Meet Dawn, our main character in Where Creatures Hide. When she awakes from some sort of coma, she has no recollection of who she is, and why she is a prisoner of Eden Laboratories. She is afraid of everyone she sees, but her power is uncontrollable. And then there’s a prophecy, about a princess…
Dawn has to act fast, but thanks to an ancient threat that rises once again, she has to make a choice. Is she going to give up on her journey to find out things about her past and never see her home again? Or rise up to the threat?
Only Dawn can decide, but time’s running out.
First of all, I want to thank the author for sending me an ARC!
I loved the idea of this book, I really did, but the main character Dawn just didn’t live up to my expectations. I kind of was expecting a fearless warrior, but Dawn is the exact opposite. She was terrified of EVERYTHING, something she is throughout pretty much the whole book, and it felt like she had zero character development, and those things bothered me so much! Especially because of the other interesting characters! It felt like there was so much more to the story, yet Dawn was there to ruin it every time for me. Especially because those around her tried so hard to create a safe environment, but she never listened and went against them and ended up pretty much screaming for help…
She did change a bit towards the ending of this book, yet it was too late for my liking. I wish she would’ve changed a bit earlier in the book.
The world that was created in this book, is so amazing though! I loved the concept created by P.J. Shepard. The idea itself is amazing, and I enjoyed the execution of it as well! And the other characters! Some cute, some drool-worthy, and others who were just very interesting. But, as said before, there was one character who kinda ruined the most things for me.
I know, it should be understandable and such, but as some point you kind of expect someone to listen, especially because bad things happened when you didn’t listen to them before… But oh well, you always have those people in the world. Which also made this book a bit more realistic I guess.
Overall, the book was okay, the main character was meh, but the world building was great! However, if you like characters such as Lucy from Fallen and maybe even Bella from Twilight, then this will be the book for you!
I ended up giving the book 3 out of 5 stars.