INCARCERON reading level information

Catherine Fisher is a fabulous Young Adult novelist.  Her stories are intriguing and suitable for adults as well as the YA crowd.

The Incarceron series is probably not one that most Middle-graders are going to enjoy.  The tone is very dark and the plotting is complex and it isn't always clear what is going on.  Scifi.  (Some people don't believe this particular series lived up the tremendous hype that was generated for it by Dial, the publisher.)

bookcover of INCARCERON (Incarceron #1) by Catherine Fisher

**Starred Review** ALA Booklist
**Starred Review** School Library Journal

3.65 Stars from  27,949 GoodReaders

Incarceron is a prison world.  Out of sight it contains generations of prisoners and their offspring.  It contains dilapidated cities, weird and creepy metal spies, and cultures of violence and savagery

Finn lives there.  And although he has no memory of ever having lived anywhere else, he harbors a believe that he comes from outside.

The other main character is Claudia, who is trapped in a prison of her own.  The daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, she resides in an outside world that is modelled on a so-called perfect past era.  Faced with a wedding she wants no part of, she seeks escape, and finds instead the key to Incarceron and Finn, who indeed, is not who he seems.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 96,201
Page Count:464
Accelerated Reading level: 4.6 / points: 14.0
AR quiz: 134835
Lexile: HL600L
--sample pages available

bookcover of SAPPHIQUE (Incarceron #2) by Catherine FisherSAPPHIQUE

**Starred Review** ALA Booklist

3.70 Stars from  10,074 GoodReaders

The better of the two books, Catherine Fisher leads the reader down a path where questions rise on all sides.

Finn is out and with Claudia's help, prepares to face the pretender to the thrown.  And does it really matter if he is the lost prince?

Word Count: 97,312
Page Count:  480
Accelerated Reading level: 4.4 / points: 14.0
AR quiz: 141389
Lexile: HL570L
--sample pages available 

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