Hidden (Marchwood Vampire Series #1)

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Overview

HIDDEN is a paranormal adventure that spans the centuries from modern London to 19th century Paris and ancient Cappadocia.

Sixteen-year-old Madison Greene is in foster care until one day she inherits a fortune, she inherits a house, she inherits a cellar full of danger.

Eighteen-year-old Alexandre lives in 19th century Paris. On an archaeological expedition he discovers a lost underground city where his life ...

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Overview

HIDDEN is a paranormal adventure that spans the centuries from modern London to 19th century Paris and ancient Cappadocia.

Sixteen-year-old Madison Greene is in foster care until one day she inherits a fortune, she inherits a house, she inherits a cellar full of danger.

Eighteen-year-old Alexandre lives in 19th century Paris. On an archaeological expedition he discovers a lost underground city where his life changes forever.

For each of them, life is finally starting. Little do they know it is closer to ending. Something lies buried which should have been forgotten. A Pandora's Box that was meant to stay shut. But Madison and Alexandre have never been any good at following the rules. They are about to find everything they've ever desired and everything that could destroy them.

Falling in love has never been so dangerous.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780956998507
  • Publisher: Creative Adrenalin
  • Publication date: 8/28/2011
  • Pages: 426
  • Sales rank: 635,849
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Shalini Boland lives in Dorset with her husband and two noisy boys. Prior to having children she was signed to Universal Music as a singer songwriter. Now she grabs every spare second to write young adult and children's fiction.

'HIDDEN', the first in the Marchwood Vampire Series, is now available as an ebook and in print. The second book in the Marchwood Vampire Series, 'THICKER THAN BLOOD', will be out later this year.

'OUTSIDE', a post-apocalyptic teen adventure romance is also available now.

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  • Posted June 2, 2011

    Twilight with DMs on

    I am an unashamed Twilight nut, and I absolutely loved this. In fact Edward Cullen and Alexandre (from Hidden) are toughing it out for top spot on my bookshelf as i am writing this. It's beautiful, dark and richly gothic, and dead creepy too. It's got everything a teen would love (I'm not a teen by the way) leaving home for the first time, romantic old mansions in the country, pretty vamps and a truly creepy ancient city of underground vampires. And, most important, a cracking story.


    If you have a Twi-shaped hole in your life, this will more than fill it. Can't wait for the next one in the series.

    13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2011

    A gripping and delicious read!

    We're in a world saturated with vampire stories - and for me they never get old. I love the genre. Boland gives me exactly what I need from a vamp novel (more Rice less Meyer) because she sets this in two time periods. I love the old world Gothic vibe, it's richly described, the layers are creepy, moreish, and addictive. I couldn't have stopped reading this if I'd tried.

    This book is a gripping page turner that made me want the next one!

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

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    Amazingly Pleasing

    This was an amazing read. I could not even begin to put it down. So many twists and turns. Shalini Boland does an incredible job with originality and her writing style is spectacular. I really want to see this as a movie, or television show. The world setting and character were so well written you can literally see the story play out as you read. The storyline grabs you from the beginning, with suspense, romance, and mystery. The pace keeps the story moving, till the end, and what an ending it was. I found nothing distastefully with this book. A definite NYT Bestseller in my opinion. One I'd love to see another book to.

    Come By and check out the giveaway going on and a Charater Interview:
    werevampsromance dot org

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2011

    Great book!

    I wasnt sure what to expect when i bought this book, but loved it from the start! Fell in love with the two main characters and couldnt put the book down. I loved the twilight series and didnt think i would like this as much... i was wrong! Loved it as much if not more and cannot wait for more of the series to come out!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2011

    Really looking forward for the next one.

    Wow. What an unexpected find. I was impressed enough with this to actually sit down and encourage others to give this a go. I'm so glad I got my NookColor. I'm finding gems like this. I was just browsing looking for something interesting to read - and found I couldn't put this down until I'd finished. I wouldn't compare it so much with the Twilight saga except for possibly the vampire/human connection (this no--comparison is a good thing - and I do like the Twilight Saga). I liked the parallel multi-historical time storyline letting you get to know the two main characters in their own worlds and get invested in them, before they come together. Definitely worth your time - I'm really glad I gave this book a shot - and look forward to reading the next in the series. I definitely want to see where Shalini goes with these characters. :)

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 2, 2011

    Couldn't Put It Down

    I loved this book. It had everything I want from a novel. Maddy is a great character with attitude and I was rooting for her from the word go. There's so much edge of the seat suspense and the story takes you to unexpected and original places. I also like the contrast with modern day and historical - it added to the excitement. It was a great read which I think both teens and adults will love.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2011

    A "Hidden" treasure!

    Can't wait for the next book in the series.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

    Wow....

