Caged (Talented Saga #2)

Rated 4.64/5 based on 11 reviews
When Talia is tasked to go undercover at the School for the Talented, to find the spy who set the trap for her in Nevada, she realizes that it is those closest to her who are hiding the biggest secrets. It becomes clear that Talia can’t do this alone. But who can she trust, when everyone around her is lying? More

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About Sophie Davis

I'm a first-time author living in DC. I enjoy running in Rock Creek Park, shopping in Georgetown, and spending time with my two dogs, a poodle and a rescued Mutt. For more about me, please check out my website!

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Review by: Ever Star on March 13, 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 her about what the Agency does to innocence people. Talia is still dealing with her feelings with Donovan and Erik. I found myself giving Talia a high-five in my head for not making things easier with Donovan after what he did to her. I love how Talia's temper gets out of control, it just goes to show how much power she truly has but I don't think she fully understands that.
Now there will be secrets that come to light and Talia is NOT happy that things have been kept from her. Towards the end there is a OH WOW didn't see that totally coming and I was glad for that surprise.
There is so much drama, action, feelings written within the story that you just find yourself lost within it all. I know my favorite character is Talia because even though she is in a weaken state she doesn't back down and I LOVE that.
The Talented World that Sophie keeps giving us is just full of surprises and is wonderful written that you can not put the book down. The characters are so well written that it is truly hard to say I like this character better than this one.
And there is a huge cliffhanger at the end that I have got to get my hands on book three as soon as I can!!!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Jen Wylie on Oct. 06, 2013 :
Another wonderful book by the talented Sophie Davis.
I was quite excited to continue reading about Talia in this book and the author didn't disappoint. Many different things are revealed but there are still a lot of questions so I can't wait to read book 3 and see what happens next.
Fast paced and exciting read. Recommended!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Joyce Wetherbee on Sep. 30, 2013 :
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Talia's world has been turned upside down, and this time, it isn't romance, or not entirely. Nine months after being rescued,she still hasn't fully recovered from her failed solo mission to Nevada. Severe injuries and blood loss have contributed to a slow recovery. No one knows what was in the shot she was given when she was taken prisoner. Seizures and leftover weakness have kept her all but a prisoner in her room in the director's home.

Now he needs her help to locate a spy. The very one responsible for her almost dying. Asked to work undercover at the school, her job is to get close to the suspects and figure out which one is guilty. Unfortunately, this puts her in daily contact with Donovan. He's still keeping secrets and he's not the only one. Talia uncovers more than she anticipated in her search for the traitor. More than one person hiding secrets is afraid she will uncover something they don't want her to learn.

Davis has done it again. She captured my interest so thoroughly that I stayed up too late because I couldn't put the book down. Just who is the bad guy in this series has become a good question right about now. Once again I'm caught between wanting to say what happens and not wanting to spoil the book for someone else. I'm anxious to dig into the next book to see what happens and would love to see this series continue for several more books.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Valerie McQueen on Sep. 27, 2013 :
Caged by Sophie Davis
Talented #2


Rating 5*****


This book was provided from the author in exchange for honest literary review as a part od WaAR.

Natalia nearly died at the hands of Ian Crane that night in Nevada. After almost a year of recovery from wounds,learninging to walk again and a bothersome seizure disorder she is ready to track down who is the cause of all this chaos.
At the encouragement of Mac she ie back at the McDonough School searching for the traitor who cause her life to be turned upside down. what she doesn't realize is this mission may cost her everything she holds dear.

I don't know what to call this one. It is a suspense, romance, drama and a little paranormal all in one. I loved book one, but this one puts that one to shame. I love watching Talia grow in this one. I could truly see the transition from girl to young lady here. Also, she is really coming into her own. She is assertive and becoming mentally strong enough to match her physical side
I can't say enough about the story. UNIQUE!!! That's the best way to describe it. I was chewing my nails all through the story. Donovan is his usual charming self. He is trying desperately to weasel his way back into Talia's good graces. Then finally my love Erik shows up. I just love them bad boys. He just oozes book boyfriend material!!!!
I swear once you start this series, you wont leave it alone. I seriously think these have potential to be a great TV series. All the elements are here. Editing is awesome and the flow is beautiful. Sophie just built me up and floored me at the end, I won't give it away but it was shocking.......
"Sometimes the ones closest to us deceive us the most"

A five star, page turning recommended read. You can't go wrong with this series!!! I can't wait to read Hunted!!!!!!


Michelle McQueen
WaAR
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: jacquelyn smith on Sep. 02, 2013 :
Caged (Talented Saga #2) Sophie
Goodreads R2R I was given a copy of this book for my honest review (LoP)

WOW! Not again who can you trust?
That the question that Talia was asking herself when she found out that she was betrayed again!
I was a little put off with all the crying and the slow parts that kept me in her head, I don't want to be in my own head and her is crazier than mine.
Then there is Mac, the Director, the acting father, because her parents was killed he took her into his home. This man is piece of work. This is a very good reason people do not have children.
This was filled with so many lies, betrayals hurt feelings and just plain old drama that you don't know who to trust. But the ending will leave you saying no that can't be right!!
This story left me with just many questions as before or more ?

