Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday [@megan_shepherd @BalzerandBray @harperteen]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:

THE CAGE 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 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?

published May 26, 2015 by Balzer+Bray

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There are so, so many reasons I want to read The Cage! There's the Maze Runner and Scott Westerfeld mentions - those two are great enough on their own, but the idea of a the two of them 'meeting'is that much more amazing.

Then there is how much I loved Shepherd's The Madman's Daughter. I loved the writing, the characters and the way the story developed.

I absolutely looking forward to The Cage, I cannot wait to read it!

That's my pick for this week, what's yours? Tell me in the comments and/or link me to your own post!


  1. I'm extremely eager for this one as well! I've got an egalley of it I can't wait to get to. Great pick!
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  2. I can't wait to read The Cage ! The synopsis sounds absolutely amazing, and the idea of humans in a zoo... so creepy yet really intriguing! Hope you love it, great pick :)

    Alma @ Journey Through Fiction

  3. Great choice! I am so excited for The Cage. I love how there are aliens; they are the best! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  4. This one sounds really good! I hope you like it!
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