Favorite Quotes

"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."
— Emilie Buchwald

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
-- Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Book Review: Incarceron

Fisher, Catherine. Incarceron. New York: Dial Books, 2010.

I am not usually a reader of young adult books or fantasy novels. I chose this book to read for several reasons. First, I noticed that it was getting a lot of starred reviews and one review even said " This may be the next Harry Potter." I also needed to read a current young adult novel for a young adult workshop I was taking. I am glad I chose this book! It was one of those books that I just had to finish and could not put down. This book was first published in England several years ago and has just made its way to America. The sequel, Sapphique, is already out there (I had to order this online, I was so hooked!).
The action starts from the beginning. Incarceron is a living prison in which no one enters or exits (or do they?). We meet Finn, a prisoner inside Incarceron, with a mysterious past. We also meet Claudia, the daughter of the warden of Incarceron. Their paths meet when they both find a crystal key. The action and excitement pick up at this point in the story. This is a must read of 2010 and I see some awards in the future for this book.

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