April 29, 2015

2 Star #Review #Giveaway of The Cage (The Cage #1) by Megan Shepherd

The Maze Runner meets Scott Westerfeld in this gripping new series about teens held captive in a human zoo by an otherworldly race. From Megan Shepherd, the acclaimed author of The Madman's Daughtertrilogy.

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—a handsome young guard called Cassian—appears, 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.

As a forbidden attraction develops between Cora and Cassian, she realizes that her best chance of escape might be in the arms of her own jailer—though that would mean leaving the others behind. Can Cora manage to save herself and her companions? And if so . . . what world lies beyond the walls of their cage?
 About the Author


Megan Shepherd grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina, where her family has owned and operated an independent bookstore for over 35 years. Shepherd attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she majored in international studies and went on to live and work in Costa Rica, Senegal, Scotland, Spain, and many other countries. Now, Shepherd has returned to Western North Carolina and is a full-time writer of young adult novels.

This one ended up as a snore fest and I ended up skipping to the end to see what happened.  Well I have to say that I saw it coming.  It starts out with one girl waking up and then remembering everything that happened to her before she woke up.  Pretty much all of the many POVs did the same thing.  BLAH

This one had a great idea but the execution of it just didnt work for me.  I really loved this authors other books but this one just fell flat.  From a girl who is falling for the creepy kidnapped me alien to many of the teens just wandering around trying to escape it was def. not up to par with The Maze Runner.  (those kids had brains) 

I saw a review on Goodreads when I was grabbing the cover etc.  It said that this book would have been better as a NA since one of the reasons they were kidnapped is to keep the human species going.  And well after thinking about it I would have to agree.  Although I think it could have stayed a Teen/Ya as it seems that the clarification of ya to na is just because of the character's ages not the content in the story.  So toss in the sex aspect its fine.  I know Sarah J. Mass didnt shy away from it and well neither did that Twilight Author and look where she is!  

 Go Into This One Knowing 
Predictable ending, To many POVs, LOTS of wondering Teens, and ignoring part of main plot (ie. sex)

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i would probably be scared about it

I would fight, but I would probably get knocked out by them before I even got a decent punch in. Most likely I would run and try to escape. But who knows, maybe their nice and attractive like Daemon Black from the Lux series. I would totally have his babies. I mean, what? LOL

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