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3.63  ·  Rating details ·  128 ratings  ·  28 reviews
When Keegan finally gets away from his brutal mother on his sixteenth birthday, things go from bad to strange as his father picks up a hitchhiker in the desert during their escape.

The strangeness of the day gets scary as Keegan notices the hitchhiker’s odd behavior. But with Keegan’s failing memory and bizarre dreams of a red wind, he can’t be sure about what his father’s
Paperback, 82 pages
Published August 25th 2014 by Something Else Publishing
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Jul 05, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Since these are short stories there are just far too many unanswered questions. Excited to see where this story goes. (Review for the series as a whole will be posted once I'm finished will update with link when that time comes) ...more
Jill MacKenzie
Aug 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit that when I first picked up Jax Spenser’s HIDE: UNTETHERED I didn’t think I’d love it. Admittedly, I’m not usually a fan of Science Fiction books and often have a hard time getting through them. But to my surprise, I was pulled into HIDE immediately and felt connected to the main character, Keegan, as he deals with the repercussions of an abusive mother and of a father who has let it all happen. The entire first installment, actually, surprised me with unexpected twists, fresh di ...more
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: horror fans
Shelves: favorites
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Aug 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Hide is a quick, mysterious and suspenseful read that captures your attention from the outset. Although our hero's storyline is initially troubling, the first volume of the series leaves you feeling good for our hero's future and you can't wait for volume 2. ...more
Sophie David
Oct 17, 2014 rated it liked it
This was a fascinating book. To start off with, the cover is just so epic-ly good and with my love of sci-fi books I was immediately drawn in by it but I was also very pleased with the story. We open in the car with Keegan Roe and his dad driving somewhere, anywhere as long as it’s far away from the violent mother that beat Keegan senseless. When they picked up a hitchhiker along the way that displayed bizarre behaviour I felt myself wanting to scream at Billy to just kick this weird man out of ...more
Sep 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I won this one from Goodreads Giveaway program, too. Stylistically, it seemed to focus on more of a middle-grade/young adult level, but content-wise, it left even me feeling unsettled. It is only part one of a five part mini series, so I'm sad that I can't just jump into the next four parts, as many questions are certainly left unanswered. I was able to read it in (mostly) one sitting (I saved the last chapter for after a nap, but other than that I truly just plowed right through it). I liked th ...more
Medeia Sharif
Apr 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Keegan and his father are on the road headed to Arizona when they pick up a strange hitchhiker named John Bruce. Along with the creepiness of this man, Keegan has to contend with horrendous memories of an abusive mother. The tale was eerie, haunting, and bizarre as the three made stops and the creepiness factor intensified. I wanted to read more, but this was part 1 of a serialized YA novel. Because of the length, it ended all too fast. I will have to pick up the rest of the series to find out w ...more
Nicole Cabrera
Aug 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: awesome-books
A Sizzling story. Will keep you running for your safety blanket, and yet, you'll keep turning the pages. You'll find yourself having to "know" what will happen next?! I was honored to hear first drafts of this amazingly spun work of fiction, and I can tell you today it's better than ever. And, I loved it even when it wasn't so polished. Pick this book up. Don't hide under your covers, instead discover a fast-paced, heavy hearted, and exciting new adventure, in HIDE! ...more
Amanda Coppedge
Sep 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2014, ya
Part one of a serialized YA novel. Especially recommended for reluctant teen readers looking for something fun to read on their ereaders or phones. Fans of James Patterson would enjoy this bizarre and suspenseful story.
Oct 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Excellent depth. Keegan is a fascinating teenage boy. Keegan's story is mysterious. Brilliant start to a new series. For sure, I've found a new favorite and can't wait to read more. Highly recommended.
Kerry Cerra
Aug 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya
As a critique partner of Jax, I've seen this book grow from an idea to the phenomenal, suspenseful read it is now. If you're looking for an unputdownable thriller, this is the book for you. ...more
Feb 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Stupid because I haven't read the booklet so how can I create it huh give me a break ok yeah

Aug 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
At 52 pages, the first episode in this series only whets one's appetite for what is sure to be a favorite in the YA/horror/sci-fi section of my library. ...more
Nik August
Aug 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Can I just say the writing of Jax Spenser is incredible! From the first few words you're taken away on a young mans journey both physical and emotional. I'm looking forward to more. ...more
Joy  Cagil
This publication is advertised as a first book in a series. Wrong! It is a long excerpt. When I get a book, free or paid, I look for a full story with believable reasons and a beginning, a middle and an end.

On the other hand, the protagonist is a likable character and his specific voice alone kept me reading. Although I found the plot construction lacking, the author did a good job in going into the main character’s head.

In the beginning, the main character Keegan, a teen, is brutally beaten by
cola bevington
Feb 16, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Incomplete story

Another book that ends in no where ville to get you to buy series. This one has no hold from beginning to end it is disjointed and blasia. I have no desire to know what happened next as there was never any engagement to read further. This book might have pulled itself out of ho him but we will never know as for some crazy reason this author chose to make a sequal that I would only read if paid to do so. If it was truly a full novel I might have continued reading hoping it got bet
Jun 07, 2017 rated it liked it
<100 pages! Not worth it.
May 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
This is a blurb, not a book. Annoying and I will not bother with any others. Good storyline.
Daniel James
Dec 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I NEED to know what happens next! I got this first book free on Kobo but none of the others are on there! Aaaargh! I’m off to hunt them down on other formats now.
Aug 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great short book with plenty of suspense

I ended up purchasing to whole set to see what it is all about. Easy to read and not too complicated but has got me intrigued.
Tanner Ashley
Mmm weird story but I will read sequel book later.
Mar 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Loved part 1 of this story. I'm really intrigued as to what the heck is going on in Sedonia falls. Just downloaded part 2. I'm going in. ...more
Mar 05, 2021 rated it liked it
Not sure what I think about this yet. Unfortunately it is to short to make a decision.
Janice Stinnett

I don't know where the book is going plot wise or anything. There could be a million different ways there story could go. That's why I gave it a three. Will have you set how it progresses in the next episode.
Interesting!! But a bit short to have a clear review of it!!
Tom Pintong
Nov 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
Interesting start, but a bit short.
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Untethered is I intriguing. Am anxious to read more.
Amber Fasick
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BORN JUST outside of Gunnison, Colorado in a government research facility called Area 52.5, (truth be told, Mom, a government astrophysicist, was in her last trimester at Area 51 when she was abruptly transferred), Jax Spenser spent his early years wondering if Dad was the meek and mild-mannered man living at home or if he really existed in the distant twinkle of a far off alien’s gaze.


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