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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Review: Incarceron (Fisher)

Title: Incarceron
Author: Fisher
Genre: Fiction, Dystopian, Prisons, Kings & Queens, Science Fiction (sort of)
Pages: 464 pages
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!

This book has two distinct settings and two great main characters.  Finn is a teenager who lives in Incarceron, a prison where prisoners and their descendents roam scary landscapes and fight for survival.  Though there are no guards, no one ever leaves.  In fact, many prisoners don't believe there is an outside.  Incarceron itself is alive, with a watchful red eye that sees everything so that no one ever escapes.  However, Finn has memories/visions of a happy life.  He is sure that he has was not born in Incarceron.

Claudia is the 17-year-old daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, though she has never seen the prison.  She lives a privileged life Outside and is to be married to the horrible Prince.  She remembers a time when she was engaged to his brother, who died when he was younger.  

Claudia and Finn each find a crystal "key" in their worlds and can soon communicate with each other.  Both are trying to figure out their own world and each other's.  And with the help of friends, Claudia hopes to help Finn escape Incarceron.

Filled with mystery, intrigue, and action, this novel does not disappoint.  This is only the beginning of the adventures in Incarceron and the world where Claudia and Finn live.  I am already awaiting the 2nd book in this series, and am anxious to find out how Ms. Pomerinke's husband liked this book.  Fans of The Hunger Games series or dystopian/alternate future adventures will love this!

1 comment:

Ian S said...

this seems like a cross between the Hunger Games, Lockdown from the escape from the furnace series, and the Maze Runner


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