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The Cage

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The Cage

The Cage

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by Megan Shepherd - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

When Cora Mason wakes in a desert, she doesn’t know where she is or who put her there, but 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. As the unlikely group struggles for leadership and they start to trust each other, when their jailer appears. Soon, they realize that their captivity is more terrifying than they could ever imagine: their captors aren’t from Earth. They have taken the five teenagers for an otherworldly zoo where the exhibits are humans.

by Megan Shepherd - Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

The former inhabitants of the Cage are threatened on all fronts --- and maybe worst of all, one of the Hunt’s Kindred safari guests begins to play a twisted game of cat and mouse with Cora. Separated and constantly under watch, she and the others must struggle to stay alive, never mind find a way back to each other. When Cassian secretly offers to train Cora to develop her psychic abilities --- to prove the worthiness of humanity in a series of tests called the Gauntlet --- she’ll have to decide fast if she dares to trust the Kindred who betrayed her, or if she can forge her own way to freedom.

by Megan Shepherd - Family, Fiction, Science Fiction, Social Issues

Cora and her friends have escaped the Kindred station and landed at Armstrong --- a supposed safe haven on a small moon --- where they plan to regroup and figure out how to win the Gauntlet, the challenging competition to prove humanity’s intelligence and set them free. But Armstrong is no paradise; ruled by a power-hungry sheriff,  it is a violent world where the teens are enslaved and put to work in mines. The former inhabitants of the cage are up against impossible odds. With the whole universe at stake, Cora will do whatever it takes to escape Armstrong and run the Gauntlet.