Cage of Stars by Jacquelyn Mitchard || Book Review

The blurb of this book was promising, but sadly it didn’t deliver on that promise.

It took me a few days to finish the book because I had to take a few breaks in-between to wrap my head around some of the excess information that made me slowly lose the interest that started up in the beginning.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Originally published: 2006

Pages: 326
Format: Paperback

Plot from GoodReads:

The author of “The Deep End of the Ocean” delivers a compelling, emotionally charged tale of tragedy, revenge, and redemption, set in a close-knit Mormon community, whose peace is shattered by two brutal murders.


The build-up in the book to the story was extremely slow and the revelations in the book were quick. A long winding road coming to an end in a few pages towards the end was disappointing.

There were also a lot of repetitive parts that had no value to the story or helped improve it. This also added to slowing down the storyline.

The book holds the message about revenge and forgiveness, and how different people take on a different approach to these two actions. It shows the healthy and unhealthy way of dealing with hard situations.

The mental burden of trauma is present constantly throughout the book and shows how dealing with the trauma can either heal you or set you off on a dark path.


There are some unrealistic scenes that were added to the book, which couldn’t be believable from a character that is so closed off from the big world.

The book read more like a memoir than a work of fiction.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.65 on GoodReads. I gave it a 3.

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