Hidden (Avena #1) by  Marianne Curley

Hidden (Avena, #1)

For as long as Ebony can remember, she’s been sheltered. Confined to her home in a secluded valley, home-schooled by her protective parents, and limited to a small circle of close friends. It’s as if she’s being hidden. But something is changing in Ebony. Something that can’t be concealed. She’s growing more beautiful by the day, she’s freakishly strong, and then there’s the fact that she’s glowing.

On one fateful night, Ebony meets Jordan and she’s intensely drawn to him. It’s as if something explodes inside of her–something that can be seen from the heavens. Ebony still doesn’t know that she’s a stolen angel, but now that the heavens have found her, they want her back

My Review

Hidden was a wonderful book. It’s a YA book about a stolen angel that has been living on earth, hidden among a family that does not know of her origin. They believed that she was an orphan, although she came with some odd demands from the one giving her to her new family. She knew that she was different from others. She has purple eyes, and exceptionally strong and fast for someone her age and build.

The beginning starts out with her defying her mother, and sneaking out to go to a dance with her best friend, Amber. Once arriving to the dance she manages to push a boy, Jordan,  into the wall while trying to get out of the vehicle. Once her eyes connect with the one she accidentally body slammed into a brick wall, she feels and instant connection with him. Once she is with her friends one again she cannot get her mind off of Jordan. Who is this boy that has her so mesmerized? Going home after the dance, and learning about her birth causes Ebony to have even more questions about her life. Now on a search, is she going to like the answers she finds?

The combination of just the right about of details, action, and characters/personalities makes this a great book. It was my first book by Marianne Curley, and I was not disappointed. The pace of the story takes you along, and it will make you read “one more chapter” until you end up finishing the book. Another one of the characters you get to learn more about is Thane (Nathanial), who is an angel on the search of the missing angel.