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Hidden Huntress

(The Malediction Trilogy #2)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  9,984 ratings  ·  1,054 reviews
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 live
Paperback, 464 pages
Published June 2nd 2015 by Angry Robot
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Cece ❀Rants, Raves &Reviews❀
Its like the author realized that Tristan is the more interesting character and decided to really play up his fan base

And I have zero fucking complaints.


So essentially all the book things I have to say about this book... it about Tristan

We get some in DEPTH look into Tristan character: with sneak into his past, his desires for his future, and how shitty his present is

Character development!
Tristan is so much more than the smug prick we all thought he was in the beginning !!

“All that matt
Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
Remember that time I cried for ages when Stolen Songbird ended? Good times, good times. Now I'm here to proudly inform you that Danielle L. Jensen has managed to make me curl up into a ball and bawl like a baby. Again. Repeatedly.

That being said, I didn't love this one as much as the first. Don't get me wrong--it was still entertaining and engaging, but I didn't really feel like I was incredibly invested in the story this time around. Let me explain...

Hidden Huntress only less-than-half takes pa
Melissa (Ever So Mela)
Buddy Read with Chelsea( Click for her review)

Stolen Songbird Review

ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange of an honest review.

I'm not even mad...I'm just...disappointed.

You can't even begin to imagine how ridiculously excited I was for this to come out. I had stalked this book to no end after I had read the beauty that was Stolen Songbird. I mean, seriously, who could read that book and not fall for Tristan or be intrigued by these beautiful trolls(yup, they are hot as heck *shrugs
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
*ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

I'm not going to lie...this rating HURTS. While there was nothing wrong with this book per se, it just dragged. I do understand the need to bridge the gap between this book and the final in the trilogy, but I do feel like it lost my attention more than once trying to do just that.

Nothing can take away the giddy excitement I felt every time Tristan would become a part of this story-I was like a kid in a candy store. But more often t
DNF at 75%
I have 4 hours and 13 minutes left to listen, out of over 16 hours of audiobook.

I just couldn't continue. It really put me to sleep, all the interest I had for the story after the first book was drained right out of this one.

The heroine took a down turn in this second installment. Her relationship with her mother makes little sense. Why she obeys her or even listen to her escapes my understanding. The way she is going about her life is pointless and passive in reference to what the r
ACTUAL RATING: 3.5/5 stars

Ahh hell. Why do I submit myself to the torture of waiting? I need the third book NOW. Why the hell.

On the other hand, this one felt painfully long. I thought some pages and parts could've been removed and it would still work alright. But even though I didn't loved this like I did the first book, Hidden Huntress was somehow a worthy to be read installment. Expect major character developments, more surprises, many unexpected turn of events... If you loved Stolen Songbi
I really loved the first book. So here's to hoping that the second will be just as good, if not better, than the first.

And uh... I'd like some more Tristan and Cécile goodness, if you know what I mean.

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Jan 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-books
I thought Stolen Songbird, the first book in The Malediction Trilogy, was a light fun fantasy romance who's only real flaw was that it was a little predictable. Hidden Huntress caught me by surprise as it felt like the series went in a whole new direction in this instalment. There was only a minimal focus on the romance that drove the first book and the happenings and the tone of the story were a lot darker!

The new direction of the series was both a strength and a weakness. I missed the romance
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Nothing - I repeat, nothing - beats a good old-fashioned fantasy romance. Something about the combination of a high-stakes romance and magic gets to me every time. In that regard, the Malediction trilogy more than delivers. STOLEN SONGBIRD, the first book in the series, is a Labyrinth-like story about a human girl who is kidnapped to be the bride of a troll prince who is imprisoned along with his people under a giant mountain. It's hate
Danielle Jensen
Apr 25, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books
If you'd like to read the first three chapters of Hidden Huntress, they are posted here: ...more
Helena of Eretz ✰
“Sometimes, one must do the unthinkable," I said, "for it is the only way to accomplish the impossible.”

So, I began this book as soon as I finished Stolen Songbird, and unfortunately, it appears that this trilogy will turn into another The Girl at Midnight-case. What I mean by this, is that this instalment was quite a bit of a let-down in comparison with the strong début of the first. The witty humour and adorable romance was nowhere to be seen here, which, I think, is why my reading pace eventu
Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
***I did NOT like the final book in this series. It was missing everything that I had previously fallen in love with. And that's not even the worst part. Worst of all was that ending. That ending left me completely unsatisfied and utterly depressed. You can see my review of Warrior Witch here - Warrior Witch: 1/5 Stars***

*Spoilers for Stolen Songbird*

Hidden Huntress was mysteriously intriguing, and it was entertaining trying to unravel the questions that surrounded Tristan and Cecile.  There is
Mar 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Just like the first book it was a challenge not reading this book front to back in one day. I could live in this world forever.
Cee (The Mistress Case)
I had the honor of receiving an ARC of Hidden Huntress from the publisher and author.

