The Cage by Megan Shephard Book Talk/Review

So today, instead of a Top Ten Tuesday, i’m posting a review, for a few reasons actually.

One, i don’t really want to participate today, two, this review needs to get out because i’m nearly done with My Life Next Door and don’t want to have two reviews to be waiting.

So, without further ado, i’m just going to start.


The Cage by Megan Shephard.

I was thinking of maybe putting all of the info that other bloggers do, publisher, page numbers etc. but then i realized that it’s not how i want to do book reviews and i shouldn’t try and be like other people anyway. I’m just going to do like i always do.

Synopsis: (Taken from Goodreads of course)

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 Daughtertrilogy.

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?

My Thoughts:

This was a very strange and different book. Slightly disturbing too. But it’s a wonderful ‘what if’ concept. What if this actually happens?

Because of the strange plot and concept, this book is definitely not for everyone. I enjoyed it though, having a few problems with the main character Cora.

Cora is a little annoying at times at how she seems to just charge into everything without thinking.

I also could not believe that she took the fall for her father like that, and how could he let her do it!!!????

It also frustrated me how quickly the others in the cage seemed to accept that Earth was gone, i mean, hello? Whose word are you taking on this? Mali? Um, no.

Also, this whole human evolving thing just has me confused. And is Earth gone or not!? And how did Cassian manage to take them from their families like that?

The questions, the questions…Which hopefully will be answered in the next book, which i don’t know when is coming out, or what is going to be called.


An intriguing Sci-Fi read that’s slightly twisted and has a strange romance thing going on. I liked it! 4 out of 5 stars. It was fascinating, and i’m wondering what the second book will be like.

Spoiler Discussion:

Ok, that plot twist, i should have seen coming. I even told myself while reading that i would be so much easier on Cora and Cassian’s romance if he was just the Warden himself, and then DOES end up being the Warden, and i basically called it, but not really, and i was so frustrated with myself afterwards because i saw it coming, but not really!

I read this book about half a month ago, so i’m sorry if i forgot to mention anything that you thought was important.

If you want to discuss some more, leave a comment, and i will definitely reply to you.

P.S. Once again, i’m in the library because i know i’m not going to be able to post later today cause i’ve got all sorts of things going on after school

P.P.S. Ugh, i forgot my glasses at home, so now i’m going to have to swim with contacts, and then prescription goggles on top. I know, i know, that’s bad for my eyes, but i have no choice. 😦

Thanks for reading!

-Calliope (5)

September 2015 Wrap- Up

Hi there! I meant to post a Top Ten Tuesday yesterday but i had waaay too much homework and studying to do.

I also have a lot today, but i really wanted to post my September Wrap Up on the last day of September.

So, here we go! My month of reading:

I actually read a little more than i thought i would. I was in a reading slump this month, and in the last few days i managed to come out of it with the books:


The Fill in Boyfriend by Kasie West and The Cage by Megan Shephard. (And yay, they were on my Top Ten Fall TBR list, so 2 down, 8 to go)

There will be a review for both of these next month, The Fill in Boyfriend on Friday, and then The Cage sometime next week.

I also finally read Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Book review here


I read Wither and Ship Breaker from my school library, Wither was great, i’m pretty sure it’s a series of some sort, and Ship Breaker was ok. Very different from what i usually read, but the school librarian recommended it.

My guilty pleasure romance novel this month was Wallbanger by Alice Clayton. This book was hilarious! Loved it!

Of course, i read Queen of Shadows as well. Book review here

And finally, i read Poison Study! I don’t think i’m going to be finishing the series though. 😦 It just didn’t grip me like i though it would. Ok, and i just couldn’t with the name of the main character, because it’s my mom’s name, so every time they said it, it freaked me out. 🙂

And yes, that is it for my month in reading. Did we read any of the same books? Do you have any recommendations? Leave a comment!

Thanks for reading!

-Calliope (5)