Sunday, February 24, 2013

Book Review: Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Title: Incarceron
Author: Catherine Fisher
Series: Incarceron (Book #1)
Pages: 442
Publisher: Dial Books
Year Published: 2007 (in Great Britain)

“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 exists. And then Finn finds a crystal key and through it, a girl name Claudia.
Claudia claims to live Outside- he 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.
Because Incarceron is alive.”

My Rating: 5/5
This book has everything I look for in a fantasy world, and it has such a strong other world that a reader has no choice but to enter it. The setting in this book is key as we learn how the future is working in this Realm. It’s easy for me to imagine that with enough technology people would want to revert to easier times. And it’s a frightening future to imagine. A world where people are placed in a living prison is more frightening than one can imagine, but by reading Incarceron you come as close as possible. Without this imagination, this book wouldn’t have been anything. But thanks to Catherine Fisher’s mind it is an amazing alternate world.

Thanks for reading,
Sidny ♥♪♫

1 comment:

  1. This book sounds so intriguing. I have it on my to-read list. Your review offers a lot of interest :)