Tuesday, December 7, 2010
TBR Tuesday: Incarceron and Sapphique
I have a lot of books I've bought or received in a fury of excitement, only to have them languish on the shelves. This is one of those books.
Incarceron is a prison unlike any other: Its inmates live not only in cells, but also in metal forests, dilapidated cities, and unbounded wilderness. The prison has been sealed for centuries, and only one man, legend says, has ever escaped.
Finn, a seventeen-year-old prisoner, can’t remember his childhood and believes he came from Outside Incarceron. He’s going to escape, even though most inmates don’t believe that Outside even exists. And then Finn finds a crystal key and through it, a girl named Claudia.
Claudia claims to live Outside—her father is the Warden of Incarceron and she’s doomed to an arranged marriage. If she helps Finn escape, she will need his help in return. But they don’t realize that there is more to Incarceron than meets the eye. Escape will take their greatest courage and cost far more than they know.
Because Incarceron is alive.
Not gonna post what this one is about, since I'm pretty sure the synopsis is a little spoilery.
But anyway, I bought Incarceron awhile back based on the good reviews and the gorgeous cover, and then I picked up an ARC of Sapphique at ALA over the summer. I've been wanting to read them both for awhile now, I love dystopias and I've heard good things, but other to-reads have been more pressing. Hopefully I'll get to the sooner, but who knows? For now, they languish on The Pile.
So, what do you guys think? Anyone read this? What's on your tbr pile?