Cage of Deceit by Jennifer Anne Davis
Reign of Secrets #1
Young Adult, Fantasy
Expected Publication: August 25th, 2015
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Jennifer Anne Davis's best-selling True Reign series captivated readers from the very first page. Now, get ready to become entangled in the follow-up series, Reign of Secrets. In this new series, follow Allyssa, the daughter of the beloved Emperor Darmik and Empress Rema— and find out what happens after happily ever after.
Seventeen-year-old Allyssa appears to be the ideal princess of Emperion—she’s beautiful, elegant, and refined. She spends her days locked in a suffocating cage, otherwise known as royal court. But at night, Allyssa uses her secret persona—that of a vigilante—to hunt down criminals and help her people firsthand.
Unfortunately, her nightly escapades will have to wait because the citizens of Emperion may need saving from something much bigger than common criminals. War is encroaching on their country and in order to protect her people, Allyssa may have to sacrifice her heart. Forced to entertain an alliance through marriage with a handsome prince from a neighboring kingdom, she finds herself feeling even more stifled than before. To make matters worse, the prince has stuck his nosy squire, Jarvik, to watch her every move.
Jarvik is infuriating, bossy and unfortunately, the only person she can turn to when she unveils a heinous plot. Together, the unlikely pair will have to work together to stop an enemy that everyone thought was long gone, one with the power to destroy her family and the people of Emperion. Now the cage Allyssa so longed to break free from might just be the one thing she has to fight to keep intact. In order to save her kingdom, she will have to sacrifice her freedom, her heart, and maybe even her life.
About the Author
Jennifer graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in English and a teaching credential. Afterwards, she finally married her high school sweetheart. 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.
This is the first book I've read from Jennifer Anne Davis and it will certainly not be the last because after reading Cage of Deceit. I was instantly hooked from the beginning of the True Reign series. All the characters and the world that Jennifer has created was captivating. I just loved this book so much that I didn't want to put it down! You will care about these characters until you reach the end. Plus the book has a map, which makes it even more awesome! I haven't read the other books in the series but I will check them out now!
Allyssa has to be one of my favorite princesses. She is a strong main character that has to deal with an arranged marriage, romance, and a lot of adventure! As heir to her kingdom she is willing to do anything to protect it as well as the people she loves. Plus she fights criminals under the name of Lilly. I loved her personality and her loyalty to her family and friends. As the reader you will see her transform into a princess/empress who is ready to marry a prince to protect her land from Russek.
The author did an amazing job with this book!! I already want the next book in this series! The romance was through the roof with tension and I connected with the characters. It was also great to see the world development + action between the rivalry and politics of each kingdom. Also there is no love triangle! There was also a great relationship between Allyssa and her parents which is great to see in books! But I did not see that ending coming! Can I have the next book already!! Be sure to pick up this book when it comes out in the next few days!!