Hidden Carmina is the first book in the Second Breath Chronicles by Adri Sinclair
The story follows the plight of Carmina, a human who suddenly learns not only the truth about a world she didn’t know existed, but finds herself at its core. The only human amidst clans of supernatural beings and her scent alone is enough to tempt their resolve. But Carmina herself seems to be something more than human, she hears voices, ones she has ignored her entire life, but then something happens. Her eyes are opened and she sees the world anew, with all its threats and dangers, most of them hungry for her.
This is a beautifully written paranormal/ romance story and has everything fans of the genre could ask for. A fantastic origin story seeped in Greek mythology (my favourite), a gripping and compelling plot, heartache, betrayal, love, war, and tragedy. Most of all it is original, not only in plot, but in the species involved, yes there are vampires, there are werewolves, lynxes and much more, but not as readers have come to expect from this genre. The origin story, in my opinion, is one of the best and most thought out ones I have come across. I thought the author’s idea of how these supernatural beings came into existence was unique and fascinating.
This book is certainly deserving of five stars and is making its way straight into my favourites collection. Before even writing this review I picked up the second book in the series, Carmina Revealed, and I can’t image many people can read the first and not do the same.
Here’s the links:
UK: Hidden Carmina
US: Hidden Carmina