Serenity must survive her role as the face of Force’s Temple…or risk losing her family forever.
Trapped by Force, Serenity is required to become Yang—the bearer of her father’s dark Temple legacy. Her new persona requires using a whip on her shell of a twin sister, but Serenity has even bigger problems. Most chillingly, a series of corpses with swan symbols carved in their chests. More than ever, Serenity needs Sky…and he will be there to protect her. No matter what it takes.
Serenity is trapped behind Temple walls, now a pawn in Force’s hands. His goal is to turn her into the face of his Temple, and he hires Luc to play the role of master artisan. Ultimately, Serenity is to become Yang, the bearer of her father’s dark Temple legacy—and the training for that once again involves the whip. This time, she must use it on Bliss, her twin—the Yin to Serenity’s Yang, though Bliss is nothing but a shell, one who only knows total submission to Force’s rules.
But Serenity has even bigger problems—Luc constantly pursues her, Force thrusts suitors in her path at every turn, and she must endure grandiose exhibit viewings. Most chillingly, a series of corpses with swan symbols carved into their chests keep randomly appearing, and she doesn’t know who is involved. Serenity needs Sky now more than ever. And he will be there to protect her—no matter what it takes.
In this action-packed third installment of the Uncaged Series, will Serenity manage to survive Force and all his machinations? Or will her father and the Temple finally be her breaking point?
THE JEWEL by Amy Ewing meets TRICKS by Ellen Hopkins in this gritty Young Adult Dystopian that tells of a fear-inducing future where the world of sex trafficking has become a social norm and where woman aren’t treated as humans and are no safer than they were than they were in THE HANDMAID’S TALE by Margaret Atwood. THE TEMPLE is book three in THE UNCAGED SERIES by Emily Shore.
Reviewed by Melanie Newton
Other: This is a YA novel which continues The Uncaged series and deals with some of the darker themes such as sexual trafficking but in a fictionalized setting. The content is such as to be expected when dealing with themes of this nature and some trigger warnings may be required.