Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday *68*

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by  Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming book releases that we're especially looking forward to!

Here's my pick this week:

Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jenson
The Malediction Trilogy #1
Release Date: April 1st, 2014 by Strange Chemistry

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.
I have a confession to make.  It's kind of embarrassing.  Ok. Here goes: I still need to read both Graceling and Seraphina. Eeep!  There...I said it. Don't judge me >.<  I do own copies of both though...because when they came out I had to own them and felt sure I'd fall in love when I read them.  I feel similarly about Stolen Songbird.  Beyond the obvious draw (witches, hello!) this story also features trolls!   Trolls aren't really magical beings that I've encountered much in my fantasy reads...except for brief mischief in both the Harry Potter Series and the Lord of the Rings books that is.  I'm really intrigued by Miss Jensen's take on humanizing them; even making one of them a love interest *gasp*

What do you think about Stolen Songbird...and trolls?
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6 comments:

  1. Yes girl! Love your pick this week!!!! I just shared this the week before last, I think, on my WoW!! Great Minds think alike ;) I'm super, freakin' excited for this one. It has everything a fantasy lover would want!! I love the cover too, can't wait to get the Hardback!!! Not long now!! I twitted that I hope it's not an April Fool's joke and actually come out on April 2nd, and the author Danielle L. Jenson twitted back " It better not be an April Fool's Joke!!" hahaaahaaa

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  2. I am kinda mad at myself for not asking for an ARC because everyone is praising this novel.
    I hope you get it soon!

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  3. Great pick! I actually have this one loaded up on my kindle, just ready and waiting for me to start it. I've heard so many good things about it too, so I'm really excited for it. I hope you get to read it soon as well.

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  4. This book sounds really amazing. And also, my favorite color is green so I am loving that cover! =)

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  5. Merp I still need to read Graceling and Seraphina as well... I do even own Graceling. But I have been doing a bit better at whittling down my older book tbr list instead of focusing so much on new releases so hopefully I could get to them soon. We could even do a buddy read if you're interested! Oh and THIS one! I've read quite a few really positive reviews so I'm pumped. I'm a bit unsure how this troll as a love interest thing will pan out, but I'm definitely curious.

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