Waiting on Wednesday #15: Chantress by Amy Butler Greenfield

Posted February 27, 2013 by Debby in Uncategorized

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.

Title: Chantress
Author: Amy Butler Greenfield
Release Date: May 7th, 2013
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (Simon & Schuster)
Series: Chantress (#1 of 3)
Pages: 336
Lucy’s Chantress magic will make her the most powerful—and most hunted—girl in England.

“Sing, and the darkness will find you.” This warning has haunted fifteen-year-old Lucy ever since she was eight and shipwrecked on a lonely island. Lucy’s guardian, Norrie, has lots of rules, but the most important is that Lucy must never sing. Not ever. Now it is 1667, Lucy is fifteen, and on All Hallows’ Eve, Lucy hears a tantalizing melody on the wind. She can’t help but sing—and she is swept into darkness.

When she awakes in England, Lucy hears powerful men discussing Chantresses—women who can sing magic into the world. They are hunting her, but she escapes and finds sanctuary with the Invisible College, an organization plotting to overthrow the nefarious Lord Protector. The only person powerful enough to bring about his downfall is a Chantress. And Lucy is the last one in England.

Lucy struggles to master the song-spells and harness her power, but the Lord Protector is moving quickly. And her feelings for Nat, an Invisible College apprentice and scientist who deeply distrusts her magic, only add to her confusion…

Time is running out, and the fate of England hangs in the balance in this entrancing novel that is atmospheric and lyrical, dangerous and romantic. Goodreads

Be careful as my inner singer, music nerd pops out. I mean, this concept. Ahh. I can only hope it’s good and not too corny. But singing magic sounds really freaking epic. The cover is beautiful too.



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18 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #15: Chantress by Amy Butler Greenfield

  1. I have this on my to-read list too! What captured my attention was the forbidden to sing part. I’ve never read any other books with that concept, so hopefully the book would be good! (:

    • Yeah, this one isn’t as well known as some of the other WoW picks, but EEK I can’t wait! Glad you like it too 🙂

      Thanks for following!!

    • Haha, yeah, I saw that was back in August or something? Could have been timed better I suppose. But yeah, can’t wait to read it! Thanks for stopping by!

    • Yeah, it sure is getting more attention lately. I love a good high fantasy, but you know, it has to be good so I’m still a bit nervous.