Welcome to the Pre-Squee, a new weekly feature here at the Bookworms and at The Book Swarm. Some books, though they might not be coming out for a few months, need an early squee — we just can’t hold in our excitement about them! Sure, we’ll do full reviews closer to the release date but this feature gives us a chance to share a little bit of our love, whether it be for the story, cover, characters, or whatever. We’re quite flexible in our book love.
So today we Squee about
by Danielle L. Jensen-
series: The Malediction Trilogy
Book 1: Stolen Songbird
June 2nd 2015 by Angry Robot
Sometimes, one must accomplish the impossible.
Beneath the mountain, the king’s reign of tyranny is absolute; the one troll with the capacity to challenge him is imprisoned for treason. Cécile has escaped the darkness of Trollus, but she learns all too quickly that she is not beyond the reach of the king’s power. Or his manipulation.
Recovered from her injuries, she now lives with her mother in Trianon and graces the opera stage every night. But by day she searches for the witch who has eluded the trolls for five hundred years. Whether she succeeds or fails, the costs to those she cares about will be high.
To find Anushka, she must delve into magic that is both dark and deadly. But the witch is a clever creature. And Cécile might not just be the hunter. She might also be the hunted…
Stolen Songbird and Danielle Jensen at the Bookworms
- 5* Review of Stolen Songbird
- Love Letter from Marc to Pénélopé (this will break your heart!)
- Interview with Danielle Jensen
That I can be excited about this book has two reasons. First, I absolutely LOVED the first book Stolen Songbird – a YA Fantasy that was very awesome. But then, the previous publisher “Perfect Chemistry” closed doors and the future of this series was suddenly up in the air. Now, the big brother of Perfect Chemistry – Angry Robot took over publishing the series and I couldn’t be any more excited!