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Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was a YA sci-fi story, about a bunch of teens held captive by aliens.
Cora wasn’t quite so irritating in this book, and she seemed to actually think things through a bit more too, which was a nice change from the first book.
The storyline in this was about Cora and the gang being held captive still, and trying to work on a way to go home again. Cora was trapped in a place called ‘The Hunt’ where she had to sing all day, Leon was crawling through tunnels and stealing stuff, Lucky was looking after animals for The Hunt, and Nok and Rolf were playing house in an effort to keep their unborn child. The pace in this wasn’t too bad, although it did slow down a bit towards the end, but I did enjoy this one more than book 1.
The ending to this had a surprise death! And left the gang in another predicament.
6 out of 10