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- Print Length: 415 pages
- Publisher: Adrenalin Books (21 Nov. 2013)
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B004SCS738
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- Average Customer Review: 33 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #125,270 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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HIDDEN - a paranormal adventure (Marchwood Vampire Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
I can tell you that I was not at all disappointed at all. I'm not sure if it is a YA book specifically but it really appeals to all ages.
HIDDEN is well written and the way Shalini Boland explains details it puts you inside the book. It is almost as if you are part of the book ... how amazing is that? That to me is what made the book amazing.
Read it, you will definitely enjoy it if you like this type of story.
HIDDEN breaks with Transylvanian tradition by placing the vampires deep under the soil of Cappadocia where two archaeologists take their families excavating in 1881, triggering off a series of terrifying adventures.
In this timespill narrative, the lives of 19th century Alexandre and 21st century Maddy cross over in a tantalizing weave, rushing headlong towards an uncertain future.
Here is a book crammed with colour: Byzantine imagery, Victorian charm and a Thoroughly Modern Milly - that is, Maddy, an orphaned teenager in the 21st century who suddenly comes into an inheritance. She and her brother move into Marchwood House and begin exploring, only(as might be expected in a paranormal story) nothing is quite as it seems. An iron door in the cellar hides secrets over a hundred years old and through a series of chilling events, the story of the Cappadocian expedition is pieced together along with its impact on Maddy and Alexandre's lives.
The image of the vampire has haunted many cultures, both East and West, yet curiously there is little reference to them in Turkish folklore - although there is an interesting connection :Vlad Tepes, later Dracula, grew up during a period of semi-fealty to Turkey when his father paid tribute to the Sultan. Bloodthirsty reprisals illustrate most of Vlad's life in his efforts to free his country and he passed into legend as a hero to his own people, until Bram Stoker came across his name in a Whitby library book and spawned a literary genre that is flourishing healthily today.Read more ›
Hidden surprised me, it's been a while since I've read anything YA and although I've been known to watch vampire programmes on tv I've not read vampire books.
The book starts written from two characters perspectives Madison in the present time and Alexandre in 1881.
I liked the timeline split, the modern day foster care lifestyle of Madison in comparison with the rich Victorian era feel of Alexandre in France who then travels with his family on an archeological dig.
Later on as Madison and Alexandre's timelines cross it then continues with both characters in the present time.
I was surprised by how long the vampire link took to be added to the story by then I had read so much about Madison and Alexandre I was already connected to their characters and wanted to read more.
It was a far less gruesome read than I had imagined it would be (being about vampires I'd imagined lots of bloodthirsty scenes) which actually was quite refreshing and actually had a feel of a time travel romance about it in places. It had some interesting twists and though it could be read as a stand alone novel I know there are two further books in this series and I'm intrigued to find out what will happen next and get to know additional characters better.
Overall a good read, and a series I will continue with
I can't wait to read the sequel.
If you haven't bought yourself a copy of this book, then do it NOW. It's AWESOME!!
And Hollywood... if you're reading, this book would be FANTASTIC as a movie! Get to it!!
Can you tell I'm excited about this book? Can you??!!
`Hidden' is aimed at the young adult section but there's no need to walk on by if, like me, you stopped being a young adult some time ago. Wonderfully written and possessing an absorbing storyline, `Hidden' is this years' best read. The ending is suitably fitting and Boland has created a sinister undercurrent that bubbles away for what is sure to be a fantastic book two. `Hidden' is the book that will make you want the feistiness of the heroine, the excitement of adventure and the love of the main man. Romantic and thrilling all in one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A slow start, but this turned into an excellently written vampire adventure, probably one for older teens, due to the content in places but a fantastic read and a refreshing change... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mrs Caroline Maston
Upbeat modern retelling of the vampire legend. Dual story lines give double the entertainment factor. Scary moments tempered by compassion. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Lane
I bought this book as I am a Twilight fan and I was looking for another book. The Amazon reviews were great and it is also partly set in Tetbury near where I live. Read morePublished on 8 Oct. 2013 by Geoflo
Madison and Ben had been orphans for most of their lives and just when things couldn't be more bleaker for Madison the greatest gift of a lifetime is bestowed upon her and her... Read morePublished on 18 Sept. 2013 by Monique Lomino
I read this title as part of a book club that requires a review. Hidden (Marchwood Vampire Series Book 1) is the first book in a series that appears to be aimed at the YA reader... Read morePublished on 29 Aug. 2013 by SiCorbz
with so many vampire books available its difficult to find the ones that draw you into the story, this one starts out as with a different storyline, then leads you into the vampire... Read morePublished on 28 July 2013 by Lorra
I really enjoyed this, it's just a great, escapist book. When I picked it up I didn't know much about it except that it was about vampires. Read morePublished on 7 April 2013 by Miss S. A. Dalton
Another vampire romance written for young adults , who will possibly enjoy it.
Unfortunately , just too implausible for a more mature reader.
for me this book was good but some people say this is YA for me it would be more for a teenage audience. Read morePublished on 18 Mar. 2013 by loobylou
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