Monday, July 16

Hidden: Book Review

Sophie Jordan
September 11th 2012
Young Adult | Fantasy

Official Blurb -

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.
Oh my goodness! The characters are great, the action is hot, and danger is at every turn. The betrayal is something fierce, it will strike when you least expect it.

Will is such a true spirit but the boy sure takes a beating. I like how cool headed he is. Cassian is. . . sigh. . .one can hope for the best I suppose. I guess all the characters take a beating in this book. This last book is a good growth experience for Jacinda and Tamra. There are some new-comers that really liven everything up, which is saying something, since it was already on fire.

The ending left me feeling a bit unsatisfied. It just wasn't quite right for a happily ever after. All the typical parts were there but it didn't add up. So much happened in this last book and so many new paths were lightly explored. It seemed that many of those paths were left undone. Everything was so intense and full of danger, but it didn't really feel like the danger was taken care of. More like they were just bowing out. Also, I am still not sure what her injury was, though I suppose it isn't important to know. Plus, there was such a sense of unavoidable doom and such a fervent hope for more from Will. So while the ending is bitter-sweet, a happy ending of sorts, there is too much left unsaid that lurks in shadow. Plus, I am am curious what happened while Jacinda was indisposed those epic four days. I want more explanation.

Dragons are way cool! Maybe we will get more dragon books in future. A girl can hope. This book was a page turner. I loved the entire trilogy. It was a great thrill ride while it lasted.

Sexual: Mild
Violence: Moderate