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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Book Review: Hidden by Sophie Jordan

Published by: Harper Teen
To Be Released on: September 11th, 2012
Source: ARC from author to review
5 stars: I LOVED It!
Pre-Order from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound
Firelight series: Book 3, last book in series
Read my reviews for: Firelight | Vanish

Jacinda was supposed to bond with Cassian, the "prince" of their pride. But she resisted long before she fell in love with Will—a human and, worse, a hunter. When she ran away with Will, it ended in disaster, with Cassian's sister, Miram, captured. Weighed down by guilt, Jacinda knows she must rescue her to set things right. Yet to do so she will have to venture deep into the heart of enemy territory.

The only way Jacinda can reach Miram is by posing as a prisoner herself, though once she assumes that disguise, things quickly spiral out of her control. As she learns more about her captors, she realizes that even if Will and Cassian can carry out their part of the plan, there's no guarantee they'll all make it out alive. But what Jacinda never could have foreseen is that escaping would be only the beginning....

Loyalties are tested and sacrifices made in the explosive conclusion to Sophie Jordan's Firelight trilogy. -quoted from GoodReads

What a heart pounding, exciting, suspenseful conclusion to Sophie Jordan's Firelight series! WOW! Sophie does not hold back with all that happens during this one heck of an emotional roller coaster ride of a read. With secrets revealed, loyalties put to the test, love found, and other relationships tested, this story gave me everything I wanted and then some. There's moments of heartbreak, hope, suspense, sizzling scenes, danger, and a lot of the unexpected. This story has one twist after the other, which made it incredibly easy for me to sit down and read it in one sitting. I couldn't put it down. There is so much that happens in such a short amount of time, I had to know what was going to happen next. 

 I loved the element of surprise the Sophie had in HIDDEN. There is a lot that goes on, and some things happen like I had hoped they would, just not in the manner I was expecting. For example the new romance the grows between two characters, some of the choices characters make, the shocking discoveries that are made at the beginning of the book, but the most shocking is the betrayal that happens. There's deaths and new characters that are introduced to this story that shake things up a bit. As a reader I loved that this storyline stays in constant motion and literally had me sitting on the edge of me seat, holding my breathe at times. Of course in true Sophie fashion she also left me sighing, and grinning like an idiot during other scenes. 

In my past reviews I've talked about my love for Jacinda, Cassian and Will. They are definitely some of my all time favorite characters, and I really liked getting to see them change, mature and grow up in a lot of different ways both through out the series, and within Hidden. This time around I was pleasantly surprised to find myself really rooting on Jacinda's little sis, Tamra. I enjoyed seeing how their relationship as sisters has grown, and evolved as the series has gone on and now wraps up. It's joyful and bittersweet all at the same time. Tamra for me has really grown up in ways I had not expected her to, and I really admire the person she's become. The introduction of the new draki Deghan is AWESOME!! I seriously loved his part in this book, and how he changes things up a bit. It's fabulous, and I have a feeling a few other readers will agree with me on him. 

There's not much more I can say about Jacinda, Cassian and Will that I haven't before. I adore these three, and though I've fought hard through out much of the series on which team I'm on, Cassian or Will, I loved that Sophie allowed me to see and understand Jacinda's choice, and why she made it. Her choice now makes perfect sense to me, as do the choices both Will and Cassian make. I don't think Sophie Jordan could have come up with a more perfect ending her series. HIDDEN is such an awesome read! Though I'm sad this series is over, I love knowing the direction each of the characters has taken and getting a small glimpse into the things that await them in their futures. *sigh* Be sure to go pick this book out when it's out in a few weeks! You won't be disappointed that you did. 


  1. I just finished Vanish today so I'm looking forward to this one!

    1. Gah, my comment is gone.... I hope you enjoy it! I loved it!

  2. OH MY GAWDDDD! I need like 3 weeks off just to read all the September books I am psyched about, like this one. Seriously, I am so excited to read my copy of Hidden.

    1. This is my favorite one out of the series. Sophie did an awesome job with the way this series wrapped up.

  3. I read Firelight a few weeks ago and loved it! I need to hurry and read Vanish! I'm excited to meet the author at the ATBF!

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