Waiting On Wednesday : The Cage by Megan Shepherd

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly feature by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases that we're excited about! It's a fun way to share with others the books that you're eagerly awaiting to be released and you are excited about. This week's pre-publication that "I-Can't-Wait-To-Read" selection is:

The Cage
(The Cage #1)
by Megan Shepherd
Young Adult / Science Fiction
May 26th 2015
by Balzer+Bray

When Cora Mason wakes in a desert, she doesn't know where she is or who put her there. As she explores, she finds an impossible mix of environments--tundra next to desert, farm next to jungle--and a strangely empty town cobbled together from different cultures and time periods, all watched over by eerie black windows. And 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. 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 appears--a handsome young guard named Cassian--they realize that their captivity is more terrifying than they could ever imagine: their captors aren't from Earth. And they have taken they five teenagers to an otherworldly zoo--where the exhibits are humans.

When a forbidden attraction develops between Cora and Cassian, she realizes that her best chance of escape might be in the arms of her own jailer--though that would mean leaving the others behind. Can Cora manage to save herself and her companions? And if so…what world lies beyond the walls of their cage?

"The Maze Runner meets Scott Westerfeld in this thrilling series about five teenagers trapped in a human zoo, from The Madman’s Daughter author Megan Shepherd."

I've been a fan of Megan Shepherd since her debut The Madman’s Daughter and I can't wait to see what she has in store with this new series which seems to be a cross of a survival story and sci-fi set in a foreign/alien landscape - "an otherworldly zoo—where the exhibits are humans."