Thursday, August 7, 2014

Shrouded Soul - The 3rd book in Clare Davidson's Hidden series is out today!

If you haven't checked out Clare Davidson's Hidden series, you're missing out! 

Today, Shrouded Soul, book 3, is out!!! I read it in one day! Good stuff...

The Hidden series

Book 1
When everyone thinks your sister committed suicide, it’s hard to prove she was murdered. 

Kim is unable to accept Charley’s sudden death. Crippled by an unnatural amnesia, her questions are met with wall after wall. As she doubts her sanity, she realises her investigation is putting those around her in danger.

The only person who seems to know anything is Matthew, an elusive stranger who would rather vanish than talk. Despite his friendly smile, Kim isn’t sure she can trust him. But if she wants to protect her family from further danger, Kim must work with Matthew to discover how Charley died – before it’s too late.

 Book 2

When you know magic is real, complacency is not an option.

 It’s a new school year and ten months since Kim’s sister died. She wants to forget about magic, rebuild her life and start fresh. But it’s not easy when she has to lie to everyone: her family, best friend, Sophie, and secretive new guy, AJ.

But when Sophie’s grandmother falls ill, Kim can’t help but notice the parallels to Charley’s death. Convinced she’s the only one who can help, Kim sets out to discover what’s really wrong with Sophie’s grandmother.

The new release!

Book 3

Keeping secrets. Telling lies. Kim is protecting everyone. Isn’t she?

Kim’s secrets are pushing Sophie away, whilst AJ’s fears are damaging their fledgling relationship. Kim tries to reassure him, but she knows he should be worried. He should be running. She keeps telling herself they can all have a normal life, free from the influence of the Baneem—but it’s the biggest lie of all.

The illusion Kim is clinging to is shattered when AJ vanishes. But he isn’t the only one put in danger by the information Kim is hiding. How can she defend everyone from enemies who keep growing stronger?

For a preview of Shrouded Soul, click HERE.

My Review: I'm a big fan of Davidson's Hidden series, and it just keeps getting better! Shrouded Soul kept me guessing. Lots of suspense and mystery at play. I'm usually not too keen on alternating POVs, and this is the first book in the series to use them, but I think it really enhances the story. Seeing things from both Kim and AJ's perspectives gave Davidson's world of Shamari and Baneem a whole new depth. I was a little concerned near the end of the book that nothing would be resolved in time, and while there was a bit of a cliffhanger that makes me yearn for the next book, I did find the end satisfying. I'm looking forward to what comes next for Kim and AJ and seeing where they find themselves in the battle between good and evil.

About Clare: Clare Davidson is a character driven fantasy writer, teacher and mother, from the UK. Clare was born in Northampton and lived in Malaysia for four and a half years as a child, before returning to the UK to settle in Leeds with her family. Whilst attending Lancaster University, Clare met her future husband and never left. They now share their lives with their young daughter and a cranky grey cat, called Ash and an insane white kitten, called Pirate. Clare juggles family life with writing, teaching and a variety of fibre craft hobbies.

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