The Cage (The Cage #1)
by Megan Shepherd
What is it about:
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?
What did I think of it:
The premise of this book is really cool, so I had high hopes.
What can I say. The story started out ok, but then went down fast. The teens were continuously bickering, and when they were not, they were getting it on with each other. Cora was a special snowflake. Cassian got too little screentime to actually be a believable love interest. And then something was revealed about Cora that made me immediately lose all respect I might have had for her.
I did finish the book because I kept hoping it would eventually be the story I wanted it to be, but alas.
You can safely assume I wont read the other books in this series.
Why should you read it:
Maybe you will like Cora and the other teens better than I did.
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