Thursday, August 13, 2015

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

4.5 stars!

“To be bound is a burden, but it is the actions we freely take that cause us the most pain.”

            Wow, would you just look at that cover! Amazing! Stolen Songbird reminded me of Beauty and the Beast, but put a spin on trolls I had never heard of before and has an ending that leaves readers begging for more! It’s refreshing to finally read something unexpected. I mean, trolls? What a welcome change, especially with the split POV between Cécle and Tristan, though I would’ve liked more than six (I counted) measly chapters from his point of view.
            The story seems to be set somewhere in France’s country-side in the olden days and is riddled with magic and bravery. Cécile is a farmer’s daughter who wants to become a famous singer and has no idea of what lurks underneath the mountain near her home. Before her big city dreams have a chance to begin, the seventeen year old is kidnapped and sold to the trolls in hopes of breaking a centuries old curse.
            However, nothing in the city of Trollus is as it seems. Not the royalty roaming the palace walls, the half-blood servants scurrying through the streets, and especially not her new husband, Prince Tristan. Their forced marriage brings nothing but loathing-at-first-sight, but eventually develops into something much more. Still, when a revolution is brewing and sides being chosen, there's bound to be more trouble than anyone bargained for. With new friends, new enemies, and old magic, this Stolen Songbird will have to decide just how much she’s willing to risk to break free of her cage.

Check it out on Goodreads!

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