October 25, 2010

Sapphique by Catherine Fisher

Overall: 3 out of 10 stars

Sapphique by Catherine Fisher
Received from Around the World Tours
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. 
Sadly I just didn't like Sapphique. I marginally liked Incarceron, and that was because I really loved the writing. Fisher's skills with the written word aside I just couldn't get behind the time wasting circles she constantly put the reader and her characters into. I had hoped that in the sequel there would be some romance, some growth in the characters in the beginning, but Finn's pity me attitude throughout the beginning was frustrating to say the least. Claudia's calculating how Finn's behavior would effect her...well, I just couldn't go all the way with this book. It felt way too much like Incarceron, and I didn't like Incarceron enough to want to read in circles and take forever to get anywhere. Although Fisher's writing is good I just always feel like I'm getting yanked around, and like she's taking too long to get to the point. 

Sorry guys. As always go to the tour page and see what everyone else thought. Quite a few people liked Sapphique and Incarceron more then I did. You never know! You might like it too. 

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