Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Chantress by Amy Butler Greenfield
Release Date: May 7th, 2013 by Margaret K. McElderry Books

S u m m a r y :

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?
via Goodreads ]

Reason for waiting:
First of all, can we just admire that enchanting cover? It's beautiful!!

I like how Lucy sings and she's a chantress not an ENchantress. I'm interested to see how this book will play out. Sounds like it's going to be a wild adventure! I'm actually hoping this book is part of a series and not a stand alone :P

What are you waiting for this week?


  1. I hadn't heard of this book before, but I agree - it looks/sounds great.

    I'm kind of on a series burnout, but this one looks like it could possibly be the start of a good one. Pretty cover, too!

    1. @Briana Oh I know. I'm in the mood for some stand alone contemporaries for the rest of the year! lol but I can't resist an interesting blurb and a pretty cover either! :P