Saturday, June 15, 2013

Book Review for Hidden By M.Lathan

By M.Lathan

Reviewed by:Tonya
Source:Purchased Gene: Mystery

About Book

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.

My Thoughts

This starts off sharing the lonesomeness of Leah. Picked on, laughed at, and taunted all her life. She is different from everyone else, she thinks that what is so different about her is evil and she is always praying to God to forgive her. She feels the powers she has have turned her into the monsters in peoples nightmares. She is an orphan like many others which is tough enough, but to be different and antagonized about it daily so much worse. You really feel the hurt and pain she is going through and so many times I wanted to slap her bullies for her. But she was stronger than she realized.
Leah has many powers from visions, to hearing thoughts even starting fires at a simple thought. But her promise to God to not use them, believing them to be evil keeps her in constant conflict. Believing she should ahve died 16 years ago like so many others like her.
Then Sophia a witch comes into Leah’s life at a very critical moment stopping her from what may have been a tragic and disastrous mess. But being with Sophia shows her new things. Who and what she is, what she could be, that what she thought was evil in her really may not be so evil. But is she safe?
Shifters, Witches, Hunters, Copies add a really nice touch to this story, especially the teenage boys who are trouble and think they are all that, like Sophia’s grandson Paul. Though he does sound adorable. And who doesn’t like a boy with a bit of a bad side to him? LOL Ah to be a teenager again.
Humans and those with powers have come to a peaceful treaty but there are still some out there hunting, searching out magical kinds for a living, in secret of course. Could they be looking for Leah, could she be in danger? Sophia has vowed to keep her safe, can she do it? Oh I love suspense, and the author did a good job keeping you on the edge, bringing you right to the tip of the ledge then snatching you back, dangling you but not letting go. Oh I love a story like that.
Can I just say I would love to be able to snap my fingers and disappear like Emma does. How cool to pop in and out on people. Oh the fun and mischief that could be had. :) :) :)
I love Leah’s reactions to Nathan and when she realizes she is attracted to him. When he catches her staring at him. Slowly she starts to blossom like a lily after a cold winter’s freeze. Its so sweet to watch. Little by little she spreads her wings with the aid of Sophia and the others in the house. And her first real friendship, with a boy no less. Ahhhh yes the old saying “dogs are humans best friend” LOL okay you have to read the book to know what I mean by that statement. LOL
But who and what Leah (aka Christine) is may just destroy all the new and good in her life. What will become of her and Nate. Does Sophia know who she really is, what she really is? Well I won’t spoil it for you, read the book and find out.