Leah Grant grew up in an orphanage. She has been taught her entire life that what she is, is wrong…evil. As a witch, Leah must hide amongst the normal teens surrounding her and hope that she doesn’t bring attention to herself. When she begins to lose control of her powers, she is whisked away by a fellow witch. She finds out that even though there are other people in the world with magic, like her, no one is truly like her and she is in danger.
I admit, at first I couldn’t really get into this book. I felt that I couldn’t connect with the main character event though there was a lot of internal thoughts. But once I got further into the book, I was unable to put it down. I had to find out what would happen next.
My favorite character from the book had to be Nathan. He seemed very sweet and kind and truly wanted to help Leah/Christine. From the very beginning, I hated Remi. I could tell right off that something was off with her.
I really loved the twist of this book. I believe that was what truly pulled me in and made me change my overall opinion of this one. I am definitely looking forward to the next installment in the series.
Book & Author details:
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.
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.