Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sapphique by Catherine Fisher

This review may contain spoilers of previous books in the series.
Summary:(from book jacket). Incarceron, the lving prison has lost one of it's inmates to the outside world:Finn's escaped, only to find that Outside is not al all what he expected. Used to the technologically advanced, if violently harsh, conditions of the prison. Finn is now forced to obey the rules of Protocol, which require all people to live without technology. To Finn, Outside is just a prison of another kind, especially when Claudia, the daughter of the prison's warden, declares Finn the lost heir to the throne. When another claimant emerges, both Finn's and Claudia's very lives hang on Finn's convincing the Court of something that even he doesn't fully believe. Meanwhile, Finn's oathbrother Keiro and his friend Attia are still trapped inside Incarceron. They are searching for a magical glove, which legend says Sapphique used to escape. To find it, they must battle the prison itself, because Incarceron wants the glove too.
  Review: This book was a pretty good continuation of where the last book left off. it took me a while to fully get absorbed by the story but once I did I couldn't put ti down. i think the bet part of this book is the fact that there is always a lot happening. The plot moved quickly and there were some surprising twists that kept things interesting. My main problem was the fact that I do not connect with the two main characters. Claudia and finn were both kind of annoying and I thought a lot of their turmoil was pointless and unnecessary. I was also dissapointed to hear that according to the author's website there is not going to be as sequel. I think the ending would have been a lot more fitting if there was more to the story. I don't think every thing was wrapped up as nicely as it could have been. anyone who wants action and excitement with a very unique premise should start here. Overall, I thought this book was good but not great.

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