Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Chantress Alchemy By Amy Butler Greenfield Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway


Welcome to my stop in the CHANTRESS ALCHEMY Blog Tour hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club. Today we have my review of CHANTRESS ALCHEMY & a awesome Tour-Wide Giveaway!





Chantress Alchemy






Chantress Alchemy
(Chantress Trilogy #2)
Amy Butler Greenfield
Published: May 6th, 2014

Genres: YA, Fantasy, Historical

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18307001-chantress-alchemy?ac=1
Since defeating Lord Scargrave with her music, Lucy, the last Chantress, has lived by the sea, mastering the intricacies of Wild Magic. But now her quiet life is about to end: the wheat crop has failed, the people are rebelling, and Lucy is called urgently back to King Henry IX’s court. There she finds the Inner Council planning to save England by making gold through alchemy. But the golden crucible — the critical element in the alchemical process — has been stolen, its guards murdered. Lucy is charged with finding the traitor behind the attack.

Meanwhile, enemies old and new are gathering. Scargrave's brutal Chantress-hunter has become King Henry's closest advisor. Lucy’s beloved Nat has fallen out of favor and is shunned by his colleagues; their romance means trouble for both of them. Worst of all, something goes wrong with Lucy’s magic. The palace is a labyrinth, and there’s a monster at its heart — a monster who may have the power to defeat Lucy once and for all.

Amy Butler Greenfield returns to the beguiling world of Chantress for a suspenseful tale of courtly intrigue, music, and magic in Chantress Alchemy.
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CHANTRESS ALCHEMY was beautifully crafted, and utterly amazing! I was so pleased with this book on many angles. 

 Amy Butler Greenfield brings a breath of fresh air with this brilliantly original historical high fantasy world, of music, magic, power, deceit, lies, and a swoon-worthy romance that is sure to leave you craving more!

THE PLOT...

Lucy is the last Chantress left, and with that comes a heavy burden she must bear in order to grace the world with her magic through her singing. 

It's been almost a year since Lucy battled and defeated Lord Scargrave. Lucy thought the worst was over. But how wrong she was, it was just the beginning!

Lucy has been filling her days with becoming one with her magic. Trying to understand the full depth in which her magic flows, when she gets the disturbing news. England has fallen under chaos and despair. Problems are arising around every turn. The king and the council has ideas on how to fix their ongoing problems in England. Their plan is to create gold from The Philosopher's Stone and the Gold Crucible. But just when they thought it couldn't get any worse, they realize the unthinkable, the crucible has been stolen, and Lucy is the only one that can get it back.

Lucy once again is need to use her magic. She is charged with locating the Crucible and discovering who was behind it. But as Lucy sets out to uncover the truth, she discovers that secrets and lies are around every corner, and not everything or everyone is as it seems!! Their is a darkness waiting, lurking, and ultimately ready to strike, and Lucy might of just met her match!
 
CHANTRESS ALCHEMY was an amazing second book. It did not in any way suffer from "The middle book syndrome" one bit. This book had me second guessing most, if not all of the twist, and the action and adventure kept me on my toes, While falling in love with the romance once again.

If you've read CHANTRESS, then you definitely need to read this book, because I have feeling you will NOT be disappointment. And if you haven't read CHANTRESS, then wow, you are SOOO missing out on an EPIC series!!


NOTE: I received an eARC from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way!
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Amy Butler Greenfield was a grad student in history when she gave into temptation and became a writer. Since then, she has become an award-winning author.

Amy grew up in the Adirondack Mountains and later studied history at Williams College, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Oxford. She now lives with her family in England, where she writes, bakes double-dark-chocolate cake, and plots mischief.






Win (1) hardback of Chantress Alchemy (INT)
Win (1) hardback of Chantress Alchemy (US Only)





QUESTION OF THE DAY (#QOD) - US Only

- Would you want to be a Chantress, why or why not?



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4 comments:

  1. I really liked Chantress. It was maybe a wee bit slow pace wise, but I still really enjoyed it. It had such a great story line, and the characters were well written. I have been looking forward to this one since I finished the first, and I am happy to know that it is a good story too! Thanks for your review!

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  2. I'm glad the book doesn't suffer from second book syndrome. I look forward to reading it.

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  3. Ya, it would be something different! This sounds like a great series and I can't wait to get started!

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  4. Sounds fantastic. Definitely adding this and its predecessor to my books to read list.

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