Tuesday, May 13, 2014

What is Hidden by Lauren Skidmore

In a land of masquerades and mystery, Evie is a mask maker in Venesia, where masks represent rank and identity. When a cryptic bandit strips away Evie’s mask and destroys her home, she goes into hiding at the palace to find both a new identity—and revenge. Fantasy lovers will be caught up by the mystique, romance, and magic of What Is Hidden.
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc. (May 13, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1462114296
ISBN-13: 978-1462114290

Meet the Author:

Lauren Skidmore grew up in Kansas, with stints in Ohio and New York, and currently lives in Utah. She attended Brigham Young University where she earned a BA in English Teaching with an emphasis in Teaching English as a Second Language and Japanese. She then spent a year in Japan teaching and travelling. She hasn’t made it to Europe yet, but it’s on the list and has been to 30 states in the U.S. so far. When she’s not exploring new places, you can probably find her on the internet with fifteen windows open and looking at just one more thing before actually getting something done.

My Review: What is Hidden by Lauren Skidmore


I love the cover. There is a lot of people and things hidden in this story. A story that has characters I like, a society that has silly traditions in my opinion. Has villains and heroes. Some surprises that I figured out way early and others that I did not see coming. A enjoyable clean tale.

Masks everyone wears and what color they are mark what profession or social positions they have. People in the arts wear green, royals white. They even wear masks at home, family members do not see your face even.

The royal family not only wear masks, but only a royal speaker hears them talk.

Evie is a mask maker. Her father is one to and is training her. Evie wears the green mask. Her best friend is Aiden who is a noble. Aiden loves to go to market with Evie and see how most of the people live. There is a lot about Aiden that Evie does not know.

Something happens that Evie must runaway and hide herself till she can be herself again. She decides to hide in the palace as a maid.
Because she has the right mask she is able to work and live in the palace. Aiden is able to recognize her and comes to visit her in secret.

Evie wants to stand on her own. She is smart and a hard worker. She enjoys her time with Aiden and misses him when he can't visit. Aiden is teaching her to fight with a knife. So she will have some safety. Evie has someone in the kitchen that makes her life harder because she can. Evie has a lot of pride.

Because everyone wears masks and tattoos for criminals others can hide behind the right masks. Sometimes it would be fun to wear a mask but all the time no thank you. We all try and hide are faults and feelings sometimes.

It would be scary to lose everything in one night like Evie did. Her home, father, dog, profession and self. all because of one person. It would feel so lost but Evie does not give up. She comes up with a plan for now to find the person responsible for it.

I liked What is Hidden and would love to go back and visit it and see how it changed.

I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it and be part of its blog tour.

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