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The Caretaker

(The Cage 0.5)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  61 ratings  ·  13 reviews
An exclusive short story set in the world of the YA scifi novel, The Cage by Megan Shephard.

All the books in THE CAGE series are told from a variety of perspectives: Cora, our main protagonist, but also from Lucky, Leon, Mali, Nok, and Rolf. Through all of this, I always felt as though one perspective was missing: Cassian’s. Because he belongs to a non-human, super-intelli
ebook, 19 pages
Published May 26th 2016 by EpicReads
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Ohhh, that was good. Makes me really excited to read the final book of the trilogy!
Nov 06, 2017 rated it liked it
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This short story doesn't seem necessary to the story, it mostly just confirms assumptions that the reader makes. But it's an easy read that shouldn't take more than ten minutes and it's absolutely free, go check it out at Epic Reads, just follow this link.

Happy reading!
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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A quick online story of Cassian and his backstory. Took maybe 10 minutes to read yet adds just a touch of humanity to this character and a hint at his plan to help Cora survive her capture. This would be Book 1.5 as reading it before book 1 maybe too confusing and I liked the mystery surrounding Cassian in book 1. So read it after book 1- not before:)
Lauren - SERIESous Books
This was very interesting to read and it did give me a little insight into Cassian's mind and motives.

I would definitely read this AFTER you've read The Cage because it definitely gives away some of the plot twists (plus, it'll will give you more context if you already know the scenes).
Callie Rose Tyler
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Unnecessary and overly mushy.

In the tradition of other ya authors, Shepherd gives us an abbreviated summary of the events of the first book from Cassian's point of view. Nothing it really added to the world or the characters.
Cassie W
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After reading The Cage and found out there was a short little clip from Cassian's viewpoint, I HAD to read it instantly. In fact, I put down the other book I was reading just to read this. It explains so much and makes you love Cassian even more!
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great short story, really enjoyed having Cassian's POV! Need to read more!
Feb 12, 2017 rated it liked it
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Did add some more depth to the story and wasn't jsut a retelling in someone else's POV. Nice to see Cassian's side, humanise him a bit!
Saruuh Kelsey
Not sure why I expected this to be painless....
Jul 27, 2016 rated it liked it
I thought that it was good but it was too short. I had a feeling after I read it that I felt incomplete due to the lack of detail and parts of the story that you would have imagined there but they were not. It felt rushed and like things were missing. I was a bit let down and although it was a good read, looking back on how small and not enough detail there was left me sad. Also some of the acts didn't line up the same way as they did in the book. I feel that since Megan Shepard has started this ...more
Jul 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It needs to be longer!
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
A nice peak into Cassian's thinking. They're more human than you think.
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved Cassian's' side of this story!
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New York Times bestselling author Megan Shepherd grew up in her family’s independent bookstore in the Blue Ridge Mountains. She is the author of several young adult and middle grade novels. She now lives and writes on a 125-year-old farm outside Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband, two cats, and an especially scruffy dog.

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The Cage (3 books)
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  • The Hunt (The Cage, #2)
  • The Gauntlet (The Cage, #3)