Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (28)--Incarceron by Catherine Fisher


Release Date: February 23, 2010 from Dial

Synopsis:

Incarceron – a futuristic prison, sealed from view, where the descendants of the original prisoners live in a dark world torn by rivalry and savagery. It is a terrifying mix of high technology – a living building which pervades the novel as an ever-watchful, ever-vengeful character, and a typical medieval torture chamber – chains, great halls, dungeons. A young prisoner, Finn, has haunting visions of an earlier life, and cannot believe he was born here and has always been here.

In the outer world, Claudia, daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, is trapped in her own form of prison – a futuristic world constructed beautifully to look like a past era, an imminent marriage she dreads. She knows nothing of Incarceron, except that it exists. But there comes a moment when Finn, inside Incarceron, and Claudia, outside, simultaneously find a device – a crystal key, through which they can talk to each other. And so the plan for Finn’s escape is born ...


I read about this book on The Compulsive Reader's site. It was part of a list of upcoming Penguin titles. I think it looks fantastic and it's already available in the UK, so I might just have to order it from Amazon UK. The picture is actually the UK cover, since I can't find the US cover anywhere. I'm really looking forward to a lot of Penguin's future titles, so head over to her blog and check them out.

Can't wait to see what everyone else is waiting for this week!!

12 comments:

  1. This sounds fantastic. Have you read the classic, The Time Machine by H. G. Wells? It was written in 1895 and explores the above ground/below ground plot in a very creepy way.

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  2. I actually have this one. So I don't have to drool over your Waiting on Wednesday books this week!

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  3. This one is high up their on my wishlist as well!

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  4. This sounds really interesting! I hadn't heard of it before, but now I'll definitely read it!

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  5. February 2010 seems a long, long time to wait! I'm awaiting the newest Jonathan Kellermen and a new Jacqueline Mitchard, but I think they're both coming out pretty soon. In the meantime I'm picking various books up and, sadly lately, dropping them after 40 or 50 pages. Having a hard time getting into stuff! My daughter had me read a YA fantasy book which was good, and which readers here would probably like as well: Rumer & Qix. The kids are all right, as the old song says, and are smart, and on top of things. The story pits and evil doctor (cleverly named Dr. Bigco) and global conglomerates against Mother Nature and her loyal sprites. It metaphorically echoes what's going on in the world today, through their mythic battle to gain control of the planet.

    Happy summer reading everyone!

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  6. By the way, I like the sounds of some of the offerings on your wish list!

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  7. I am completely and utterly intrigued by this... especially Claudia's world...so much so, I have just ordered it. Thanks!

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  8. I like the sound of this! Great pick:)
    -amy

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  9. Not something I would usually pick up, but it sounds great!

    -Briana

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  10. I've not ever heard of this book. It sounds cool, especially with the prison thing.

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  11. Oh, this sounds good. Thanks for sharing. =)

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