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Monday, June 10, 2013

Review: Hidden by M. Lathan

Title: Hidden
Author: M. Lathan
Series: Hidden, #1
Publication: November, 2012
Genre: YA Paranormal

Source: Author/Publisher


Synopsis: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 Thoughts: All her life she has gone by Leah even once she found out her true name, Christina. Leah has been hiding a deadly secret. She is the last living witch, or so she believes. This all changes one day as she lets her anger and power consume her. Now Leah is faced with others that she thought were extinguished and whether she should let her guard down and begin to trust.


This is a story I wasn’t expecting. Leah is such a deep character. He upbringing has caused her to be have misguided ideas about her kind sending her into a depressive state of self loathing. Leah is so strong. She is able to control her emotions even under the idea that she is evil. I couldn’t help but like her from the beginning. Lathan has created a story of self identity and change that is moving. 
Author Bio: 
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.


Giveaway: 


M. Lathan is graciously giving away an ebook copy of book 2 Lost. Hidden is currently free on  B&N, iTunes, Smashwords and Kobo use links above to get your copy.  Please use the rafflecopter form below to enter. 

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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for joining the tour and reviewing!

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  2. Glad you enjoyed it, Ashna! Great review! :)

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