Containment (Sanctuary, #2) by Caryn Lix

Containment (Sanctuary, #2)

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: Omnistellar, her parents, even Cage. Worse still, she’s haunted by me...

Details Containment (Sanctuary, #2)

TitleContainment (Sanctuary, #2)
Release DateAug 6th, 2019
PublisherSimon Pulse
GenreScience Fiction, Young Adult, Dystopia

Reviews Containment (Sanctuary, #2)

  • Carrie
    Review coming soon.
  • Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
    ARC received in exchange for an honest review - thank you! Absolutely brilliant sequel. Caryn Lix is genuinely one of the most underappreciated YA sci-fi/horror authors out there. Her books are long and meaty, full of character development, relationship development, plot... 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, ...
  • Ꮗ€♫◗☿ ❤️ ❤️
    They may have escaped Sanctuary, but they are far from freeContainment, book 2 in the Sanctuary series is every bit as thrilling and suspenseful as book 1. I give the book five aliens for awesome sci-fi 👽👽👽👽👽 and I don’t usually even like sci-fi. Containment starts up a few weeks after Sanctuary ends, while the group of young people (a.k.a. anomalies) that escaped from Sanctuary on the alien spacecraft are drifting around in spac...
  • USOM
    (Disclaimer: I received this book from Edelweiss. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)TW: Drug useWhile 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 a...
  • Amber (The Book Bratz)
    The full review + more can be found at 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 lau...
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight .3.5*I really enjoyed  Sanctuary 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 repet...
  • 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.
  • Tashy
    Plot – 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟I give the plot of this sequel 5 stars. Now I know some folks don’t like to give 5 stars out like I do but I read for entertainment. I don’t read to edit or critique. I am no professional. Just a girl who loves books. So, in my book (pun intended) this story was just pure awesome in a 496 pages. Lots of surprises and twists and turns. I did get some I Am Number Four vibes when it came to Kenzie’s power(s). But t...
  • Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)
    2.5/5In case you missed my review for Sanctuary, I absolutely loved the first book! It was gripping, the aliens were chilling, and I loved the dark Alien-esque feel it had going for it. It was a space horror through and through and kept you on the edge of your seat.This book? Not so much. There was some major Second Book Syndrome going on here. The parts that I loved so much about the first book - namely, the scary aliens - were almost missing f...
  • Nikole Clow
    Thank you to the publisher for sending me an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.Potential trigger warnings: Drug use and death.There’s been many books I’ve read where the sequel just isn’t as good as the first book. Containment is not one of those books. This sequel lives up to its predecessor and I actually think it’s even better. There’s so much character development and nonstop action that I was hooked from page one and I...
  • Crazy4Books
    After the events of the first book our main character Kenzie is left on edge with an extreme fear that aliens might be hiding around every corner. She still gets flashback from the attacks on Sanctuary (what a weird name for a prison). With everything going she hasnt had the chance to come clean about Matt and the guilt has been eating at her. Her reactions were realistic, but I personally prefer reading from a more confident main characters poin...
  • Infinity's Bookshelf
    I received this copy from NetGalley a while back without having read the first book in this series. Long story short I loved Sanctuary, I really found I could connect with the characters and the powers were unique. This sequel put all the best parts of the first book into overdrive and I found myself along for the ride. It was a fast-paced thrill ride that pulled no punches and the ending was just superb. My opinions are my own and were not influ...
  • Alexandra
    4.5/5 *Full review here: you to Simon & Schuster Canada and NetGalley for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review! I was thrilled to receive an ARC of Containment because I was a huge fan of Sanctuary and have been recommending to so many people all year. Sanctuary set readers up to deal with the fact that aliens have attacked and are assimilating the humans to continue their own race; sp...
  • Teri