What you can expect:
Tristan’s POV and Cécile’s POV
Extensive character growth in Tristan
Cécile remains loyal and stubborn to a fault as always
A lot of twists and turns (even though many of them are rather predictable)
Politics and social battles
Characters you want to slap
Characters you want to kill, but don't die
Character deaths
Heart pains
And a little something else to make the fans very, very, very happy (
Oct 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Full Review

I was looking forward to reading this and it ended up kinda disappointing. I had to audiobook (for the first time) the later half of the book because that was the only way I could get myself to finish the story! Although the audiobook was more convenient, the readers read slower than how I read which was kinda annoying.

The problem with this book was the obvious plot twists (view spoiler)
Aug 20, 2014 rated it liked it
When I saw a few bad reviews for this, I really lowered my expectations. I was expecting beyond terrible, but, I was pleasantly surprised.

Did I love this as much as Stolen Songbird? no
BUT, I didn't think it was terrible either. It was much different than the first one though. I would say that the first one was incredibly quoteable and this one was not. I liked it, it was nice seeing Cecile and Tristan in a new light [haha, did you see what I did there? ugh, lame jokes], but certainly wasn't
Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was ok
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Hidden Huntress by Danielle L. Jensen
Book Two of the Malediction Trilogy
Publisher: Angry Robot
Publication Date: June 2, 2015
Rating: 2 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley

Summary (from Goodreads):

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 th
Jan 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
There is a dragon and I couldn't be happier.

Easy read? ✓
Fast read? ✓✓✓
Emotional read? X

The roller coaster of feelings

30% of this book was heavy with drama, 10% was happiness, 10% shock, and 50% exasperation for the characters' decisions.

Did I like it?

Very much.

The comparison

This was the complete opposite of the first book of the trilogy. Stolen Songbird was a light and fun read with cute banter and unique world building. This sequel lacked the banter (except during Tristan and Christophe
Oct 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book as much as I loved the first book!

Check out my full review here:
Irena BookDustMagic
Aug 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
May 14, 2014 marked it as to-read
NEXT YEAR!!?? I really need to start reading books that already have their entire series released...
Alicia Batista (Addicted Readers)


Well, that was certainly interesting! My feelings are all conflicted and discombobulated. On one hand I absolutely adored this book, but on the other, I had quite a few problems with it that just wouldn't settle. My love for these characters and this series runs deep from the first book, but this book lacked a lot of what I fell in love with from the beginning. But nevertheless, I still loved HIDDEN HUNTRESS for it's own reasons, and so excited to continue this series and finally see ho
Nina (Every Word A Doorway)
Jul 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
3.5 stars

Hello, my name is Danielle L. Jensen and I like to sharpen my cliffhangers by introducing some yet to be explained magical element and leave my readers dangling in disbelief until the release of the next installment. I'm dying here, people.

➽ While I liked Cécile for the better part of Stolen Songbird, I didn't hold much love for her towards the end where she made a really stupid decision (plot device, I know, but still). For the first couple of chapters in Hidden Huntress, her stupidity
Laurie –Read Between The Skylines–
3 stars

Short spoiler free review (short because this book didn't inspired me much)

I'm both disappointed and satisfied with this book.
Disappointed because it was far below the first book (which was pure perfection) but satisfied because, considering all the negative reviews I've read about Hidden Huntress, it was better than expected. I was pleased to go back in the troll's universe and to go back to this well written style that Danielle has. The story doesn't reach the expectations I had once I
Camly Nguyen
Mar 29, 2015 rated it liked it
2.5 Stars
I don't know guys.
Saw the big "twist" coming from a mile away.
Seriously. It was just way to obvious.


Updated & may contain spoilers.You have been warned.

Very very brief summary(because that is all I remember from the book): Cécile is trying to save Tristan from his father. She made a bet with him that if she found Anushka, he has to let his son be free. Thing is that she has no clue where Anushka is.Yup, definitely thinking things through. [big predictable revelation happens
May 10, 2014 marked it as probably-never
July 2015?!
It's a joke right?'s not a joke?

Okay...I'll just wait until july 2015,I can't guarantee that my sanity will wait with me.
Dec 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Not gonna lie, I guessed the twist within the first few chapters. Strangely, that didn't hinder my overall enjoyment of the novel. But why do I remember Stolen Songbird being far more engrossing?
Stolen Songbird was one of my favorite reads of 2014.

In other words, I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE.
Dee Who Shall Not Be Named
Me right now:

Why, you ask? Because I have to wait. A year. YES, a whole ENTIRE year for this book to come out.

Will Cécile and Tristan find a way back to each other? Will they find a way to destroy the curse? Will the witch be killed?


May 18, 2015 rated it really liked it

I enjoyed it, but unfortunately it wasn't as good as the first one..
Bookaholic (reads every mortal thing)
What a mess.

I spent 70% of the book half asleep, wondering, who the hell is this? Who the hell are you? And you??? and the next 30% scratching my head, not knowing where to look and thoroughly confused.

Everybody who has read this book scream "I KNEW IT! I KNEW IT! I KNEW IT FROM PAGE 2!" while I'm just sitting there and unsure if I'm the one with the slow brain, or just that others are exceptionally fast. I go with what I know; I wasn't even mentally present for the first half or so and didn't b
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Danielle L. Jensen is the USA Today bestselling author of The Malediction Trilogy (Angry Robot), the Dark Shores series (Tor Teen), and The Bridge Kingdom series (Audible Originals). She lives in Calgary, Alberta with her family.

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