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Friday 4 December 2015

✍ Hidden: Five Fates [1] - Amy McKinley

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published by Champagne Books
Number of pages: 243
My rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆  I liked it a lot  
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"Cursed since birth, hunted by gods, and desperate for love—Jade never stood a chance.

Half-demon, half-goddess, Jade’s fate makes her a pawn in an epic battle among the gods.

Hidden on Earth with her sisters, she successfully avoids the Oneiroi—the dream gods—bent on her destruction until the prophecy, long dormant, awakens a dark shadow within her.

Roen, a reclusive Worr demon known for his battles against the Oneiroi, is called to protect Jade. Together they must unlock their mysterious connection and find a way to beat back destiny. Can she outsmart the prophecy, change her fate, and find love—even when she learns who is connected to her destruction?"

"Hidden" is the début novel by author Amy McKinley, and the first book in the Five Fates series, a paranormal romance inspired by Greek mythology, and featuring a whole host of gods, demons and steamy bedroom sections.

The third person narrative switches between different sets of characters, although Jade is the focus.

Amy McKinley has a distinct style, with very evocative and near poetic descriptions.  This is immediately apparent in the powerful beginning to the book [read Chapter One here], as Jade realises that the curse is taking effect on her and the darkness in her is awakening.

The storyline is complex and a very large number of players are introduced very quickly, hence it can be a little daunting - a list of characters, divided into factions, would be a great addition to this series.

Fast-paced, surprising and very well written.  I look forward to the next instalment, Taken, due out in early 2016.

[ARC received via the author]

About the Author

Amy McKinley is a freelance writer and author.

She lives in Illinois with her husband, their four talented teenagers, and three mischievous cats.

Hidden is her first novel in the Five Fates Series with Taken, the second, due to release in the spring of 2016.

She is excited to finish the series and begin the next that’s already demanding attention.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting said...

Thank you for the wonderful review! Yep, I really should do a character chart. I worry about it in Taken as I don't want to ruin any surprises. Hmm, I'll have to figure something out :)

Rita Wray said...

I have enjoyed the tour. Sounds like a great read. said...

Thanks, Rita! I hope you like Jade's story and thanks for being a part of the tour. :)