The Blonde Bookworm: Sanctuary by Caryn Lix -- Review

Sanctuary by Caryn Lix -- Review

Friday, December 21, 2018

Title: Sanctuary
Author: Caryn Lix
Pages: 480
Publishing: July 24th 2018 by Simon Pulse


Kenzie holds one truth above all: the company is everything.

As a citizen of Omnistellar Concepts, the most powerful corporation in the solar system, Kenzie has trained her entire life for one goal: to become an elite guard on Sanctuary, Omnistellar’s space prison for superpowered teens too dangerous for Earth. As a junior guard, she’s excited to prove herself to her company—and that means sacrificing anything that won’t propel her forward.

But then a routine drill goes sideways and Kenzie is taken hostage by rioting prisoners.

At first, she’s confident her commanding officer—who also happens to be her mother—will stop at nothing to secure her freedom. Yet it soon becomes clear that her mother is more concerned with sticking to Omnistellar protocol than she is with getting Kenzie out safely.

As Kenzie forms her own plan to escape, she doesn’t realize there’s a more sinister threat looming, something ancient and evil that has clawed its way into Sanctuary from the vacuum of space. And Kenzie might have to team up with her captors to survive—all while beginning to suspect there’s a darker side to the Omnistellar she knows.


Two words: SPACE PRISON. I was so impressed by the creativity in this novel  and how different it was from everything else I've read in the YA genre. I couldn't get enough of this novel y'all. And I can't wait for book two! Typically, I turn my nose up at books that are over 400 pages because that is just looooong. BUT, that was not the case with Sanctuary. It was such a fun read that I didn't even notice how long it was. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters, the setting, and the fast paced nature of the novel, and I loved that I was left in the dark about the nature of the threat aboard the space ship. 

Sanctuary was an incredible ride and the suspense level extremely high and constant. I can't wait to continue this series and I would highly recommend this novel to readers who enjoy YA fantasy. Thank you to Simon Pulse and NetGalley for sending this novel in an exchange for an honest review.

Rating 4/5 


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