Cat in the Chrysalis, a science fiction novel for young adults by S.M. Williams. It was published in 2019. The book combines elements from sci-fi and mystery genres, as well as romance and coming of age.
The story revolves around Jenny, who is a high-school student whose life changes when she meets Chrysalis, a genetically modified cat. The Chrysalis Project is a secret government project that they uncover through their relationship. This page-turner is sure to appeal to sci-fi fans who enjoy thoughtful stories like Never Let Me go.
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Cat in the Chrysalis is a young adult science-fiction novel that deals with themes such as scientific ethics, intelligent animals rights, romance and friendship. S.M. Williams’ fast-paced books with teen characters are known for their profound themes.
The story is told through the eyes of Jenny, 16, a girl who thought her life was boringly normal, until she found a cat injured that she named Chrysalis. The cat is able to communicate telepathically.
Jenny’s world is expanded when she meets Edwin. A mysterious and handsome student, Edwin has a new look. Her longtime friend Kit provides moral support. After Jenny learns the truth behind Chrysalis’ origins, her relationships are put to the test.
Jenny struggles to get through the monotonous life of high school in her small town. One day, while hiking she finds a beautiful cat with tortoiseshell-colored fur trapped in a trap.
She releases the trapped cat, and calls her Chrysalis. Jenny is stunned when Chrysalis appears in her head after the cat has been healed. Chrysalis tells Jenny that she is not an ordinary cat.
Edwin, an attractive new student, is able to ingratiate himself in Jenny’s life. He appears to know a lot about Chrysalis. Kit, Jenny’s childhood friend, harbors romantic feelings towards Jenny.
Spoiler alert: Major spoilers are below!
The Secret of Chrysalis
Chrysalis tells Jenny that scientists illegally genetically modified her to give her human-level intelligence. She’s one of several super-cats that were created as part of a secret government project known as the Chrysalis. Scientists are working on new weapons and espionage devices. Chrysalis mourns the loss of her freedom.
The Betrayal Of Edwin
Edwin confesses that he had been lying to Jenny for a long time. He is a Chrysalis Project scientist who reports to Chrysalis Project Scientists. Edwin isn’t even his real name. He lied to Jenny about his life and background to be close to Chrysalis and Jenny.
The Other Cats
Chrysalis tells Jenny about the existence of many other super-cats. Each cat has different abilities, ranging from body regeneration, invisibility and hyper-intelligence. They were created to be an unstoppable group of secret agents, military operatives and spies for the government. Scientists only view them as disposable instruments and not thinking beings.
The Love Triangle
Jenny, feeling betrayed by Edwin, pushes him away even though she still has feelings for him. She’s conflicted because he cared for her in certain ways. Kit, Jenny’s long-time friend, confesses to Jenny his love. Kit is a consistent and caring supporter, unlike Edwin. Jenny now realizes Kit has been the right man for her from the beginning.
The Cliffhanger Ending
Chrysalis, the lab-based experiment that she is, refuses to be returned to her life as a laboratory experiment. Jenny must decide whether she will help Chrysalis to escape or keep her in captivity. The book ends with a shocking cliffhanger. Jenny’s choice is unknown.
The conclusion of the article is:
Cat in the Chrysalis, a unique young adult sci-fi book that explores thought-provoking topics through an addictive plot. It balances intellectual ideas with action-packed scenes.
This book is a must-read for teens who are interested in future stories that include elements of romance, mystery and social commentary. You’ll be eager to read the next book! Please let me know if there is anything you would like me to elaborate on.