Hidden Huntress

Hidden Huntress (The Malediction Trilogy, #2)

Author: Danielle L. Jensen
Series: The Malediction Trilogy #2
Publication Date: June 2, 2015
Source: 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 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…

Rating: êêêê

Beautifully written. This book continues the story from Stolen Songbird, but it is it's own book with it's own focus. My favorite part of this book was the character development. Cecile and Tristan are separated and yet connected, creating a unique dynamic. I also enjoyed seeing Cecile's relationships with her family and friends. The plot had a mysterious feel to it that propelled the story forward. There were parts that dragged a bit, but overall the plot moved at a decent pace. The ending is powerful and hints at what is to come in the next book, leaving readers wanting more.

Ashes of Foreverland

Ashes of Foreverland

Author: Tony Bertauski
Series: Foreverland #3
Publication Date: March 21, 2015
Source: Author in exchange for an honest review

Summary from Goodreads: Where once there was light on a dusted rimWhen day followed day, now a night-filled sin.Turn back your sight to where your steps begin,And return to the root and fall again.
Tyler Ballard was in prison when his son created a dreamworld called Foreverland, a place so boundless and spellbinding that no one ever wanted to leave. Or did. Now his son is dead, his wife is comatose and Tyler is still imprisoned.
But he planned it that way.
The final piece of his vision falls into place when Alessandra Diosa investigates the crimes of Foreverland. Tyler will use her to create a new dimension of reality beyond anything his son ever imagined--a Foreverland for the entire world.
Danny, living outside of Spain since escaping the very first Foreverland, begins receiving mysterious clues that lead him to Cyn. They are both Foreverland survivors, but they have more in common than survival. They become pieces of another grand plan, one designed to stop Tyler Ballard. No one knows who is sending the clues, but some suspect Reed, another Foreverland survivor. Reed, however, is dead.
Everyone will make one last trip back to Foreverland to find out who sent them. And why.

Rating: êêêê

I loved this book; as a "final" installment, it serves it purpose, it answered my questions from the previous two books and gave me closure with the characters. While the book addressed all of my major questions, it also kept me guessing. I was intrigued and really interested in where the story was heading.

I liked the inclusion of Alessandra and wish I got to know her a little better, especially when I got to the end of the book. I loved learning about how Danny Boy and Cyn are surviving. The inclusion of Reed felt cruel, like a tease, but Tony has his reasons and if you trust him as the author, you will understand.

While I enjoyed reading this book, I felt like it didn't quite live up to the first two. I guess it wasn't as disturbing as the first two, but don't let that discourage you from reading this book because it is thought provoking in a new way.

Initially, I wasn't sure if I was interested in the Halfskin books, but with the tie in to the Foreverland series, my interest is piqued.

Overall, I'd suggest you read this book, and if you haven't started the series give the first two a shot.

June 2015 Book Blog BINGO Link-Up & Giveaway

Welcome to the June Review and Progress Link-Up for the 2015 Book Blog BINGO Challenge. Before linking up, make sure you signed up for the challenge. Don't forget, you can update or change your goal at any time!

My Goal
A Double BINGO (2 traditional BINGOs in any direction)

My Progress

A book that takes place in a school: The School for Good and Evil
A book purchased in 2014: Shadow and Bone
The second book in a series: Siege and Storm
A book with magic or paranormal characters: Ruin and Rising
A book written by an author that you've never read before: The Donor
A book with romance: A Wizard Rises
A book published in 2015: Bright Fire
A book that made you cry: The Sin Eater's Daughter
A review persuaded you to read it: The Winner's Curse
A book outside your comfort zone: Moneyball
A book that has been on your TBR shelf for two years or longer: Ashes of Foreverland

How is your challenge going? Share and link up in the comments


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