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The Cage by Megan Shepherd (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Saturday, May 09, 2015 at 3:13pm

Sometimes mistakes are worth making.

The Cage is one of my most anticipated books of 2015 and the synopsis had me needing the book within seconds of reading it. That, and of course the gorgeous cover. My need for this book was unreal. This book definitely has a major science fiction feel to it and it would be the perfect book for people who enjoy the genre, but also fans of space and advanced technology.

You can connect with the characters in The Cage in many ways because each character is completely different in their own ways. Between the senator's daughter, the army boy, the model, the genius, and the illegal trader, you can find a bit of yourself in all of them. The concept of characters being captured and help captive in a human zoo was also a new and exciting idea. For The Cage however, I found that it really couldn't be considered a zoo but rather a lab with scientists doing experiments on the captives in their cages.

The way the "aliens" are built and described as beautifully creepy was definitely one my favourite parts of the book. They are tall, have unnatural colours, and their eyes--oh goodness. They were close to human-looking so it was easy to picture them alongside the human characters. A lot of alien books tend to make the aliens too human-looking so I'm glad it wasn't that way with The Cage.

I really enjoyed The Cage and I look forward to see what everyone else thinks of it! The wait is officially on for the sequel!

- Stephanie, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

The Cage will be available on May 26th.

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The Cage

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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 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.