy has found out about the two most important men in her life. That they are a part of the Immortals.

    After her last adventure, Cathy realizes that she is putting all of her friends, and her mother, in danger. She has to leave.

    So, after a fiasco trying to raise money, Cathy convinces Denny to get her out of town. Her friends don't want her to go and they all decide to take out Ancestor Lu. How to do it?

    Well, I don't want to give away the adventure but this book rocks. It wraps up the trilogy in fine style. I like the cultural references and the drawings. This is a well-written series and fun to read!

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  • Posted August 9, 2009

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    AWESOME BOOK

    I LOVE EVERY BOOK OF CATHY'S

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  • Posted June 29, 2009

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    Just okay

    Cathy's Ring was an okay end to the series of "Cathy books". As can be expected of the series in general, the imagery was fantastic, the characters were well-defined and the evidence was much appreciated. While Cathy's Ring does tie up loose ends and answer several questions, the overall content of the book is just adequate. The plot is not as exciting as the first or second books and in the end, I found myself somewhat disappointed. However, if you enjoyed the first two books, you will definitely be happy with the conclusion of the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2009

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    JUST GETS BETTER AND BETTER

    Cathys dad appears lost, or worse: dead. She keeps having fights with her mom ever since he dissapeared. But one day, she meets Victor. Which brings adventure and mysteries in her life.

    In this book, Cathy finds dead bodies underneath her window. And a chance to have a husband.


    Teenage Cathy appears all alone one night and starts to hear some thing near her window. The noise seems like someone unscrewing something . . .

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  • Posted May 1, 2009

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    Loooovvee the series!!

    I haven't read this yet ((duh)) but I LOOOOOVE the other books. Cathy's Ring is gonna be great!!

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