Book Review: Caged by Onaiza Khan

Release Date: November 15, 2016
Publisher: Createspace
Format: Kindle
Pages: 146 pages
Genre: Fantasy
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"Keep your mind right, put your body in action and let your spirit guide you.”

These are the words keeping her sane after her husband kidnaps her, tearing her away from her life in India and keeping her captive in Northern Canada.

But after three months with only a servant, a television and the screams of another captive keeping her company, she begins to lose touch with reality - even forgetting her own name.

In her struggle to escape, she discovers an inner strength and powers previously unknown realigning her past, present and future.


This was a really interesting read.  Noor is a newlywed and is being held hostage by her husband.  He seems to really like her and doesn't seem cruel so why he is holding her against her will is a mystery.  Like the main character I wasn't sure what was going on at first then details started evolving and the mystery only deepened.

There were moments in this book that left me really confused, others that didn't seem to work and ones that were totally on point.  I think that Khan has a great premise and a great start to this story but this story would benefit from a re-write.  The ending felt very rushed and disjointed.  It didn't flow like the rest of the book, characters were introduced that I had no idea where they came from and other little things that seemed to happen out of the blue.

Overall the premise is very good, the writing could use some work but it was not a bad read.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.