    I read the first book in this series, Sanctuary, last summer and referred to it as a mixture of Alien and X-Men.  I was thrilled to receive an ARC of book two.  First, I have to comment on the book covers - they're beautiful, bold, and completely eye-catching.  It's easy to tell they're part of the same series.  To say this diverse cast of characters experienced traumatic events in Sanctuary is an understatement.  Because of what happened t...
  • BookDragon
    Kenzie and her new found friends have successfully escaped Sanctuary the prison on which she was a guard and her friends were prisoners. Now in control of an alien ship Kenzie and her friends have to figure out what to do. After Kenzie intercepts an alien message she is sure more aliens are on the way. Now the teen are the only ones between earth and the aliens and they are left with one option. To turn them selves in and hope whoever will destro...
  • Tiffany VanderSchaaff
    In the end, I enjoyed this book, but there were a few things that kept pulling me out of the story: #1 It took me more than 100 pages before I felt like the story really started. The time with Mars Mining dragged for me.#2 I didn't have a strong emotional connection to Kenzie when I should have, especially as she worked through her emotions. It felt like she was too much in her head. There was no visceral connection to what she was working throug...
  • Maxine
    Containment is the second book in the YA Sanctuary series by author Carolyn Lix. I loved the first book and was excited to read this but I assumed (and we all know what that means) that, as the middle book of a series, it wouldn't be quite as good as the first than the first. Boy, was I wrong. Rather than just a bridge to take us to the next book, it is more like its own self-contained story (ha, see what I did there. Ok, fine, no more dumb jokes...
  • Susan
    Final Day to Enter Giveaway for an Arc of Containment- Details and Full Review at NovelLives.Com*Again With The Star System I don't Use*Containment, the second installment of the Sanctuary Series takes the characters and worlds that were introduced and richly fills in their history, their secrets and their personalities. We get to know everyone as well as we got to know Kenzie in Sanctuary.That isn’t to say the secondary characters weren’t de...
  • Genni Eccles
    Containment is a wonderfully thrilling sequel to Caryn Lix's prior novel, Sanctuary. Containment picks up shortly where Sanctuary left off, and didn't slow down from there. While the alien threat still lurks, new threats arise, in the forms of setting and new characters. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, and my only complaint was that the ending felt a bit abrupt. However, it did leave enough open for a potential sequel, and enough closure to keep you...
  • Jaime
    Like Sanctuary, Containment is non-stop action almost from the beginning. Kenzie and her crew of superpowered teams fight aliens and bounty hunters, crash spaceships, infiltrate another space prison, and struggle with their decisions on Sanctuary and their evolving abilities. While the story meanders in the middle due to length and repetitive action, Containment is an excellent and noteworthy sequel. It hinges on the action and the tension around...
  • Michelle
    I had a hard time getting into this book, which is weird because I really liked the first and was super excited for this second in the series. I must have picked it up and put back down for the first 30% three times. But when I buckled down and got to the action at the halfway point, it flew by. Teen XMen meets Aliens is how I would describe this YA SciFi, and this second book starts with Kenzie dwelling on a tragedy from the battle at the end of...
  • Holly
    Really probably a 3.5 stars. The action, characters, and plot were all fast paced and exciting. A few out loud gasps lets you know I'm in deep. I'm really not a fan of 1st person narrative however which probably kept this from being a 4 or 5 star from me. The fact that I finished it yesterday but kept thinking about it all day though shows me how much these characters have grown on me - despite the 1st person flaw I feel an attachment to these ki...
  • OroumonSol
    This is a great second book in this trilogy, delving further into the corruption of Omnistellar and other companies, all the while having the extraterrestrials appear again, this time on a different space station, a failed prison not unlike Sanctuary. While the ending was a quite annoying cliffhanger, I understand the author's motive. I think that this is a great book (and, let's not forget, series) and I can't wait for the third one, and I hope ...
  • John Clark
    This is good a sequel as one could ask for. A very fast, but engrossing story that not only holds your attention all the way through, but sets up what will be a heck of a third book. I'm already drooling in anticipation.