Incarceron

 
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Incarceron
Age Range
12+
Release Date
January 26, 2010
ISBN
0803733968
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Awesome but Somewhat Frustrating
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3.7
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I loved it! So very fascinating and oh so very mysterious. Incarceron is a prison that is alive with hopes and dreams of it's own. Claudia is trapped in a world where technology is illegal and she is in an arranged marriage with, Caspar, a boy who she absolutely despises. When Claudia meets Finn a boy who lives in Incarceron she is convinced that he is Giles, the Prince, who she was told had died. Finn doesn't believe much of what Claudia says, but in order to escape their own separate nightmares they join forces to help Finn and his friends escape.

I loved how Claudia had to save Finn instead of the other way around. Girl power! Yaahh! I also really enjoyed the contrast of the two character's lives. Claudia wants freedom so she doesn't have too marry Caspar, while Finn fights for freedom so he can both see the Outside and in the process save himself from what would ultimately end his life.

Some things I didn't like were:

-The Sapients who some of whom at least seemed to think they were the most important people you could find. I disliked how they were portrayed in that way when others showed more knowledge and comprehension than the all knowing Sapients did. The Sapients bothered me because it seemed knowledge, their supposed strongest feature didn't shine as brightly as some of their other traits.

-The end because the problem wasn't even close to resolved (in my opinion).
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Incarcerated My Interest
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A refreshingly original piece. I'd initially been recommended it as a prime example of the budding Steampunk sub-genre, though I'd hazard to call it more of a lean toward Cyberpunk. I particularly liked the author's take on it--the idea of using a particular era as 'protocol' method of keeping the world's populace under tight control in the distant future.

The concept of a sentient prison that is living and willful (not to mention likely insane) was even more intriguing. I felt the author executed its characterization with a deft skill. She didn't skimp on portraying the depths to which humanity can sink, but she didn't wallow in it needlessly. The two paralleling story lines eventually intertwined in a seamless show of skill. It took me a while to make up my mind, but by the end I sympathized with both of the main characters and wanted what they wanted.

The writing is clean and enthralling, and the pacing is snappy. For handling and connecting two different worlds and world-views in one book, I thought it was very well done. I was left eager to dig into its sequel.
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Fantastic
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This book was amazing from start to finish. I was never disappointed and I couldn't ever put it down! Catherine Fisher is an awesome writer!
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Incarceron
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Incarceron surprised me, it was nothing like I expected it to be, the plot was twisting and turning and whenever I thought I understood what was going on I found I was wrong. Though a bit confusing when you first start this book quickly grabs your interest and keeps you turning pages wanting to learn more and more. The characters were fascinating, I liked every single one, especially Keiro and Attia, I thought both their characters were very well thought out and their actions often surprised you. This book is full of action and suspense and I could hardly put it down once I started it, definitely a book I am going to recommend to my friends.
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Incarceron: Good but not Great
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Reader reviewed by Kelsey

Incarceron was...weird. But in a good way. It wasn't at all what I expected, and truth be told it didn't live up to the hype. I was a little let down after I started reading it.

The book was exciting, it just didn't WOW me like other dystopian books I've read. I thought Claudia was a really dull character. She needed more life in her. I did, however, like the character of Keiro, but then I always like the bad boys in books. ;)

Incarceron is like a robot gone bad, developing a mind of its own, which its creator didn't think could happen. Fisher wrote a fascinating world, and the twists kept the plot entertaining enough for me to continue reading till the end. *SPOILER* I loved the part in the book where Claudia finds out that the prisoners in Incarceron live in a tiny world. Reminds me of Horton Hears a Who! *END OF SPOILER*

Sapphique comes out December 2010. I hope I don't forget all about the first book before I finally get to read the second...Of course, I could travel to the UK and pick up a copy because it's already published there!
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An awesome Success!
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Reader reviewed by Ruthie

This book was awesome! The personification of the prison was amazing and the elaborate plot kept you entertained. Although I do believe I've read a book somewhat like this one with an Inside and an Outside, it was still original in it's own special way. I'm definitely looking forward to the next book Sapphique. I congratulate the author on an awesome success!
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A twisted prison
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Reader reviewed by Daisy

 Incarceron, a prison that has no mercy, watches it's prisoners kill each other for goods, and never sees the sun. A boy, Finn, lives in this dark, cold world, but believes he has come from the Outside, where the stars shine brightly. But he has no memory before the day he woke up in an Incarceron cell. Then he finds, or more steals, a blue key that connects to the Outside, where he talks to a girl named Claudia. He wants to get out and she believes he has something she wants.
Catherine Fisher has made a novel that carries the reader to the end and waits for the next book. Although, it was a pleasant read, the book lacked a certain description of the setting. As the characters progressed through the story and had important events happen to, I found myself distracted and lost trying to imagine the prison a little better. Good read and to anyone who likes Fantasy of Science Fiction 
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