Saturday, December 1, 2012

Hidden by Sophie Jordan


Published: Sept 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 260
Copy Provided by: Library
Summary: Goodreads

Summary:

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.

Review:

Hidden was a great wrap up the end the Firelight trilogy.  If you haven't already tried reading Firelight (book #1 or Vanish (Book #2), I highly recommend it.  The entire Firelight trilogy is just right for a younger reader looking to dive into the YA book arena.  It includes all of the elements of paranormal that you are looking for  - action, adventure and even romance.

So, at the beginning of Hidden we dive right in and we have Jacinda set on being with Will (ex-hunter) but she must find Miram and release her from capture first.  She needs to free her conscience and set things right before she puts her plans into action to leave with Will away from the pride.  Secrets will be revealed in this last novel and someone will die. I was saddened and surprised by this event but Ms. Jordan kept the suspense high and the momentum of this novel rolling.  

I often find it difficult to review the last book in a trilogy because you don't want to reveal too much to readers who have not read the first two installments.  All I really want to say is that Sophie does a great job in pulling the reader through Jacinda's multitude of mixed emotions and loyalties.  Can you just imagine trying to leave everything you've ever known and follow your heart?  Jacinda's struggles feel monstrous at times but Ms. Jordan ties up the loose ends nicely and leaves readers feeling satisfied with a grin at the end of page 260.  

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