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Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite
Discovering inner strength she never knew she had, Ana Martin tries to go about her normal life, even though things around her are far from normal. Ana is constantly on guard while her natural empathic abilities let her ‘read’ the intentions of others - and because of this, she always finds trouble. Beginning with a young woman imprisoned in a basement and then another girl intimidated by her abusive boyfriend, Ana gets involved and kicks butt. This is in definite contrast to the weak woman she used to be until her husband Nathan went too far and was convicted of murder. Hidden Light, Volume #2 in the Ana Martin series by British author Lyneal Jenkins, continues the story of Ana, her friend Maria who is a witch, and the Siis Adam who is to protect her from forces bent on killing her. Both Ana and Maria are drawn deeper into an ages-old conflict and work together to protect the weak and save each other. While investigating the disappearance of local children, the conflict between the Others and the Siis grows more heated, and the involvement of military personnel makes the situation all the more complicated. Will Ana be able to depend on the few Siis she believes are her friends or is she really alone as an outcast?
Intense emotion and dramatic action are the key elements of Hidden Light, Volume #2 in the Ana Martin series by Lyneal Jenkins. Ana’s soul searching leads to tremendous personal growth as she learns to depend more on herself than on others, making her a wonderful, realistic female character. Her imperfections are what make her truly believable and you can’t help but laugh, cry and cheer along with her as she stumbles from one adventure into the next. Once you open this book, it is virtually impossible to put it down! The best part is knowing that there is more to come.