Containment

Containment

They may have escaped Sanctuary, but Kenzie and her friends are far from safe.Ex-Omnistellar prison guard Kenzie and her superpowered friends barely made it off Sanctuary alive. Now they’re stuck in a stolen alien ship with nowhere to go and no one to help them. Kenzie is desperate for a plan, but she doesn’t know who to trust anymore. Everyone has their own dark secrets:...

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Title:Containment
Author:Caryn Lix
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Containment Reviews

  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)

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    3.5*

    I really enjoyed 

    when I read it last year. And as it ended on quite the cliffhanger, I was eager to jump into this one! I have to say, props to the author for dropping in bits from Book One where it was necessary. She did it in a way that didn't take me out of the current book, but also refreshed my feeble memory. Thanks!

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    3.5*

    I really enjoyed 

    when I read it last year. And as it ended on quite the cliffhanger, I was eager to jump into this one! I have to say, props to the author for dropping in bits from Book One where it was necessary. She did it in a way that didn't take me out of the current book, but also refreshed my feeble memory. Thanks!

    Yeah this series does 

    let up on the adventure. And most of the time that's a good thing! You won't get bored, that is for sure.

    . Kenzie is just really relatable. She's dealing with so much, and all her doubts and insecurities feel really authentic, but then when she is strong and fierce, that too feels authentic. And the secondary cast? They're 

    awesome, so fleshed out that they really enhance the book.

    I just love this sort of book for that very reason. I am not getting into detail about any of them because spoilers, but there are so many decisions that are just flat out 

    . Because sometimes there just is no right answer, you know?

    Kenzie has some legitimate PTSD from everything that went down on Sanctuary. She watched so many loved ones die, had to kill people herself, that honestly it wasn't a shock that the girl was suffering.

    , which lead to a fight, which is not my fave. Especially since I didn't even really think the omitters were wrong in this case, and that the mad folks were being a little over the top? Especially in situations like those presented in this series, when every choice you make means life or death. Cut your buddies some slack, yeah? Anyway, I just didn't love the addition of this storyline, I guess.

    Ugh guys I know this is unfair, but I just didn't have a lot of motivation for a little while? This might be more a case of a Me Problem™ than a book problem. I think at times, too much going on makes me bleary eyed. Idk, I don't totally blame the book though.

    A really solid sequel in an overall awesome (so far!) series- can't wait to find out what's next for Kenzie & Company!

  • Shelley

    *Source* Publisher

    *Genre* Young Adult, Science Fiction

    *Rating* 3.5-4

    *Thoughts*

    Containment, by author Caryn Lix, is the second installment in the authors Sanctuary series. It has been nearly a month since Kenzie Cord and her anomaly allies escaped the prison known as Sanctuary after it was attacked by an unknown alien race that left only several dozen people alive and living aboard a strange alien spaceship. There's a feeling among the crew of not only hurt, but anger, and loss as well. The loss

    *Source* Publisher

    *Genre* Young Adult, Science Fiction

    *Rating* 3.5-4

    *Thoughts*

    Containment, by author Caryn Lix, is the second installment in the authors Sanctuary series. It has been nearly a month since Kenzie Cord and her anomaly allies escaped the prison known as Sanctuary after it was attacked by an unknown alien race that left only several dozen people alive and living aboard a strange alien spaceship. There's a feeling among the crew of not only hurt, but anger, and loss as well. The loss of Matt and Tyler. The loss of Imani's sister while she somehow managed to survive.

    *Full Review @ Gizmos Reviews*

  • Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]

    Caryn Lix is genuinely one of the most underappreciated YA sci-fi/horror authors out there. Her books are long and meaty,

    ... you name it.

    Also, I massively commend her approach to having diverse characters. Some authors will put them in, and then constantly try to draw attention to their presence, like 'Hello! Here is a diverse character! The onl

    Caryn Lix is genuinely one of the most underappreciated YA sci-fi/horror authors out there. Her books are long and meaty,

    ... you name it.

