Incarceron by Catherine Fisher, recommended to ages 11 or older, is a captivating book that will keep you turning the pages until you reach the end. Catherine Fisher wove an intricate plot into this book with twists never imagined. I loved it, and I’m sure you would too.


Summary:

A PRISON LIKE NO OTHER.

IT GIVES LIFE.

IT GIVES DEATH.

IT WATCHES ALL.

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 even exists. And then Finn finds a crystal key and through it, a girl named Claudia.

Claudia claims to live outside – her 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 there is more to Incarceron than meets the eye. Escape will take their greatest courage and cost far more than they know.


Catherine Fisher’s enchanting tale kept me reading from beginning to end as much as I could. With expert ability, she managed to make so many plot twists make absolutely perfect sense. She introduced philosophical meanings that questioned what could possibly happen next, and I could never be sure of what the characters would discover. By the end of the book, I was left scrambling for the next one in my library bag! I would rate this a 4.9/5 stars (I never actually give anything 5 stars because the genre may not be preferable for everyone).

Check out the next book in the adventure: Sapphique

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