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(Talented Saga #2)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  2,477 ratings  ·  210 reviews
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. So when Agency Director McDonough asks Talia to go undercover at the School for the Talented, to find the ...more
Kindle Edition, 380 pages
Published April 26th 2012 by Dabber & Baehr
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I am in love! The first book in the Talented series, Talented, was brilliant. I can admit that I thought "There is no way it could get better than this. Great plot. Well-explained concepts. Exceptional characters. Unseen twists and turns. Cliffhangers. How can you improve on that?" Well, Sophie Davis must be a magician because she has managed to do just that and more in her second instalment in the series, Caged.

The end of Talented left me in shreds as seen below:
NAT.orious reads ☾
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
3.5 caged ★★★✬✩
This book is for you if… Talented managed to suck you in. The heroine is still exhausting and you'll have to deal with another cliffhanger.

Aaaaand here we go again.


Make no mistake interpreting my rating. The last 45 minutes of Caged undid me in ways unknown to humankind (again). I suppose stereotypical ya is for me if the cliffhangers/plot twists are gut-wrenching enough to make me stick to it.
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
Audible 🎧

So many twist and turns! I am LOVING this series!!! I need the next book ASAP!!!

I’m used to the narrator now and it doesn’t bother me as much how whiny she is. Lol!!
Nov 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So I love Sophie Davis and Caged is another reason why. I love her writing style and I love how detailed she makes everything. I did find Caged a bit slower than Talented but I realize that t was to give us backstory and I was still at the edge of my seat. I loved finding out the secrets right along with Talia. I did guess who the spy was and I kind of figured out the bad guy at the end but that didn't make it any less exciting or shocking when I got to those parts.
I feel like a lot more of the
Jun 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
I’m on the fence with this one. It was like an exercise in frustration. I spent the majority of the book not liking the main character, Talia. A few times, I was so disappointed in her behavior that I actually considered calling it quits. I thought we were done with the love triangle pretty early in the first book (which I was happy about), but this book put us right back where we started and I just couldn’t wrap my mind around her ability to forgive lie after lie. I’m also not sure what either ...more
Jacquie Talento
Apr 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
When Ms. Davis contacted me about reading her second book in the Talented series, I was in awe. The excitement was overwhelming and my memories were flashing back to the day when I was consumed with reading Talented and getting to know the characters all over again. What a privilege to be asked to read this 2nd book of hers. I was in the clouds of happiness for this sequel. As I so want to blab all about the details of this story, I won’t put any spoilers out. That was fantastic!!! We have all t ...more
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
Talia is SO annoying in this book. Nothing about it made her sound like the strong, powerful Talent that she is. The love triangle is NOT resolved through most of this story line, and it just makes her more unlikable. She really, really plays the victim card hard. Continuing to read, because I -have- read this series before (though IDK if I've read all the books) and I know that some of the plot points in this story are important for the long-term story line. I just feel like her weakness was to ...more
Mar 11, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
Well, this series is completely addicting.
Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read book one as part of a facebook event and was given a copy of the book by the author in exchange for an honest review and a chance to win cool prizes :)
Now I have read three of Sophie Davis' books and I love love love her writing and it only increases with each book and I can't wait to continue this series, continue Blind Barriers and also start the Nightmare series. I must warn you this review will contain spoilers so look away if you have yet to read this amazing book.
Book one left me h
Casey Keen
Sep 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Caged is book two in the Talented Series. Talia wakes up after a serious confrontation with Ian Crane (the man who supposedly killed her parents). She found herself in and out of treatment and confined for quite some time. Donavan (her ex) is back in the picture, a lot more than I prefer. I can’t stand him. Erik is almost non-existent, expect for his quick hello and goodbyes.

Book two in the series was a continuation of Talented, but not as good. It was too heavy on the descriptions. Talia’s mis
The first one was too good not to go straight to buy the second one!
Ater the cliffhanger ending the first book left me reeling in I couldn't wait to find out what happens in this one!
And I was not disappointed on no, because this book left me reeling even more!
Tha ending, blew my mind! I knew as soon as Penny was arrested that the Toxic was corrupt.
Poor Penny! My heart breaks for her and Talia! I'm for sure Mac has something to do with her parents death!

Wow. This series is definitely now on
Jenny Zimmerman Black Words-White Pages
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: YA and Adults alike
Recommended to Jenny Zimmerman by: Sophie Davis
10*s. I received an eARC copy of this book directly from the author in return for an honest review.

What an exciting and extraordinary story that captured me from beginning to end. This series is very addictive and enjoyable for not only YA but adults too. This is a Must read phenomenal series that is hard to put down. I love the twisted plot of this story even more than the first book. This is an Indie Author to watch out for in future stories to come from the Talented series and many more.

Lulu Vega
Apr 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book from the very beginning, it's fully detailed and Sophie has a way to describe the characters and the story line perfectly, I honestly could not put it down, I loved the first book Talented and she gave me a copy of this one in exchange of an honest review and so, here I am as promised, thank you for another amazing story, can't wait to read Hunted, you really have a gift for writing beautifully, highly recommend it to everyone..... ...more
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book in exchange for honest review (LoP). Amazing read! It begins where book 1 ends. I couldn't put this book down. Talia was captured in book 1 and injected with some drug. She now has seizures and is not a hunter. Talia is trying to find the spy. She does find the spy and you wont believe who it is I was shocked. ...more
Megan S
Jun 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Interesting book. The entire series is very different than what I am used to reading.

