Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday *24*

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where book bloggers get together and spotlight an upcoming release we're especially excited about!

Here's my pick for this week:

Chantress 

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.

“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.
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?!

Thoughts on Chantress? What are YOU waiting on??
Let me know/Link me up below :)

40 comments:

  1. Yes, yes, yes! That cover is enough to draw anyone in, IMO. I am super excited for this one. Great pick, Micheline!

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  2. This does sound like a great idea. Makes me think of that scene in Oh Brother Where Art Thou, when they come across the women singing by the river and are totally entranced. What an awesome power!

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    1. Eeeek did you really just reference Oh Brother?! Man, you ROCK :D What an awesome power indeed, I just love the sound (get it?) of this one! heh

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  3. The cover looks so good and I just love the description! Never heard about song-spells and the concept is just amazing. Totally love it! I have to get the book when it will be available! Thanks for sharing and awesome pick! :)

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  4. I have this one on my tbr but haven't gotten to it as yet. I honestly can't wait. good pick!

    http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday-39.html

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    1. Yay, I hope you get to it soon (I hope we both do lol) Thanks for visiting Shane ♥

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  5. I love the cover of Chantress! It is gorgeous, and it also sounds really good. Great pick!
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
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  6. Aww this sounds amazing! I'm absolutely in love with the cover as well :).
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    1. So pretty ♥ And the inside seems just as good :D Thanks for visiting Leah :)

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  7. I think this one sounds really good, and I actually have it. I haven't read it though. Great pick.


    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

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    1. Oooh totally jelly that you have a copy of this one already!! But I hope you'll LOVE it :) Thanks for stopping by Jenea!

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  8. I can't wait to read this! It sounds so good!

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  9. I've been in love with this one since some time last fall - excellent pick! I agree with all you said and I hope I'll get around to reading my eARC soon - it's been sitting on my kindle for ages and I can't believe I haven't given in and read it yet ^^'' The concept sounds so unique! And just look at that cover *drools*

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    1. If I remember correctly, I owe discovering this one to YOU!! Majorly jelly that you have an ARC but also happy for you and eager to read your thoughts :D A BIG YES to the unique concept and cover lust ♥

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  10. I'm so excited to read Chantress. It sounds amazing!! I love the concept for it, and I think the cover is stunning. Fantastic pick!

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    1. I whole-heartedly agree with EVERYTHING you said here Hollie :D Thanks for visiting!!

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  11. Magic singers?! This sounds absolutely fantastic and the cove ris gorgeous, I'll be checking this one out for sure :) Great pick!

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    1. I know right?! I hope we'll be enjoy it then :) Thanks for stopping by Jade!

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  12. I've been seeing this book everywhere! I hope it's good and I hope you get a hold of it :)
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Cheers
    Andrea

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  13. I definitely need to check this one out! I've seen the sover around and it looked pretty but I'd never read the description until now. T Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Awesome, my pleasure Kelsey!! Thanks for stopping by ♥

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  14. This one sounds awesome!! Great pick hon!!

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  15. Great minds think alike!! And after checking out your blog I can understand why you like it!!

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    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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  16. I was pretty bummed when I didn't get accepted for this from Edelweiss. It looks so neat! And yes, the cover is amazing!!!

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    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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    1. OMG same here, it was such a bummer :( Hopefully we can both get a hold of it soon though!! Thanks for visiting Jessica!

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  17. Yup yup! This one sounds right down my alley, as well. The genre, the magic, the setting - all awesome. I have read one other book where magic was performed through song -Witchlanders by Lena Coakley - and I liked that one a lot!

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    1. We must be like book kindred-spirits Aylee ♥ hehe
      I'll have to check out Witchlanders asap then!! Thanks for the rec & for stopping by :)

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  18. Yes! I love this cover! I'm more so into contemporary lately so I'm not sure how I would feel about all the magic but I think I could get into it even if it's just because it's so damn pretty. This is why I am always bitten by bad books, Micheline! Great pick!

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    1. hahaha yeah cover lust can be a cold-hearted bitch sometimes eh? Well if it makes you feel better, I'm in a contemporary rut myself so maybe we'll switch vibes at the same time >.<

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  19. This book sounds good - I just added it to my never ending tbr list, lol. There's a giveaway for it on Goodreads right now. It ends April 22nd. :)

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    1. hahaha *sigh* oh the never ending tbr list...Glad to contribute to yours anyways though :) And yes there is, I have entered! Thanks for mentioning it though Jennifer ♥

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