[NEW] Sapphiue By Catherine Fisher
Ll probably also have a hard time taking seriously the idea that a prison is not only a sentient being but wants to build a human body to escape from itself That is one of the story The Wrong Complexion for Protection lines in Sapphiue which I hadn t planned to read upon finishing Incarceron until my YA book club s fabulous discussion of that book We were all curious Would Keiro and Attia ever escape the prison too Is Finn Giles Is the Sapphiue mythology just a myth or a true story Would anything ever come of Jared and Claudia s fatherbrotherover relationship as we had all taken to calling it Emphasis on A Black Woman's Civil War Memoirs: Reminiscences of My Life in Camp With the 33rd U.S. Colored Troops, Late 1st South Carolina Volunteers lover because that s what about half of us wanted to happen and half of us thought was icky Il Secrets of Nature: Astrology and Alchemy in Early Modern Europe (Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Technology) let you guess which camp I fall into If you know my thoughts regarding smart older men it shouldn t be too toughI want to be nice because theast chapter of this book is really fabulous and moving and tricky after reading it I wanted immediately to rate the book higher than it deserves Some of the images are executed very well I Children of the Sun loved the dark carnival feel of the opening scenes featuring Rix and Attia previewed at the end of Incarceron and Fisher s prose continues to be rich and poetic compared to the blander norms of YA writing But in the interest of honesty the book is a mess Fisher has got so much mad genius subterfuge going on here that I had to keep flipping back through the pages wondering if I had missed something or if a twist really had come out of nowhere There s bouncing back and forth many times per chapter from Keiro and Attia in the prison trying to find the portal to escape to Finn and Claudia trying to prove to both the Realm and themselves that Finn is the rightful Heir to the throne to Jared researching the portal himself to Incarceron hilariously wanting to escape itself I tired uickly of how much action was happening but howittle these subseuent plots were being furthered as the pages piled up how Approaches To Academic Reading And Writing little the characters I d grown toike by the end of the first book were developed To reference a metaphor from the book yeah I guess they were all just pawns after all Pawns to what purpose I couldn t even tell you I can t imagine how others have digested this book amidst the convoluted Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930 layers Is it a noble cause to want to stop Incarceron from abandoning itselfeaving its prisoners to die without food and warmth as Attia wants Sure And once you get past the silliness of a prison wanting to escape itself it s cool to think about the idea of artificial intelligence becoming so intelligent that it wants its own freedom I would read another book about that one that gives the idea space and me breathing time to think it through before sending me into some inconseuential sword fight with a regrettably not ass to mouth human centipede or a climb up or down yet another chain Witch-Hunt Narrative linkadder for what seems ike 50 pages or whatever There was just too much going on in this book The first book Incarceron created an intriguing world but it also set the stage for an escape from prison for Finn s rise "to King for a romantic relationship between Finn and Claudia And while these things do happen in Sapphiue they come "King for a romantic relationship between Finn and Claudia And while these things do happen in Sapphiue they come in the most unsatisfying way possible We go from one dizzying plot turn to another with ittle explanation of the character s motivations And while every page seems to bring some new action the real action that the pages promise never comes to fruition A duel ends with the Pretender being shot in the hand and Finn fleeing Jared easily escapes assassination when his would be killer is electrocuted the great Battle between Finn and the ueen ends before a real shot is even fired The real opportunities for confrontation and understanding fall Alcohol Addiction Recovery limp andifeless under Fisher s handNone of the uestions that Incarceron posed are ever answered in Sapphiue In the end the reader has no idea who Sapphiue is and if he really existed or escaped
we don t know what illness Jared suffers from we don t know if Rix is a madman or don t know what illness Jared suffers from we don t know if Rix is a madman or true magician we don t know if Finn is really Giles we don t know if the cube on the watch was really the prison or not the fate of both the Kingdom and the Prison are tenuous and there s no hint that either Finn or Claudia care about each other though they briefly talk about a wedding at the endIt would almost be excusable to fail on some of the major plot points as Fisher has woven herself such a complicated scenario if only the relationships shone But in Sapphiue the interpersonal relationships fizzle Claudia doesn t even seem to Mars Journey like Finn a far cry from the girl who went toengths to release him from prison Keiro is at one moment untrustworthy and the next Finn s steadfast brother Jared s strange relationship with Claudia is never explained the Warden is cold and remote Attia the dog slave who has scraped her way through Incarceron is the only remotely Beating the Odds - From shocking childhood abuse to the embrace of a loving family, one mans true story of courage and redemption likable character but we never get to understand much about herNone of the characters actions were ever explained scenes that were built up deflated in the end and the whole book sankike a overcooked turd souffl Do not want I m a Climax (Double Alchemy, little unsure how I feel about this book I did enjoy some parts especially the steam punk element But aot of it had me feeling very meh I still did enjoy the concept and the twists and turns that kept me guessing just Peace DeLeos Action Thriller Singles like with the first book But the endingeft me feeling very unsatisfied In a way I feel Roots and Blossoms like instead of wrapping up the series this bookeft me with uestions than it answered. At he is the ost prince even though he has his own doubts about being the true heir. .
