The Hidden: Shadowed Wings, Book 1 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
I am a latent wolf shifter. Or so I thought. Then, life as I knew it changed in a flash - or more accurately, an electrocution.
I’ve woken up in a strange place, surrounded by strange people who hate me. They’re in the middle of a war, and I look like I belong on the wrong side of it. If that’s not enough to qualify as a really bad day, I now have wings and a strange animal to figure out because it turns out that there’s not a damn latent thing about me.
If I want to live, I have to prove that I’m not the spy I’m accused of being. Then, I need to figure out how the f--k to get back home before all hell breaks loose. Too bad my animal has zero interest in working with me unless it has to do with the two hot assholes that lead this rebel group.
I’m on my own in a place I’ve never even heard of, with threats I don’t know how to defeat. And lucky me, I might as well have a rotisserie chicken living inside of me for all the help my newly discovered gryphon is.
Perfect. Just f--king perfect.
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|Listening Length||6 hours and 8 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||April 20, 2020|
|Publisher||Ivy Asher LLC|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #46,789 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#1,410 in Paranormal Romance (Audible Books & Originals)
#8,189 in Werewolf & Shifter Romance
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Falon always thought she was a wolf shifter, but after something happens as she tries to deal with her grandmother’s ashes, she finds herself a gryphon, flying in an unknown world.
The new land comes with new dangers, and a culture Falon has no idea how to navigate, and no one will explain; not even the two hunky gryphons who keep sending her mixed messages…
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We return to the Sentinel World, and this time we’re in the home of the Gryphons.
It’s a first person POV; Our heroine is Falon, a twenty-six year old shifter, who always believed she was a wolf. Raised by her grandmother, she barely remembers her parents.
Upon arrival in the strange new land, she meets Zeph and Ryn, both Gryphon shifters. Zeph claims to be the leader, and Ryn seems to be similarly ranked, though neither position are really described much.
This is the second series in the sentinel world, and this is the first book in that series. It is separate from the first sentinel world series (which begins with the book “The Lost and The Chosen”), where this world is briefly introduced.
Is it a romance? Yes, enemies to lovers/RH and slow burn. It ranks about 4/5 on the spicy scale (descriptive sex).
Is it humorous? Yes, at times. This ranks 4/5 on the humour scale- laughing out loud but not quite crying with laughter!
Action: quite a lot of fighting, no pitched battles, a few run-for-your-life situations.
Audience: +18 and contemporary fantasy fans… we are not in an urban setting, and our heroine is very much a modern woman.
Like the author’s other books in this world, we start slowly, gradually building both the MC’s knowledge and our own about the world it is set in. It’s well written, the pace is good, and while we remain a little confused about things, readers of the first series might recognize some of the stories told.
There are some laugh out loud moments, though it is predominantly an action-adventure tale. Falon isn’t as tough as Vinna and seems to be rather willfully ignorant at times. Nevertheless, it’s an entertaining read, and one fans of the sentinels, and the genre will enjoy.
Poor Falon, little did she know what was in store for her when her Gran died. I guess she’s going to find out!
I can’t wait to read book 2!
Fallon goes to spread her grandmother’s ashes in a place she has never been and wakes up in a new world and she finds out that she isn’t a latent wolf shifter like she was raised to believe.
Zeb is a douche canoe but he is definitely growing on me with the “mine” comments. That trope will never get old in my book. Ryn seems like a marshmallow and I am hoping to get more of him in book 2.
This ends in a cliffhanger so beware of that!
I love Ivy Asher. Her Sentinel series is amazing. Her Fools standalone is hysterical. This one? It sort of fell flat for me. I liked the concept. Something in the fleshing out just lost it.
*How could a reasonable person dropped into a new world not want to know more about it?
*There's a war going on, wouldn't you want to learn why? Basic vagueness of magical slavery doesn't cut it for me.
*Wtf is up with the men in this world? Are they Klingons in their foreplay? Slamming down, biting, hitting. The not taking no for answer pushes it from Klingon into rape, though. And then shaming her for using the only method available to her to make him stop?? Oh. Hell. No. He was already on shaky ground with me as an H, he lost it after that. I hope he's served up with BBQ sauce in book 2. No. Means. No. Especially with the background scene he provided. The misunderstanding from their first scene made him seem like he wouldn't be a knuckle dragger. Then he 180ed and ended up a complete jerk. It wasn't a lack of character growth, it was character devolvement. BTW, one yes isn't a blanket yes for all future attempts.
*She's got an itch, we get it. She was looking for a lay before she got realm swiped. New layout just provided new opportunities. And I liked Sutton. A lot better than the 2 freaking turkeys that are apparently supposed to be her "men". He was sweet, actually talked to her, not at her. One of her Hs had some random chick on his lap but she slow dances and he loses it? Screw him and his double standards.
*As her hormones keep getting yanked into knots, wouldn't a girl want to know just a little more about gryphon mating habits? Since her inner chicken seems to be the one calling the shots?
*I get that no matter where you wind up, there's always going to be opposition. But why is Loa being so hateful? From the go, just pure ugliness but no reason why.
*We get these 2 week gaps, yet she seems to learn almost nothing in them. Barely fighting skills, not a peep about culture, she's building them a hot water system but she's been there months and still knows nothing of importance.
*If some ghost popped up and told me that I was the key to ending magical slavery, something that pretty much everyone currently hates her for (yay lucky genetics), I would be grabbing that knowledge with both hands. I'd want to help people, if for no other reason than it'd leave me a lot less worried about knives in my back. And get me back home away from creepy thing 1&2, the less than lovely love interests.
*Pheromones or not, her gryphon should be very interested in protecting itself, no matter if it's her human form or animal form. It doesn't seem very keen to do so. Not her body, not her head, not her heart. Being injured on arrival would only slow it down. If it has healing powers, why would it take weeks when a broken bone is healed in hours? Does it not have any inherited memory? Does it want to see her human half demeaned by hateful would-be lovers? I don't get it.
*On Earth there were several types of shifters. Does this world only have gryphons? If so, why?
I'm always amazed at the world building Ivy Asher does. Little bits of history, culture clues, hints via conversations, breadcrumbs that leave you looking for more of these amazing new worlds. This one felt more like a bludgeoning than a leading. I want book 2, but only because I hope there's some way she can get her inner chicken to break the bonds to those 2 and snag Sutton. I don't care of it's some role they are playing. I don't care if they're worried about her possible "powers". If they were that worried she wouldn't be in their secret hideout. She'd be under guard in a cell or a remote cabin away from potential victims. There is no plausible excuse for their behavior and I'm crossing my fingers that she grabs Sutton and gets to go back to Earth. She can introduce him to Netflix, ice cream and hot tubs.
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Can not wait for the next one!
Ivy has created a beautiful, dangerous world full of strong character's and lots of humour and romance. It's a rollercoaster ride of emotions and I highly recommend to anybody xx