Blog Tour: #Giveaway to # Win The Cage by Megan Shepherd ~ review by Fallon

Tour Schedule:

Week One:
5/18/2015- No BS Book ReviewsInterview
5/19/2015- Me, My Shelf and IReview
5/20/2015- Bewitched bookworms- Guest Post
5/21/2015- Seeing Double In NeverlandReview
5/22/2015- Novel NoviceInterview

Week Two:
5/25/2015- Fiktshun- Guest Post
5/26/2015- BookishReview
5/27/2015- The Eater of Books!-  Interview
5/28/2015- Such a Novel IdeaReview
5/29/2015- Two Chicks on BooksGuest Post

Author: Megan Shepherd
Pub. Date: May 26, 2015
Publisher: Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins
Pages: 400
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Rating: 5 Out of 5 Stars

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? 

Fallon's Review:

Thank you so much HarperCollins for providing a ARC for review. This did not affect my opinion

when Megan Shepherd introduced The Cage through her Newsletter I knew I had to read this book. I actually emailed her and told her how excited I was. She did not disappoint. While I read and loved her Madman's Daughter series The Cage made me love her writing even more. 

The Cage rotates POV's since there are six abducted teens. Megan gives us the glimpse we need into each of them to piece together their past and see what will happen. This habitat they live in has so many pieces that you will be glued to the chapters just trying to figure out what will happen next.It only takes them a short period of time to realize things are off. When you notice jungles, deserts and mountains all near each other and you keep looping and never going farther, then something is off. They also notice that all the houses and buildings look like props off of movie sets and nothing from the same genres. Soon the caregiver arrives and gives them three rules they must follow. Will they follow the rules that have been given to them? Why are they here and what do they want with them? Will they become mad knowing that everything around them is an illusion?

Now I loved Edward in Megan's Madman's daughter series and now in The Cage I am drawn to Cassian. I do not know what this says about me but I know Megan writes some complex characters I can not help but find completely fascinating. With Cassian we get a glimpse through someone looking in from the outside on our complex emotions and feelings and learning what may seem as a weakness is actually a qualities of strength. 

There are so many twists and turns in The Cage. Will Cora find out what really happened the night of the car accident and how Lucky is connected? How can you trust anyone when everything around you seems to be planted with specific motives.

I can not tell you enough how bad I am dying for book two! There was not necessarily a huge cliff hanger. I just want more from these characters. I loved the twists right towards the end that I never saw coming. This is a must read !!! I loved every second of this book and can not wait to re-read it all over again.

About Megan:

Megan Shepherd grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina, where her family has owned and operated an independent bookstore for over 35 years. Shepherd attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she majored in international studies and went on to live and work in Costa Rica, Senegal, Scotland, Spain, and many other countries. Now, Shepherd has returned to Western North Carolina and is a full-time writer of young adult novels.
She is represented by Josh Adams of Adams Literary.
Author Photo by Kristi Hedberg Photography

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a signed ARC of THE CAGE with a CAGE bookmark and sticker sheet. US Only.

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  1. Thanks for the review Fallon! This sounds interesting, and makes me wonder what the alien, Cassian looks like. If he is anything like Roman from Star Crossed (CW series that got cancelled after 1 season. :( ) then he is hot! This sounds like a book both my daughter, and I could enjoy together. I read a chapter a night to her before bed. She is eleven, but really advanced in reading for her age. I hope to win this one. I won't read off an e-reader with's just not the same as a perfect paperback!

    1. I hope you win it too. He is hot but I will not giveaway what he looks like ;)

  2. Ahh I am so excited to read this one! I adored Megan's The Madman's Daughter series and was thrilled when I heard the news she was publishing another book. Your review makes me 10x more excited now! Great review, and I am loving the GIFs :)

    Amber @ The Book Bratz

    1. Thanks. It was hard to get Gifs because there are none out there that fit the description of Cassian.

  3. The Madman's Daughter is FANTASTIC! I was excited to read more from Megan Shepherd and now I'm even more excited!! This book sounds so interesting!!

  4. This book sounds so good! I'm glad to see that you really enjoyed it. I can't wait until I finally get the chance to read it. I've heard great things about The Madman's Daughter too, so I'll have to check that one out!

    1. they are very different series. I love alien books and retellings so both were right up my alley


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