Wednesday, April 3, 2013

"Waiting on" Wednesday

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's selection is:

By: Amy Butler Greenfield
Published By: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release Date: May 7, 2013
Preorder the Book: Amazon

Goodreads Summary: 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.

Why it's wanted:

I first wanted this book from the cover. Then I read the synopsis, and went from wanting to needing this book. Historical fiction set in London + witchcraft + magic that involves singing = a book that's sure to be great.


  1. Nice! Been seeing a lot of this one lately!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. *jaw drops* witchcraft? London? I need this book NOW! if you love witchcraft and a british love interest (swoon) then I suggested you check out Sweep by Cate Tiernan. One of my all time favorite series <3

    awesome pick,
    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

    1. I will definitely check that out - thanks for the suggestion!

  3. Very, very curious about this one! Nice WoW pick!


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