Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Arc Review: Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen - by Kimmy

Hey all,

Another first in a series I am so excited to share:

Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy #1)
by Danielle L. Jensen

Release Date: 1st April 2014


**Disclaimer - I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**


For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the ruins of Forsaken Mountain. Time enough for their dark and nefarious magic to fade from human memory and into myth. But a prophesy has been spoken of a union with the power to set the trolls free, and when Cécile de Troyes is kidnapped and taken beneath the mountain, she learns there is far more to the myth of the trolls than she could have imagined.

Cécile has only one thing on her mind after she is brought to Trollus: escape. Only the trolls are clever, fast, and inhumanly strong. She will have to bide her time, wait for the perfect opportunity.

But something unexpected happens while she’s waiting – she begins to fall for the enigmatic troll prince to whom she has been bonded and married. She begins to make friends. And she begins to see that she may be the only hope for the half-bloods – part troll, part human creatures who are slaves to the full-blooded trolls. There is a rebellion brewing. And her prince, Tristan, the future king, is its secret leader.

As Cécile becomes involved in the intricate political games of Trollus, she becomes more than a farmer’s daughter. She becomes a princess, the hope of a people, and a witch with magic powerful enough to change Trollus forever.


Browsing through Netgalley I came across this book.  Again another book cover that instantly caught my attention.  After reading the description, I knew I had to read it.  I submitted my request, and then was lucky enough to receive an eArc copy of this book from Angry Robot Ltd.

In the first two days of reading this book, I got to 97% completion.  I just couldn't put it down.  I would have finished the book that evening on the second read if it weren't for a combination of having to get up for work in about 5 hours and not wanting to finish the book because again its another series and I just wanted to keep reading more and more!

What is it with me reading the first books of a series lately that aren't even released yet.  I'm killing myself here lol.  Not only do I have to wait until the book is officially released, but then I need to wait for the next book in the series....arghhhh....gief now!

This book is such a beautiful story.  A world filled with fantasy, romance and politics.  An introduction to a hidden, magical place, full of a race that we thought only existed in fairytales.  So well described, you have no problems imagining it.  You get to experience Cécile's emotions as she is torn away from her dream life, forced by a magical bind in marriage to a prince of a cruel race.  Grow with Cécile as things begin to change, making new friends, experiencing feelings she didn't think would be possible and discovering powers that she never realised she had.

So what are you waiting for, get this book added to your Goodreads shelf, spread the word to your fellow readers and get ready to purchase this book on the 1st April 2014.  This is going to be another amazing series!

Congratulations to Danielle L.Jenson, may you have many future successes!

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