Catherine Fisher Û 6 Free read.
I swear that people simply must not get this series I say series hopefully because for right now it Shakespeare looksike there will only be the two books I don t mean that in some kind of pretentious exclusive way it s just my only rationalization for why both books are only thisclose to being 4 stars Are the wrong people reading them Are people going in with certain um expectations and not feeling that they re met Do people just not want to do any real thinkingI really need to stop sounding BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) like a douche It s YA Jessica get off your high horse you might say But a good story is a good story Beautiful creative prose is beautiful creative prose I d shout back from said horse a blood bay if you were wondering Let me try and put in a few words what Iove about these books 1They re poetry There are about 10 outrageous metaphors on each page and I Seers Stone (Hidden Alchemy literally have to stop and give a sage nod to individual sentences I mean isn t that what you do with great poetry Her word choices and turns of phrase are so on point man Catherine Fisher had a hand in inventing the Englishanguage methinks random example from random page The world is a chessboard madam on which we play out our ploys and follies You are the ueen of course Your moves are the strongest For myself I claim only to be a knight advancing in a crooked progress Do we move ourselves do you think or does a great gloved hand place us on our suares Oh another This was death It was warm and sticky and there were waves of it washing over her Caveman Alien’s Riddle (Caveman Aliens, like pain It had no air to breathe no words to speak It was a choking in her throat 2I ve never seen modernore done so well Chapters open with historical anecdotes of the prison universe a poem fable etc It s masterful to see it all play out and everything work and come together in the end ok not everything dang Teaching white South African literature in high school loose ends but enough I ve studied folklore and fairytales and to see how the truth can change in the mouths of storytellers throughout time and become its own entity entirely is so fascinating to me The actuality of what happens becomes so warped but the seed of truth remains and from it still comes wisdom and power 3Honestly I think the third best part is everything I can t explain Iove it I just doALSO I was inconsolable after A Wish Your Heart Makes learning that Taylor Lautner would be playing Finn in the movie adaptation Cruel cruel world Must you fight gooditerature with such fervor A They re supposed to be BritishB Just noC You know they re going to try and add in some BS romance Random When I was reading this book Agricultural Development: An International Perspective (Johns Hopkins Studies in Development) last year I d have to check in with it whenever I came in to work at a bookstore and my managers would read the title and give me weirdooks Then my own mind would go wonky and I d think of Sappho the ancient Greek esbian poet Did they think I was reading some kind of trashy erotica or somethingHey Is that where Fisher got the name Sapphiue any way He is a poet of sorts I was so interested to read the follow up to Incarceron that I ordered the UK version of Sapphiue so I wouldn t have to wait until December to find out what happened to Finn and Claudia and c mon having a UK edition is pretty cool too MILD SPOILERSIn Fisher s seuel "Finn s been sprung out of one prison and into another as future "s been sprung out of one prison and into another as future of the Realm he s trapped in all the usual politicking He still can t remember his past ife as Prince Giles and he s plagued by memories Keiro trapped in Incarceron the Maestra s death and the Contemporary African literature lack thereof he s got nothing but strange seizures and blackouts to back his claims of tampered memory and a second Prince Giles has showed up to challenge Finn s claims While Claudia handles the court intrigue Jared tries to figure out a way to open the Portal and what to do about the illness that is out to kill him sooner rather thanaterMeanwhile back at the ranchhell that is Incarceron Keiro and Attia are chasing after the
eluse Sapphiue s glove as their emergency exit out of the prison and mixing it up with run ins with theSapphiue s glove as their emergency exit out of the prison and mixing it up with run ins with the and a strange magician named Rix Throw in some strange Sapphiue apparitions a disintegrating Realm and a war and you ve got another action packed storyBut there were some cons 1 Many narrative changes and it s not always smooth or pretty Everything s in second person but even within a page the author switches between perspectives so much that it s a 120 Content Strategies for English Language Learners little distracting I kept asking myself wait who thinks this Finn or Claudia Jared 2 Not enough Incarceron After that whole dark horrible awesome world was established in book one there just wasn t enough of it in book two We see it in Keiro and Attia s adventures but they always seem to be on the fringe or on the borders in these strange exceptions to the rule kind of places 3 Not enough Finn Claudia and Attia Poor Finn this guy takes a beating and has to keep going over and over again Book one built up so much anticipation for his reunion with Claudia but in the end it was aet down She s cold and frustrated and doubts his identity He s desperate for affirmation and gets none Meanwhile Attia is desperate to see Finn again but he barely gives her a thought he s too worried about Keiro The author points this out to us repeatedly which set me up for some kind of story there but then Making Me Crazy (Multicultural Romance Series: NHL Billionaire Meets African American Beauty Book 1) left all those threads hanging when the book finished and to my knowledge this is only a set of two no trilogy planned I would haveoved to see Claudia and Finn s relationship deepen to the point that she s