Blog Tour: Review + GIVEAWAY! - Cage of Deceit by Jennifer Anne Davis

October 01, 2015

Cage of Deceit by Jennifer Anne Davis 
(Reign of Secrets #1) 
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: August 25th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Jennifer Anne Davis’ 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.


I really enjoyed Cage of Deceit. It was an action packed ride!

I have been really into the whole royalty thing lately and this book was perfect for that. The royalty in this book was a bit cliché, except for the fact that this Princess liked to play peasant, and fight people. She is a very skilled fighter. 

I really liked how good Allyssa was at sword fighting and other forms of fighting in general. She was a princess but she wasn't all prissy and proper and bratty. She pretended to be a peasant at night and she played her part as a royal by day. She really had the best of both worlds.

Jarvik was an ass. I really hated him. He thought he knew everything about Allyssa the moment he laid his eyes on him. He was very judgmental and something about him made him seem like the kind of person who would betray their friends and family. He thought too highly of himself, and even though he didn't exactly, it seemed like he looked down on everyone else.

The things that went on between Allyssa and Jarvik were very, very predictable. I really hated it. Jarvik kept revealing these awful secrets he was keeping, and it was extremely annoying that Allyssa just kept going back to him. 

The writing was definitely not fast paced, but it was at a steady pace. I would say this is one of those books you read really slowly but enjoy in the end. 

I really enjoyed Cage of Deceit, although I had a few problems with the characters. I definitely recommend it to people who enjoy reading about royalty.

Jennifer graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in English and a teaching credential. Afterwards, she married her best friend and high school sweetheart. Jennifer is currently a full-time writer and mother of three young children. Her days are spent living in imaginary worlds and fueling her own kids’ creativity.

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  1. This sounds like an entertaining read and action packed is always good for a lazy Sunday read! :) Glad you liked it!

    1. It is! I really enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by, Giselle :)

  2. Huh. I wonder why Alyssa had to play a peasant and then be royal. This is a follow-up series so I don't want to run the story for myself. Although, Cage of Deceit has piqued my interest

    1. She didn't have to play peasant, she just wanted to. I didn't know it was a follow-up, now I want to read the previous series! It is a great book :)


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