RELEASE DAY REVIEW: Concealed (Caged #6.5) by Amber Lynn Natusch (@AmberLNatusch)

Concealed GR CoverOur perceptions create our reality, even when they’re wrong. Nobody understands this better than Gavin. Nobody.

To most, he is a shadowy agent of chaos. His motives are questionable, his methods bizarre. But his journey is one of both protection and redemption, and his story is yet untold. Until now. The past and present you think you know are about to change.

And you’ll never see Ruby, Gavin, or their relationship the same way again.












by Amber Lynn Natusch

Caged #6.5

Urban Fantasy
Paranormal Romance


Publication Date:
March 10, 2015

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I went into Concealed very curious about whether or not it would offer more detailed info on Gavin (which it did and we’ll get into that in a minute), but I realized when I finished that it’s also the answer to a common problem with a long series coming to an end.  

When you read a lot of long series books, as the final book in a series nears, a lot of readers frantically scramble to re-read the second-to-last book as a refresher.  What Concealed offered was a complete recap of all the major events in the series from a new, and totally different point of view, accompanied by a LOT of great extra info – including one BOMB of a secret.  Like, to the point that I re-read the chapter because I thought I had misunderstood something.  

Anyway, this is a great way to prepare readers for the end of a series.  It’s a quick read because you’re already familiar with all of the players and events, but it’s also filled with new content so you dont feel like you’re just reading a book report of the series to date.  I dont know if accomplishing this was the author’s intention when she wrote Concealed, but you better believe I will be asking her because it’s a great idea and I wish all long-ish series did it this way.  lol

As mentioned, Concealed is from Gavin’s POV, and as a reader who has not been quiet about her displeasure with Gavin’s behavior, I walked away with a deep understanding of why he has been so sketchy since his introduction in the series.  Do I trust him 100%?  I wouldn’t say 100%, but pretty close to it.  The truth is finally there for the readers, and, although it’s not always pretty, you cant help but sympathize with him on a level by the end of Concealed.

That brings us to Betrayed, the final installment in the Caged series.  Concealed was a solid reminder of everything piled up against Ruby for her coming swan song.  I think this novella may have actually made the wait for Betrayed worse rather than easing it. I am greatly looking forward to seeing how the whole series wraps up now because I have no clue how Ruby will dig her way out of the pile of shit.  lol

Overall, I loved Concealed.  It was yet another fantastic addition to the series.  The writing it tight and nothing feels unnecessary.  The story flows well and is the perfect mix of rehashing and new information.  I wont lie, it doesn’t shine the prettiest light on our boy Sean, but if you’ve read Tarnished, the other Caged series novella, you already know that he cant be a bit of a prick.  A bit.  lol

Loved it!  Someone give Amber a cookie!

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The Unborn series is a Caged spin-off series published with 47North.
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Amber Lynn Natusch is the author of the bestselling Caged, as well as the Light and Shadow series with Shannon Morton. She was born and raised in Winnipeg, and speaks sarcasm fluently because of her Canadian roots. She loves to dance and sing in her kitchen—much to the detriment of those near her—but spends most of her time running a practice with her husband, raising two small children, and attempting to write when she can lock herself in the bathroom for ten minutes of peace and quiet. She has many hidden talents, most of which should not be mentioned but include putting her foot in her mouth, acting inappropriately when nervous, swearing like a sailor when provoked, and not listening when she should. She’s obsessed with home renovation shows, should never be caffeinated, and loves snow. Amber has a deep seeded fear of clowns and deep water…especially clowns swimming in deep water.

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