In this riveting sequel to New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent's acclaimed novel Menagerie, Delilah Marlow will discover that there is no crueler cage than the confines of the human mind…
When their coup of Metzger's Menagerie is discovered, Delilah and her fellow cryptids find their newly won freedom brutally stripped away as they are sold into The Savage Spectacle, a private collection of "exotic wildlife." Specializing in ruthless cryptid cage matches, safari-style creature hunts and living party favors, the Spectacle's owner, Willem Vandekamp, caters to the forbidden fetishes of the wealthy and powerful. At the Spectacle, any wish can be granted—for the right price.
But Vandekamp's closely guarded client list isn't the only secret being kept at the Spectacle. Beneath the beauty and brutality of life in the collection lie much darker truths, and no one is more determined than Delilah to strip the masks from the human monsters and drag all dark things into the light.
I just absolutely loved reading this book! I did have a bit of a problem getting into it-one of my buttons is captivity, and knowing that it was going to be pushed before going into it, yeah, made me hesitant. But once I really got reading, well, the pages just flew right by! I knew it was going to be an awesome book, and it was!
Knowing that they would be forced into this horrible situation-after freeing themselves from an equally horrible one, was pretty awful. And the reason why it all happened? That was kinda worse, like they were betrayed. Actually, it was worse, because they weren't thought of at all.
The Savage Spectacle was worse than Metzger's Menagerie, because while they weren't starved or anything, they were used as servants, and as sexual playthings. I just wanted Delilah to go all Fury on their butts, to realize that humanity needs an ego check. But no! Gah, the humans in this book were so annoying!
Oh, but that ending! That was really satisfying! Taking down the bad guys, and all that destruction-so they wouldn't have to face this kind of life again. Sure, captivity, but not the control that they were under. Anyways, they got free, and there's the question of the future! So excited!
I can't wait to read more of this amazing series, I need to know how it'll end!
Author: Rachel Vincent
Series: Menagerie #2
Read: May 31st, 2017
Reason Why: Love her books, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Published: May 30th 2017