I liked it a lot, but wanted more from Talia.....
The Reading Corner gave it 4 stars
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(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: amber-marie decorte on Aug. 30, 2013 :
I received this book in exchange for an honest review (LoP or Lovers of Paranormal)

Well this book was much better then the first one, I was able to get into it a lot better and the story flowed, where as in the first book I fell that it was all about getting to know the main characters.

I'm not impressed with the "love triangle" that is in this story. There is almost way to much teen angst in it, and it seems staged quite honestly. Talia and Erik in my opinion have a good relationship, they just need to actually have a relationship. I am very interested in seeing how this is going to play out and I look forward to reading the next book in the series, and hopefully finish the series.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Dana Carter on Aug. 18, 2013 :
I loved "Caged" and Talia. I read this book in one night I couldn't put it down. I had narrowed down the spy to two people. I kind of did think it was the other person so I was shocked at how it turned out and why, and I cried with Talia. I am so glad she still has Donovan and Erik.

There was too much back story involved for my taste, people should have read the first book. I know Talia is young and she has been through so much, but she came of as whiny and needy.

I am still in love with this series. AI am going to get "Hunted" next book right now.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Anabelle on Aug. 12, 2013 :
I received this book in exchange for an honest review (LoP or Lovers of Paranormal)

"Caged" by Sophie Davis tells an interesting story about a girl who knows what she wants out of life but is having a hard time achieving her goal. Talia Lyons is very determined but I think she acts childish on some occasions. The story seemed to go in circles for a little while. I was surprised at how Ms. Davis ended "Caged". Overall the book was good, there were some things I didn't like but I still can't wait to read the next book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: CRISSY MACKEY on March 01, 2013 :
“Caged” was just as amazing as “Talented.” The story picks up right where “Talented” left off. Donovan might have helped saved Natalia’s life but is there a motive behind his kindness? Who can Natalia really trust? When secrets are revealed Natalia begins to question what Mac is truly capable of, but is Mac the only person she has to worry about? Where does Erik fit into all of this? Will Natalia let Donovan back into her heart and choose him over Erik? Once again lines are drawn and boundaries are crossed; who will be on what side? There will be times when you want to grab Sophie and shake the hell out of her but in the end she comes through. I did expect a little more action in this book but it was still a great read for me.
“Caged” is full of twists and turns, drama and betrayal. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves to read a good paranormal book. You will definitely love it as much, if not more than the first. I am excited to read “Hunted” to see what else Author Sophie Davis has in store for us. She truly knows how to capture your attention and hold it.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Aliaa El-Nashar on July 20, 2012 :
The second I finished reading ‘Talented’ I was so excited to know what happened next that I rushed off to the author and asked for a copy of ‘Caged’ – much like with ‘Silver Knight’. The thing with ‘Talented’ was, I got a copy by joining the ARR program on Goodreads, but since this one wasn’t a part of it, I wasn’t sure about the author’s reaction. However, Sophie was so sweet and agreed to send me a copy of ‘Caged’ which I then proceeded to read right away.

The new world Sophie had created in the first book ‘Talented’ had been brilliant and well formed. The identities and different talents – as I had said before – were very creative and well thought out. This book just carries on in the same level of greatness I’d found in Talented. Sadly, there wasn’t much on combat as before, but it still existed, which for some unknown reason was my favourite part of book one.

This book starts off with Natalia recovering from her botched up mission from book one. She’s been cut of everyone else to recuperate as she wallows trying to understand what’s going on around her, and how badly her mission had ended up. She also has to deal with her ex-boyfriend Donovan – who turns out to have saved her life – and spend a lot of time in his company as Mac gives her the new mission. If this wasn’t bad enough, she also has to deal with the hostility of many trainers in school where she was relocated, and a lot of seizures every now and then.

The good side in all of this was her being able to spend more time in the company of her new best friend Penny, though guy-wise, she’s as confused as ever. Donovan had cheated on her, but he also saved her life and donated some of his blood when he thought she’d die, not to mention he’d stayed by her side for long periods after she’d suffered from a seizure. With Erik, he hadn’t contacted her in months on end, and they’d ended things badly between them as he didn’t even see her off and sent her a letter via Henri before she’d gone to her mission. Yet, the sight of him, and just one touch and she’s basically melting. As she is in conflict between the comfort of her childhood friend with whom she can be herself, and the guy she cares deeply about that makes her heart race, she discovers a lot more about the people surrounding her. And not all of it necessarily good.

Deep in her mind, whenever she thinks of what had happened in her mission, she thinks of Ian Crane’s words. She hates him for killing her parents, she knows she seeks revenge, and yet, his words keep playing through her head:

You have no idea what your Agency does to innocent people.

Deep down, she’s starting to doubt what he agency stands for, not believing Mac would be capable of that or what had happened to Erik, and yet, what if it was all true?

I really really loved reading this book, and cannot wait to read hunted! Definitely would recommend it.

Rating: 5/5
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Jacquie Talento on May 02, 2012 :
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 the same characters back and Talia is out to see if she can find out who the spy is that put her in danger where she almost lost her life. Questions being, is Talia going to be with Donavon or Erik? Will she be returning back to the life that she so enjoyed with Henri and Erik? Who does she trust? Secrets will be told and will unfold before your very eyes. I’m telling you that it will catch you by surprise. There is definitely going to be a sequel to this and I can promise I will be one of the first to read her next book. This was a masterpiece Ms. Davis. Thank you for letting me read this. Your next book won’t be out soon enough as far as I’m concerned.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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