    I always look for authors who can spin a new view on the age old vampire story. Boland did just that. She took a story which has been told two ways from Sunday, and was able to drop in a new twist. I'm impressed and look forward to the next chapter in the lives of the Marchwood Vampires. This is on of the few novels I have allowed myself to read due to the influx of writing on the topic. I found myself tired of the same old predictable spin, and longed for someone to write a tale which would not only create questions but answer them as well. I sincerely hope Boland expands on the history and the origins she creatively put into play early. I would hate to see such a wonderful, imaginative and very creative story line fall into the wide trap of cookie cutter writing. Thanks Boland for a wonderful and 'hard to put down' read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

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    Ok so im a major fan of jr ward gena showalter sherylyn kenyon ( horrid spelling i know and i appoligize) and i will say im into more erotic paranormal but they have gotten very repitious and my fav authors just arent producing what i enjoyed the most about them in the begining. I found this book when i was book stalking and WOW im a 30 yr old woman and have read countless books and i havnt read a book that completelly ensnared me since my first kenyon book. The way the author described the settings and surroundings was amazing and breath taking at times. Im a visual reader and if the book is good my entire head fills up with the world they create. He jumped from eras flawlessly and the characters had true depth and vastly different. The love angle and ease of acceptence was a bit far fetched but considering that was not the focus of the book it truly dosnt matter .. i would like to thank the aurthor for giving me a book that reminded me why i love reading and that vampire books are not all twilightish r erotic. Thank you and im dying to start the next book....

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2011

    The price of book makes things clear once u start reading!

    Book did not get interesting till the 400s pages! It has alot of twilight similaries. If i want to read a twilight novel i will reread the twilight bk. The spelling and poor writing skills. Book did have potential. Wont read the second one unless the price is the same.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 6, 2011

    It was glued to my fingers

    This is one of those books you just have to keep reading. The number of times I was tired next day at work because it'd kept me up until the early hours. It's a wonderful, wonderful adventure that starts off in mundane urban life and then catapaults you so hard you nearly get whiplash. Madison is great, and so is Alexandre. What's amazing is how the author gives us an original twist on the vampire novel. Beautiful, beguiling, haunting, creepy and unputdownable!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 29, 2011

    Awesome!!

    Edward who? ALEX IS MY HERO NOW!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 22, 2011

    Read. It.

    A great start to what promises to be an excellent series, Boland takes a fresh approach to the "vampire drama". The price is right and the book does not disappoint! Read. It.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    WORTHY READ

    A TRULY ORIGINAL STORY. SMOOTH READ.
    WELL THOUGHT OUT CHARACTRES

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2012

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    SEQUEL CANNOT COME FAST ENOUGH

    THIS IS THE TYPE OF BOOK THAT ONCE U START U CANNOT PUT IT DOWN. PLEASE SEQUEL COME ALREADY!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2011

    A wonderful escape

    Hidden is an unusual hybrid of period drama and modern drama. At first it feels as if you are reading two different books, but this method works.

    It was a delight to read convincing details of life in the 1800's, Indie Jones style danger, ancient legends and mysterious caverns become a dramatic thriller threaded with poetic melancholy sadness.

    The modern saga is so well told, Maddy and Ben being orphaned, and having the conflicts and struggles of teenage life, until living the impossible dream of inheriting money and station.

    Maddy is one tough cookie, and her expeditions in their new home lead to an even better dream (Mr dreamy). Growing up too fast, this is a whirlwind tale of adventure, danger, cross purposes and conflict, mixed up with an exquisite countryside and romance.

    It was a lively read, compelling, full of incredible descriptions and metaphors. As far as the vampire genre goes, I've never met a more likable vampire than the ones in Hidden- this one is original on many levels.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2011

    Amazing!

    Read it. The setting is different and completely different than most typical vampire stories. The thing about it is the author gives two point of views-the vampire & the human.
    I enjoy reading about the old times with modern life still present.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

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    For 60-year-olds too.

    Strange how one often finds the best books under the YA label. I'll be 60 in two days. It didn't stop me very much enjoying this. A vampire novel - but a long way from the recent plethora of cliche vampire novels. Two interweaving stories, sulky teenager Madison, and Alexandre, from the 18th century finally joining and becoming the story of both. The characters are vivid, though I couldn't help but sympathise more with Madison.
    A romance and a thriller.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

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    Great!!!

    Really great book. Each chapter that I finished left me anticipating more of the story. The characters are well developed and had me cheering them on. I'm really looking foward to the second book. I totally recommend this book to anyone, you won't be disappointed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2011

    Loved it.

    Was a bit nervous with all the twilight references, but was plesantly surprised at the twists and turns. I like all the characters and it's fascinating to watch their journey. Being in my 30's I was hoping the author hadn't dumbed anything down and was glad I didn't find that to be the case. Had no issues with the British slang at all. Highly recommend so give it a shot.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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