Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Hidden by M. Lathan

Hidden by M. Lathan
Young Adult Fantasy
352 pages
3.5 stars

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.

My Review:

I  liked the book. It had an amazing plotline and the content was wonderful. I really liked Christine's change of heart, from being a lowly, bullied "witch" to standing up straight to be all that she could be.

However, I discovered a significant number of grammatical problems in the text, mostly wrong words, such as personal pronouns being switched and typos that should have been caught. If the author put this through another round of professional edits, it would be a wonderful novel.

The plot itself was quite enjoyable, though I wish it had been less focused on the romance and more on the action and mysteries in the plot. I cannot wait to read the next in the series.

I would recommend it to lovers of fantasy, romance, and witchcraft.

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