ARC Review: Hidden Deep by: Amy Patrick


Hidden Deep

Author: Amy Patrick

Release Date: March 23, 2015

Publisher: Oxford South Press

Format: E-ARC

Rating: 2.5


Give in to the Glamour… Sixteen-year-old Ryann Carroll has just run into the guy who saved her life ten years ago. You might think she’d be happy to see him again. Not exactly. She’s a bit underdressed (as in skinny-dipping) and he’s not supposed to exist. After her father’s affair, all Ryann wants is to escape the family implosion fallout and find a little peace. She also wouldn’t mind a first date that didn’t suck, but she’s determined not to end up like her mom: vulnerable, betrayed, destroyed. Ryann’s recently moved back to her childhood home in rural Mississippi, the same place where ten years earlier she became lost in the woods overnight and nearly died. She’s still irresistibly drawn to those woods. There she encounters the boy who kept her from freezing to death that long ago winter night and was nowhere to be seen when rescuers arrived. He’s still mysterious, but now all grown-up and gorgeous, too. And the more she’s with him, the greater the threat he poses to Ryann’s strict policy– never want someone more than he wants you. Seventeen-year-old Lad knows the law of his people all too well: Don’t get careless and Don’t get caught. It’s allowed his race to live undetected in this world for thousands of years, mentioned only in flawed and fading folklore… Lad’s never been able to forget about Ryann since that night ten years ago. When he sees her again, his fascination re-ignites and becomes a growing desire that tempts him to break all the rules. He’s not even supposed to talk to a human, much less fall in love with one. And the timing is atrocious. The Assemblage is coming, the rift between the Light and Dark is widening, and mysterious celebrity fan pods are becoming more and more widespread and influential. Lad may have to trade his own chance at happiness to keep the humans, especially Ryann, blissfully unaware and safe.

~ My Thoughts~

This book was strange. The main character, Ryann runs into Lad who saved her in the exact same woods she just met him in again 10 years earlier. Everyone said he didn’t exist but there he is. What he is though is a mystery from the start and it’s intriguing. By the descriptions I assume he will be some type of vampire or something to that kind of effect but NEVER EVER EVER did I expect what he actually is. After finding out what he is I was shocked to say the least, flabbergasted! I can’t believe it. It was/is so odd. I am still having trouble seeing it and wrapping my head around it.

I LOVED the descriptions of where and how he lives. I really enjoyed that part. Trees, nature is one of my favorite things. I can definitely do without the bugs and insects and creepy crawlers but I do love nature and all the different views there are to be had. So, I really enjoyed his home but I still struggle with what he is. I can’t grasp it. Can’t wrap my head around it which saddens me but it’s the truth.

For those of you who enjoy the odd, and unfamiliar. For those that enjoy paranormal romance I definitely say give this a try. If you have read it what are your thoughts? I would love to hear them.

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