Sapphique

Sapphique

Book - 2011
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After his escape from the sentient prison, Incarceron, Finn finds that the Realm is not at all what he expected, and he does not know whether he is to be its king, how to free his imprisoned friends, or how to stop Incarceron's quest to be free of its own nature.
Publisher: New York : Dial Books, 2011
ISBN: 9780803733978
Branch Call Number: FISH
Characteristics: 462 p

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 18, 2017

In comparison to the very first book, I would say that I sort of enjoyed this one. Not extremely, but it was worth reading because a.) I needed closure, and b.) I liked the characters. The plot became very political for Claudia, and in Incarceron the adventuring got a bit... difficult to keep with. There didn't seem to be a direct motive in what was being done, and a lot of times it felt that the characters were waiting on someone else to do something first. If I could change something, it would be the initiative taken. 
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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tolanii
Jan 17, 2016

Sapphique was certainly a good book, and I finished it in a day. The only thing I disliked was the ending, because so many things that got introduced were never explained. But I did like the ending because of how ambiguous it was and all the interpretations you can guess from it. Also the rest of the book was brilliant so the ending did not do much to affect my rating. Sapphique was good, almost great, but the ending took away that bit it needed for myself to think of it as great.

Complete side note, but Attia gets very little character development, which is a bit sad because she seemed interesting.

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ssdeonarain
Jul 19, 2015

Sapphique was written by Catherine Fisher, and it is the sequel to Incarceron. After Finn has escaped from a prison called Incarceron, and has been crowned the long lost prince of The Realm. He realizes he does not have the freedom he thought he was going to have, the Outside was just basically another prison because of the protocol. He also faces problems on the Outside; another Prince Giles has come forward saying that Finn is a fake. Now his oath brother, Keiro and his friend Attia are trying to escape the maniacal prison. But, in order to do that they need Sapphiques magical glove. It is not going to be easy they have many obstacles to face, including a looney magician, rioting prisoners and the worst of all they have to compete with the prison itself for the glove. I would rate this book, three out of five stars because I thought it was just an average book there was not really anything special about the book it did not make me wanting to read more. But, I do think that the author chose the right title for the book. This is because Sapphique is the only person who has ever escaped the prison and he had left his glove behind when he left. Attia, Keiro and other prisoners wanting the glove drives the plot forward because it gives the prisoners hope that they can escape before the prison does, leaving them all there to starve and freeze to death.

NicoleBeaulac Jan 18, 2014

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Doctor_10101
Jan 18, 2014

Is there going to be other books?!! I don't want it to end now!!

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GuyN
Oct 30, 2012

Sapphique is an adequate, but unsatisfying sequel in the end to Incarceron. Some parts of this world become clearer as we run desperately along, but there are new jumps in the story explained neither by what we know of the magic nor by what remains (as far as we know) of the technology. Ultimately the reader has an interesting time on the way, but feels cheated at the end as the loose ends are not woven together but loosely and hurriedly tied in a granny knot. This is, however, the end of the 2 book series.

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KateWinslet
Aug 06, 2012

The events throughout were definitely suspenseful and surprising. The ending could have been more complete, but overall it was excellent.

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KathleenZ
Aug 03, 2012

Good enough, but the most developed and dynamic character seems to be Incarceron, strangely ....

starlet587 Jul 31, 2012

Some people may not have understood or enjoyed this book for all the twists and turns but that it what incarceron was, a big brain fu**. Sapphique at least brought it all to an end i only found it unfortunate that the worlds remained separate, the book was long and i felt that it could have been managed....in any case that horrible queen got what was coming to her, but it did leave many thing sun answered and un explained...i liked it enough though

GMJgirly16 Jul 29, 2012

Disappointing. I thought this book was going to tie up all of Incarceron's loose ends, but it just left them loose and mangled. I thought Finn (Prince Giles) and Claudia were going to fall in love and have a romantic moment, but no. Only an empty, awkward friendship. I can't imagine what kind of marriage they will have... Keiro and Attia didn't have a romantic moment either, despite the fact that Keiro wound up liking Attia near the end. The story gets confusing towards the middle, LOTS of details, and I don't like all the Point Of View switching. As for the Years of Rage, um what happened? What happened to the moon that altered it? And Jared? He combined minds with Sapphique and the prison? Was Sapphique only a legend and a vision of Escape? And how is a prison supposed to be a paradise? In the end, I enjoyed the book, but it only made me say HUH?

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They moved through a nightmare of dissolving beauty, of fragmented hangings and paintings lost under grime and mold. In places chandeliers of white candles had fallen; the crystal droplets lay like tears in the broken wax.

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