**original review posted on Gin's Book Notes . com**
Hidden is a very interesting young adult paranormal book. Leah, the main character, is hidden away in an orphanage and is tormented by the other girls there. She has no friends, has never been loved, and has only had small moments of kindness shown to her. She believes that she is evil and must hide her true nature in order to remain alive. She has such a warped and damaged sense of self worth that it was a little hard to get through the first chapter but I am really glad I kept reading because the story and Leah undergo a change.
She discovers who she really is and that the things she has believed about herself and others of her kind are false. She becomes more confident and in control. It was fun getting to see her grow into accepting herself and her powers and at the same time acknowledge the goodness that she has always had.
Of course, Leah’s growth is only part of the story. There are also hunters, shifters, copies, witches, and a long-lost mom that reappears. At times you are unsure of whom to trust and feel betrayed right along with Leah. There are a lot of twists and turns that keep you guessing and the dual nature of Leah is interesting to observe.
This book is one that I found myself thinking about a couple of days after I finished and wondering what else is going to happen to this group of characters. I am interested in reading the second book, Lost, to see how Leah fairs with her new confidence and powers.
(review of free book)