The Cage

Paperback | May 24, 2016

byMegan Shepherd

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“Gripping and addictive—Shepherd has delivered again! A captivating mix of intrigue, deft twists, and complex questions, this is a must-read.”—Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, New York Times bestselling authors of These Broken Stars

The Maze Runner meets Scott Westerfeld in this new series Kirkus Reviews calls “swoon-worthy and thrilling” about teens held captive in a human zoo by an otherworldly race. From Megan Shepherd, the acclaimed author of the Madman’s Daughter trilogy.

When Cora Mason wakes in a desert, she doesn’t know where she is or who put her there. As she explores, she finds an impossible mix of environments—tundra next to desert, farm next to jungle, and a strangely empty town cobbled together from different cultures, all watched over by eerie black windows. And she isn’t alone.

Four other teenagers have also been taken: a beautiful model, a tattooed smuggler, a secretive genius, and an army brat who seems to know too much about Cora’s past. None of them have a clue as to what happened, and all of them have secrets. As the unlikely group struggles for leadership, they slowly start to trust each other. But when their mysterious jailer appears—a handsome young guard called Cassian—they realize that their captivity is more terrifying than they could ever imagine: their captors aren’t from Earth. And they have taken the five teenagers for an otherworldly zoo—where the exhibits are humans.

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“Gripping and addictive—Shepherd has delivered again! A captivating mix of intrigue, deft twists, and complex questions, this is a must-read.”—Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, New York Times bestselling authors of These Broken StarsThe Maze Runner meets Scott Westerfeld in this new series Kirkus Reviews calls “swoon-worthy and thrillin...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.94 inPublished:May 24, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062243063

ISBN - 13:9780062243065

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4.5 Stars Everything was done very well in this book. The writing was good, it had a creative storyline that was captivating and unique, the characters were well-developed, the world-building was done well, and the twist at the end was unexpected. I love when books surprise me, and that’s exactly what The Cage did. As you may know, I’m kind of getting sick of Young Adult books, but I just can’t stop myself from reading them! All too often lately, I’ll pick up a YA book only to find that I don’t enjoy reading about teenagers and all their drama. The Cage, however, wasn’t like that. While it does have its YA elements, this is a YA book that adults can also enjoy. The twist at the end also surprised me. I did not see that one coming at all. Ahhh, and did I ever feel for Cora (during the twist and throughout the entire book)! She is definitely a character you will feel for. While the world-building was well-done, we still have limited information about this world, as the characters whose perspectives we read from (it tells the story through the perspectives of six characters, with Cora being the main character) don’t get to learn too much about it. I’m looking forward to learning more as the story progresses in the next book.
Date published: 2015-05-27

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