Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Chantress

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. This week’s choice is:

chantressTitle: Chantress by Amy Butler Greenfield
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publish Date: May 7, 2013
Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Goodreads Summary: 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?

Why am I waiting on Chantress? This book sounds so good! Plus, this combination of historical fiction and fantasy wrapped up in this pretty cover is hard for me to resist. What books are you waiting on?


Lea @ The Yearning Mermaid said...

wow, what a beautiful cover!And the story sounds promising, too! Great choice :)

Ninja Girl said...

Must add to my TBR :) Thanks for this I'd never heard of Chantress before.
Ninja Girl

Addicted2Heroines said...

How have I not seen this before?! Love the synopsis and the cover is stunning. Awesome pick.

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A Beautiful Madness said...

How did I not see that before! The over makes me want to pick it up, and the summary sounds excellent. I'll have to add it to my TBR list! Great pick!
Em @ A Beautiful Madness

Leeanna said...

I first heard of this in someone else's WoW last week, and now I'm really excited for it!

Leeanna @

roro said...

i\m super exited . my wow

Dani Chapman said...

Great pick for this week! Thanks for spotlighting it! Please check out my WoW!

KM said...

Oh, I haven't heard of this one before! I love it when you choose books I've never heard of. :)

The Vintage Bookworm said...

I have seriously seen this EVERYWHERE since Wednesday. I added it to my list the first time I saw it on another blogger's blog, and wow. It sounds AMAZING! And hello, gorgeous cover?! Great pick!


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