This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Tanja Jurkovic for Readers' Favorite
The Hidden World is a young adult paranormal novel by Til Turner with adventurous and oftentimes horror elements. The author perfectly describes a completely new world hidden underneath the town of Nelson Gap, discovered by three youngsters and best friends, Kevin, Simon, and Lara. The Crew, as they call themselves, embark on a grand adventure the outcome of which could save lives, including their own. They devise a plan to investigate the old mines near the town, said to be haunted, in search of Kevin's father, the town sheriff, who mysteriously went missing while on duty. Kevin and his friends descend into the cold, dark abyss of the mines, where they stumble upon a girl called Emmy. She helps them find their way through the vast darkness of the underground tunnels. What they find down there will change their lives and the lives of the town's population forever.
Til Turner develops an extraordinary story of three youngsters who, for the first time in their lives, experience what responsibility, caring for a fellow human, and the value of human life means in this strange world of ours. As they travel through the mines, Kevin, Simon, and Lara are forced to grow up at the speed of light and face the consequences of their actions and the choices that they make along the way. It is an exciting life lesson that will teach them the true meaning of friendship, love, loss, family, and how to conquer dark forces lurking in the abyss they courageously ventured into on their own. Turner brings his writing and the whole story to light with detailed descriptions of the unknown spaces, the strong emotions that the characters experience, and creating the dark, suffocating atmosphere of claustrophobic and dangerous spaces that they are sucked into eventually.
There is not one thing I haven't enjoyed or liked while reading The Hidden World; it is truly a wonderful novel to read...and to read again. The characters are real and relatable, and there is a feeling of being present inside that underground space as a reader, which creates a more enjoyable and overall more exciting reading experience.