Wednesday 25 May 2022

Hide by Kiersten White Blog Tour

 I love a book that can scare me.

You know the ones where you might actually be afraid to read them in the dark.

That's exactly what I felt when I read Kiersten White's novel Hide.


The challenge: spend a week hiding in an abandoned amusement park and don't get caught.

The prize: enough money to change everything.

Even though everyone is desperate to win--to seize their dream futures or escape their haunting pasts--Mack feels sure that she can beat her competitors. All she has to do is hide, and she's an expert at that.

It's the reason she's alive, and her family isn't.

But as the people around her begin disappearing one by one, Mack realizes this competition is more sinister than even she imagined, and that together might be the only way to survive.

Fourteen competitors. Seven days. Everywhere to hide, but nowhere to run.

Brilliantly disturbing.

Hide held my attention from the first page. This is a high stakes sort of novel that had me wanting to close my eyes (which obviously wouldn't help with the reading).

I found myself literally on the edge of my seat.

It's a great twist on the Minotaur myth with Hunger Games vibes.

The rules of the game:

-30 minute hiding window given at the start of each day

-the game is active from dawn to dusk

-no allowance for medical, bathroom emergencies or food runs

-a beacon will shine in the sky at dusk calling the contestants back to camp

-2 contestants will be eliminated each day

Simple right.

I loved the thought behind the game play. The strategies each contestant chose. It gave good insight into each character, who they were as a person.

Everyone seemed to have secrets, their own reason for being there.

There was an air of desperation surrounding all of them.

What was refreshing for me was the length of the book. There are longer novels that come across as rushed, trying to squeeze too much in at the end. Kiersten however manage to find the perfect pace as this deadly competition played out.

For a shortish book, this certainly packs a creepy punch.

Now I hate to say it but it's one of those stories that the less I say the better as I'm pretty certain that spoilers would definitely ruin its impact as you read it. 

Described as perfect for fans of Squid Games, I have to agree.

Tension filled and terrifying.

I could see it working well on the big screen as a scare a minute horror film.

Hide is an unsettling and chilling read. You may just want to hide under a blanket as you read it!

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