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.
Good and gritty. Very good dark steampunk/sci-fi/fantasy novel and series. Great writing and I loved the two main protagonists, Finn and Claudia- but I think I like Finn more than Claudia, though- she seems too... bratty. Not that she's a brat, but you compare her interpretation of toughness and the fact that she thinks that she herself is tough and then you cut to Finn who's going through hell in Incarceron... Well, you see what I mean. Overall, fantastic book and writing, would definitely recommend.
The audiobook was riveting. The story was complex but fascinating in its character development through sociological and philosophical arguments while unravelling the mysterious world of Incarceron. I also enjoyed the Narrator who weaved in and out of different voices fluidly adding another dimension to great storytelling.
it was ok
This book has two protagonists, Claudia a princess, and Fin a boy who does not remember his past. I found Claudia bratty, sly and not sure if her motives were not purely selfish. Fin was a blank slate due to him having no past. Because of this, I found it very hard to like or care for either of the main protagonists. I found myself loosing interest easily and drifting off. It wasnt till the end that it got a little more interesting.
Just coming down from Hunger Games and Girl On Fire, I felt a little let down by Incarceron.
That being said, I probably will read the next book in hopes it gets better (after I read reviews this time!)
The narration by Kim Mai is excellent.