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Hidden Deep

(Hidden Saga #1)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  4,383 ratings  ·  400 reviews
Give in to the Glamour…

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
Paperback, 1st, 319 pages
Published March 23rd 2015 by Oxford South Press
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(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
Wendy Higgins
That was a fun lil diddy - had my emotions going everywhere!
Feb 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Verdict: For teens who love supernatural romances.

I’ve read a lot of disappointing book lately, and after reading this one, I realised something. A five star book doesn’t have to be flawless; it has to make me love it despite its flaws. Hidden Deep is one of those books.

I loved Ryann. She's a character with Southern American charm who strives to remember that a man shouldn’t be her everything, he should the icing on the cake. I was drawn in by her voice and entertained by the way she chose to go
*I received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for my honest review*

First Thoughts

I feel terrible for saying this, but I did not enjoy this book. The characters left a lot to be desired, there were odd additions to the book (fan pods?) that confused me, and the "plot twists" were too predictable.

I get that Hidden Deep is a YA novel and the characters are teenagers, but Ryann acted more like a 7 year old than a teen. I grew tired of reading the story through her eyes--childishly leading one boy
S.J. Abbo
May 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing

4.5 stars to be precise...

Because, even if it is very good, and I like it a lot; it has two things I really, really don't like in books




Luckily, the book two is out, and that solve the problem nb.1

But,... I heard in there we have, even more, nb.2 problems (that sucks)
Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
Thanks to Netgalley and All Night Reads for giving me this book to review.

Ryann has recently moved back to her childhood home after her parent’s messy divorce, the same place where 10 years ago where she almost died and was saved by a mysterious boy. After swimming in a pond, she meets the young man who saved her, Lad and becomes more and more drawn to the woods and the enigmatic man who is keeping secrets. Lad knows the law, don’t get caught and don’t get too close to humans, but he has never
Lyn  Ching
Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Being surprised by a book you don’t expect much from is always a gift. I love it when I fall deeper into the story as I move from one chapter to the next. That’s what I got here.

As the blurb says, Ryann falls in love with her rescuer from ten years back who disappeared right after he helped her. Without him, she would clearly be long dead. Since no one saw the boy, they all pushed Ryann to believe she imagined it all but she never fully believed them. She goes back to her grandmother’s home
kariny v
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*I received a free ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* OMG I'M WRITING THE FIRST REVIEW FOR THIS BOOK ON GOODREADS!!!*HAPPY DANCING*

Ryann, as a kid, once went into the forest while her family feasted at the dining table. She slipped silently into the alluring woods where she fell asleep and would have almost frozen to death if a little boy with curly blonde hair hadn't saved her. A few years later, she comes back to live with her grandma and she can't seem to resist the call of
Feb 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
***I received a copy in exchange for my honest review*****
This book was a fun and interesting story about a girl named Ryann whose parents are getting a divorce. As a result, Ryann and her mom move into her grandma's house located deep in the woods of a small town. It is there that she meets Lad, a boy that saved her ten years ago that has many secrets about where he comes from.
The entire storyline was just amazing. Lad and Ryann were so perfect together and I was really able to see the love
Feb 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
So good! This book kept me wanting to read more and I couldn't put it down!
This boy saves a girl who wondered into the woods behind her grandmas house, of course no one believes her about the boy so she just thinks she must have imagined it, well years later her and her mom move in with her grandma and she's out exploring the woods and she runs into him... He saves her again... And the whole time I'm trying to figure out what the world is he...and I would have never guessed right. I loved that
Elizabeth Jane
Finished in one day! Could not put it down! Some stories are able to really capture your attention and make you FEEL what the characters feel. Hidden Deep was one such story for me. Sweet tea, secrets, and young love--oh my!I LOVED the romance between Lad and Ryann. It's so sweet, natural, and addictive. They have many obstacles to overcome for their relationship to be able to continue. I'm definitely getting the next book in the Hidden series to see what happens!
Violet Stone
Sep 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Even though it's been a few weeks since I've read this book I'm still not quite sure how I want to review this book. On the one hand I enjoyed it, it was an interesting plot with a unique world. On the other hand it was quite predictable and the romance was a little annoying.

Ryann tells herself she'll never want a man as much as he wants her. She doesn't want to end up like her mother who was crushed by her husband's affair. I never really felt like Ryann believed this but it was something she
Shelly Chalmers
Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was fortunate enough to have a chance to read this book before it's release, and I LOVED it! It's been a long time since I've been able to get lost in a book, but the writing here is deliciously strong, with unique voices for every character, wonderful description, and intricate plot weaving. Yet never once does it forget that at heart, it's a sweet-but-sexy YA romance about a young girl trying to decide who she is, and finding first love...even if there is magic involved. :) The stakes and ...more
Feb 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was fantastic! I loved how the author slowly introduced me to a whole new world bringing it all together in a surprising way. The characters are wonderfully described and I've already cast the characters for a movie, which I would love to see happen. I am looking forward to Book 2 and 3 to see how things end up for Ryann, Lad, Nox and Grandma! I did win this book here on Goodreads and I am so glad that I did!
Michele Wesley
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an excellent start to this series. Of course I liked the mysterious bad boy, so Nox is my favorite character so far. The end left me no choice but to get the next book. Wonderfully entertaining so far. Great Read!
This was way too addictive.

