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Hidden Deep

(Hidden Saga #1)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  4,903 ratings  ·  448 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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Misti it is actually 249 without the epilogue and acknowledgements.

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Sarah Elizabeth
(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 L
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
Feb 25, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc
*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 o
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)
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 year
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 b
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 co ...more
Kariny 'Books of Fandom'
*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 blo
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 p
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! ...more
Sarah B
Jun 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I flew through this well written teen fantasy romance. It's not exactly what I typically read but I actually enjoyed it. The characters are well thought out and that made it interesting, especially in a time when I needed to keep myself entertained and my mind's on other things. Simply put, this story helped me relax during some difficult times. And that's a big plus.

So what's it about? It's about an impossible true love. It's also like a fairy tale in many ways as the plot shares many similari
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 t
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! ...more
Jul 03, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Um, I did not expect to like this as much as I did - I mean I started it with extremely low expectations and here I am knocking out a high 3 star rating.

This book definitely took me by surprise. I didn’t know what to expect when I started reading and let me tell you, the insta-love and some of the writing was cringe with a capital C, but I kinda loved it at the same time?? I mean I read this in one sitting and I bloody love Lad. Someone find me my own little elf prince because this one is too m
Amy Patrick
Oct 07, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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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

May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Blown away!!!!

As a 28 year-old wife and mother, reading a book about a 16 year old girl is usually not my thing. I’ve had Hidden Deep downloaded for OVER a year or two. I had initially loved the summary, which is why I originally downloaded it, until I saw the age of the main character and I figured it would be just another teenage Twilight wanna be. Fast forward and I’m in a terrible book lurch. I gobble up books like no ones business, but I was stuck between “already read it” and “too corny” w
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
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,
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??? ...more
Amber .:★Wild Heart Reviews★:.
This is not my typical book. It's generally not my go-to, I must read genre. I was cruising FB one day, though, and saw an advert for it. Thinking my mom would love it from the blurb, I snagged it. Well, it showed up on my Kindle too and on a lark, I decided to read it.

I loved it! You have young love, hard choices, intrigue, mystery and so many other things. There were points it even made me cry. Now I'm just trying to find time to read the rest of the books!
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. ...more
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was so much more than I expected... I can't even tell you what made me decide to purchase it. Something on Facebook, I believe.

Lad and Ryann had quite the story. I couldn't stop reading! I just downloaded book 2... so here's to skipping sleep! I HAVE to find out what happens next!
Mar 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fans of Twilight will LOVE this paranormal romance. I can't wait to read the rest of the saga... ...more
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful story!

Unique fantasy plot, felt like a combination of Avatar and magical fairy tale story. Can’t wait for the other series.
Carly Palmer
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved reading this! Great writing and the sweet relationship between Lad and Ryann was to die for. Amy Patrick, you are a literary genius!
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pleasantly worth the read

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who appreciates a good love story. These young adult type romances are my guilty pleasures!
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I've written 28 books (and counting!) Most of them are young adult fantasy and YA paranormal romance. I'm honored to be an Amazon bestseller and a multi-award winning author. I'm a two-time RWA Golden Heart finalist and the author of the popular Hidden Saga and the new Crimson Accord series. I live in Rhode Island where I write at the beach year round and sometimes crave the heat and humidity of M ...more

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