Saturday, May 23, 2015

Book Review: The Cage by Megan Shepherd

Release Date:  May 26th,  2015
Read: April 21st-27th, 2015
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Series: The Cage, #1
Format: ARC, 400 pages
Source: From McNally Robinson in exchange for an honest review for their Two Thumbs Up program

Description from GoodReads:

   Taken from her world without warning.
   Trapped in an alien environment.
   Falling for her captor.

   When every move is being watched, sixteen-year-old Cora Mason's only chance for escape may be within the arms of the enemy.

   A beautiful and powerful otherworldly species has taken six teenagers captive in a human zoo-where they are the exhibits. Now, far from home and each harbouring secrets about their pasts, the tenuous group must fight for leadership and a chance to return to Earth...if they can trust each other.


   Sometimes mistakes are worth making.
   The Cage was one of my most anticipated books of early 2015, the synopsis had me needing to read the book within seconds of reading it, and then came the gorgeous cover. The need for this book was unreal.
   You could in many ways connect with the characters in The Cage, because each character was completely different in their own ways with the exception of one thing. The senators daughter, the army boy, the model, the genius and the illegal trader, you could find a bit of yourself in all of them. 
   The characters of the book were described in the synopsis as being captured and held captive in a human zoo, it was a new idea for me, and it was definitely an exciting one at that. Except I found for The Cage that it really couldn't be considered a zoo but rather a lab with scientists doing experiments on the captives in their cages. When I think of Zoos I think of people viewing animals held captive and having their photos taken, with The Cage it was more along the lines of the captives being watched.
   The way the "aliens" are built and described in the book was my favourite, they were described as beautifully creepy looking. Tall, unnatural colours, and their eyes, oh goodness. They were close to human looking but also weren't, so it made it easy to picture them and place them into the book alongside the human characters. A lot of alien books tend to make the aliens too human looking in books, I'm glad it wasn't that way with The Cage.
   The Cage definitely had a major science fiction feel to it, it would be the perfect book for people who enjoy obviously Sci-Fi and for fans of space and advance technology.
   I really enjoyed The Cage and look forward to see what everyone else thinks of it! The wait is officially on for me and it's sequel!

   You can find my review on McNally Robinson's Two Thumbs Up review page here.


Favourite Quote:

"A smile can hide so much. A smile can be a lie." ~ Cassian

Recommend to People Who Enjoy:

Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Paranormal, Dystopian, Adventure, Aliens

1 comment:

  1. The synopsis, along with the beautiful cover, made me want to read this book. I have no idea when I'll do it, but it's on my TBR :)
    I liked the fact that the aliens aren't 'too human'.
    Thiago - Doctor Corgi


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