Thanks to Netgalley and Angry Robot for giving me this book to review.
Cecile is free of Trollus and she has been living with her mother for 3 months in Trianon, singing in the opera every night but her true goal is to find the witch who has trapped the trolls for 500 years and free her husband. In Trollus, Tristan has been imprisoned for treason but now he is free. All of his hard work of gaining the half-bloods trust has now been destroyed but he is still determined to fix the injustices for the trolls. With Cecile making an ill-considered deal with the King, she has to find the witch before she goes mad, but can she do it in time?
Hidden Huntress is the really enjoyable sequel to Stolen Songbird, with action suspense and romance. The first half of this book was really slow and not much happened, but the second half did pick up. However, this book was predictable, especially the villain as it was so obvious who it was, but throughout the novel I thought it was a red herring.
I struggled a bit with Cecile in this book, not that there was anything wrong with her, she was still stubborn and compassionate, I just was not as interested in her side of the story. I much preferred Tristen as we got to see more of him than the other book and see how responsible he is but also that he is willing to acknowledge his mistakes.
This book definitely suffers from second book syndrome but I am still looking forward to the next book. I would recommend Hidden Huntress to fans of the first book in this series Stolen Songbird.