Release Date: March 1st 2013
Series: Avena #1
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Ebony has always known that she is different. Her violet eyes mark her out, and her protective parents have kept her in a gorgeous valley, home-schooled, safe from everything—almost as if she’s being hidden. But she’s changing: glowing, getting more and more beautiful, and stronger than anyone knows. Ebony can’t stay hidden for ever, and when she meets complicated, intense Jordan, something explodes inside her—something that can be seen from the heavens; something that changes everything. Ebony is a stolen angel, concealed on Earth. Now the heavens have found her, they want her back.
Fans of Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, Hush Saga and L.A. Weatherly’s Angel series will adore Hidden. Full of irresistible romance and breath-taking suspense, this is a sensational start to a brilliant new series. Get ready to be swept away by this spellbinding story of eternal love.
I have never written a DNF review before. I’ve only ever really DNFed one or two books and I never spent time trying to come up with thoughts on them. Until book blogging.
Anyway, this is my version of a DNF review. To keep with the pirate theme these books have been ‘marooned’. Left to die on an island because why do you want this filth on your ship? In these reviews I will have a gif that expresses my feelings on what I read, tell you the point at which I stopped reading, and list my reasons for DNFing. They won’t be long reviews because I have nothing to fangirl and ramble over.
Feelings in a gif:
-In the first 1% we get an info dump. I learn the MCs entire life story. We learn about her appearance, her anime eyes, how unique and strange she is, etc etc. Just… I couldn’t care less at that point.
-There is no introduction to the characters before shit starts going down. You know how normally you’d get a feel for their personality and what not (in non info dumpy ways) before you notice the real, significant plot come into play. With the info dumping I couldn’t care about the characters, and then someone was getting stabbed, and there was borderline insta lovey connections… No thanks
-I’d just finished THE WINNER’S CURSE too and this book was in no way a match for that.
-HIDDEN did start to get a bit better the more I read as more of the angel and world lore came into play (FINALLY) but I just couldn’t continue.
-I wasn’t enjoying any of the character’s voices, they thought about each other too much after only having met once, and I could feel the start of a love triangle coming on (though I think what I thought would be the love triangle wasn’t actually the love triangle that happens according to other reviews…)
Likelihood of a Second Chance:
Not very. Maybe one day if I’m bored I’ll try again. But with the amount of books on my TBR I doubt that’s going to happen.