Saturday, May 11, 2013

Blog Tour: (Review + Playlist) Chantress - Amy Butler Greenfield


Welcome to my stop on the amazing blog tour hosted by Shane @ Itching for Books! I completely was captivated by this book and I can't wait to share my review and playlist! :)

Chantress (Chantress, #1)Chantress by Amy Butler Greenfield
Date Released: May 7, 2013
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages: 336 Pages
Format: E-ARC
Source: For Review for Blog Tour
Rating: LOVED
Series: Chantress Trilogy #1

Goodreads Synopsis:  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.


From Goodreads


Wow...just wow!I DEVOURED this! I feel completely in love with Chantress by Amy Butler Greenfield! This book was just stunning in every single way, lyrical, and absolutely absorbing! I devoured this instantly and never found myself stopping at all! Amazing! 

Chantress takes us to Lucy, the main character who is a Chantress, by discovering it all by herself. Lucy was one of the best characters I read this year! I could easily pick up the book and see everything so clear and perfect. She had her own wit and style that I just related too and she now made me set some pretty high expectation for the next book! Other characters, like Nat and the others where such an amazing cast of characters! I love love every single thing about their personalities and they brought so much fun to the book, especially as the book developed and grew. I Awesomesauce!

Another aspect I loved about Chantress, was the swept up world Amy takes you into! I am such a fan of historical fiction and all the suspense and action, Chantress delivered in those parts. I was so glad and happy to pick up Chantress and now I'm so picking up more Victorian and steampunk books also! Amy's lyrical and simplest writing shined in her book. It kept me hanging at every chapter either waiting for a Chantress spell or what happens to Lucy or any of the character! I was blown away with her details and descriptions, including a historical reference to Chantress also. :)

Overall, I LOVED LOVED Chantress so much! It was a book rich in details from the magic to the streets of England, a witty and fun main character, and the action in Victorian England! Pick this one up soon, and now this one made 2013's best book list! I am seriously so happy I was on this blog tour! And CANNOT wait for book #2!

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Now..Playlist Time!
These are songs I listened to while reading Chantress and were perfect for the book!

Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Rey
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
Never Let Me Go - Florence and The Machine
Feel Again - One Republic
No Light, No Light - Florence and The Machine
Ride - Lana Del Rey

Thank You So Much for Shane @ Itching for Books for the blog tour :) 

2 comments:

  1. Great review! Awesome playlist! glad you enjoyed it.

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  2. This is going on my must read list.

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