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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Released Date: January 26, 2008
Publisher: Dial
Pages: Hardcover (442 pages)
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: Incarceron #1
Genre: Fantasy
Overall Rating: (5 out of 5 stars)

Description: Incarceron is a prison unlike any other: Its inmates live not only in cells, but also in metal forests, dilapidated cities, and unbounded wilderness. The prison has been sealed for centuries, and only one man, legend says, has ever escaped.
Finn, a seventeen-year-old prisoner, can’t remember his childhood and believes he came from Outside Incarceron. He’s going to escape, even though most inmates don’t believe that Outside even exists. And then Finn finds a crystal key and through it, a girl named Claudia.
Claudia claims to live Outside—her father is the Warden of Incarceron and she’s doomed to an arranged marriage. If she helps Finn escape, she will need his help in return. But they don’t realize that there is more to Incarceron than meets the eye. Escape will take their greatest courage and cost far more than they know.

Book Trailer:

Memorable Quotes:

"Only the man who has known freedom Can define his prison."

"Underground, the stars are legend."

My Musings: Incarceron was a very enjoyable read. I could not help, but fall in love with the main character Finn.

I picked up this book after a friend recommended it to me, and I can say I was not disappointed. This story took you into a futuristic world, where science, technology, and the renaissance come out to play together. It was dark, funny, and I kind of wished this place a non-twisted way, of course :)

I found the plot and context of the story to be complex, but can be oddly appealing to both guys and girls. I will admit though there were several moments throughout the book that were very confusing and hard to digest. It was like learning a whole new way of living.

Claudia, the other main character, is a very fiery girl. She is not afraid to get what she wants, and I loved that about her.

I can't wait until the movie version of Incarceron comes out.

Cover Art: You can't tell from the picture above, but the key is very sparkly and pretty. It really helped visualizing it while reading the story. If you brush your finger tips across it parts of the cover are raised.

Reading Order:

On a Side Note: The sequel, Sapphique, comes out December 28, 2010.


Kristina Barnes♥ said...

I actually won Sapphique in a giveaway about a month ago and oh my gosh, I wish I could get my hands on Incarceron. None of my libraries have it. I'm tempted to just start with Sapphique! :P

Anyway, this is an awesome review! Fantasy's and dystopian's are always a bit hard to get in to at first: you practically have to learn a new way of living within such a short time. I can't waaaait to see how Incarceron is set up! :)

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