Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Book Review: Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Hello everyone. I finished reading Incarceron by Catherine Fisher, which is the first book in this series. The second book called Sapphique, which just came out yesterday.

Plot: Incarceron is a prison so vast that it contains not only cells, but also metal forests, dilapidated cities, and vast wilderness. Finn, a seventeen-year-old prisoner, has no memory of his childhood and is sure that he came from Outside Incarceron. Very few prisoners believe that there is an Outside, however, which makes escape seems impossible.
And then Finn finds a crystal key that allows him to communicate with a girl named Claudia. She claims to live Outside- she is the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, and doomed to an arranged marriage. Finn is determined to escape the prison, and Claudia believes she can help him. But they don't realize that there is more to Incarceron than meets the eye. Escape will take their greatest courage and cost more than they know.

Review: At the beginning of this book it was a bit slow, but after a few chapters I was hooked to the story. The writing style wasn't that great at first, but after getting used to how the author writes it seemed good. I did enjoy most of characters, like Finn and Claudia. I also liked the mystery that every single character had and that really made the book more fun. I did like the journey Finn and a few other people had to go through to finally be where they always wanted to be. Finn was a very caring and smart person in this story. He really was the light in the dark Incarceron. Claudia was a completely different character then Finn and had a few secrets she didn't know about herself. She was also smart, but mostly clever, hard as a rock, and at times she acted like a ticking time boom ready to blow up. But I have to say my favorite character throughout the whole book was Incaceron the prison itself. To me I think Incarceron is the beast inside every creator. I just love how Incarceron is a living thing and can trap people inside itself, but never could really see from outside itself. Overall this book was amazing and I give it a 4.5/5.

Pub. Date: January 2010
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Format: Hardcover , 442pp
Chapters: 35
Age Range: Young Adult

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