Emma Hayes, a former military Special Forces Operative turned mercenary-for-hire, finds her tightly controlled world turned upside down when she is attacked by horrible monsters.
Emma must use every skill in her arsenal to stay alive as she tries to solve the mystery of why she has been targeted. Her list of enemies keeps growing – from Zane Shayde, an evil Mage, to a secret branch of the US government – and she doesn’t know if there is anyone left she can trust.
To complicate matters further, Emma is inexplicably drawn to Zane in a way she doesn’t quite understand, even knowing her life is forfeit if captured. Who is he and why does he have this affect on her? How can she fight a being that calls to her, body and soul?
Emma is left haunted by questions, doubts and fears as to why she has been targeted, when they will come for her next, and how she will possibly be able to survive against an enemy she doesn’t understand.
Unhidden is full of action and adventure, so much so that it grabs on tight to the reader and does not let go! As the first book in The Gatekeeper Series, there is a lot of world building and characters introduced, but each one plays a part within the story in a way that made me want to keep reading to learn more. The heroine, Emma, is a complex character who learns she is not what she thought she was. She is so much more and learn more about her alongside of Emma, herself. Then there is Alex, her protector, and Zane, her nemesis. Alex is good and a pretty straight forward character. However, Zane is complex and a little insane. He is sent to get rid of Emma, but struggles internally to do just that.
Things I loved: There are so many twists and turns throughout the story, it’s hard not to want to keep reading just to find out what is going on! Also, Emma is the kind of kick-ass heroine that I adore in a good book! She is a fighter and a trained killer!
What I did not love was that it ended and I have to read the next book to find out more! Very clever, Ms. Given!