Friday, April 30, 2010

Review: Sapphique by Catherine Fisher


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 got a chance to read this thanks to Pam from She's awesome, so check her blog out. 

Sapphique picks up right where Incarceron left off, and the story doesn't slow down at all until it's over. I loved seeing more of the prison. The worlds Fisher created are fascinating, and I didn't want to leave. I'm not going to say too much about the plot because there are so many twists, and I don't want to spoil them. 
Finn is still struggling with the new responsibility of being the rightful heir of the throne, while worrying about his oathbrother Keiro being left in Incarceron. Of course Queen Sia doesn't want any competition to her throne, and will stop at nothing to make sure Finn doesn't take control. Claudia and Jared are working to restore power to the portal to Incarceron, to free the Warden and the prisoners.  
Meanwhile, Attia and Keiro think Finn has abandoned them, so they are trying to find the exit used by Sapphique long ago. 
The prison wants it's freedom too, and has become even more ruthless toward it's inmates...

I loved this book. I literally couldn't put it down. The writing was superb, and I had no idea where the story was going to go next. Due to the complexity of the story, it does get a bit confusing toward the end, so when you do read this, make sure you read carefully as not to miss anything.
As far as I know, this is not a trilogy, so this is the last book. The ending is left kind of open, but I felt that the story was done, so it didn't bother me. 

If you liked Incarceron, you will love Sapphique. It comes out in the US in December, so preorder your copy now!


  1. But I wanted more! She has to give me more! I shall demand it via email. I will stalk myself to London and I can find anything in London I lived there for two years.

    Great review!

  2. If you need any help, I'm here. lol
    I don't NEED more, but I would like it very much.

  3. I can't wait to read this! 2 more weeks! I don't know if I can handle it!!

  4. I recently read Incarceron and really enjoyed it. Can't wait to read the sequel.



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