Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are all eagerly anticipating.
One of my favorite genres is a blend of science fiction and fantasy. So I’m excited to say that the alien dynamic is coming back into young adult literature. In the last year I’ve read several alien/human stories, and they’ve all been good! I first saw The Cage on Goodreads as a recommendation and the cover caught my eye. (Isn’t it beautiful?!) But then I read the synopsis and knew I just HAVE to read it. Human Zoo?! How cool does that sound?The Cage by Megan Shepherd
Series: The Cage, #1
Published by Balzar + Bray on 2015-05-26
Length: 400 pages
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?
What are you not-so-patiently waiting on this Wednesday?