"My plan: Get into the city. Get Nadia. Find a way out. Simple."A week ago, seventeen-year-old Lela Santos’s best friend, Nadia, killed herself. Today, thanks to a farewell ritual gone awry, Lela is standing in paradise, looking upon a vast gated city in the distance – hell. No one willingly... show more
"My plan: Get into the city. Get Nadia. Find a way out. Simple."A week ago, seventeen-year-old Lela Santos’s best friend, Nadia, killed herself. Today, thanks to a farewell ritual gone awry, Lela is standing in paradise, looking upon a vast gated city in the distance – hell. No one willingly walks through the Suicide Gates, into a place smothered in darkness and infested with depraved creatures. But Lela isn’t just anyone – she’s determined to save her best friend’s soul, even if it means sacrificing her eternal afterlife.As Lela struggles to find Nadia, she’s captured by the Guards, enormous, not-quite-human creatures that patrol the dark city’s endless streets. Their all-too human leader, Malachi, is unlike them in every way except one: his deadly efficiency. When he meets Lela, Malachi forms his own plan: get her out of the city, even if it means she must leave Nadia behind. Malachi knows something Lela doesn’t – the dark city isn’t the worst place Lela could end up, and he will stop at nothing to keep her from that fate.Sanctum is Sarah Fine’s first novel.
Publish date: October 16th 2012
Publisher: Amazon Children's Publishing
Pages no: 450
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Paranormal Romance
Series: Guards of the Shadowlands (#1)
Spoiler Rating: Moderate/High-ish Hey Lizzy, Sanctum was high on my To Read list when you died, at which point I chunked it deep into the wastelands of my (internal) This Can Wait list. I've been strictly avoiding anything that involves (or looks likely to involve) loved ones dying, especiall...
Dark. Disturbing. Heartbreaking. Wonderful.
Sanctum told the story of a girl that went to the darkest pits of hell to save her best friend that committed suicide. I think what I liked the most about this book was the world building. The people that lived in sanctum were drowning in their own addictions. They could have basically anything t...
Have any of you seen the 1984 movie Children of the Corn? Yea, I grew up on all those movies. (There is a reason why I'm bringing this up) You see, there's this character from the movie (and book) and his name is "Malachai". He's not very attractive is he... in fact all those kids creeped me out. I...
Despite touching on some heavy and dark subjects (rape, death, suicide, depression), Sanctum was a pretty good book.First, I loved that Lela Santos is Hispanic. Though living in foster care she's not entirely positive about her heritage, I did like her nod to maybe being Puerto Rican. Of course, I'm...