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Title: Chantress (Click for Goodreads)
Author: Amy Butler Greenfield
ETA: May 7th, 2013
Summary from Goodreads: Sing and the darkness will find you.
Shipwrecked on an island seven years ago, Lucy has been warned she must never sing, or disaster will strike. But on All Hallows Eve, Lucy hears tantalizing music in the air. When she sings it, she unlocks a terrible secret: She is a Chantress, a spell-singer, brought to the island not by shipwreck but by a desperate enchantment gone wrong.
Her song lands her back in England — and in mortal peril, for the kingdom lies in the cruel grasp of a powerful Lord Protector and his mind-reading hunters, the Shadowgrims. The Protector has killed all Chantresses, for they alone can destroy the Shadowgrims. Only Lucy has survived.
In terrible danger, Lucy takes shelter with Nat, a spy who turns her heart upside-down. Nat has been working with his fellow scholars of the Invisible College to overthrow the Lord Protector, and they have long hoped to find a living Chantress to help them. But Lucy is completely untrained, and Nat deeply distrusts her magic. If Lucy cannot master the songspells, how long can she even stay alive?
Beguiling and lyrical, dangerous and romantic, Chantress will capture readers in a spell they won’t want to break.
Why I’m Waiting: GUYS. GUYS GUYS GUYS GUYS GUYS GUY– Ahem. Uh. But seriously. Did you not SEE that cover? Did you not READ that description? Not only does this sound new and awesome, but it sounds FREAKING AWESOME AND AMAZING AND LIKE THE BEST THING EVER. This book makes me, uh, sort of excited. >.> May 7th is a FREAKING long time to wait, but I have high hopes it’ll be worth it!