An abandoned amusement park.
A sinister game of hide-and-seek.
And a horrific secret.
This is another one of those summer popcorn reads that's not exactly literary or deep, but is fun. Fourteen strangers, all in their 20s, are pitted against one another in a contest, each hoping to win $50,000. But this game isn't about taking the others out, it's all about hiding from the seekers in the ruins of Asterion's old amusement park. And I have to say, the park was my favorite part--very creepy and labyrinthine! Each day, two competitors go missing. And though their disappearances aren't described, it wasn't exactly hard to guess that the mysterious 'seeker' hunting them down was something supernatural.
I thought White did a good job of distinguishing all fourteen competitors from each other, giving me both characters to root for, and to hate, but there wasn't time for a lot of character development and some characters that I would have liked to know more about didn't get much time or attention. Still, I did have my three favorites. And I thought the dark secret behind the contest and the amusement park and the unnatural creature was a good one. Although it does get more told to the reader than shown. Hide isn't what I would call a super scary or suspenseful novel, but it is fast-paced and entertaining. I'd give it 3.5 stars.