Book Review: Hidden by M. Lathan

Hidden (Hidden Series, #1)Title: Hidden

Author: M. Lathan

Series: Hidden Series #1

Published Date: November 12 2012

Book Summary:

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.


Leah Grant aka Christine Grant aka Christine Gavin is insecure young girl who is an outcast in orphanage. Just as many girls there, she was left as a baby during the war between humans and magic creatures. She knows she’s a witch. But trying to act like a normal human and not attract attention is hard, specially when she wants to burn everyone to the ground. One day when Leah can no longer control herself, she is taken by a witch named Sophia who explains to her who she is and who were parents were. 

After living in the gorgeous house that was left by her parents, she needs to hide from the witch hunters. Lead tries to deal with her depression and tried to enjoy the little things. She starts liking a magical creature named Nathan who is really sweet and is a great friend. But when she discovers but she is not a witch and just a human, Leah is scared of what he might do when he finds out. 

Hidden was an interesting read but I didn’t feel like it was all that great after all. Leah Grant aka Christine Grant aka Christine Gavin was really insecure character and some scenes I just wanted to punch her in the face so she would wake up and get a backbone. I also didn’t enjoy her relationship with Nathan – it was sickingly sweet and reminded me of those high school couples that cannot be without each other for 5 minutes. But I guess when you’re depressed and hate yourself, finding someone who understands you can be overwhelming. 

I did enjoy the action and the way the story unfolded. The twists that followed up with the book were unexpected and I was memorized by the turn of events. This was an interesting take on the magic world that I enjoyed reading about.

Rating: 3 Stars
Content: Clean
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