Meet the Author:
Rachel Vincent is a former English teacher and an eager champion of the Oxford comma. She shares her home in Oklahoma with two cats, two teenagers, and her husband, who’s been her # 1 fan from the start. Rachel is older than she looks and younger than she feels, and she remains convinced that writing about the things that scare her is the cheapest form of therapy—but social media is a close second.
Published May 30th 2017
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.
This series has been spellbinding from the very first chapter. From a menagerie of beasts and exotic creatures for all and everyone to gawk at. To a private collection, locked away and controlled by a mastermind. Delilah’s journey was far from over.
After their coup, Delilah and the rest of the survivors of Metzger’s Menagerie had barely time to enjoy their freedom, when it was taken again.
At The Savage Spectacle, survival was more important than ever before. Not being able to talk, move, or think without getting punished was a daily occurrence. Technology overriding instincts, and free will was only part of this new cruel new environment which Delilah and the rest of the menagerie’s population had to endure on a daily basis. The cruel and clinical environment was shocking and chilling to Delilah. And the implications petrifying. Without hope of escape there was nothing to stop their captors from doing whatever they wanted with the cryptids.
So far this series has been thrilling, fascinating and chilling at the same time. The idea of having someone’s freedom taken away, being used as entertainment for others, left a chilling effect on me. The imagery was stunning and spellbinding and just added to the overall enjoyment and pleasure this book gave me. It’s no surprise that this incredibly well written story kept me glued to the book from beginning to end.
SPECTACLE was a devour-in-one-sitting kind of book.
It’s hard to accept that I’ll have to wait until sometime in 2018 until I can read the conclusion of this masterly crafted trilogy. Not knowing what will happen to Delilah and Gallagher and the rest of their friends is driving me nuts. So many questions still need to be answered. 2018 can’t come soon enough.
ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.