Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Hidden by Sophie Jordan

Release Date: Out now!

Publisher: HarperTeen

Pages: 260pgs

The Story

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.

The Review

Sophie Jordan's Firelight series may not be one of the most epic stories I have ever read, but it's one of the sweetest and most easy-following reads that drew me in to begin with, and it's one of those rare qualities that I love most about it. So after I FINALLY got a chance to read this book (been meaning to read this book for what seems like forever), I have to say while it's settles on a nice conclusion to the series for most of the characters involved, but I found it was still a very disappointing book out of all three books in the series.

In saying that, I thought HIDDEN was a fairly well-plotted book and added a lot of surprising twists in the mist of it all. It was good that respect. But after everything that the characters have been through - from the dangers of hunters and the possible capturing of the Draki to the dangers of forbidden and complicated romances - it just wasn't what I expected for a final conclusion. Not even the romance between Will and Jacinda could save me now (which mind you was very mushy for my taste). I don't know what it was exactly that put me off with this book except that it seemed as if it was 'missing' something important to make me take notice, you know? And as for the ending, while it does get a satisfying nod from me because for one character in particular, a character that has always been a favourite of mine, that being Cassian, I felt as if his story was not justified well. So whether Sophie Jordan is planning a spin-off series for him or not, I just didn't like the ending for Cassian. It seems too unfinished for me.

Overall, HIDDEN was fairly good but mostly just-an-okay kind of book for me and that I guess is what was most disappointing of all considering it's the final book. Final books are meant to blow your minds . . . which this book did not do for me . . . sadly.

The Rating
2/5 stars


  1. I've been meaning to read this forever too, but the lukewarm to negative reviews since this released have put me off quite a bit. I was never the biggest fan of the first two books, but I did enjoy them well enough. It's a shame that this disappointed you overall, but thanks for the helpful and honest review, Erin!

    1. The negative reviews were putting me off too . . . but I read it and well . . . it was disappointing. Still, it was a nice quick read for me. Thanks Sam. :)


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