Cage of Darkness: Reign of Secrets, Book 2

Cage of Darkness: Reign of Secrets, Book 2

by Jennifer Anne Davis

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Overview

While traveling to Fren, Allyssa and Odar are hijacked by a ruthless assassin who divulges a stunning secret that changes everything.


Trying to come to terms with this newfound revelation, Allyssa is taken to Russek and delivered into the hands of a malicious and twisted royal family. She finds herself an unwilling pawn in a risky political game that will either end with her death or the annihilation of her beloved kingdom. Unsure of where the lies end and the truth begins, she must survive the brutal family and escape the fortified castle, all the while coming to grips with her feelings for Odar.


In a kingdom filled with darkness, Allyssa enters a game where one wrong move means death, secrets hide around each corner, and it will take every ounce of cunning she has to survive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998151663
Publisher: Reign Publishing
Publication date: 03/27/2017
Series: Reign of Secrets , #2
Pages: 316
Sales rank: 661,003
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Jennifer Anne Davis graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in English and a teaching credential. She is currently a full-time writer and mother of three highly energetic children. Her days are spent living in imaginary worlds and fueling her own kids' creativity.
She is the recipient of the San Diego Book Awards Best Published Young Adult Novel (2013) and a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards (2013).

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Cage of Darkness: Reign of Secrets, Book 2 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
InkspelledFaery More than 1 year ago
It only took me three months to read this, right? No biggie. Not shameful at all. That’s entirely on me as this was an absolutely fantastic book, though I thought there were a few problems. Mainly, I thought the author underestimated herself in conveying emotions. It was a “show, don’t tell” issue in some scenes where a character’s feelings/intentions were displayed very well, but we still had Allyssa put it to words in her head. If those sections had been cut, I wouldn’t have had any problem rating this a full 5 stars. (Goodreads and Amazon don’t let you rate in halves, so I try to do my own ratings accordingly.) The plot: Book #1 ended with an ambush/murder/kidnapping and the action picks right back up. Romance, torture, betrayal, and a tangled web of duties and deceptions. This series continues to have the same feel of the True Reign series whilst being its own and I'm loving it! The characters: Allyssa does some interesting growing, realizing that her responsibilities to her kingdom are much bigger than what she wants. She matures a lot, especially with what she goes through in Russek. It was amazing to see how much she grew, but also sad. No one should have to age 10 years in a few weeks. My poor baby. I really didn’t like Odar in this at all. Even before we get to the twist at the last quarter of the book, I was starting to dislike him. I mean, planning to let the princess of Emperion marry his squire in a deception? What the hell, dude? Never mind the unrenounced, misogynistic bastardry of his homeland, Fren. And the whole “don’t spare my feelings” debacle. Jerk. To be honest, he started irritating me most once Kerdan turned up. I want to marry Kerdan. It’s hard for me to explain why without dissolving into besotted blubbering, but we have a duty-driven badass loved by his soldiers while struggling to do the right thing. How can I not love him? At one point, it was like “Odar who?” Not to mention Kerdan has never actually lied to Allyssa (unlike SOME PEOPLE). I’m sorry, but it’s so freaking true. Soma, Shelene, Jana, and Eliza were just…raw evil. I prefer my evil medium rare or at least blanched, but this is middle YA, so I didn’t count off for that. I’m not sure why, but I found the final scene with Odar and Shelene highly disturbing. Usually, I’m not bothered by violence in books, but…I don’t know. Still, that was probably my favorite scene with any of the step-royals because it was the most humanizing. I’m super excited for book #3 this fall and it looks like my favorite character from the True Reign series will be coming back. YES. Just give me Nathanek and Kerdan bantering for a whole book and I can die happy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first book of this series was so good, I was afraid the next book wouldn't be able to continue to surprise and entertain me, but it did. So much so that I will be reading the next book. Great job! The only reason this book didn't receive a 5 star from me was the fact that there were several annoying typos, ones that should have been easily caught before publication.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. This book has great characters and a great plot. I had a hard time putting this book down. I will be reading the next book in this series.
Leah_Alvord More than 1 year ago
The villains of the past pave the way for a creative and cruel new future. Following the cliffhanger left to us by 'Cage of Deceit' Allyssa is faced with a whole new reality. One which leaves her with fractured trust and a bruised heart. There have been lies told to her on all sides, and those that want to hurt her are more than eager to share with her these truths. What she finds in her new ordeal as prisoner, however, is that she is her mother's daughter after all. Powerless does not mean helpless, and Allyssa bides her time, waiting until she can help herself. Yet, allies can be found even in the darkest of cages. Though she cannot trust Prince Kerdan, she can make a deal that will secure her freedom, and potentially eliminate the threat of war. If she can follow through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an amazing follow up to Cage of Deceit. Allyssa is such a strong character and it was wonderful to see that carried through this sequel. I definitely don’t want to say too much and ruin the story (there’s so much I could talk about) but I will say I loved the addition of Kerdan to the story. Soma, however, I have words about. Appearances can be so deceiving, especially in this series, and it’s fun to see people develop from what we’re introduced to them as into what they’ve been keeping secret. I love where this story went and where the characters went within the book. I’m completely dying for the next book…I need to see what happens! So much happened and so many things changed…I’m so annoyed I can’t actually discuss this right now because of spoilers. Highly, highly recommend!
OVReader More than 1 year ago
Since the explosive ending for Cage of Deceit, I have been anxiously waiting to find out what would happen to Allyssa and Odar. Rest assured, there is no second book slump in this series. From the beginning moments, Cage of Darkness is action packed and never relents. I couldn't even bother to sleep, staying up late into the night to finish. There are numerous plot twists and alliances are constantly shattered and realigned. Cage of Darkness represents everything I enjoy in a YA fantasy series. "Always remember, you are the leader of your own destiny." Cage of Darkness is darker and more intense than anything I've read from Jennifer Davis. After the initial shock wore off, I was left feeling impressed. Allyssa was a tough heroine in Deceit, but she delivers on an entirely new level. She has to endure countless battles and events throughout, and it only strengthens her resolve. Her chemistry with Odar is as fiery as ever. Despite the violence and more somber feel, there is still plenty of banter and emotional moments. Allyssa continues to develop into a strong leader for her kingdom, and I especially admired her attitude in the closing moments. "I'm not the girl I was before I came here. This place has changed me." I cannot wait for the third installment of this series. All of my ships have sunk and my theories blown to pieces, but I relish truly not knowing what will happen next. If you are a YA fantasy fan, I recommend trying Reign of Secrets.
PR10 More than 1 year ago
I am a huge of Jennifer Anne Davis. Her stories always captivate me and transport me to another world. I thoroughly enjoyed Cage of Deceit, but I have to say that Cage of Darkness blew me away! The book grabbed me from page one and did not let go. One of my favorites of the year. I cannot wait for the next book!