Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Top Reads: Caged

Caged  99¢
Book #1

This the first book in a thrilling new UF series, that is both very engaging and sometimes very hard to take. A well written and edited book, which has an equally gripping beginning that does’t quite let up, until the very end. The content also seemed quite fresh for an already overwritten genre. I also couldn’t have predicted what ends up occurring, based off the first quarter of the book. Overall, a very good start to promising new UF series.

Written in first person POV.  After the death of her parents, Ruby awakens from a lifetime of shadows and finds herself alone, thrust into a world of lies, deceit, betrayal and the supernatural.

As her quest for truth continues to come up short, she realizes that maybe some questions really are best left unanswered.When her true identity is finally unveiled, she is forced to choose between two of the mysterious men who continually seem to crop up in her life. She chooses poorly.

I just had a couple of issues with this book, specifically at the beginning. One being a abrupt and poorly transitioned flashback (one specifically).  There were also a few too many song and music references, in relation to real life. The author obviously loves music, and believes that books should have their own soundtracks. Another issue I had was the less than realistic reactions by the post traumatic protagonist.

Overall this book is definitely worth the notice for anyone interested in a fresh new UF read and isn't too sensitive to serious content. The references are there, but it is mostly treated in a YA manner.

Warning: Violence, Abuse, Assault, Reference to Gang Rape, Rape (However nothing is described in detail), Some Mature Content.

2-Haunted (Jan 31, 2012)
3-Framed (Mar 2012)
4-Scarred (May 2012)
5-Fractured (Fall 2012)

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