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 compan Kenzie holds one truth above all: the company is everything. As a citizen of Omnistellar Concepts, the most po...

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Author:Caryn Lix
Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:Sanctuary #1
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  • Dreximgirl
    Jun 30, 2019
    This was a great atmospheric thrilling read, I really liked all the characters especially the core group and thought the plot was well thought out. There were a few surprises which I didn't see coming - but probably should have with my scifi reading background lol. Kenzie was a grea...
  • Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
    Mar 04, 2019
    Lately I?ve been such a moody reader. I?m not totally sure what it is: whether I?ve just tried a bunch of books that weren?t right for me, whether it?s a sign of my mental health, or whether it?s because of the world we?re living in. Probably all three tbh. I?ve DNFed m...
  • Pamela
    Nov 25, 2017
    Holy cow, I loved this. I'll post a more detailed review and link in a few days after my feels have calmed down! Update: Full review can be found here. ...
  • Shelley
    Jul 29, 2018
    *Source* Publisher via Edelweiss *Genre* Young Adult / Science Fiction / Alien Contact *Rating* 4.0 *Thoughts* Caryn Lix's Sanctuary is the first book in the author's Sanctuary series. When I read Aliens meet The Darkest Minds on NetGalley, I immediately jumped to request the b...
  • Ambur
    Jul 24, 2018
    I've been a fan of space stories for as long as I can remember, and I'm always a sucker for superpowers and survival stories, so when I heard Sanctuary pitched as The 100 meets Aliens in space with superpowers...I was absolutely sold! I didn't end up absolutely loving Sanctuary li...
  • Angela Blount
    Nov 10, 2018
    Originally Reviewed for YA Books Central: 2.5 Stars X-men Gen X (i.e. the teen version) meets Aliens-lite in this survival-in-space story. Told in first-person past-tense from the sole perspective of a junior guard named Kenzie, the st...
  • Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)
    Nov 19, 2017
    4.5/5 Fall down seven times. Get up eight. Holy crap, this book was awesome!! To be honest I didn't know what to expect going in - I wasn't sure if I was going to like it or not, and after seeing it pitched as compared to the Darkest Minds, I was skeptical. Surprisingly, I was...
  • Dianne
    Jun 03, 2018
    Lots of action and some young, insta-romance and an all-powerful corporation lording over the solar system. SANCTUARY by Caryn Lix deserves to stand on its own merit as fresh and not be compared to books that have gone before! Kenzie believes the corporation is everything. She has s...
  • Aneta Bak
    Jul 23, 2018
    Sanctuary was everything I expected and more. It is the perfect space adventure with a splash horror. Fifty years ago, alien probes arrived on Earth. At first nothing happened, but the next generation started receiving superpowers. Those that used their newfound powers for illegal a...
  • Katya de Becerra
    Jun 16, 2018
    Sanctuary definitely hits all the right notes to fuel my obsession with all things alien contact, extra-terrestrial sentience, and the ethics surrounding the treatment of superpowered humanity. This dazzling debut offers as much food for thought as it does heart-pounding non-stop a...
  • Ashley
    Jul 29, 2018
    SO GOOD! Kind of Illuminae-esque. ...
  • JJ || This Dark Material
    Jun 17, 2018
    BLOG // BLOGLOVIN' // TWITTER The X-Men meet Alien in Caryn Lix's debut novel about a space prison filled with teenagers in possession of mysterious superpowers. A prison break accidentally coordinates with a mysterious alien assault, leaving both the prisoners and the skeleton crew...
  • Melissa
    Aug 07, 2018
    This book is so good!! I couldn?t put it down. Can?t believe it?s a debut? It?s an action-packed SF with a pinch of horror set in space, and it reads like an intense action movie: breathlessly. Can?t wait to read book 2! ? Thanks to the publisher for my e-copy of...
  • Tara Gilboy
    May 07, 2018
    I stayed up until midnight finishing this book because I couldn?t wait to see how it ended! SANCTUARY gripped me from start to finish. I?m not usually a big science fiction reader, but Caryn Lix deftly handles the world-building in a way that makes the book approachable, even for n...
