Reviews for Hidden


Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Spring
Dragonlike shape-shifter Jacinda rescues a member of her pride from a cruel laboratory, but one of their fellow escapees may pose as much of a threat as the human hunters tracking them. Jacinda's continued romantic dilemma lacks emotional punch; tension with her twin Tamra--who's finally come into her own rare powers--is more successfully evoked.

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Kirkus Reviews 2012 July #2
This conclusion to the Firelight trilogy continues the conflict between a dragon-girl and those who hunt her kind. Jacinda is a draki, a being that can morph from human form into a fire-breathing, flying dragonlike creature. She has her own society but wants to escape it with her human boyfriend, Will, who comes from a family that hunts the draki. This installment begins with Jacinda intentionally caught and imprisoned in an underground facility in which rather nasty scientists do research on draki. She plots with Will and her enforced mate, Cassian, to escape. Once the attack commences, exciting scenes ensue as the group fights their way out with a new, dangerous draki in tow. Jordan keeps the focus mostly on action even as she weaves in the forbidden-romance elements required by this genre, although the romantic conflict was mostly resolved in the previous installment. Plenty of rivalries among Jacinda and other draki spice things up. Two new characters, Deghan, the long-imprisoned draki, and little Lia appeal, although the story allows Lia's fate to dangle unresolved. Chase scenes, near-captures and a late-game betrayal or two keep the narrative moving. Except for the subplot regarding Lia, everything comes to an ending that will satisfy readers. New readers would best start with the beginning of the trilogy. Entertaining enough. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up) Copyright Kirkus 2012 Kirkus/BPI Communications.All rights reserved.

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VOYA Reviews 2012 August
Third in the Firelight trilogy, this book opens as Jacinda fakes capture at the enkros stronghold in order to allow Cassian and Will to rescue Cassian's sister, Miram. Jacinda, Miram, and Cassian are draki--creatures that appear human but can also transform into dragons. They are hunted mercilessly by humans, who deliver them to the enkros for experimentation. In Firelight (HarperCollins, 2010/VOYA October 2010), Jacinda falls in love with Will, a human, who is also part of a family of hunters. Jacinda has been promised to Cassian, a prominent draki male. Her ambivalent feelings toward Cassian and Will dominate the second the book, Vanish (HarperCollins, 2012/VOYA February 2012). Their plan to rescue Miram results in the release of many other imprisoned draki and a final showdown with Will's family, who attempts their recapture. Not everyone survives, and startling secrets are revealed that change the draki hierarchy forever. A complicated plot precludes a concise synopsis. This third book definitely does not stand alone but provides a nail-biting climax for the series. The author neatly places the clandestine society of the draki in our world and time, lending authenticity to the story. The characters are clearly drawn and believable. Teens will identify with Jacinda's rivalry with her twin sister, Tamra, and her constant struggles against the restraints of her society. The tense love triangle between Jacinda, Cassian, and Will and the secret draki culture will appeal to Twilight fans. Fast paced, innovative, and exciting, these books sell themselves. This strong young adult series deserves a place in both public and high school libraries.--Nancy K. Wallace 4Q 4P J S Copyright 2011 Voya Reviews.

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