Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, originally started by Jill at Breaking the Spine , that highlights upcoming book releases everyone is waiting on...hence the title. This week's pick is Chantress by Amy Butler Greenfield.  Here's the synopsis:

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.

This sounds like my kind of book!  I love singing and so of course this aspect appeals to me but I'm on a fantasy kick at the moment so bring it on!  Apparently, this book was inspired by a trip to the Tower of London and so I would not be surprised if this was picked up by a major UK publisher in the near future. Chantress is published on 7th May, 2013 and I'm putting it on my wish list NOW.

12 comments:

  1. I'm interested in this one too-I love the pink on the cover-it's unexpected to see it used in this way to me.

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    1. I see what you're saying. I think it makes it stand out :)

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  2. Pretty cover! It looks like my time of book too- I'm also on a fantasy kick after having read Froi of the Exiles. Thanks for sharing, I hadn't heard of this book before.

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    1. Thanks for commenting and you're welcome!

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  3. The more I see this one the more excited I get about reading it! It sounds so awesome, and I love the cover for it. I just wish we didn't have to wait until May to read it!

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    1. Yeah, it is a bit of a wait but I'm looking forward to it! ;)

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  4. Ohh I am very curious & you may be trying to kill me under a pile of books :D

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  5. *SQUEEE!!* I'm so exited for this book! And that cover is so breathtaking! *o*

    My WoW

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  6. Shipwrecked on an island? I am all of a sudden more interested because that sounds so Shakespeare's The Tempest. :)

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    1. That's what I thought of!!! Great minds ;)

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