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Hidden Among Us

Written by Katy Moran

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LoveReading View on Hidden Among Us

March 2013 Book of the Month   A sophisticated and complex novel told in different voices, this interweaves a contemporary family story with a haunting story of another world – the place where the elven folk live. As a newly formed family gather in an old family house in the isolated village of Hopesay Edge, strange things begin to happen. Teenage Lissy is trying to find some freedom while her mother struggles to keep her safe from the Hidden,  elven folk with magical powers which threatens to draw her away.  From the moment Lissy meets a strange boy as she steps off a train, she is fighting for her life. Katy Moran blends magic and reality with an effortless ease that makes the former alarmingly credible.


Hidden Among Us Synopsis

Folktale and thriller are brilliantly interwoven in this fast-paced novel. The mysterious boy who Lissy encounters at a deserted train station acts like he has known her all her life. Unnerved by his unnatural beauty, she sets about uncovering the dark secret of the village of Hopesay Edge. The boy, Larkspur, is a member of the Hidden, an ancient group of elven people and Lissy quickly finds herself fighting to escape from a powerful elven magic. A bargain has been made that cannot be broken, and if the Hidden catch Lissy now, they will never let her go. This is a gripping and fast-paced thriller based on traditional folklore. Family ties and loyalty are tested in the compelling fifth novel from the critically acclaimed Katy Moran.

Hidden Among Us Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.

  • Daisy Pennock -'I really loved reading this book; it gripped me from the start and kept me turning pages with the constant question of 'Who or what exactly are The Hidden?'. I guess you'll just have to read it to find out!' Read full review >
  • Conor Kelly, age 15 - 'I liked all the characters and the way the book was written added to the excitement and mystery.' Read full review >
  • Emily Setchell, age 13 - 'It was well written and thoroughly thought out, with a lot of shocks through the book.' Read full review >
  • Carla Mc Guigan, age 12  - 'I am now officially a fan of Katy Moran’s work.' Read full review >
  • Ayesha Afghan - 'I think Katy Moran is a very talented writer who tells a story of love, action and adventure.' Read full review >
  • Christie Heaven - 'The twists and the enchanting locations that feature in the novel leave me grasping for more!' Read full review >
  • Izzy Read, age 12 - 'his book stole my heart from the beginning and kept it ‘till the very end, leaving me clutching onto every last word.' Read full review >
  • Jhaneel - 'I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and will recommend it to all!!' Read full review >
  • Meaghan Lagan, age 13 - I loved it and would recommend it to all teenagers, both boys and girls.' Read full review >
  • Darcy Elliman, age 15 'a beautifully written novel that I couldn’t put down.'  Read full review >

Hidden Among Us Press Reviews

Praise for Bloodline:

As well as powerful story-telling, care and attention is paid to recreating everything from patterns of speech to a whole way of life - Publishing News

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ISBN: 9781406324211
Publication date: 07/03/2013
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406324211
Publication date: 7th March 2013
Author: Katy Moran
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: Books of the Month, eBooks, Reviewed by Children

About Katy Moran

Katy Moran was born in Cambridge and studied for a BA in English Language and Literature and an MA in Novel Writing at Manchester University. She worked in publishing for many years before writing her first historical novel, Bloodline which was published to critical acclaim. She has since written two more historical novels: Bloodline Rising and Spirit Hunter. Her fourth novel, Dangerous to Know was set in the present day. She lives in Ludlow, Shropshire with her husband and two sons. Q&A with Katy Moran 1.  Essa is a powerful and incredibly brave character who stays with you ...

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