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Sapphique (Incarceron Series #2)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Great followup to Incarceron

I'd have to say this book was a much better improvement than Incarceron. There was more action, the pace was quicker, and the intrigue was turned up a little higher to get the plot rolling. The action did make the novel go quicker although I preferred reading more about...
I'd have to say this book was a much better improvement than Incarceron. There was more action, the pace was quicker, and the intrigue was turned up a little higher to get the plot rolling. The action did make the novel go quicker although I preferred reading more about Keiro and Attia than Claudia and Finn. Although I used to like Claudia before, she seemed to morph into some sort of selfish spoiled brat who didn't care much except her own needs. Finn also turned into a mopey brat that cared only for Keiro (which makes sense, but it was borderline obsessive.)

Despite the negative comments I see about Keiro (thoughout different websites reviewing Sapphique), I'd have to say he was my favorite character in this book. (Besides Jared). He had this undeniable charm and despite being a selfish, egotistical jerk, he wasn't whiny and did not mope around like a twit. Although the majority of his actions were all to meet his own ends and he's just as selfish as Claudia might be, there's just something charming about Keiro that's likable. I thought he was an excellent character despite his 'supporting' status. Finn may seem central to the plot, but he doesn't shine as much as Keiro does.

There are different points of view in the story, unlike Incarceron where it switched from Claudia to Finn. Now, there a different points of view but this time it switches settings. (From being inside Incarceron, to being outside of it). It's not so bad, although some readers may find it a bit confusing, and the flow of the plot does get bumpy once in a while. The ending of the book was interesting and does leave a lot of room for another installment. I wouldn't mind a trilogy, as the story has taken a turn for the more exciting. I'd actually like to know what happens to Keiro next as he looks like he could be a catalyst for something big.

It was a great ending to the duology (although it looks like there might be a third?) and worth the read. The action helps the plot carry forward and makes the reading go faster. Some might be daunted by the task of reading another 'chunky' book. However with the fast pace, the action, and the bits of intrigue, reading this shouldn't take long at all.

posted by Sensitivemuse on July 26, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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I was kinda on the fence with this one. I really wanted to love this book. I enjoyed Incarceron. I wanted more out of Sapphique though. I really need romance and tons of things going on.

The world that Catherine Fisher surrounds you in, in both Incarceron and Sapphiq...
I was kinda on the fence with this one. I really wanted to love this book. I enjoyed Incarceron. I wanted more out of Sapphique though. I really need romance and tons of things going on.

The world that Catherine Fisher surrounds you in, in both Incarceron and Sapphique is one that is so imaginative and never-ending. That is what I really liked about Sapphique, is the dream world, the prison of Incarceron. In my opinion that is the main attraction of this book, the prison. It is such a character in itself. You will really lose yourself in this world of this steel and secrets, Fisher really has outdone herself, she has a wonderful imagination.

Finn, Claudia, Kerio and Attia are the main characters in this sequel. I was somewhat frustrated between Finn and Claudia. What I was looking forward to was the chemistry and romance between the two of them. There was no chemistry and very little romance. It made me sad, very disappointing. I really feel it could have pushed this book over the top. Kerio and Attia had some nail-biting close calls within the prison and I really liked the chemistry between the two of them. So maybe that evened things out somewhat.

The action sequences in this book were pretty good, fun to read. I really can't express to you enough how cool the world of the prison was. Everyone had to fight, beg, borrow and steal just to survive in this prison world. It really made for an interesting read. I just needed some romance. I just feel Catherine Fisher missed a really good opportunity between Claudia and Finn. But hey, what do I know? I'm just a reader. Maybe that was not her vision.

Most of all, this was a good book. Very creative, deep and layers and layers of detail. You really will not be sorry or disappointed if you start this series. I'm sure most of you will not even miss the non-romance/non-chemistry between Finn and Claudia. Everything else made up for it!!!

~Amy (http://ReadingTeen.net/)

posted by ReadingTeen on August 20, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2012

    sucks balls

    Did not like itx

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2011

    Mmmm

    Who thinks this book is rllllyyyyy goood?:?

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2011

    TERRIBLE

    I had finished incarceron and had been waiting eagerly for the nextbook and i didnt want to read it after like 55 pages i hated it do not waste your money on this book. Incarceron was good though definetly buy it

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 27, 2011

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    how is this a sequel to incarceron?!

    this is the only book ive never finished! i read incarceron and i must admit it was not my favorite book but i still finished it! actualy in my opinion the sequel ruined it! incarceron didnt need a sequel esspecialy not one like sapphique! it was boring and the charecters changed for adventurous and brave to rude and snobby! but incarceron dont waste ur money on sapphique!

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    Posted July 26, 2010

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