Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hidden by Sophie Jordan Review

"Jacinda was supposed to bond with Cassian, the "prince" of their pride. But she resisted long before she fell in love with Will—a human and, worse, a hunter. When she ran away with Will, it ended in disaster, with Cassian's sister, Miram, captured. Weighed down by guilt, Jacinda knows she must rescue her to set things right. Yet to do so she will have to venture deep into the heart of enemy territory.

The only way Jacinda can reach Miram is by posing as a prisoner herself, though once she assumes that disguise, things quickly spiral out of her control. As she learns more about her captors, she realizes that even if Will and Cassian can carry out their part of the plan, there's no guarantee they'll all make it out alive. But what Jacinda never could have foreseen is that escaping would be only the beginning....

Loyalties are tested and sacrifices made in the explosive conclusion to Sophie Jordan's Firelight trilogy."

Yeah, I had to finish the series. Leaving anything unfinished is usually a pain in the side, unless the book is really that terrible. Then it's best to leave it unfinished. It's the story which stucked with me after all this time. Not the characters. Not Will. Not Cassian. Not even Jacinda. The concept of dragons and humans stucked with me. Along with my recent read of Uninvited which led to me reading/finishing this series.

Overall, the trilogy is pretty straightforward. There isn't any flashbacks or flashforwards. Everything is pretty straight. The storyline is great, but I was hoping for a little bit of explanation or something like that. Like why Will's powers are like Will's powers. How come he doesn't become a dragon or something? Speaking of Will's power, it quite unfortunate that the author doesn't even bother exploring his maximum potential. 

It's all about Jacinda. Oh, how boring was she. She didn't even reach her breaking point. Truth be told, I was hoping that she would go a bit insane. Nope, it seemed all Happily Ever After by the second to last chapter. She gets back with Will and all happy days from now on. Yep, I'm seriously telling the truth. Even the parts of her being a prisoner aren't scary. Hello? She's going to live, of course. No one is going to die.

And no one did die. Other than enemies, no one died. Honestly, it felt as if the author was reluctant and didn't want to kill anyone. Perhaps, Sophie Jordan got too close to the characters to actually kill off one of them. Cassien almost died, but didn't. Will almost died, but didn't. Miram almost died, but didn't. That niece of Jabel's died, but I don't really know her that well. No pain in the heart, you see.

The book (This book) is one of the most boring books in the trilogy. I thought the first book was the best. The last, the worst. Let me just say this. Hidden is the worst of all three books. And...I'm done talking about this trilogy.

Good bye, trilogy. Good riddance, trilogy.

Rating: Two out of Five

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