Hidden Deep, Book 1 of the Hidden Saga

Hidden Deep, Book 1 of the Hidden Saga

by Amy Patrick

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Overview

***He's not even supposed to talk to a human, much less fall in love with one***

Sixteen-year-old Ryann Carroll has just run into the guy who saved her life ten years ago. You might think she'd be happy to see him again. Not exactly. She's a bit underdressed (as in skinny-dipping) and he's not supposed to exist.

After her father's affair, all Ryann wants is to escape the family implosion fallout and find a little peace. She also wouldn't mind a first date that didn't suck, but she's determined not to end up like her mom: vulnerable, betrayed, destroyed. Ryann's just moved into her grandma's house in rural Mississippi, the same place where ten years earlier she became lost in the woods overnight and nearly died.

She's still irresistibly drawn to those woods. There she encounters the boy who kept her from freezing to death that long ago winter night and was nowhere to be seen when rescuers arrived. He's still mysterious, but now all grown-up and gorgeous, too. And the more she's with him, the greater the threat he poses to Ryann's strict policy-- never want someone more than he wants you.

Seventeen-year-old Lad knows the law of his people all too well: Don't get careless and Don't get caught. It's allowed his race to live undetected in this world for thousands of years, mentioned only in flawed and fading folklore. Lad's never been able to forget about Ryann since that night ten years ago. When he sees her again, his fascination re-ignites and becomes a growing desire that tempts him to break all the rules. He's not even supposed to talk to a human, much less fall in love with one.

And the timing is atrocious. The Assemblage is coming, the rift between the Light and Dark is widening. Lad may have to trade his own chance at happiness to keep the humans, especially Ryann, blissfully ignorant and safe.

**Fans of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series and Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga will be drawn to Amy Patrick's sexy, magical Hidden Saga.**

**Grab your copy today and Give in to the Glamour of the Hidden Saga!**

THE HIDDEN SERIES:
Book 1: Hidden Deep
Book 2: Hidden Heart
Book 3: Hidden Hope
The Sway- A Hidden Saga Companion Novella
Book 4: Hidden Darkness
Book 5: Hidden Danger
Book 6: Hidden Desire
Book 7: Hidden Game (Ancient Court, Book 1)
Book 8: Hidden Magic (Ancient Court, Book 2)
Book 9: Hidden Hero (Ancient Court, Book 3)

Honors for Hidden Deep:
2013 YA Finalist in the prestigious RWA Golden Heart romance writing contest
Winner of the Maggie Unpublished award - YA Category- Georgia Romance Writers
Finalist in many other RWA chapter contests nationwide

REVIEWS:

"I was immediately drawn to the cool, quiet tranquility of the woods. The details jumped off the page in deep green leaves and cold clear water. Then Lad and Ryann swept me right off my feet... I was glad that I started Hidden Deep on a Friday so that I could read straight through the night into the breaking hours of dawn. It ended way too quickly. I hope the continuation will be out soon. I will be making plans for another Friday night lost in the world of Lad and Ryann." - AJ- BITTEN BY BOOKS

"I really got into this story, and every time I reached the end of a chapter I couldn't resist going onto the next one... Hidden Deep was a YA fantasy novel like no other. In a world of vampires and demons and witches, a new story with a new mythical background is always welcome. It was a funny, romantic, refreshing read that I'm glad I got to pick up. I'd definitely be interested in reading the rest of this trilogy." Jessica-- The Book Bratz YA book blog

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151258869
Publisher: Oxford South Press
Publication date: 03/20/2015
Series: Hidden Saga Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 319
Sales rank: 5,725
File size: 630 KB

About the Author

Amy Patrick is a two-time Golden Heart finalist (2013 and 2014) who writes Contemporary Romance and Young Adult fantasy/paranormal romance. She is the author of the Hidden Saga and the Still series. Living in New England now with her husband and two sons, she sometimes craves the heat and humidity of Mississippi, where she grew up. She's been a professional singer and news anchor and currently narrates audio books as well as working as a voiceover artist and video host. And she writes. A lot.