Talia is locked up after being injected at her last mission.

Her job is to uncover which person is a spy working for the enemy. However, she goes through betrayal, fear, anger, doubt, romance and more to get there.

Excited to read the next one!!
Sep 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books
I'm still really enjoying this series! This one read more like a who dunnit, trying figure out who the spy is. There's still somewhat of a love triangle going on. It's still not clear who the bad guys are, but Talia is starting to figure it out. ...more
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It's been 9 months since Talia was injected with an unknown substance and shot at Ian Crane's compound in Nevada. Since, she's had to learn to walk all over again, and has been dealing with regular seizures. Talia feels like a prisoner, she's been confined to her childhood home while recovering, with no contact with anyone, and her dream of being a Hunter on hold...possibly forever. So when the Agency director, Mac, asks her to go undercover at the McDonough School for the Talented to find the s ...more
Jeremy Beitz
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoy these books, but they leave you guessing at the end. They really leave you wanting to find out what will happen next.
May 01, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I loved the parts with Eirk, otherwise it was boring.
Jun 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
I originally received Talented for free, and I don't typically follow through on a series unless the first book completely captivates me. Talented did just that, so I immediately had to go out and get Caged. I loved it!!!
Talia is still recovering from her encounter with Crane and undergoing tests due to her seizures. She's back in her childhood home with Mac and his wife Gretchen, but this time it feels like a gilded cage. Being under Mac's thumb and being undercover trying to find the spy who b
So, this book sealed the deal with me on this series. I feel that I have so many Feels going on that I am having FEELS seizures while I'm reading these books. I am so deeply invested at this point that I am crying, rooting, and I really REALLY want to kick Donovan in the crotch...

How did she not figure out that he had a kid with that blonde chick? The moment I saw her grab the picture I was like, "That two-faced cow."

I love how this story arch is written. There are a few reasons. I love how the
Ms. Just One More Book  (Kris Miller)

At the end of book 1, Talia was rescued by Donovan after being shot in the back during her Hunter's Solo Mission. In the nine months since, she's been having mysterious seizures thought to have been brought on by whatever drug Ian Crane injected her with during her failed mission. Worse, due to her fragile health, she was forced to move back into Mac's house and not allowed outside contact.

So when Mac approaches Talia, and asks her to pose as an assistant instructor at
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. So 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 new-found freedom comes with
Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014

So have you ever finished a book and automatically need to read book two in the series? Well that is what happened with this one. I finished book one Talented (which is free on Amazon and B&N) and I just had to get my hands on book two! I was so involved with the story that it was hard for me to even put the book down.

Caged takes place nine months after book one ended. Talia had been injected with something and rescued but she hardly remembers much. All she really remembers is what Crane told h
Apr 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-read-books
Caged is a perfect second book to an exciting series. Talia wakes up after the dangerous but yet intriguing confrontation with Crane. Unfortunately, Talia did not come out of the meeting unscathed; Crane injected her with a mysterious liquid. Now, due to this Talia has been taken off the main lines and asked to uncover the spy at the School for the Talented. As much as I hate Donavon, he is around a lot in this book and sometimes seems to be somewhat helpful. However, he made me hate him even mo ...more
Tara Zormier
Ok, so if you have read the first book then you probably hate Donavan! I too hate him. I know that in parts of this book he is helpful to Talia but I DO NOT CARE! He broke her heart and I cried!

Now she has to work with him, what the HELL??? Did Sophie Davis really do this to us? WELL, it makes for one helluva story.

Not only is she emotional crippled because of all the abuse from Donavan but now she has to contend with seizures? This poor girl. I am not sure that many would be able to function
Elizabeth Ashley
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I was reading as fast I could to find out who the traitor was and what was wrong with Talia, and generally speaking I wasnt disappointed and Sophie Davis didnt fail to deliver yet again. I am so excited to start the next book, I almost didnt take the time to write this review!
check out the rest of my review at my blog:

The author did not disappoint. She continued to write and imaginative as the first book. Again, I felt
The BookWhisperer
Mar 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, favorites
Natalia's story is incredible. I just keep delving deeper and deeper into this world of mystery and mayhem. Mayhem with a sugary sweet cover, but still Mayhem nonetheless. Talia is diving deeper and deeper into the Toxic world, and with each day arise more and more questions. Donovan and Natalia find themselves thrown back together, and I was happy to see them find some semblence of peace. Deep emotions are likely to last for quite a while, but it was nice see Talia finally discover her own desi ...more
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 o ...more
Jun 23, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was terrible. Finally got interesting at the end, but the majority was just Talia trying to figure out which boy she liked better. Seriously!?!? Be prepared for stupid teenage drama that seems to never end. This story is extremely predictable and so far has not proved itself to be worth the time to read it.
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Author of twenty-six books in six series, Sophie Davis is a pseudonym for best friends turned co-authors. The pair met in law school and instantly bonded over their love of great books and bad horror movies. When one longed for the ability to read minds so she wouldn't have to study for the bar exam, they created a dystopian world with superpowers that spans nine books.

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Other books in the series

Talented Saga (8 books)
  • Talented (Talented Saga, #1)
  • Hunted (Talented Saga, #3)
  • Created (Talented Saga, #4)
  • Exiled: Kenly's Story (Talented Saga, #5)
  • Marked (Talented Saga, #6)
  • Privileged (Talented Saga, #7)
  • Fated (Talented Saga #8)

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