Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.

by Amy Butler Greenfield

hitting shelves May 7th, 2013
from Margaret K. McElderry Books

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.

My thoughts: This sounds like an amazing high fantasy! Shipwrecks, enchantments and the magic of music, a kingdom in peril, mind-reading hunters? OOOH, this sounds so good. Such a torturously long wait, but sounds to me like it will be well worth it!


  1. Lovely cover and unusual story. It sounds very promising!

  2. Ohhh this one looks awesome. Love that cover. I love me some high fantasy and combine that with music and kickass hunters? I'll add this to my list now. ;)

  3. Someone else featured this book today, but it's the first I've heard of it! :) Sounds like a great fantasy novel and the cover is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing & for stopping by my WoW post. Happy Wednesday! :D

  4. Sounds like a great book, I love the cover =D

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    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

  5. I haven't read a high fantasy in awhile and this one sounds so promising. Thanks for sharing it! I'll be adding it to my TBR list today!

  6. I love the cover and the synopsis sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing.
    Waiting For Wentworth

  7. Wow! Loving this cover and the sound of this book. And it takes place in England. Woohoo! ;)

  8. Sound really good. Nice pick.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  9. i ca n't freaking wait for this book . ^

    my wow

  10. This looks great.

  11. What a great choice. This book sounds amazing and the cover is to die for.

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  12. haha this is my pick this week, too! I can't wait, and I love, love, love the cover. Great pick ;)

  13. Okay, I want this NOW. It sounds awesome, and I love the combination of music, magic and shipwreck. Also, characters named 'Nat' are generally awesome (see: The Witch of Blackbird Pond). Great pick!

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  14. Awesome choice! I LOVE the cover (YAY pink and purple!) and the book description is just AMAZING! But wow the release date is far away! Thanks for sharing. Now I am waiting for this one too!!!

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  15. Ooooh, this sounds really good.

    Awesome choice. Thanks for sharing!
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    -Kait @ YA Vixens

  16. Becky OMG that sounds awesome!!!!!!! SO added to my tbr :D


  17. This is my first time seeing this. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  18. Great pick! Chantress sounds pretty great and I love the cover. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Ohh, awesome pick :D Seems like a great book ;)
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  20. It sounds so good - really great pick!

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

  21. I LOVE high fantasy and that book sounds awesome :O. I haven't heard anything about it because thank you so much for sharing it with us.
    I'm going to add it to my wishlist on goodreads right now!
    And that cover is stunning !

  22. This sounds really cool! I hadn't heard of it before, so thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  23. I love anything fantasy so this pretty much looks awesome! Can't wait to read it, plus the cover and title are very appealing. Great pick :).