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Hidden Deep, Book 1 of the Hidden Saga 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great+book+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started reading on a Sunday morning and by Monday night I was ready to start book 2! I love this world Amy has created. I can't wait to read more?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the characters and story. Read them all in a day!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great young adult read (although not ashamed to admit that I enjoyed it and Im almost 30 ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a very captivating book and i was always waiting what would happen next. Very well written and i love the charachters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the story. Great characters. Keeps you interested and finding out more. Have purchased hidden heart and the sway. Cannot wait for hidden hope. Thank you amy for a creative and wonderful story.
Saptarshi More than 1 year ago
Rating: 3.5 / 5. ***A big thank you to YA Bound Book Tours and Ms. Patrick for giving me an ARC of Hidden Deep*** When I read the summary for Hidden Deep, I was immediately hooked and knew I had to read it. I am happy to say that while it wasn't totally what I expected, I still enjoyed reading this book. The characters were fun, and the storyline was pretty interesting, plus the whole mystery with Lad and Nox kept me hooked. When I first started this book, I had a hard time getting into it because the beginning seemed to have started out slow, but as I continued reading, the story really picked up the pace and flowed smoothly for the most part. Like I said before, I really liked the storyline. The mystery behind who Lad was had me hooked to the book, plus the whole thing with fan pods was also very creative, even the though the story doesn't really go into much details on that. The paranormal aspect in this book was very unique and creative. It's not your usual paranormal book. I have only read about this topic in one other book series. I am not going to reveal what the paranormal topic is because I don't want to spoil the story for anyone. As for the characters, they were overall written very nicely. I loved the different personalities of each characters. They were all really fun, humorous, caring, and easy to relate with. However, there were a few things that kind of bothered me. One was the romance between Lad and Ryann, which seemed to have developed too quickly. It's wasn't exactly insta love or anything, but the pace at which their relationship progressed seemed too fast and unrealistic for me. Nevertheless though, I still loved reading about their friendship and it was nice seeing them interact with each other. The other thing that bothered me was that many important aspects of the book, which I felt were meant to be surprises, were just instead really predictable. I had already guessed important revelations in this book before they were even revealed, so there wasn't really that many surprise elements. Hidden Deep was a pretty fun book. It actually felt more like a prequel than an actual first book in the series. I really hope the next book is going to dive deeper into Lad's world and the fan pods, because I really find those two aspects of the story the most interesting. Overall, this was good book and I'll definitely be looking forward to reading the next one. If you like unique paranormal stories, than I definitely recommend this book!
Sarah_UK1 More than 1 year ago
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Amy Patrick, All Night Reads, and NetGalley.) “So you meet an amazing guy in the middle of the woods – why does this kind of thing never happen to me?” “I guess you should go skinny-dipping more often,” This was a YA paranormal romance, with creatures you’d expect to find in Lord of the Rings! I liked Ryann, although she did come across as a little immature at points. It was obvious how much she liked Lad though, and it was noble of her to sacrifice everything for his happiness. “I’m surprised your father let you leave with me – I’m surprised he me leave at all.” The storyline in this mainly dealt with Ryann and Lad getting to know each other, and Ryann trying to find a way to save the trees which were home to Lad’s family. I was a bit surprised when I found out what race Lad was supposed to be, as I’m not sure I’ve ever read a book with this type of paranormal creature in it. “It was impossible. It was crazy. And I knew it was true.” There was some romance, although it seemed like Ryann and Lad weren’t going to be able to be together and have a relationship because of the differences between them. “The kiss was perfect, firm but not too aggressive, gently exploring and inviting me to do the same.” The ending to this was fairly happy, but the epilogue then left us with a cliff-hanger. 6 out of 10
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
A new saga begins! Ryann Carroll is seventeen years old and has had her life turned totally upside down by her parents splitting up and her Dad riding off into the proverbial sunset leaving behind substantial taxes to be paid. Her Mum just doesn’t have the money to pay them and he’s disappeared without a care in the world. Ryann and her Mum move back to live with her Grandma. When she was small Ryann had got lost in the woodlands which her Grandma owns adjoining her garden. Her memories of this are mixed up but do include her being rescued by a strange boy that no one else seems to know about. It is assumed that she dreamt this but now she meets him again and mysteries start to be revealed about his life and the lives of his family and friends. You’ll need to read it yourself to find out more! I really enjoyed this story, with its total mix of teenage angst, family secrets, financial worries, elves and romance. It is well written with robust characters, familiar yet different settings and a great plot. It is an enjoying, enthralling read that left me wanting to read the rest of the trilogy as soon as possible! No doubt about it, this is a book a have no hesitation in highly recommending to teens, young adults and adults alike - a great ‘must read’ and the start to a great series. I will certainly be looking out for the sequels and other books by this great author! Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read this book in exchange for an honest review.