Waiting on Wednesday: Chantress

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Waiting on Wednesday: Chantress

Chantress by Amy Butler Greenfield

Chantress by Amy Butler Greenfield
Series: Chantress Trilogy #1
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pub Date: May 7th 2013
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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 1668, 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 Nate, 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.


This book sounds completely unique and original to me! I haven’t read anything remotely like it. And the setting is one of my favorites too. Can’t wait!!


Jess @ Gone with the Words

24 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Chantress”

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    This one sounds so good! And the cover is so eye catching (you’re right – that does look like a heart!)

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      Jessica@a GREAT read


      Okay, I am totally blind! I just saw it! I swear it was not there before!! Haha!!

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        Jess @ Gone with the Words

        Haha, for some reason I always have to approve your comments before they show up, which is so DUMB! It should ok your comments automatically, dammit! :) Can’t say I mind getting several comments from you today though. :D

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