This is a great choice for steam punk fans and ANYONE who is looking for a thrilling and surprising read. The action is divided between two settings.
Outside is a future world that uses computers to keep everyone living by the “Protocol”, basically a 17th century existence. Inside is a prison, Incarceron, which no one ever enters or leaves. It is vast and
peopled with numerous gangs. Claudia whose father is the Warden of Incarceron, and Quinn, a prisoner, each find a crystal that allows them to communicate. As they get to know each other they realize that both Inside and Outside are not what they seem. The last quarter of this book was so surprising and original that I wanted to read it again, and again, and again…
Ms.G is the librarian at the Malone Middle School in Malone, NY.