Book Review: Hidden Huntress by Danielle L. Jensen

hidden huntress

Title: Hidden Huntress
Author: Danielle L. Jensen
Series: The Malediction Triology
Publisher: Angry Robot
Date: June 2nd, 2015
Pages: 464
Format: eARC
Source: from Publisher for review

Synopsis (from Goodreads): 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…



If you liked Stolen Songbird, Hidden Huntress will probably be on your list of enjoyable books as well.
Maybe it is not as excellent as Stolen Songbird was, but it is really, really, really, really good read.

In the next installment of The Malediction Triology Danielle L. Jensen is taking us outside of Trollus and the things we are about to witness are getting serious. We’ll get to see our dear Cecile in Opera as she works on her singing career and in her free time, she’ll take us on a little fun adventure called witch hunt.

Of course, the story would be empty without knowing what happens in the world of trolls so Jensen took a good care to inform us by writting Tristan’s POV.
In this book Tristan has way more chapters then he had in the first book and that makes sense because that is the only way for us to have the best reading experience as possible.

While reading, I was full of emotions. I didn’t swoon as much as I tought I would, but I was screaming in my mind a lot. At some point, I wanted to transfer myself into the story to shake some characters. Especially Cecile at one particular scene.

As for the other characters, I have to say my favorite was Sabine. I think she is the best friend anyone could ever have.

I still do like Chris but I have to admit I am not looking at him the same way I was in the first book. Then, I wanted for Cecile to fall in love with him and forget about Tristan. Now, I think Cecile is lucky to have him as a friend.

I am still not in love with Tristan.

I don’t know if I’m in minority here, but I am really fond of Anushka. I was kind of fond of her in the Stolen Songbird as well, but now, when we get to see more of her and get to know her reasons, I can say: if I was there, in that world, I would probably be the one who tries to help her achive her goal.

There’s only one thing to emphasise: The End.
Oh My God!
That End!

That end takes this story we’ve read about in two books to whole another level, and it leaves us desperate for the next book, the last one in the series.

There’s so many things I want to say, I even want to scream, but I would spoil everyone who haven’t read this book yet.
I am still emotional when I think about some character’s choices and I just want to scream at them “What have you done??!! Now eat what you cooked! I am still mad at you!”



  1. I’m glad you liked it, but if I was to be honest this book isn’t for me. I liked Stolen Songbird just fine, but this book’s been a real struggle for me to read ( and i still have a good 70 pages before i finish it).
    The characters keep on doing stupid things and the romance is kind of meh. Who knows, maybe the end will redeem it a little bit.
    So yeah, mixed feelings about this one.

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