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Sapphique

by Catherine Fisher

Penguin Young Reader Group | December 28, 2010 | Hardcover

Sapphique is rated 3.75 out of 5 by 4.
Finn has escaped Incarceron only to find that he must defend his right to the throne from another challenger. His life and Claudia's hang on Finn convincing the Court that he is the lost prince, even though he has his own doubts about being the true heir.

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Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 464 pages, 8.6 × 6 × 1.5 in

Published: December 28, 2010

Publisher: Penguin Young Reader Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0803733976

ISBN - 13: 9780803733978

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incarceron has built itself a body... I really liked Sapphique, probably more than Incarceron. In Sapphique we get to read a lot about Keiro and Attia, and surprisingly, I enjoyed reading about them more than Finn and Claudia. In my Incarceron review, I explained why I loved Claudia so much, and she, back then, was my favorite character. In Sapphique, she is a self centered brat who only cares for herself. I know it sounds harsh but that's the feeling I got from her. As for Finn, he was so far down in his depression that I still have mixed feelings about him. He desperatly wants Keiro out, that I understand, but I wish he would be a stronger character. Reading about Attia and Keiro was delightful! They are both great characters and despite Keiro's behavior, which might give the impression he is a jerk, he grew on me and I learned to love him. Sapphique is packed with action, and it was hard to put it down. I read from Fisher's website that it is a Duology but Sapphique's ending leaves you under the impression that there might just be another one coming.
Date published: 2012-04-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Could not get into it I read incarceron really fast, I really loved it and I was waiting to read Sapphique and when I started reading it I went halway through and I couldn't get into it. I wasn't able to go further, I just didn't get into the story and wasn't drawn to read it. I found it was slow and boring, I feel Incarceron could've been an only book and didn't need a sequel. It depends on each person of course, but I didn't enjoy it, I didn't even finish reading it because I just couldn't.
Date published: 2012-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great followup to Incarceron I’d have to say this book was a much better improvement than Incarceron. There was more action, the pace was quicker, and the intrigue was turned up a little higher to get the plot rolling. The action did make the novel go quicker although I preferred reading more about Keiro and Attia than Claudia and Finn. Although I used to like Claudia before, she seemed to morph into some sort of selfish spoiled brat who didn’t care much except her own needs. Finn also turned into a mopey brat that cared only for Keiro (which makes sense, but it was borderline obsessive.) Despite the negative comments I see about Keiro (thoughout different websites reviewing Sapphique), I’d have to say he was my favorite character in this book. (Besides Jared). He had this undeniable charm and despite being a selfish, egotistical jerk, he wasn’t whiny and did not mope around like a twit. Although the majority of his actions were all to meet his own ends and he’s just as selfish as Claudia might be, there’s just something charming about Keiro that’s likable. I thought he was an excellent character despite his ‘supporting’ status. Finn may seem central to the plot, but he doesn’t shine as much as Keiro does. There are different points of view in the story, unlike Incarceron where it switched from Claudia to Finn. Now, there a different points of view but this time it switches settings. (From being inside Incarceron, to being outside of it). It’s not so bad, although some readers may find it a bit confusing, and the flow of the plot does get bumpy once in a while. The ending of the book was interesting and does leave a lot of room for another installment. I wouldn’t mind a trilogy, as the story has taken a turn for the more exciting. I’d actually like to know what happens to Keiro next as he looks like he could be a catalyst for something big. It was a great ending to the duology (although it looks like there might be a third?) and worth the read. The action helps the plot carry forward and makes the reading go faster. Some might be daunted by the task of reading another ‘chunky’ book. However with the fast pace, the action, and the bits of intrigue, reading this shouldn’t take long at all.
Date published: 2011-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Complex I found this book to be very well written. The imagery was amazing again, the twists and tricks so thought out. Doubt and hope are mingled so you don't what to be true until the magic falls away. I feel the ending could've been drawn out a little more, just enough to see what happens to all the characters at least. Overall, a great book for fans of fantasy/sci-fi/steampunk and, of course, those who enjoyed Incarceron.
Date published: 2011-04-13

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Sapphique

Sapphique

by Catherine Fisher

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 464 pages, 8.6 × 6 × 1.5 in

Published: December 28, 2010

Publisher: Penguin Young Reader Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0803733976

ISBN - 13: 9780803733978

About the Book

Finn has escaped Incarceron only to find that he must defend his right to the throne from another challenger. His life and Claudia's hang on Finn convincing the Court that he is the lost prince, even though he has his own doubts about being the true heir.

From the Publisher

Finn has escaped Incarceron only to find that he must defend his right to the throne from another challenger. His life and Claudia's hang on Finn convincing the Court that he is the lost prince, even though he has his own doubts about being the true heir.

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About the Author

Catherine Fisher is an acclaimed novelist and poet, and has written many fantasy books for young people, including the popular "Oracle Betrayed" series. She lives in Wales.

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17