This is the second book to the Cage 😀 you can read my review for that one here!
They’ve left the cage—but they’re not free yet.
After their failed escape attempt, Cora, Lucky, and Mali have been demoted to the lowest level of human captives and placed in a safari-themed environment called the Hunt, along with wild animals and other human outcasts. They must serve new Kindred masters—Cora as a lounge singer, Lucky as an animal wrangler, and Mali as a safari guide—and follow new rules or face dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, Nok and Rolf have been moved into an enormous dollhouse, observed around the clock by Kindred scientists interested in Nok’s pregnancy. And Leon, the only one who successfully escaped, has teamed up with villainous Mosca black-market traders.
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. -goodreads.com
I, for some reason, thought this book came out in SEPTEMBER, I didn’t know it came out in MAY. When I saw it at my library, I got super excited. I couldn’t remember much of what happened in the Cage but I sure did remember that ending! Anyways, I guess I was just super stoked to start reading it 🙂
Please not that I barely remember anything that happened in The Cage, but as I read things slowly came back to me 🙂
What I Liked:
- There were some chapters where I definitely felt those feels. I feel like I connected more with the characters in The Hunt (probably because it’s the second book XD) but I did find myself hoping for them quite a bit more.
- I still love the spacy theme of The Cage and The Hunt overall. Each alien has their own beliefs and looks, I think they’re all pretty cool and well thought out. Everything in their world sounds so pretty, I wish I could see it all.
- Like I said in the first point, The Hunt was definitely full of feels, but it was also filled with INTENSE moments. Moments which had my heart pounding, where I couldn’t look away. Where I was pretty terrified/horrified actually xD it was good, okay! You know books are good when they make you feel things.
- Oh and there were some pretty BIG plot twists I NEVER saw coming. But maybe I should have xD I was still super shocked with a few things, which is another great thing.
What I Didn’t Like:
- The ending. Like The Cage, I thought The Hunt was the last book. I’m pretty sure I’m wrong, again. But I did actually like how it ended, I just thought this was the last book in the series.
- At first, The Hunt didn’t seem as exciting as the ending of The Cage, but there were certainly some pretty entertaining chapters in this one. Chapters which got my heart beating and had me absolutely terrified for the characters. I just thought this was the last book in the series, but oh well.