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Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen

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…

Stolen Songbird

After vampire, werewolves, nephilim and fallen angels, it’s time for troll.

Troll? Did I say it right?

Yes, it’s troll. But not the usual, scary troll. Like the Cullen vampire, these troll has beauty that makes it look so charming, yet still creepy.

The first time I saw the book was on Twitter, when the publisher that translated this book, Fantasious, promoted day by day. I’m curious, so I searched on goodreads. There, I saw lots of people gave positive reviews, mostly talked about Cecile’s personality. I said to myself, ” this book is safe. I should read it,”

And I’m right. The book is well written, the characters are great and the story keep me entertain for the next couple hours.

When I thought the book was safe, it means that the book has no Mary Sue-ism or abusive relationship or anything that will remind me with Bella Swan. And it really is. The book has two different point of view which give us insight of kingdom’s real situation and the reason why Tristan has trust issue towards Cecile.

Also, there’s no insta-love. Like I said before, Tristan has trust issue with human. But once they trust each other, they make alliance. This part get me excited. They then become more busy to prepare plan to save the tyran of Trollus. Because of that, they often miscommunication, mistrust, but that’s how real relationship works. You argue, you apologize and try to fix together.

The setting of story are well explain with lively detail. Surprisingly, the detail doesn’t annoy me as I also learn more about the kingdom’s history. Trollus may look stunning, fantastic but it still a jail for human. It’s underground, and imagine when there’s suddenly earthquake, worst thing can happen anytime.

The side character are great. They’re not just there, watching like dumb people, instead they something you can’t eliminated from story. They’re very helpful, always give clear answer to every question that spread on story. I love when they explain how and why, instead vaguely said, ” You’ll know when the time is right,”

Overall, I love this book. This is something I would read everytime before I sleep. And for my own record, this could be my next inspiration for writing.

Author                        : Danielle L.Jensen

Released Date          : April 2014 (English Edition)

                                        November 2014 (Indonesian Edition)

Publisher                    : Strange Chemistry (English Edition)

                                          Fantasious (Indonesian Edition)




A casual gamer who likes detective mystery, gothic horror, paranormal romance, steampunk, dystopian, and fairy tales re-telling, has an interest in Japanese and Korean culture, and love listen to nightcore and R'n'B music. Recently I love experimenting with lipstick. The only competition TV Show that I watch is MasterChef, although sometimes I enjoys survival show like Produce 48.

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