Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Chantress, by Amy Butler Greenfield

Expected release: May 7, 2013
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Format: Hardcover

Description from Goodreads:
Sing and the darkness will find you.

Shipwrecked on an island seven years ago, Lucy has been warned she must never sing, or disaster will strike. But on All Hallows Eve, Lucy hears tantalizing music in the air. When she sings it, she unlocks a terrible secret: She is a Chantress, a spell-singer, brought to the island not by shipwreck but by a desperate enchantment gone wrong.

Her song lands her back in England — and in mortal peril, for the kingdom lies in the cruel grasp of a powerful Lord Protector and his mind-reading hunters, the Shadowgrims. The Protector has killed all Chantresses, for they alone can destroy the Shadowgrims. Only Lucy has survived.

In terrible danger, Lucy takes shelter with Nat, a spy who turns her heart upside-down. Nat has been working with his fellow scholars of the Invisible College to overthrow the Lord Protector, and they have long hoped to find a living Chantress to help them. But Lucy is completely untrained, and Nat deeply distrusts her magic. If Lucy cannot master the songspells, how long can she even stay alive?

Beguiling and lyrical, dangerous and romantic, Chantress will capture readers in a spell they won’t want to break.

I'm not usually a cover-gusher, but this one is just amazing! The colors, the font, the composition! And the world building sounds sooo intriguing! Part historical, part fantasy... I'm so curious to know more about how this version of England is organized, what teh Shadowgrims are, what Nat is like. And of course Lucy coming into her powers, whatever they are exactly. This sounds like it's going to amazing!

What are you waiting for this Wednesday? Link me up, and share your thoughts on Chantress :)


  1. Great pick! :) It sounds good! Love the cover!

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  2. The cover is awesome... It sounds really good too. Great pick..

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  3. I really love the sound of this book and that cover is gorgeous, great pick, thanks for stopping by.

  4. I have this one on my to-read list and I can't wait to get my hands on it when it comes out. Great pick!
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  5. I love this cover! So can't wait for this book! :)

  6. Chantress DOES sound amazing! And I agree...that cover is phenomenal! I want to live in this world! :D Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing.Old Follower!
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  8. This one is high on my TBR list. :)

  9. I have not heard of this one, but it sounds great!!! Adding to my TBR!

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  10. This one sounds like it's going to be awesome :D

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  11. I love this cover! It's so pretty :). And the synopsis sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing and stopping by!

  12. Wow this sounds like an intriguing and wonderful fantasy. It is a beautiful cover, Carmen. Great pick and thanks for stopping by The Readers Den. :)

  13. i have seen this book a couple times.... the premise sounds good, and the cover entices you... Thanks for sharing!!!
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  14. My TBR list has exploded today. So many awesome books and here's another one. Love the summary and the cover. Great pick :) My WoW

  15. How strange..I've also been warned not to sing or disaster will strike..most likely for reasons very different from Lucy's ;-) Great pick. Thanks for stopping by!

  16. I love the cover too! After reading the Blurb I've added it to my TBR list now!!

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    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  17. It really sounds great. I like the premise, and the cover is gorgeous!

  18. This is a great choice! I can't wait to read this one either.

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  19. If you end up singing, danger will find you? INTERESTING to say the least. This is already on my to-read list! Great cover. Thanks for sharing!

    Giselle from Book Nerd Canada
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