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(Sanctuary #2)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  27 reviews
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:
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published August 6th 2019 by Simon Pulse
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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, like 'Hello! Here is a diverse character! The onl
Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
It's been killing me not knowing what happens next, so I'm dying for this book!
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
(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
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 laughing, crying and angry all in the span of ten pag
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 .


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!

What I Liked:

•Same action-packed fun as before
Vicky Who Reads
Oct 10, 2018 marked it as to-read
do you see those alien hands? because I see those alien hands. and they're freaking SCARY
*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Young Adult, Science Fiction
*Rating* 3.5-4


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
Jul 06, 2019 marked it as to-read
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
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, a2, a3e, august, simon-pulse
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
Aug 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
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.
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
I really liked Sanctuary, but it worked better as a standalone for me. Everything wasn't resolved, but I guess it was good enough for me. I just can't get sucked into this one, and after reading over a third, I'm done trying.
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 that’s neither here nor there. I enjoy super powered teenagers so this was
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 could not put this book down.

The story starts off with Kenz
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 point of view over one who has a lot of self doubt. If ...more
Infinity's  Bookshelf
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, favorites, ebook
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 influenced by receiving this book from NetGalley.

Jun 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5/5 *

Full review here:

Thank 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; spoiler, the teen prisoners escape the ship and
Jul 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
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 to them, some are understandably suffering from PTSD - wh
May 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
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 destroy the alien ship before the other aliens get to ea ...more
Tiffany VanderSchaaff
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Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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). Anyway, it was a fun read full of action and ex ...more
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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*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 developed in Sanctuary, but you always knew there Lix co
Genni Eccles
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
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 content and thinking about the series long after ...more
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 every corner to provide another gut-wrenching sto ...more
Jul 18, 2019 rated it liked it
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 the 1st book. I get that it is essential to the c
John Clark
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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.
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, such a fantastic book! Great sequel, so many reveals and twists and awesome action scenes and tense scenes! Great read!
Preeti Sharma
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