  • ║ madalin ║
    Jun 06, 2018
    4.75 stars Y'ALL... This is now one of my favorite space books ever! It's almost 500 pages but there's action on every single page and it left me on the edge of my seat the entire time. If you are at all interested in space or aliens this book is for you!! Even if you're not into boo...
  • Timanda
    Dec 03, 2017
    I love this book! It's fast-paced and heart-pounding, and the comp titles in the description are completely accurate. ...
  • Timothy Boyd
    May 09, 2019
    Interesting story that definitely left you with a cliffhanger of an ending. I am intrigued enough to try the 2nd book to see were the writer takes things. Recommended ...
  • Aila
    Jan 06, 2018
    "Where did my loyalties to the company end and my loyalties to humanity begin? Every nugget of truth I gave them about myself was against company regulations, but if there was a chance I could help, I had to take it." Quick notes before review: - I separate this book into two a...
  • Empress Reece (Hooked on Books)
    Jan 26, 2019
    10* Fave! This was soooo good! I'm absolutely dying to read the next book to find out where they're going to take this big ass alien ship. I really need to quit reading books until the whole series is released because I don't have the patience to wait and I forget everything that happe...
  •  Amelia
    Mar 18, 2019
    Ok wow, I'm on a freaking sci-fi roll- first there was Four Dead Queens, there there was Last of her Name and now this - all three of them were 5 star ratings for me and it feels. so. good. Sci-fi is my fave genre and in the last few months there were only a few really good ones, mostl...
  • Michelle
    Jul 07, 2018
    Book review can be found on my blog here: https://booksonthebookshelf.wordpress... Thank you to NetGalley and Simon and Schuster Canada for the free ARC copy of this book! I was so excited to receive an ARC of this book that I couldn?t wait to begin reading it. This book was aw...
  • Carrie
    Jul 08, 2018
    Sanctuary by Caryn Lix is a young adult science fiction fantasy that also crosses over into the land of horror. The story centers around teenage Kenzie who has been raised in a world controlled by corporations and followed in her parents footsteps training to work for Omnistellar. Just...
  • Patty Smith
    Jun 18, 2018
    Thank you to Netgalley, Simon Pulse and Caryn Lix for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Rating 4.5 stars. Okay, so I was soooo into this book that I didn?t notice I was reaching the end. And there had better be a sequel because I had no idea the book was ending. I mean, com...
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    Aug 18, 2018
    Man, I freaking LOVED this book! It's like X-men or The Darkest Minds with Illuminae! The romance was SO GOOD! SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot wait for the sequel! ...
  • Bright Star
    Dec 02, 2018
    DNF 35% Oh gosh, this book was so boring! I almost fell asleep. The main character was super annoying and I couldn't stand her. She was so repetitive with her tedious interior monologues that I would have killed her on the spot. ...
  • Karlita | Tale Out Loud
    Jul 15, 2018
    Actual rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Idecided to go blind on this knowing as little as reading the book?s overview. The first few chapters were a bit tedious but undeniably a sleeper for all the next scenes to come. So I?m not surprise that it?s a dormant black hole that su...
  • Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
    Jul 21, 2018
    "We might be foolish. We even be going to our deaths. But at least we were doing it together." Sanctuary was such a wild ride and I loved every minute of it. Space Prison? Check! Superhuman child criminals? Check! Conspiracy, Corruption and cool dystopian setting? You got it babe!...
  • Lauren (The Novel Lush)
    Jul 02, 2018
    2.5 ish stars. I tried and tried, but I just could not get into this book. It seemed that every page, I stumbled over another common YA trope. I also could not connect with Kenzie at all. There were several times where she pat herself on the back for being smarter or better than ot...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    Jun 19, 2018
    4 stars This was such an awesome read! I mean, first off, conceptually it's such a great idea. Y'know I have a fondness for prison guards switching to the other side, as well as sci-fi, teens with mysterious superpowers, space, mysterious aliens, corporations, and all sorts of ot...
  • Nicki Chapelway
    Aug 23, 2018
    4.5 stars! This book was sooo good! And soooo intense! I loved it soooo much! I've been looking for a ya sci-fi horror thriller to read, and while this book read more like a super hero story for the first half, the second half certainly lived up to my expectations. Aliens were al...