    Also, I massively commend her approach to having diverse characters. Some authors will put them in, and then constantly try to draw attention to their presence, like 'Hello! Here is a diverse character! The only thing interesting about them is their diversity!' Not so with Lix. We have Chinese characters, Egyptian, and Native American (as well as Russian and Irish). Every single one of these people are flawed and real. They didn't just feel like props to show off how 'cultured' the writer was.

    This is slightly biased of me, but I especially love the fact that

    In a mainstream YA novel that's NOT about her coming-of-age, or personal beliefs, or anything! She's just there, a character like any other. It was awesome.

    Okay, it's probably time I start to talk about the plot a bit. At the start of the book, Kenzie and the other survivors from Sanctuary are living in the alien ship. But they quickly realise the ship is broadcasting signals back to its home planet, so they need to destroy it pronto before they bring down all the alien race on humankind. They can't do that themselves: instead, they land on the planet Mars, desperately seeking someone with the power to help them, whether that's Omnistellar or another corporation.

    Unfortunately, nobody believes them. Just some kids, right? Delinquent criminal kids, at that. It's up to Kenzie and the others to try and find a way to destroy the alien ship, whilst also evading capture by Omnistellar - or anyone else who wants them to hand them over to the corporation.

    She's strong, but not unrealistically so; she suffers PTSD from being trapped on a ship with aliens, plus immense guilt from killing Matt. Yet that doesn't stop her from doing that needs to be done, planning and moving forwards. Her relationship with Cage takes a back seat in this book - there's only the faintest thread of romance - but her interactions with him were satisfying (from a romantic standpoint) nonetheless.

    We got to learn more about Cage too, and the past which shaped him into the worryingly ruthless, unflinchingly loyal boy he is now. In fact, we learn more about all the side characters - Mia and Alexei especially - and it was done spectacularly.

    Two hefty books in, and we still don't know where they came from, when, how, are they an old threat or a new one, etc etc.

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  • Amber (The Book Bratz)

    When I finished Sanctuary I had no idea if there was going to be a sequel or not. So when I saw news of Containment I was super excited! Though I loved Sanctuary it was left very open ended, so I was excited to get the answers that I been waiting for. Containment answered some of those questions but also added more to that list. This book was a 500 page emotional roller coaster that had me laughing, crying and angry all in the span of ten pag

    When I finished Sanctuary I had no idea if there was going to be a sequel or not. So when I saw news of Containment I was super excited! Though I loved Sanctuary it was left very open ended, so I was excited to get the answers that I been waiting for. Containment answered some of those questions but also added more to that list. This book was a 500 page emotional roller coaster that had me laughing, crying and angry all in the span of ten pages.

    It isn't often that you see PTSD represented in Science Fiction novels and I really enjoyed seeing that representation in Containment. Some characters go through hell and back and can bounce back, but others can't. Watching Kenzie's actions through out Containment you can see how the events on Sanctuary shaped and changed her. How in certain moments she freezes up or how she had nightmares about Matt's death. I'm intrigued to see where Kenzie's character is going to go in the next book.

    Overall I loved Containment and I am eagerly awaiting news of a third book. Containment was action packed and didn't slow down for a moment. With the introduction of knew characters, powers and setting Containment will keep you entertained from the first and until the last page.

  • Aoife

    Kenzie and her friends have - barely - escaped the aliens who took down Sanctuary. Now they need a new plan. Because an alien beacon is calling their race to the solar system, and if they gain a foothold, they'll be unstoppable.

    It's a while since I read Sanctuary, but there's enough backstory and explanations sprinkled in here that I remembered who everyone was and what the important events were. This is a fast paced story; it gets a little repetitive in the middle, but the ending makes up for i

    Kenzie and her friends have - barely - escaped the aliens who took down Sanctuary. Now they need a new plan. Because an alien beacon is calling their race to the solar system, and if they gain a foothold, they'll be unstoppable.

