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The Cage
The Cage Series, Book 1
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"Gripping and addictive—Shepherd has delivered again! A captivating mix of intrigue, deft twists, and complex questions, this is a must-read."—Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, New York...
"Gripping and addictive—Shepherd has delivered again! A captivating mix of intrigue, deft twists, and complex questions, this is a must-read."—Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, New York...
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  • "Gripping and addictive—Shepherd has delivered again! A captivating mix of intrigue, deft twists, and complex questions, this is a must-read."—Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, New York Times bestselling authors of These Broken Stars

    The Maze Runner meets Scott Westerfeld in this new series Kirkus Reviews calls "swoon-worthy and thrilling" 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 appears—a handsome young guard called Cassian—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.

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  • Megan Shepherd grew up in her family's independent bookstore in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The travel bug took her from London to Timbuktu and many places in between, though she ended up back in North Carolina with her husband, two cats, and a scruffy dog, and she wouldn't want to live anywhere else. She is also the author of the Madman's Daughter trilogy and The Cage.

    Visit her online at www.meganshepherd.com.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    June 22, 2015
    Shepherd (The Madman’s Daughter) gives a hoary premise—alien abduction—new life in this twisty tale. Sixteen-year-old Cora Mason, daughter of a powerful Senator, has just gotten out of juvenile detention following a fatal car accident when she is kidnapped by psychic extraterrestrials and dumped in an Earthlike habitat with four other teens. Expected to mate within 21 days to “ensure the continuation of species” or face a dire fate, the captives—including a Norwegian genius, a Thai model, a Maori black marketeer, and a Colombian-American with a mysterious connection to Cora—differ in their responses. Cora is determined to escape, but is going home possible or even desirable? While the characters and their cultural backgrounds remain lightly sketched, their complicated relationships with each other ring true. Multiple points of view provide a complex picture of Cora’s actions and their impact on the people around her. Shepherd is a master of pacing, and each chapter brings new revelations. First in a series, the novel ends with a satisfying conclusion to the central mystery, while maintaining suspense about Cora’s fate. Ages 13–up. Agent: Josh Adams, Adams Literary.

  • DOGO Books scarletwitch - A little inappropriate but still really good.
  • Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, authos of These Broken Stars "Gripping and addictive—Shepherd has delivered again! A captivating mix of intrigue, deft twists, and complex questions, this is a must-read."
  • Beth Revis, author of the New York Times Bestselling Across the Universe series. "A brilliant, exciting tale of what it's like to be human, even when all hope is lost. Shepherd perfectly contrasts freedom and entrapment, humanity and alien nature, loss and love."
  • Aprilynne Pike, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wings and Earthbound "Megan Shepherd's The Cage is a thrilling sci-fi/thriller mix with a healthy helping of Lord of the Flies. This fast-paced speculative tale will keep you thinking long after you turn th elast page."
  • Megan Miranda, author of Fracture, Hysteria, Vengeance, and Soulprint "Riveting and haunting, The Cage is both a suspenseful page-turner and a thought-provoking look at humanity. With its terrifying premise and captivating plot, this is a story that truly lingers. I can't wait for the next book!"
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books "Compelling contemporary science fiction with a classic Star Trek flair."
  • Publishers Weekly "Shepherd is a master of pacing, and each chapter brings new revelations...Satisfying."
  • Kirkus Reviews "Swoon-worthy and thrilling"
  • Kirkus Reviews Praise for HER DARK CURIOSITY: "Secrets and mad scientists offer a gory gothic adventure."
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) Praise for HER DARK CURIOSITY: "The mash-up of classic literature with modern paranormal fiction is refreshing and appealing."
  • School Library Journal Praise for HER DARK CURIOSITY: "Deliciously dark and exciting"
  • School Library Journal (starred review) Praise for THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER: "The fast-paced book is rife with excitement, romance, and intrigue."\
  • Carrie Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth series Praise for THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER: "A deft twist on a familiar classic, THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER has the best of everything: beautiful writing, breakneck pacing, a pulse-pounding mystery, and an irresistible romance.
  • Publishers Weekly Praise for THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER: "Unexpected twists and a cliffhanger ending that should leave [readers] craving more."
  • Veronica Rossi, New York Times bestselling author of UNDER THE NEVER SKY Praise for THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER: "Romantic, haunting, and full of spine-tingling thrills, THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER kept me reading late into the night."
  • ALA Booklist Praise for THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER: "Anyone who doesn't pick up the next volume is mad!"

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