Release Date: September 11th, 2012
Source: ARC from Publisher
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.
Vanish left us hanging by a fine thread, pulse-pounding, nerve-wracking. Diving into the world of Sophie Jordan’s Firelight was a blast – it isn’t everyday you find a world full of dragons who can shapeshift into humans.
Hidden picks up right where Vanish left off. The entire trilogy was written in a way that makes it seem like one whole book, purposely severed into three separate ones.
Hidden concludes Sophie Jordan’s Firelight series with a hopeful, bittersweet ending. It ties in loose threads and puts an end to the triangle we’ve been choosing sides for since the beginning. But that was where my satisfaction ended.
I loved Firelight. I liked Vanish. I don’t know why I feel differently about Hidden. Maybe because I’ve read so many good books this year. Maybe because I was distracted. Because if I loved the first two books so much, how could I not love the trilogy’s conclusion?
As I flipped page after page of Hidden, I was reminded of one thing – second-book-syndrome. While Hidden isn’t a filler between two books, it certainly had the feel of it. And well, Hidden didn’t have the thrilling action I so hungrily devoured in its predecessors.
When tragedy fell, I didn’t feel a single emotion. When surprise struck, I didn’t even notice. I hate to say it, but Hidden fell short. I wanted so much more. I expected so much more. But it was okay, I suppose. It did conclude the story and in the end, I guess that’s all that matters. If you’ve already invested in the series as I had, you might want to read Hidden just to see how it all ends – its why I picked it up in the first place!