“Because I have dreams and in those dreams I see the stars”
I wasn’t sure if I want to read this book, but after reading the description several times I decided to try it.
The beginning wasn’t amazing for me and it was hard to pull into presented world and events, but the further was more interesting and at one moment I just disappeared.
The author describes the world of the future, where after Years of Isolation a large part of the population was closed in a specially constructed prison, called Incarceron. The prison is so powerful that it can safely be considered as the second world, fully mechanized and self-sufficient. However, the main character, Finn, living in this world for three years and doing visions, he remembers snippets of the past, which was outside the prison and saw stars. Most of the other residents of the prison believes that the Outside doesn’t exist, others that exit were sealed and you cann’t leave it or get to it, the majority, except Finn and some of his friends, who, after finding the key and with the hope that the legend about Sapphique, supposedly the only prisoner who managed to escape, they set off in search of the exit.
Meanwhile, in the Outside people live the example of the former Ages, and any technique is prohibited by the Protocol. In this world live Claudia, who will soon be married to the prince, whether she wants it or not. Claudia is so fascinating, that although afraid of his father, opposed him, and with his teacher, Jared, explore Incarceron topic. Finally Claudia also finds the key, through which can connect to the second key and then a whole really is gaining momentum.
The book is interesting, it may have some shortcomings, perhaps descriptions of some of the places and characters leave much to be desired, but certainly the story is good, and the world created by the author - a remarkable, both Prison and Outside. There are many questions before the reader, many secrets, I’m not able to predict everything 100%, and I like it, when there is a surprise, I love the feeling when nothing is obvious, when I worry about the fate of the characters, and here it was so.
Who is Sapphique? Is he exists? Is the legend about his escape are true? Where is Incarceron? And most importantly, is there a way out of it?
In addition, the book, even though it shows the world of the future, and the characters are young, it’s far from all youth dystopian, reminded me the old adventure movies in the style of The Goonies, it’s not a typical love story, which occupies a large part of the story, is more about friendship, about the pursuing a goal, about searching for answers.