Here's my pick for this week:
Release Date: May 7th 2013
Author: Amy Butler Greenfield
Lucy’s Chantress magic will make her the most powerful—and most hunted—girl in England.Though I have heard of old myths of tales where magic was weaved through song or music, I have never personally read a book about 'Chantresses'. The concept sounds just brilliant to me and I can totally believe that men would both fear & want to destroy the power that a Chantress could wield. It's a fresh twist on magic that has me wanting to know all the mechanics & details that surround this concept! So when you take a tantalizing premise like the one we have here AND then you mix it with a historical London setting? Well, I'm sorry but that is a winning combination in my books!! To top it all off, Chantress has a gorgeous cover - don't you just love Cloaks...and all the magic & adventure that they seem to promise?!
“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.
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