Caged (Talented #2)

“I concentrated instead on the feeling of pure elation that just the thought of him brought about. I thought about being close to him and how, even when we were surrounded by a group of people, we still managed to create our own world.” pg. 248 Caged by Sophie Davis

Goodreads Synopsis:

After her brush with death at Ian Crane’s compound, Talia Lyons feels like a prisoner, confined in her childhood home. Plagued with seizures- the result of an unidentified drug injected in her neck by Crane’s men- Talia must put her dream of becoming a Hunter on hold.
When Agency Director McDonough asks Talia to go undercover at the School for the Talented, to find the spy who set the trap for her in Nevada, Talia jumps at the opportunity.

Soon she learns that her newfound freedom comes with a price- working with Donavon on a daily basis. As if that isn’t awkward enough, her former teammate, Erik, also shows up at the School. But at least Talia has the unexpected company of her best friend Penny; to not only assist her in uncovering the spy, but also to deal with the complications that the guys create.

As Talia becomes more entrenched in her assignment, she quickly learns the lengths that the Agency and Mac will go in the name of war. With Crane’s influence spreading, Talia learns that there are few Operatives without ties to the Coalition. Forced to face hard truths and dangerous conclusions, Talia realizes that it is those closest to her who are hiding the biggest secrets. As the task of finding the traitor becomes more problematic, desperation and frustration rule Talia’s world. It becomes clear that Talia can’t do this alone. But who can she trust, when everyone around her is lying?

My Review

I gave this book 5 our of 5 starts on Goodreads.

You know those books, where after you finish them, you just stare at the wall, and contemplate what you just read? Yeah, this book would DEFINITELY fall under that category. Sophie Davis once again does not disappoint in this sequel to Talented. She (author) continues to write the story in such a way that you can easily visualize everything that goes on (ESPECIALLY the characters feelings). This doesn’t reveal any spoilers, but I liked how the author recalls events from the first book, instead of making readers pause and think about previous events.  This book at first, is a little slow, but I think it was done to build up the suspense. Yes, there is much more suspense in this book, more so than the first, with a smattering of contemporary themes. You will see characters being tested both emotionally and physically throughout this novel. This book is filled with drama, romance, betrayal, and suspense and I  absolutely recommend this book to anyone, especially those who of course enjoyed Talented.

Happy Reading!!