Sanctuary by Caryn Lix
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Heroes meets Alien with Ripley as the Cheerleader
I loved the book and can’t wait for the next one. The story revolves around Kenzie who is a young guard on the space station prison called Sanctuary. It is a high security prison for young offenders who are “anomalies”, meaning they were born with abilities and have used them to commit crimes. Her mother is the highest authority at the prison a and her father works there as well. Though the main security is AI, so only a handful of humans are needed and the prisoners have chips implanted to stop them from using their abilities.
The prison is run by a corporation called Omnistellar, Kenzie and her family have been corporate citizens all of her life and are dedicated to this corporation. Her Mother has taught her how awful life is for Government citizens and how they are the dregs of humanity. Most of the prisoners come from that group.
Kenzie guards via the control center using the computer and cameras since she is under 18, but after a training exercise she decides to go down into the prison to verify that two of the prisoners are actually in their cells. Because she thinks the exercise wasn’t normal. She meets sees and meets the prisoners for the first time. Of course the prisoners have no love for the guards or Omnistellar.
The following day a set of events take place that change everything and she ends up with the prisoners as a hostage while someone or something is stalking everyone in the prison. She finds that everything she thought she knew about herself, her family and the Corporation she had trusted all her life may not be what she thought. She also begins to trust and fall for Cage, the de-facto leader of the prisoners.
I saw one review before reading the book which talked about how she was happy that both Kenzie and Cage mentioned the fact that they should possibly not get involved because their feelings might not be real and just might be based on being in such an intense situation together. While that is true, I don’t see why people always say that. I think that you can tell if you are attracted to each other no matter the situation or experience. Also being together in a life or death situation for 24-48 hours straight, you would probably get to know a person and their character better than dating them for a year. Just my thoughts on the matter.
I typically am not a big sci-fi fan, but this book really captured and kept my interest. I didn’t mind the expense at all and will happily pay for the next book as well. Can’t wait for book 2!
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Sanctuary by Caryn Lix