    It's a while since I read Sanctuary, but there's enough backstory and explanations sprinkled in here that I remembered who everyone was and what the important events were. This is a fast paced story; it gets a little repetitive in the middle, but the ending makes up for it, and I'm excited to see what happens in the third volume. A great read for anyone into sci fi or action/adventure.

  • USOM

    (Disclaimer: I received this book from Edelweiss. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

    TW: Drug use

    While Containment didn't have the same pull as Sanctuary for me, I really loved certain elements - Kenzie' PTSD experiences, discussion of loyalties, and the different characters struggling to figure out what we do afterwards. The found family trope will always tug at my heart, and Containment is one of those perfect books about family. It's a story about the family that tu

    (Disclaimer: I received this book from Edelweiss. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

    TW: Drug use

    While Containment didn't have the same pull as Sanctuary for me, I really loved certain elements - Kenzie' PTSD experiences, discussion of loyalties, and the different characters struggling to figure out what we do afterwards. The found family trope will always tug at my heart, and Containment is one of those perfect books about family. It's a story about the family that turns their back on us, the family we choose, and the family we are stuck with.

    As we are forced to live with what comes afterwards the big battle, the characters in Containment have to figure out where their loyalties lie. As betrayals and characters come back into our lives, our group of misfits and anomalies have to figure out what they will sacrifice for the good of the universe. Forced to think about the grander future brings out not only their selflessness, but the selfishness of humanity. Fighting against greed and power, Kenzie still struggles with PTSD after the alien attack and her journey was really great to read about - how some characters can't just walk away from these large scale attacks.

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  • Sharon

    Well, I think this instalment was much more predictable than the last one, but it was still enjoyable enough. Though the characters seemed a bit too unimaginative(?), I still liked them. The story was not as gripping and fast-paced and Kenzie's thought processes sometimes out of place or not in the flow of the story, but okay. I'm looking forward to the third book nonetheless. Really like the author's writing style.

  • Vicky Who Reads

    do you see those alien hands? because I see those alien hands. and they're freaking SCARY

  • Michelle

    After reading (and loving!) the first novel in this series, "Sanctuary", I was thrilled when this 2nd novel in the series was available to request.

    I love the various personalities and dynamics of the various characters in this novel. They are badass, interesting, and unique in their own way and they are all likeable. I especially enjoy reading about the relationship between Kenzie and Cage, as well as Kenzie and Cage's twin sister Rune. All the characters in this novel have their own special un

    After reading (and loving!) the first novel in this series, "Sanctuary", I was thrilled when this 2nd novel in the series was available to request.

    I love the various personalities and dynamics of the various characters in this novel. They are badass, interesting, and unique in their own way and they are all likeable. I especially enjoy reading about the relationship between Kenzie and Cage, as well as Kenzie and Cage's twin sister Rune. All the characters in this novel have their own special unique powers and it is interesting to read about them and how they use those powers to survive in their strange world. It was enjoyable to read about the character development in all of the characters as they continue on their journey. They are faced with many tough decisions they must make, and they look inside themselves for some of the answers. As they struggle sometimes internally with their decisions, it is very interesting to watch them grow as young adults and try to make their way in this strange world.

    I loved the journey this book takes you on, as the characters that survived in the first novel after a strange and deadly alien attack on their Omnistellar ship caused them to fight for their lives. Some made it out alive while others did not, and this novel follows the survivors as they try to escape the alien ship they now find themselves on. They now have new obstacles they must face to survive and we are introduced to many more unique characters in this novel.

    Well done Caryn, I loved this novel. I am hoping there is another novel in this series as I would love to follow the characters on their journey and see where it takes them next.

  • Melanie (TBR and Beyond)

    It's been killing me not knowing what happens next, so I'm dying for this book!

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