Saturday, 15 June 2013

Book Tour + Giveaway: Hidden by M. Lathan


Hidden by M. Lathan 

Series: Hidden, #1 
Genre: YA Paranormal
Released: November, 2012
Pages:241
My Rating: 4 Stars
Purchase at: Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Smashwords, iTunes


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 Review


This book caught my eyes right away. I must say that the cover is amazing, and it's definitely a turning point for many readers, whether they will or won't read the book.

I was a little worried if I'll like the book, because I've read so many paranormal books, that sometimes I have feeling that it has nothing new to offer. However, this piece surprised me in a positive way. It was slow in the beginning, but afterwards it got better and better. 

The plot is pretty complicated, so it's not so easy to predict what's going to happen next in the story. So there's definitely few of the surprise moments. Also, characters are very well developed. Leah is very believable character and her feelings very pictured beautifully. Her relationships with her mom, Nathan or Sophia were believable. There's also romance going on in the story, which makes this book complex.

One difference that I found between classic YA paranormal book is that this one doesn't end in a major cliffhanger. I feel like nowadays almost every YA book ends super dramatically. Well this one, without giving too much away, ends okay. It's different and not stereotypical, and I like that fact. It makes me excited about the second book in the series, and hopefully it will top this one even more.

Giveaway


Hidden #1 is currently free on B&N, iTunes, Smashwords and Kobo. If you'd like to read the second book in this series, enter this giveaway. Good Luck!


Author's 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.

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