hidden huntress

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…

I received a free copy of this book via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

The first book in the series was original and engaging and I loved it. This book was the complete opposite, it was boring and very hard to read, I will go as far to say I hated reading it. I didn’t actually finish it, I got up to 75% which took me 2 months, every time I tried to pick it up I felt like I was putting myself through torture. I had heard it got better in the second half of the book, but that was not the case for me, if anything it got worse.

In the first book Cecile was a strong and passionate character and this book she became weak, whiny and annoying to read. I preferred reading Tristan’s side but after a while even his parts got so boring that I did not see the point of reading it.

The plot was slow and full of obstacles that made no sense and when there was action it was predictable and often pointless.

I hate giving one star reviews but I am going to have to make an exception, after such a good start to the series, this was such a let down.

1 star out of 5