Hidden (Dragonlands #1)
by Megg Jensen
Synopsis from Goodreads:
The mystery enshrouding Hutton’s Bridge is as impenetrable as the fog that descended at its borders eighty years ago. Each year, three villagers enter the mist searching for answers. No one ever returns.
Then a dragon falls from the sky to the town square, dead—the first glimpse of an outside world that has become nothing more than a fairy tale to Hutton’s Bridge. Except to Tressa.
Tressa grew up with Granna’s stories of the days before the fog fell. When Granna dies, leaving Tressa without any family, Tressa ventures into the fog herself, vowing to unravel the foul magic holding Hutton’s Bridge captive.
What she discovers beyond the fog endangers the lives of everyone she loves.
If you look back at my “read” pile of books, you probably won’t see a handful if any fantasy books because they aren't usually the ones that I read. After reading HIDDEN 's synopsis I decided to give it a try. With the fog that no one can escape from, the dragons and the creepy lands outside the fog, I fell in love with HIDDEN and received a new love for fantasy books.
The prologue had me right from the beginning. An eerie fog surrounding the city and all the adults are gone. What? From that moment on I was drawn in. Tressa the main heroine was a very strong female character. She had been orphaned as a little child and raised by her Granna, the oldest living adult that remembers the fog rolling in that day. And because of that she was the leader of Hutton's Bridge. The story continues on with Sophia (Granna) dying and Tressa, Bastian, and Conner heading out into the fog to see if there was any way at all for them to get out and make it back and clear the fog. The village was getting sick and new medicine was needed.
From the very beginning I couldn't put it down. So much was going on with a fog beast, dragons, battles, an evil queen, the Black Guard, and some kind of tree creatures HIDDEN is exciting and entertaining. The romance between Tressa and Bastian was so sweet and I wanted them together the entire time. Some scenes are for mature audiences only but it was tastefully done and in the right places. I can’t wait to learn more about what awaits Conner now. And what is Tressa and Bastion’s fate along with the fate of Hutton’s Bridge.
I give HIDDEN 5 HOOTS!!!