Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Chantress

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme held by Jill at Breaking the Spine to feature upcoming books that we can't wait to get our hands on. 

Title: Chantress
Author: Amy Butler Greenfield
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Date of Release: May 7, 2013

Goodreads Description: “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.

Why am I waiting? I'm not going to lie: I was attracted to this because of the pretty cover :) But, Chantress also has magic, is set in seventeenth century England, and sounds like it has a romance that develops slowly. 


  1. I got this one on Edelweiss and I'm waiting to read it because the release date is, like, in May, but I'm having a pretty hard time staying away from it. Plus, the cover is so gorgeous, right? Although I don't know how fitting it is for a historical book.

  2. Hahahah yes Z! We've both posted WoWs today that we've chosen simply based on the covers. Well done us:) I agree with you completely, the blurb for this one became irrelevant as soon as I saw the cover - I just have to have it:)

  3. Anonymous12:53 pm

    I agree, the cover is fabulous. And I love the premise too! Amazing pick, Zahida.

  4. I already have this one on my to-read list and I can't wait to read it when it comes out. The summary sounds pretty interesting... I hope you enjoy reading it. Great pick!
    Come check out my WOW post.

  5. This one sounds good, and different. And I do like the cover. Thanks for sharing Zahida

  6. This cover is so pretty! I'm super curious about this one too I hope it's as awesome as the cover >.<

  7. I'm not gonna like either, Love the cover! But the plot sounds kind of strange. Don't sing? Umm...I think I would rather see and hear the movie than read a book about singing. :)


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