Book Review: ‘Hidden’ by Madison Johns

Title: Hidden: Clan of the Werebear

Published: 12th May 2014

Author: Madison Johns


SEPARATED…Elaina had heard warnings about the Clan of the Werebear all her life, but as a foundling with no knowledge of her past, she has no idea whether or not her protector’s warnings that they are searching for her are true. 

PROTECTED…The werewolf, Samson, tries to protect her from the world by hiding her away in a cabin high in the mountains, refusing even to allow her to “shift.” But when, at the age of eighteen, Elaina is stricken by “the mating fever” and Samson finds her in a compromising position with his grandson, he is forced to confine her even more. 

FEVERED…Restricted, hidden away, in full frenzy of the mating fever, and strictly forbidden to mate, Elaina decides it is time she joined her own kind…to find her mate. But meeting the devastatingly handsome were-bears, Cullen and Damon, is dangerous because she is drawn to the both of them …like a bear to honey. The fever is so strong, all she can think about is being in their arms.Torn, Eliana must face one of the most difficult choices of her life: go back with them to their village and chance that they aren’t part of the Clan, or turn her back on the one man who could be her perfect mate in order to remain…HIDDEN. 

Hidden, Clan of the Werebear is part one of a serial that is 23,778 words in length. It contains adult content and is not intended for anyone under the age of eighteen.


When you have been hidden your whole life for your own protection how long before you start to question the reasons.

Elaina has always been told that she needs to keep hidden to stay safe as there are people after her. Samson, a werewolf, has tried to raise her as best he could but with her being a werebear there is only so much that he can do. There are changes coming that are out of both of their controls that force her to make a choice, whether the right or wrong one is still to be seen. Running away when she is in the midst of the mating heat is not the best option as there are others around that would take one whiff and want nothing more than to claim her, if only for a night. Case in point when she stumbles across werebears Cullen and Damon.

Cullen and Damon seem to have it good in their little hareem in the woods. They are the only two males left to protect the women. The reward for such protection seems to be in the form of mating with them, both of them. That is their offer to Elaina for her to stay. If she wants protection then that is the price. The mating heat might be to blame in part but she doesn’t really see this as too much of a price, not that she is willing to say that to them that is. The pull might be strong but that doesn’t mean that they trust her, or the secrets they know she is keeping. Her true past might be catching up to her, putting everyone at risk.

Short read that was ok but I would have liked to know more about the Clan of the Werebear to see what the danger is really meant to be. There isn’t much of an ending, though that seems to be the thing with stories split into parts, you have to finish them all to get the whole picture.

3 out of 5 stars

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