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By Catherine Fisher


You can view this book's Amazon detail page here.

Tags: dystopia, fantasy, science fiction, suspense, teen

Started reading:
2010-02-10 06:39:24
Finished reading:
2010-02-11 18:45:58


Rating: 8

I very much liked the idea of a living prison and the characters inhabiting that world. The premise sounds at least vaguely like that of The City of Ember, though I’ve never read the book or seen the movie. The action moves along quite well with some very deft touches and a few twists that I didn’t expect. The ending left more than a few loose ends and I expect there’ll be a sequel. As a YA novel, aspects of this book reminded me of William Sleator’s House of Stairs crossed with a dark and anachronistic future like that of Philip Reeve’s Mortal Engines.

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