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2023 Book Review: Sanctuary

by Caryn Lix

YA Science Fiction, 2018 by Simon Pulse, 480 Pages 

What I Didn’t Like:

  • The “oh no he’s so cute” stuff is a bit annoying, although not excessive.
  • The voice feels awkward and fake, more like an adult trying to write like a teenager than an actual teenager. 
  • I didn’t love our MC. I think it worked out overall, since there were characters I did like, but that’s worth noting.

What I Did Like:

  • Great concept. If superheroes existed it seems reasonable to assume any government is going to want/need to control those powers.
  • Believable brainwashed by the system character. When she told the story of the party and the people who would lose their homes if her parents and their favorite cause won, I knew this was brilliant. 
  • Not looking ahead to what this story was about means I got to be surprised when it turned out different than I imagined. I love to be surprised so that was great! 

Who Should Read This One:

  • Anyone intrigued by the idea of a space dystopian book surrounding a prison for superheroes. I mean, that grabs your attention right there!

My Rating: 3 Stars

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