Sapphique by Catherine Fisher
Posted by Caitie F on June 15, 2012
Summary from goodreads:
Finn has escaped from the terrible living Prison of Incarceron, but its memory torments him, because his brother Keiro is still inside. Outside, Claudia insists he must be king, but Finn doubts even his own identity. Is he the lost prince Giles? Or are his memories no more than another construct of his imprisonment? And can you be free if your friends are still captive? Can you be free if your world is frozen in time? Can you be free if you don’t even know who you are?
Inside Incarceron, has the crazy sorcerer Rix really found the Glove of Sapphique, the only man the Prison ever loved. Sapphique, whose image fires Incarceron with the desire to escape its own nature. If Keiro steals the glove, will he bring destruction to the world?
Inside. Outside. All seeking freedom. Like Sapphique
I really really loved the first book in this series, so much os that I cannot believe it took me so long to get to the second book! I am so gald I did finally read it because it was better than the first!
You know it is a great book when you cannot figure out who your favorite character is. They all have such interesting motivations and I felt like I knew all of them. Though I didn’t know them all too well because I kept being surprised, especially by Finn and Attia. In this book, the prison is even more of a character than it was in the first, in fact it was the main villain in this book – and a truly terrifying villain it was! Knowing it had complete control made the part of the book that took place in the prison more exciting and gave it much higher stakes.
Outside, the stakes were pretty high too and Finn, Jared, and Claudia had to work hard fix the Portal, convince everyone that Finn was the lost prince, and. oh yeah, try to stay alive because several people want them dead, including the Queen.
This was an easy book to lose myself in – one of the highest compliments I can give a book! Having to put it down and get other things done was sad every single time I had to do it!
If you haven’t read Incarceron yet, what are you waiting for? It is a fantastic book and this two-book series is one not to be missed!