Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Teaser Tuesday (5)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Title: Chantress
Release date: May 7th 2013
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Page: 58%

 “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

I felt my neck hairs rise. "You mean...you called up the dead?"
"The dead?" Lady Helaine raised her eyebrows.
"What a question, Lucy. I am a Chantress, not a necromancer."

Short and sweet.

Now that's done, who cares. Anybody seen the VA movie stills? Because I'm trying not. to. look.