Caged

Caged 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 takes her into isolation in northern Canada But after three months wi

  • Title: Caged
  • Author: Onaiza Khan
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 104
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 takes her into isolation 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.With the help o 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 takes her into isolation 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.With the help of an unexpected ally, she discovers an inner strength and powers previously unknown changing her perspective and realigning her past, present and future.

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    1. Author Onaiza Khan, at age 25, won a short story competition-- then got her story published by 'competition publisher'. The 'sweetest' young female - from India - yet, bright as a whip, educated with a Master's Degree in Human Resource Management and in French language and creative writing. She is still pursuing a second Master's degree in Education. Khan's debut short story is about a young woman, named Noor, who is living in isolation after having been kidnapped by her own husband. Memories of [...]

    2. Onaiza Khan. When she first sent me friend request on GoodReads, I thought she must be a book-lover like me. But I didn't expected a cute looking girl (she looks not more than 15 in below picture) could be author. I could not believe that she can bundled books / movies / series and make a good story out of it.Yes, I am talking about book 'Caged'. When she first sent me book for unbiased review, I checked book details on GoodReads and also googled about author. And what I found was amazing. it's [...]

    3. This is a short story, quite easy to get into, and at first appears straight forward.A wife being held captive by her husband. A servant named Alba bringing her breakfast, lunch and supper.Alba never speaks, just smiles.Her husband only comes on the evening. She hears screaming ugly cries from another part of the house. She only has residence of one room.until.My mind was torn between her imagination or was this real.Quite a fair start to the series.My downside to some were the childish remarks [...]

    4. Onaiza Khan's Caged is an interesting supernatural thriller about a newly married woman who is being held captive by her husband. Written in the first person, you, the reader, get to unravel the mystery as Noor, the protagonist, does. Why is she held captive by the man who claims to love her? Who is she and what is her past? Who else is imprisoned and being tortured? How can she escape?It is easy to relate to Noor's character. Perhaps because this is a relatively short book, some of the players [...]

    5. Much has been written about long-term captives developing relationships with their captors. In this book, Khan explores what happens when a husband imprisons his wife. Psychological elements create tension and interplay between Noor, her husband, another prisoner, and relatives. The plot relies more on characters that have magical powers than any meaningful character development. There is some graphic violence. The story line shows promise but is not well executed.

    6. The writing felt a little as though English wasn't the author's first language but since the main character was from India, it felt authentic. The plot caught my interest and kept me turning pages to see how it all ended. It was a quick, easy read that dealt with a difficult topic. I loved the reference to another book about the same topic.I reviewed a complimentary copy.

    7. It jumps right into it. Noor is a Indian woman, trapped and all alone in a square bedroom except for her capture, a maid and a couple guards. For a couple years that's all she has known. But what she doesn't understand is all the dreams and truths coming out. And the newest addition to the house a man yelling from the basement maybe. How will she get out and escape her husband.

    8. DNF @ 60%I understand that English may not be the author's first language but this book was really messy. The scene changes were random and disorganized, and in terms of spelling and grammar this book needed heavy editing. (Ex: stories was spelled "storeys") I honestly tried to keep going but I wasn't understanding anything so I didn't really see a point in finishing.

    9. CAGED Written by Onaiza Khan2016; 130 Pages (Inkitt)Genre: suspense. mystery, paranormal, fantasy(I received an ARC from INKITT)RATING: ★Caged had a promising premise of a suspense novelunfortunately, Onaiza Khan does not deliver. The main character mentions the movie Room (based on the book written by Emma Donoghue) - about a young woman abducted, kept captive for years and even has a baby with the abductor. After a few pages you realize that this more like Aleatha Romig's Consequences - a yo [...]

    10. Broken toys can be replaced with new one, but broken trust? Is it that simple to lead a simple life.Noor Qureshi belongs to Delhi, fall in love with a guy in New York and ran to get married off against her family’s will but little she knows, all that is, is planned by someone she loved and trusted all her life. Why they did so? They think Noor have some special power which if taken can make them undefeatable. Unwittingly she falls prey and become victim of someone’s ill will who confined her [...]

    11. Noor has been held captive by her newlywed husband for several months. He has tortured and beaten her, and now she realizes she can’t even remember her own name. When she hears the cries of a man who is also being tortured, she finds a way to escape alongside the stranger. But can she trust him, or will she find herself worse off than before?This was definitely a psychological thriller. Like Noor, I didn’t know what to believe, or who to trust. I couldn’t tell if it was all in her head, or [...]

