The Cage by Megan Shepherd
9780062243058 â€œGripping and addictiveâ€”Shepherd has delivered again! A captivating mix of intrigue, deft twists, and complex questions, this is a must-read.â€â€”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 â€œswoon-worthy and thrillingâ€ about teens held captive in a human zoo by an otherworldly race. From Megan Shepherd, the acclaimed author of the Madmanâ€™s Daughter trilogy. When Cora Mason wakes in a desert, she doesnâ€™t know where she is or who put her there. As she explores, she finds an impossible mix of environmentsâ€”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 isnâ€™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 Coraâ€™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 appearsâ€”a handsome young guard called Cassianâ€”they realize that their captivity is more terrifying than they could ever imagine: their captors arenâ€™t from Earth. And they have taken the five teenagers for an otherworldly zooâ€”where the exhibits are humans.