Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Publication: 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…
|The ending of Stolen Songbird left me breathless and gripping onto the edge of my seat. I didn’t want that book to end and to end on such a note left me with a severe book hangover. The world that was created in such beautiful prose had me hungering for more of it.Gladly, I chose this for a buddy read with my dear friend.
When I picked up Hidden Huntress I felt the divide right away, Cecile and Tristan separated left me feeling quite separated as well. On one-half I enjoyed it because it would allow me to see the development of said characters rather easily, on the other half I discovered I preferred Tristan’s narrative far more and would lament the loss of his voice when it would switch to Cecile.
The events in Trianon didn’t keep my attention and it constantly felt as though we were treading water with Cecile, one bright blip was the fact Christophe developed quite a presence in this book and I found myself giggling over him. Trollus kept my interest just as the other book and while Tristan’s narrative took place there I reveled in that.
The more the story drew on the more the plot began to loop around, around, and around. It treads water up until the last quarter of the book, a few mild reveals here but it always looped around to the same point which left me sighing because it interfered with the pace of the book. It seemed to drag on and at times I felt like ditching it [I didn’t because of my buddy.]
However, the ending of this book left in another gut-wrenching cliffhanger, I don’t have a good feeling about the next book – but here is to hoping!
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