Saturday, 15 March 2014

Review No.6: Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

                        Finn has never known anywhere but Incarceron. He's been imprisoned ever since he can remember........Claudia is the daughter of The Warden of Incarceron. She's about to be imprisoned in an arranged marriage........Finn and Claudia's worlds collide! Finn will need Claudia's help to escape from the Prison and Claudia needs his help to escape from her arranged marriage. This will not be an easy task because Incarceron is alive!

What I think about it: 
                                   Okay, let's get one thing straight: I don't love this book to pieces. I thought I would fall madly in love with it.....I was wrong. Now, don't get the wrong impression, there are some aspects that I enjoyed while reading this novel. For instance, the world building was absolutely amazing. That is, I didn't get a bunch of information dumped on me, at any given time, that I didn't understand. It was a suspenseful ride around every corner, and that made it all the more enjoyable. There was , however, one instance where I saw the outcome way before it was even properly hinted at.......that was satisfaction and disappointment in the same breath.
                                  The story was interesting and I was enjoying it. Until a certain point in the story where the characters started to annoy me! I'm not someone to back down from a challenging read so I stuck to it, in the vain hope that I'd start liking it again. Alas! It was not meant to be. Once the characters started to irritate me, that was the point of no return, I couldn't like the novel any more. I must point out, however, that most of the male characters were in my good graces. It was the female characters that got on my nerves.

Character Analysis: 

Finn- The hero of this tale. He's a typical hero; kind, brave, sometimes foolish with neverending loyalty. I thought I was going to hate him from the beginning. Turns out, I actually like him.

Keiro- He is Finn's oath brother. He's arrogant and self-centered at first glance. Please look deeper into him, if you're going to read this book. Everyone loves to hate him! Everyone but Finn, that is. I adored Keiro, I must admit that my determination to like this novel had everything to do with him. Doesn't everyone love a bad boy?

Claudia- Selfish, spoilt BRAT. Can you tell how much I dislike her? It wasn't always like that. At the beginning , I liked her spirit but as the story drew on I hated her.

Jared- He is Claudia's Tutor. I loved him! He's gentle, wise and kind. He also has some kind of sickness that's slowly killing him. Why must it always be the ones who are nice?

The Warden- This guy seems evil and cold to the core. Does he have a heart?

Conclusion: 2.5/5 stars. I did not enjoy this as much as I thought I would. Unfortunately, I will not be continuing with the sequel and it is unlikely that I will ever pick this one up again.

My Video Review of Incarceron:

Thank you for your patience and time.

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