Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Release Date: 2014
Series: The Malediction Trilogy #1
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Girls & Women, Young Adult
For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the mountain. When Cécile de Troyes is kidnapped and taken beneath the mountain, she realises that the trolls are relying on her to break the curse.
Cécile has only one thing on her mind: escape. But the trolls are clever, fast, and inhumanly strong. She will have to bide her time…
But the more time she spends with the trolls, the more she understands their plight. There is a rebellion brewing. And she just might be the one the trolls were looking for...
I buddy read this with the awesome Anissa from Anissa Reads :D
It is a fast-paced, fun read.
After struggling through more than a few slow reads, STOLEN SONGBIRD was a breath of fresh air. I was never bored because there was always something going on and the story itself was entertaining. I kept turning the pages wanting to know what would happen next, there was just enough information given to keep me intrigued.
The concept was unique and interesting.
“To be bound is a burden, but it is the actions
we freely take that cause us the most pain.”
I never fully connected to the main characters.
While I liked the secondary characters and the interaction they had with the primary characters, I never really cared what would happen to the main duo. Cecile made some stupid decisions sometimes and she was just a bit bland, I hope we get to see some different sides of her in the future.
None of the relationships felt forced.
STOLEN SONGBIRD depicts romantic connections, friendships, and familial relationships realistically. While I do wish the main character’s family had a bigger role, there were plenty of side characters that were important to Cecile’s growth, and everything developed nicely.
The series will be one to follow.
There is so much potential and setup here for future books in the trilogy. A lot was revealed in this book but I have a feeling there is much more to come and I think we will get to see a lot more character development.
STOLEN SONGBIRD was a refreshing and entertaining read. While I had some issues, I had a lot of fun with this one and would definitely recommend checking it out.