Book Review

Book Review – The Hidden Ones: Awakened by Kathy Goodhew

In “The Hidden Ones: Awakened” By Kathy Goodhew, she introduces us to the fictional world of fairies that is all around us and yet hidden to most every human. In the story, the young girl Mena has experienced difficulties and her mother was tragically killed in a car accident three years ago. Mena begins having strange, repeating dreams that she shares with her grandmother, who tells her stories about the existence of fairies. Only on rare occasions and special circumstances do the fairies allow themselves to be seen by humans. As Mena looks to uncover the meaning of her dreams, she brings her family and new boyfriend Lucas into the incredible world of “The Hidden Ones.”

The story itself is intriguing and has several twists and turns that make for an exciting read. The book is long and does have lots of detail about the characters and their surroundings. Most of the book is written from the perspective of Mena and I would have preferred if the entire book would have kept that perspective, but it does switch back and forth a few times between the other characters. I like the ending, although I’m not going to spoil it for you here. I understand that there is already a sequel to this book and I am interested in seeing where Kathy takes the journey from this point.

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