Hidden (Fire and Iceland #1)
Paranormal Romance / Urban Fantasy
Date Published: October 31, 2018
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
After a breathtaking journey through Iceland, Vanessa Evanston finishes her dream vacation with her two best friends in the capital city of Reykjavik—and wakes up the next morning on the ground, on a tiny island 250 kilometers north, with no memory of how she got there.
Luckily, handsome and kind-hearted local Gunnar Heimirsson stumbles upon her—unluckily, he can’t explain her mysterious journey either. Nor can anyone explain why Vanessa soon discovers “last night” actually happened a year ago, and everyone thinks she’s dead.
Iceland is known for its folklore, but beyond the elves and mountain trolls, there are other creatures: beautiful, powerful, and vengeful, known as the huldufólk. Gunnar has been alive for a century, trapped by their curse after angering them. From the far flung Westfjords to the black sands of Reynisfjara, the answer to Vanessa’s missing year might be connected to Gunnar’s punishment—as well as his long-lost wife, Hera—but the truth lies somewhere in the realm of magic, myth, and love, and Vanessa has only just discovered fairy tales are real.
I liked this book enough to continue with the series. It was interesting and refreshing. It’s full of surprises and the research behind it is impressive. For most, there may be a lot of information and I agree, to a point, but it was a good time. I liked my time with this one.
Vanessa wakes up one morning without remembering much of what happened last night, which was two years ago. Confused and a bit scarred, she learns the ins and outs of this new place. Gunnar Heimirsson is there to help her all the way. Vanessa will learn a lot about tradition and will soon discover there is more to it.
There is a lot of world building and there are many things to discover. But I think the author did a good job with Vanessa and Gunnar’s story. As a couple, their attraction is built well and I like how the cover matches them as a couple.
Yes, many things to discover and some I didn’t see coming. I liked it and I cannot wait to have taste at book 2. Let me know your thoughts, if you have already read it, if not, I do hope you’ll give it a try. Happy Reading!
About the Author
Megan Morgan is an award-winning paranormal and contemporary romance author from Cleveland, Ohio. A mild-mannered airport bar supervisor by day and purveyor of things that go bump in the night, she lives on the often-wintry shores of Lake Erie with her spoiled cat and adult son, both of whom shed too much.