Friday, August 10, 2012

Arc Review: Hidden by Sophie Jordan

Synopsis: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....

Jacinda is a frustrating female lead, she has just been bound to Cassian in the previous book Vanish, which to her pride is how they marry but she is still kissing all over Will not thinking about how it makes Cassian feel. Because they have developed a rare bond that allows them to experience each other’s emotions and sense the presence of each other; he feels it even more intensely. Enough of that, so in this book Jacinda, Cassian, Will and Tamra have devised a plan to get Miriam back, which involves Jacinda placing herself in the hands of the Enkros. She still is holding to the hope that her father may be there alive. What she discovers is that things are much more terrifying than she could ever imagine. 

My favorite character would have to be Tamra because she has grown so much in this trilogy. She develops from a bitter angry teenager trying to fit into a world that shuns her to a powerful, beautiful being with compassion, understanding and maturity. Jacinda is caught up in the desires of her heart and doing what is best for others but really she seems preoccupied with doing what needs to be done, so she can have the freedom that she has been planning with Will. She also has to factor in how she feels about Cassian in addition to her mother being banished. So, she is being pulled in multiple directions but I just don't think she grew as much as her sister for me. 

I liked the overall idea of this trilogy because it's something different and unusual than the vampire, werewolf or fairy theme going on right now. The author has taken the magic of dragons and evolved it into something more...human; I guess you can say that makes them have more of a realistic feel. She does an excellent job of describing the various draki and their different abilities in a way that is visually stimulating.
In an effort to not spoil it, I can't tell you how I feel about Jacinda's choice between Will and Cassian but I can say I don't like this particular love triangle. This is a good read that may interest fantasy, action and romance lovers

*Received this book from Around the World Arc Tours*


  1. Did you just write dragon people? Like weredragons or what?

    I guess it doesn't matter. If there be dragons, I've gotta check it out.

  2. The whole draco people theme is very interesting and more popular lately it seems. I'm intrigued to read it. I am a big fan of love triangles too. Thanks for your review:)

  3. sad the relationships were irritating . ATLEAST dragons rock / GREAT review

  4. I love the cover, and if dragons are involved...I want to read it! Like I mentioned on another review, I need to document all my series before I start another one though.


  5. I've had this one on my wishlist since I first saw the cover and read the blurb. Thanks for the review!

  6. I love book with shifters in them, especially dragons so this is most definitely going to be a must read series for me!! If your looking for more dragon books I recommend Seraphina or Voices of Dragons they were great reads. Thanks for the great and honest review. :)

  7. Can I just say that I love the cover of this one. And I'm not even ginger. ;) Thanks for sharing the review- can't wait to read Hidden!

  8. I lovee this cover and what agreat review ty for sharing!


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