Malediction Trilogy, Book One
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
------------------------For those who have loved Seraphina and Graceling comes another truly fabulous fantasy...
Trolls are said to love gold. They are said to live underground and hate humans. They are said to be evil. When Cécile de Troyes is kidnapped and sold to the trolls, she finds out that there is truth in the rumours, but there is also so much more to trolls than she could have imagined.
Cécile has only one thing on her mind after she is brought to Trollus, the city she hadn't even known existed under Forsaken Mountain: escape. But the trolls are inhumanly strong. And fast. She will have to bide her time, wait for the perfect opportunity.
But something strange happens while she's waiting - she begins to fall in love with the handsome, thoughtful troll prince that she has been bonded and married to. 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 from Goshawk's Hollow. She becomes a princess, the hope of a people, and a witch.
IB Teen's mini-review of Stolen Songbird:
A must read, ever unfolding fantasy with deep wells of intrigue and wonder! It's given to you in bits so you always digest new discoveries before getting even more- it's never overwhelming, it's completely engrossing and forever fascinating. Adding to the amazing array of colorful characters and an amazing world built by Jensen, is the power of the main characters to make you FEEL.
Cecile and Tristan share the POV responsibilities and readers will LOVE them to bits. Tristan is analytical and Cecile is impulsive- but they are both wickedly smart and fiercely brave. Their journey is fraught with so many obstacles, and they are so afraid to trust- it makes for a stormy and tempestuous romance. It's extremely delicious. Read this book!
The ending I would like to murder because it is meant to torture. Just saying, be ready to HURT. Need book two like I need air to breath!