Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Chantress by Amy Butler Greenfield

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine,
spotlighting upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Raina's picks  this week (because she couldn't pick between the two):

Amy Butler Greenfield
Expected publication: May 7th 2013 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Genre: YA Fantasy

“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.

Melissa de la Cruz & Michael Johnston
Book #1 of Heart of Dread series
Expected publication: September 17th 2013 by Putnam Juvenile
Genre: YA Dystopia

Set in 111 C.D., one hundred and eleven years after a Catastrophic Disaster has wiped out 99% of humanity and left the earth covered in ice, this new series introduces readers to a ragtag group of friends and the dawning of a new time. The world of reason, of mathematics and science, is ending, and a new civilization is being born from the ice: a world of magic and mayhem, sorcerers and spellcraft.

Frozen is the first in a trilogy and is set to release in Spring of 2013.

I've been seeing Chantress  everywhere. The cover is gorgeous. The premise sounds intriguing and original. I can't wait to read it. And Frozen ... I'm a huge fan of Melissa de la Cruz's Blue Bloods. I'm so excited she's starting a new series, but this time, it's dystopia! September can't come fast enough.

What book release are you excited for?
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  1. OOoh intriguing picks!! These both look like awesome reads!

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  3. Frozen sounds very intriguing. I read the first of the Blue Bloods and enjoyed it but never got around to reading the rest (I know, bad me! lol). But I will definitely have to keep an eye out for this. I am starting to really love dystopia series.

  4. Both these sound really interesting and good reads! Great pick. Happy reading :D
    Waiting on Wednesday
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  5. Chantress has been on my list for ages, but I never knew what Frozen was about until now. It sounds FAB.

    Books of Amber

  6. They both sound great! :) Witches and a world covered in ice, I like it.

    WoW - Mel@thedailyprophecy.

  7. I agree with you that Chantress looks so original! Love the cover! I can't wait for Clockwork Princess!