    12. STORY-LINE CAGED:Author Onaiza Khan's novel Caged billed as a psychological thriller novel, is without question more. Kidnapped by her new husband and kept locked in her room for three months, she begins to lose touch with reality. She remembers abuse, hurting, and hearing another person screams of terror and pain.What is real and what is not? There is more to her story than appears on the surfaceARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:Although not my cup of tea, I can without hesitation state the a [...]

    13. Good idea, poor executionThis book had an exceptional basic idea. It kept me intrigued and wanting to read more.However, I was disappointed by the writing itself. Setting aside the numerous grammar errors, the author would jump around sporadically, causing confusion. The phrasing of many things didn't make sense. There was a lack of description of anything; far too much telling and not showing, as they say. In its entirety, it was okay, but I wouldn't recommend it. If it went through a serious r [...]

    14. 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. Overall the premise is very good, the wr [...]

    15. Jaw dropper!I can see this book becoming a hit series or popular movie. The author captured a fascinating realistic approach where the story seems to invite the reader inside for the duration of this thriller!If you haven't read this book you should.

    16. Exciting and intriguingLoved the story line well written.uldn't put the book downworth reading. Looking forward to more books written by this authortally All some read.

    17. This book was a quick and easy read. It was a little different from what I expected. I did however enjoy the story.

    18. Easy Read!Very easy read and good story. It took me a while to get used to some of the sentence structure but other than that, I highly recommend for a quick read.

    19. A woman locked in a room by her newlywed husband. The room is no dark dungeon: she has a bed and a bathroom, a wardrobe to choose from. But there's a TV that doesn't work and a library she has no access to (cruel!). A daily schedule with rigid feeding times and visiting hours, reminds of a caged animal . In this environment with no real stimuli, she slowly starts doubting her own senses: what is real? What has really happened and what has she imagined?Amidst her confusion and disorientation, she [...]

    20. Im not really sure how I feel about this book. There were times in this book where I was confused, parts that didnt really work too well, but others that made total sense and kept me reading. The writing itself was a little "choppy" at times and can use some improvement. Overall I think I liked the story. It was a short quick read so the flaws were easily overlooked. Any longer of a book and I may not have finished it.

    21. A damn good psychological short mystery read. A newlywed couple will taunt your reading eyeballs. Trust is a big issue here. Trust her husband?, the man chained downstairs?, the woman who brings her meals, Alba?, Her father?? The read will keep you for the simple fact - you gotta find out - 3 star rating because of writing and/or editing.

    22. BUCKLE IN and HANG ON!Wow! What an exceptional "Psychological Thriller" that keeps you from putting this one down until the LAST PAGE! Great storyline, well-developed characters, and one hell of a suspenseful RIDE!Highly Recommend This one to All Thrill Seekers!

    23. This book wasn't what I was expecting, and that's okay because this works. This is a story of a kidnapping and a woman held captive, but it has a slight paranormal slant to it that really adds intrigue and originality to the story. Every time I think I knew where it was going, it led me off to a different direction. The writing was good and very fluid. I was given a free copy of this book by the author.

    24. an interesting conceptThe story concept was really good, and that is the only reason why I read the whole book and didn't walk away from it. Very disjointed writing, I get it was deliberate in an attempt to make the reader have a better understanding of the main character,but it was painful! I was also given the impression that there may have been some translation issues that the editor should have addressed. If the writing was cleaned up it would have been a much more enjoyable read and not a l [...]

    25. A woman is held captive by her husband inside a gilded cage of a house. Her memories are vague and uncertain, but as she hears the screams of another captive in the house her desire to escape becomes a clear focus. As she learns more of the other prisoner, the woman also goes on a journey of finding out about herself and her manifesting abilities. In doing so, she finally finds her place in this world of powers and passions.That is the intent of the story in this book, at any rate. I'll start by [...]

    26. The premise of this book really intrigued me into reading this book and I really couldn't wait to start it. The overall story was interesting, but I found that there was a few let downs for me. I found that the chapters were a little too abrupt in the way they moved through the story and there was a little lack of flow for me. There is also a little issue with the way English is conveyed through this book, which is understandable as it is a second language here, but also made for a less interest [...]

    27. This story started a bit slow for me. As things shifted from the monotony she experiences in the beginning, the narrative got a bit more interesting. Now, it seemed that the book was clipping along at a very fast pace. This made me want to keep reading to find out what happened next, but there were some places where I would have wanted the story to be fleshed out more. One of the elements that created confusion for me as a reader were the inconsistencies in tense. The narrator constantly jumped [...]

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