Review: Caged (Holloway Pack #3) by JA Belfield

Posted May 9, 2013 by Lola in Fantasy, Review, Romance / 2 Comments

Caged (Holloway Pack #3)
by JA Belfield

I got an ARC in exchange for an honest review

Blurb from Goodreads: If the meek can become deadly, the strongest can be weak.

For Ethan Holloway, his mission to find a missing werewolf should be simple. Crack a few heads, bust a few chops and the solution always reveals itself. Always.

Not this time.

Ethan’s reputation precedes him, and because it does, someone is ready. Waiting. Unbeknownst to Ethan, he’s about to go down. Hard. Against a foe he never suspected and in a world he never imagined could be real.

What awaits Ethan is a fight not only for his reputation, but also his pack, his female, and his life. If he survives, damage control will become priority number one.

If he survives.

Because even Ethan’s not sure he’s strong enough to take on an entire race all by himself.

Especially one hell bent on exposing who and what he is in the name of sport.

My Review:
As soon as I got the e-mail with the ARC of Caged I knew it would be my next read. I just couldn’t wait to read what would happen. And I was especially curious because Caged is from a different point of view than the earlier books in this series.

At first I had some trouble adjusting to the new pov, I knew it would be from a different pov, but it was still weird. Soon I got a sense of who Ethan was and got used to his pov. The beginning of Caged was a bit slow, I knew there would be danger and someone would get captured so I just wanted that to happen already, I also saw danger in everything and it was a little bit frustrating the characters didn’t, but obviously they didn’t know there would be danger. Another problem I had was that I didn’t really feel the romance, only at the end of the book I actually began thinking they would make a good couple. I am not sure why I just didn’t feel their connection and it is explained they already knew each other, but the reader hasn’t read about this, so it stil felt a bit like insta love.

When the danger finally arrived I couldn’t stop reading and when I put the book down I just kept thinking about it and picked it up again. The middle part of the book is really good and had that keep-reading-feel. After that there is a slow patch again. There is also this escape scene and it felt like everything got so slowly and I just kept thinking hurry up! Escape already! The ending came with a nice surprise and it wrapped this storyline up nicely. The ending was really sweet and it made me sad it was over.

In this book we get to know different characters better than in the previous books. Because of the different pov I got a much better idea of who Ethan was and what kind of person he is. We also get more information about Josh and Nathan. And I liked seeing Jem from another perspective. There are also some new great characters we meet in this book, I really liked Lauren and Brook. Both are great characters and I instantly liked them.

This book also broadens the world again. New supernatural races are introduced and the danger ofcourse. I liked learning more about the world, but I would’ve liked learning even more. There are some loose ends that aren’t explained enough. And some background about some characters I would’ve liked learning more about. Also about some supernatural races and powers there isn’t much explanation, although it is understandeable from the pov, but still I would’ve liked learning more about them.

To conclude: I really enjoyed this book, but there were also some parts I didn’t like and some slow parts. I liked the different point of view, although it took me some time to adjust to the different pov. I liked seeing everything from Ethan’s point of view and meeting new characters. There are some awesome new characaters introduced in this book. I think the middle parts of this book is the best, I wanted to keep reading, but I didn’t really feel the romance. The world building is interesting, but I would’ve preferred more. All in all an enjoyable read. And I can’t wait to read where the author takes this series from here.

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You can add Caged to your to-read list on Goodreads

Because Caged isn’t releashed yet. I am going to give you the links to the first book in this series Darkness and Light (Holloway Pack #1). You can add Darkness and Light to your to-read list on Goodreads.

You can buy Darkness and Light here:
The Bookdepository


2 responses to “Review: Caged (Holloway Pack #3) by JA Belfield

    • Thanks :). The first book in this series was a 3 star read for me, but the rest of the series is so much better. Even though there are parts I didn’t like, overal it is still an enjoyable book.

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