Friday, March 1, 2013

Hidden by Marianne Curley

Release Date: Out now!

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Pages: 320pgs

The Story

For as long as Ebony can remember, she’s been sheltered. Confined to her home in a secluded valley, home-schooled by her protective parents, and limited to a small circle of close friends. It’s as if she’s being hidden.

But something is changing in Ebony. Something that can’t be concealed. She’s growing more beautiful by the day, she’s freakishly strong, and then there’s the fact that she’s glowing.

On one fateful night, Ebony meets Jordan and she’s intensely drawn to him. It’s as if something explodes inside of her—something that can be seen from the heavens. Ebony still doesn't know that she’s a stolen angel, but now that the heavens have found her, they want her back.

The Review

A big thanks to Bloomsbury for sending me a review copy of this book!

HIDDEN tells the story of Ebony, the violet-eyed girl, with a very strange past. One she doesn't know too much about. So with her parents being over-protective one night when she tries to sneak out of her own home to attend a party, not only does her parents become really frantic and refuse to answer the question of when and where she was born, you know straightaway that there's something strange going on in Ebony's life, with her so-called 'parents', and you can't help but want and demand for more answers!

As much as I enjoyed this book, I still felt Ebony's character was quite bland. Even though I may have admired her spunky and courageous side that is often shown in the book, but there was still something missing in her character to make me actually love her as a main heroine. Mostly it was hard to like her when she would always - and unnervingly - believe some really unnatural things . . . like way too quickly. I just didn't find it realistic at all, I'm afraid. Jordan, on the other hand, another character who tells another side of the story, was the one character that actually made me keep going in reading this book. Being a fairly leveled kid, I thought he brought something very interesting to the book itself and I enjoyed his perspective much more than Ebony's needless to say.

Overall, without spoiling the book, I thought HIDDEN was a pretty good read. It wasn't necessarily my favourite book of Marianne Curley's, but it does mark a great comeback for her and it'll be interesting where the next book of this new series takes us to next!

The Rating
3/5 stars


  1. Uh oh, bland and unrealistic, huh? But at least you liked it overall! I haven't tried any of this author's books yet, but this premise sounds intriguing. Thanks for the review!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

    1. Thanks Wendy! The book was an okay read. Not the best work of the author's but I personally enjoyed it on a whole. :)


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