Hello friends! Today I have my book review of
The Hidden by Ivy Asher.
The Hidden is the first book in the Shadowed Wings series.
Trigger Warnings: Sex scenes, Blood, Decapitation, Fighting.
Then life as I knew it changed in a flash—or more accurately, an electrocution.
I’ve woken up in a strange place, surrounded by strange people who hate me. They’re in the middle of a war, and I look like I belong on the wrong side of it.
If that’s not enough to qualify as a really bad day, I now have wings and a strange animal to figure out, because it turns out that there’s not a damn latent thing about me.
If I want to live, I have to prove that I’m not the spy I’m accused of being. Then I need to figure out how the fuck to get back home before all hell breaks loose. Too bad my animal has zero interest in working with me unless it has to do with the two hot assholes that lead this rebel group.
I’m on my own, in a place I’ve never even heard of, with threats I don’t know how to defeat. And lucky me, I might as well have a rotisserie chicken living inside of me for all the help my newly discovered gryphon is.
Perfect. Just fucking perfect.
From GoodReads [x]:
“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.
The Hidden was a truly interesting story. I couldn’t help but be captivated by the story. Rarely do I ever hear–or get to read–about shifter’s who are Gryphon’s. I was so glad that I still had my Kindle Unlimited, so I got to read this story.
The Hidden has a very interesting storyline that I was actually enjoying quite a bit. But throughout the book, there would be repeats of things like we hadn’t read them 50 pages ago. So for the book to be pretty repetitive…. Irked me.
While I’m not sorry that I read the book, I unfortunately didn’t like it as much as I thought I would. In fact, I had hyped the book up in my mind, so when I got to the end of the novel, while still entertained with our MC’s story…..I gave it less than 3 stars.
During the beginning of The Hidden, I was actually pretty pissed. I was pissed at how the people were treating her, especially in her new circumstances. I was pissed that they treated someone so fucking poorly. Like they were dirt. Lower than dirt.
And then finally when our MC makes friends, the “love interest” goes and pushes her friends away! Literally and figuratively! It was like reading a caveman novella.
H O N E S T L Y.
So yeah, I was pissed a few times here and there, and for that reason alone, I don’t think I’ll be reading the second book anytime soon. Or at all, to be frank.
At the end of things, I liked the novel, but there were too many things that just…made me upset with the book.
I give The Hidden, 2 stars.
Have you read The Hidden, or anything else by Ivy Asher?
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