So addictive, in fact, that I lost a lot of sleep for this. I love these easy fun reads even when I shouldn't during this time of year.

goodbye grades

Elizabeth Emily Browne
**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.**

Okay.. This book was amazing and I immediately fell in love with it. Actually if I'm totally honest I can't believe how quickly and completely I fell in love with this book.

I now know that I have to read the other two books in the trilogy without a doubt. Once started, I could not bring myself to put this book down and I can't believe I put off starting it
I absolutely loved this book! I forgot it was an arc, and as soon as I finished it, went to Amazon to buy the next one, but it's not out yet :( The author fantastically portrayed the Fey in such an original new way. The protagonist Ryann did a good job of sticking to her guns, trusting her instincts, trying to follow her mom's advice on love, but keepting true to herself. The ending was such a cliffhanger though, when is book 2 coming out???
Jun 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was great. I was so emotional. I didn't cry when I read the fault in our stars but I did cry while reading this. I was happy one minute then crying the next then back to happy. The ending threw me for a loop and I can't wait to read the next book.
Tiera McMillian
I thought this book was cute. To be honest the blurb put a lot of emphasis on things that were a little glossed over in the story. Ryann our FMC seemed strong and independent for a 16 yo, tho she comes across pretty jaded after her parents divorce left her mom and her in a bad way with some hefty IRS dept and no way for them to pay. I hated that Ryann gets put in the middle and has to find a way to bail her parents out. I loved Lad he’s perfect (starry eyes).

We start with Ryann and her love for
Ever since she was rescued from the woods by a mysterious boy in her childhood, Ryann has been drawn to the woods surrounding her grandmother's house. When she and her mother move in with Grandma after a divorce, Ryann is free to explore the woods again. She is reunited with "Lad", the boy that helped her all those years ago. They are attracted to each other, but they both have their own reasons for holding back. There is also, Nox, the cutest boy in school, who is interested in Ryann too. (view ...more
Karen Barber
Jun 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Ryann has recently moved back to her grandmother's house after her parents' marriage breakdown. She is drawn to the woods, but can't explain why. One day she comes across a young boy in the woods, and can't escape the feeling she has met him before.
Quite quickly we realise Lad and Ryann do, indeed, have history. He saved her life when she was seven. She had mentioned this people that lived in the woods, but her parents saw it as an after effect of her ordeal. They were never mentioned.
The main
Teresa Barrera
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So this is a whole different kind a fantasy read and I absolutely loved it! I was drawn in from page one and couldn't stop reading. Of course there was some predictability in areas and I was like, "I KNEW IT!", but no doubt had me on the edge of me seat.
I'm a big nature loving nerd, so I was really drawn into the description of scenery as well as after finding out what Lad was and his home. I was rooting for Lad and Ryann.
I can't really go into anymore details as I'd end up giving away spoilers,
Crystal Collier
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
I loved, loved, loved this book!

So yes, it appeals to the girly teen inside who wants a little bit of magic, a sweet romance, and an edge of danger. This was a delight to read, and I was truly sad when it ended, but I WILL be reading on because Amy Patrick writes a wonderful story with the kind of voice that struck home with me.

Bring on the rest of the series!

Content warning: Minor cussing.
Aug 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
This book confused me I liked the main plot and the universe but the characters often annoyed and the relationships made me a bit uneasy I can't really explain that
I'll maybe read the 2nd book to see how it's developed and then I'll see
Feb 02, 2019 marked it as to-read
02/02/19 - Available on Audible but I have never heard of this author so hoping the books goes on Romance Package.
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love to listen to ya books. This one didn't disappoint. It is my first book by this author, and it would not be the last. The story is excellent, different from the regular elf story. The narrator does a great job switching between female/male voice.
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
It was... cute. If that word can describe a book I liked it enough to finish, was easy to read. It was predictable but still a fun read. Free on kindle so that's always a bonus. ...more
Aysheh Spicer
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really liked this

I didn’t know what my expectations were before I started this book. I’m pleasantly surprised, it was a really good read.
Andrea Ahn
Oct 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: supernatural
I very much enjoyed this book, I liked how it dealt with a different mythical being besides just your everyday vampires, shapeshifters, hunters, etc. Some parts of the book were a bit predictable and other parts weren't so much. The storyline and characters were well developed. Ryann and Lad are cute together, Ryann and Nox could have been cute together too, the story is able to go many different ways, can't wait to read the next one.
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Amy is a two-time RWA Golden Heart finalist and author of the popular award-winning young adult urban fantasy/paranormal romance series, The Hidden Saga and the upcoming Newport Billionaires sweet romance series. She lives in Rhode Island with her news anchor husband and two children and sometimes craves the heat and humidity of Mississippi, where she grew up. For many years she wrote about true ...more

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“The first time I saw him, everyone convinced me he was a hallucination caused by hypothermia. It was the second time that really messed me up.” 1 likes
“Never want anyone more than he wants you. You can have a man in your life, Ryann, but never need someone. Just let him be icing on the cake.” 1 likes
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