Hidden by M. Lathan
Series: Hidden, #1
Publication date: November, 2012
Genre: YA Paranormal
Sixteen-year-old Leah Grant has given up on being normal. She’d settle for stopping the voices in her head, intrusive visions of the future, and better odds of making it to her seventeenth birthday.
That’s the thing about pretending to be human in a world where magic used to exist – at any moment, her cover could be blown and she’ll be burned to death like the rest of the witches.
Everything changes when she loses control of her powers and flees the orphanage she grew up in. She desperately wants to be invisible but finds her face plastered on every news channel as humans panic over the possible resurgence of her kind. And now the hunters won’t give up until they find her.
Making friends for the first time in her life and falling in love with one of them drives her to discover why she is unlike any being she’s ever met – human or otherwise. The dangerous powers inside of her that would repel Nathan, her new, handsome reason for living, are priceless to some. The locked up forever kind of priceless. And to others, they are too dangerous to allow her to live.
Let’s hope she can stay hidden.
About the Author:
M. Lathan lives in San Antonio with her husband and mini-schnauzer. She enjoys writing and has a B.S. in Psych and a Masters in Counseling. Her passion is a blend of her two interests – creating new worlds and stocking them with crazy people. She enjoys reading anything with interesting characters and writing in front of a window while asking rhetorical questions … like her idol Carrie Bradshaw.
Hidden has a great twist on the paranormal. Humans know about them, but believe there are no long any magic kind alive.
I liked Leah’s character for the most part. The poor girl has always believed she’s a monster. She has never had friends, and when she’s thrown into a house with four other people, she’s not sure how she’s supposed to act. Leah seems to take everything in pretty well, besides being scared out of her mind that Lydia Shaw is going to find her. The only thing I didn’t like abut Leah is she doesn’t let anyone know what’s going on with her. She always says she’s going to tell the truth, but never does. That was the one flaw I found. Leah does act like normal teen girls. She’s confused, and doesn’t know what she’s supposed to do. Especially when it comes to a certain boy. I also liked the other characters, but I would rather you form your own opinion about them. And anything I might say about them here could possibly tell some of the story.
The storyline was slow in some parts, but I think that has to do with helping Leah try to adjust to things. There are also some major plot twists. I’m usually pretty good at predicting what’s going to happen or any twists there may be, and found myself with my jaw dropping at some parts. It’s fun being put back into the life of a teenager with zero social experience. Okay, maybe not fun, maybe interesting to be put back in those awkward situations, and getting butterflies, and all that jazz.
If you’re looking for a fun read, I definitely suggest this one. I’m interested to see how things go int sequel, Lost.
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