Waiting on WednesdayWaiting 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. JensonI 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*
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.
What do you think about Stolen Songbird...and trolls?
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