Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Good Reads - Incarceron
Author: Catherine Fisher
The Incarceron is a vast prison that is self-aware and intelligent. Created to help build a utopian society outside of its walls, only one person has ever managed to escape from its walls. 17-year-old Finn awakens within the prison with no memory of how he got there. He must fight his way to stay alive and is determined to escape - no matter how impossible it may be. Meanwhile, Claudia is prison in her own right - stuck living by society's rules and facing an impending marriage that her father, the warden of the Incarceron, is anxious to make happen.
By chance, Finn and Claudia both find crystal keys that allow them to communicate, making it clear that if they are going to find freedom, they will need each other.
Catherine Fisher does a great job in creating multiple worlds in Incarceron - one inside and one outside the prison walls. She also delves into the society that would create such a structure and creates a fascinating world that is hard to step away from. At 400 pages, it is daunting to start, but once the fantasy story takes hold, it will make for a fast read!
Be sure to keep an eye out for the sequel, Sapphique, due for release on December 28!
Incarceron is located in YA Fiction: YA Fisher