Series: The Malediction Trilogy #1
Published by Strange Chemistry on April 1st 2014
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Fantasy & Magic, Fiction, Legends, Myths, Fables, Romance, Young Adult
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For those who have loved Seraphina and Graceling comes another truly fabulous fantasy...
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
So my friends, we all knows these books that completely rock your world, and you didn’t even see it coming. That happened with Stolen Songbird and I hope this story will enchant you just like me!
Fantastical Setting with unique Creatures!
I love many many things about the story, but I think the uniqueness holds the biggest charm. A hidden city full of magical creatures, hold and secluded by magic and beneath the earth sounds already pretty unique. But when we fist encounter the city and its surrounding we can’t help but be excited. Apart from the wonderful setting, the creatures that occupy centre stage are trolls – and tell me how many books you’ve read lately with trolls. No so many I assume. The trolls here are full magical creatures and vary so much that we find everything from the ugliest creature to the most beautiful one. I loved the diversity the trolls had and it was always fun to encounter yet another strange troll.
A Magnificent Heroine that captured my heart
Cécile totally stole my heart. She’s such a strong and outstanding heroine that just kicked ass with her willpower , loyalty and strength. Thrown into this horrible situation of being forced to marry a troll (a creature she had no idea existed!) made Cécile grow up super fast and more specifically made her choose where her future will lead her. In the beginning, she was all about to escape and go back home, but the longer she stayed the more she realized it was no use and tried to the best of her situation. Even more, at some point she even became determined to make the life better for some trolls. She’s an admirable person and I loved that she did not hide and did not crumple down. I loved her compassion and strength!
A wonderful Oh So beautiful and swoon worthy Romance!
There is nothing that can make my heart melt so much as a wonderful romance woven into a great story. Romance is the cherry on top of a great story and for me perfects a book. And Oh Ladies you MUST meet Tristan, the prince Cécilie is supposed to marry. He’s cold and seems heartless and like a real Jerk and ass. But soon we realize that he’s acting quite good and actually has good reasons to hide his true nature. And together with Cécile together we slowly discover the beauty that is Tristan’s heart. And more, we realize how amazing, brave and wonderful this boy is and yes of course, then we slowly fall in love with him!
The romance between them was slow and wonderful. It was not love at first sight but it slowly developed into something strong and marvellous.
I should say a few more words about the storyline and the plot, which is just as fantastic as the rest. There are lots of mysteries and filled with political intrigue.
Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen is an outstanding fantastical debut with a marvellous heroine and the most beautiful swoon worthy romance. The setting is wonderfully unique, filled with intriguing magical creatures and woven into a story that left nothing to desire.
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What a great review! I think this one may move up a few spots on my TBR list now. I just can’t resist a fantasy with a good setting and um TROLLS! I have never ever read a book with trolls, so it’s high time I started!
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I’m so excited to read this! I have an ARC just waiting for me and now I’ve decided it’s going to be my next book. So glad to see the awesome reviews it’s getting. Thanks for the review!
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It really seems like Strange Chemistry can do no wrong and that I should just buy all their books. I missed Stolen Songbird when it went up on Netgalley because I did’t like the cover all that much, but now REGRET :((( I’m dying over here trying to get my hands on a copy. Luckily, April will be here before I know it.
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Never heard of the series, so beautiful cover 🙂 Love your review 🙂
Ohhh this one sounds AMAZING. I’ve been seeing quite a few high ratings for it popping around recently so I’m definitely excited about getting into reading this sometime. And that cover….*strokes* Great review!
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As long as the prince isn’t *really* an ass, I’m all over it. In fact, I like when the guy plays the bad boy but, as we get to know him, he’s really a marshmallow.
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Hmm… the cover and synopsis didn’t do much to peak my interest, but, after reading your review, I’m convinced that Stolen Songbird needs a place on my TBR list.
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Well that is definitely a ringing endorsement for the novel. I can’t wait to read this one!! I hope my copy comes soon! The setting seems like something I would love!
Wow, sounds fabulous! Any comparison to Seraphina and I’m totally there. I’ve never heard of Strange Chemistry – is it an imprint of something?
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Strange Chemistry Books is indeed an imprint, of the award-winning SF/F/WTF? publisher, Angry Robot Books.
You can see our books here: strangechemistrybooks.com.
I hope you find some wonderful reads with us!
(Strange Chem’s Publicity Manager)
I need to check this out!
OMG! LOVE LOVE LOVE your review! I have been anticipating this book’s release, feels like, FOREVER NOW!!!!! I even shared this book on one of my Waiting on Wednesday Post (sharing a book’s release date that we just can’t wait far)
I can’t wait to get my hands on this…. Not too much longer now
Yay! I loved Stolen Songbird just like you, Danny! This is definitely the case where what’s inside the book is as amazing as the outsides beautiful cover. I was taken over by the setting, romance, the political intrigue…Awesome review, makes me want to read it again-already 🙂
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