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What book am I eagerly anticipating at this moment? Why it just so happens to be…
by Megan Shepherd
Releases May 26th, 2015 from Balzer + Bray / HarperTeen
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 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—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?
I really enjoyed Megan Shepherd’s The Madman’s Daughter (check out my review here) and while I haven’t finished that series, I’m beyond excited for Megan’s new book, The Cage. “Teens held captive in a human zoo by an otherworldly race” sounds fantabulous. So creepy. Also, the protagonist, Cora, falls in love with her jailer, Cassian! Now doesn’t that sound fun?!
Are you looking forward to reading The Cage?
What can’t you wait to read right now?