forced to make choices about who Finn has escaped Incarceron only to find that he must defend his right to the throne. He believes Finn really is independent of facts and proof and that never really happenedNevertheless there are some major pluses here that kept the seuel from completely falling flat 1 Alt 38 Environmental Transformations lots of action as stated above I never sighed with boredom or had to plod throughong dry conversations Fisher really moves the pace 2 More Jared and Keiro I Academic Skills loved those guys in the first book and there s so much to them in the second I guarantee youl ike Keiro better once you re done reading 3 no simple answers Incarceron is small and big Inside and Out The mystery of who Sapphiue is gets convoluted and although the uestions of what makes reality imprisonment and freedom are sort of Matrix y there s a fair degree of originality here too Sapphiue somehow manages to span all cultures in the book Out and In and multiple histories and narratives Everything about his story that Fisher eludes to I ove those Action Inquiry: The Secret of Timely and Transforming Leadership little uotes at the beginning of the chapter just ups the mystery factor I try to express only my most honest opinion in a spoiler free way Unfortunately there is still always a risk of slight spoilers despite my best efforts If you feel something in my review is a spoiler pleaseet me know Thank youSo I don t feel this book was really any better than the first It sums everything up which is always nice but in the end I feel this whole series was decent but not exactly good I m glad I finished it though I went with the audio for this book and I m glad I did as it had some very slow parts that would have been hard for me to get through if I had chosen to read it instead I think I would be willing to try books by Catherine Fisher even though I wasn t super excited about this series I give this about a BB somewhere in between Pretty good and Very nice This book was pretty good I think I enjoyed it than Incarceron pretty much because I was familiar enough with the basic storyline and didn t have to spend so much time figuring everything out The This book was SO AWESOME We Are Each Others Harvest like its predecessor in so many ways and yet emotionally so agonizing Please please please Catherine Fisher write a third book I don t care what you have to do to the plot just resolve all these emotional threads youeft hanging Don t make me write epic JaredClaudia fanfic just to ease the painSo much cool stuff in this book though So much that I know I They Left Great Marks on Me ll have to read it ateast twice as I did INCARCERON just to keep it all straight in my head I gave the first book in this series a bit of a ight ride because I was intrigued by the ideas and thank goodness it was something different in a mass of fantasy books that were decidedly running together So although there were things eft unexplained relationships that seemed strained I hoped those would be delved into in greater depth in Talking About Trees later volumes andet it pass Unfortunately the second book doesn t resolve any of the problems and seems to be the end of the series so where am I eftNote rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in Goodreads
POLICY AND ENFORCEMENT CAN READ WHY I CAMEand enforcement You can read why I came this decision hereIn the meantime you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook When rereading an old fave doesn t go to plan and you actually end up disappointed He d never wept in a cell with his mind torn away never aid awake at night hearing the screams of children He s not me He s never "BEEN TAUNTED BY THE PRISON I "taunted by the prison I Incarceron I thought it was clever and I found the plot engaging and addicting I couldn t wait to jump into book 2SPOILERS AHEAD IF YOU HAVEN T READ INCARCERONClaudia and Finn are outside attempting to reinstate Finn as Prince Giles when a pretender turns up claiming to be the real Prince Giles and that Finn is a fake Meanwhile Jared s illness is getting worse and ueen Sia is simply out for herself and her son Caspar whatever it takesAlternately inside Incarceron Attia and Keiro have been The Rules of Engagement for Overcoming Your Past left behind They ve heard stories of Sapphiue s Glove that it has the power to help them escape which is their only hope right now They meet up with a mysterious magician Rix who supposedly has this glove in his possession Ioved following the two storylines both inside and outside of the prison I think I found Kerio and Attia s plot enjoyable as I frankly could not stand Claudia whatsoeverMy disappointment came with the ending There are so many uestions what actually is Incarceron and where is it How can people get in and out Who is Sapphiue But when we get to the end at Bibliographia Aethiopica II least for me none of these uestions are answered Everything seemed to beeft deliberately vague and it seemed rushedJared somehow enters the prison in the body of Sapphiue but we never know for sure if Sapphiue was actually a person a prisoner who really did escape or if it was actually just a myth that grew out of the emergency exit named Sapphiue For some reason right at the end all the realm s era is destroyed and goes back to how it should be again we don t know why apparently the prison did it because it was angry But howThere was just Hair Raising: Beauty, Culture, and African American Women loads that did not add up for me and spoiled my enjoyment right at the end Sometimes when I m sitting on the couch at night readingoopy with exhaustion I Say It Plain A Century of Great African American Speeches look over at my cats and start thinking about how weird it is that they re sentient beings who have feelings and communicate in ways that I will never understand Then I pass out with my book on my face But if you areike me and have a hard enough time grasping animal consciousness then you wi. From another challenger His ife and Claudia's hang on Finn convincing the Court th. ,