- Hardcover: 331 pages
- Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (6 May 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1442457074
- ISBN-13: 978-1442457072
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 3 x 21 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,643,052 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Chantress Alchemy Hardcover – 6 May 2014
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About the Author
Amy Butler Greenfield made her YA debut with Chantress, followed by Chantress Alchemy and Chantress Fury. Originally from the Adirondacks, Amy lives with her husband and daughter in England. Visit her at AmyButlerGreenfield.com.
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CHANTRESS ALCHEMY was a beautifully crafted, and a utterly amazing read, that I was absolutely pleased with on so many angles.
Amy Butler Greenfield breathes a breath of fresh air in this brilliantly original historical high fantasy world, of magic, music, power, lies, deception, and a sweet romance that is sure to leave you craving more!
Lucy is the last Chantress left, and with it comes the heavy burden she must bear in order to save England with her magic within. Lucy's newly developed power pulses and releases through her songs, aiming towards the hidden evil threatening to overtake what she once saved with her magic through her singing. But what she faces may prove to be far greater then any power she possess...
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, and it's about to get worse! There's an evil hiding within the shadows, biding their time, and striking where it hurts worse, Lucy's magic...
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 the 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!
I'm not going to go too much into the overall synopsis of this story, only because I don't want to spoil any of you. I will however talk about some of my favorite aspects of this story. First off let me just say that in this book, we have a new cast of characters. And the way that they are woven into the story is done so in a way that up until the end of the book, you don't really know who you can trust and who Lucy should stay far away from. At the same time characters that we met in the first book, ones we thought we could trust are starting to act find of fishy!
I really enjoyed the whole alchemy aspect of this book. The quest for knowledge was such a big aspect of the time period and I thought it was beautifully portrayed in the book. And yes the science geek in me was truly wondering if some of the experiments that they were performing were actually possible (Side-Note: I suggest reading the author's note in the back as it tells you more about the actual history off Alchemy!).
And Nat and Lucy's relationship in this book is once again tested. But they do have some sweet scenes that I truly cherished.
But now let's get down the meat of this story and my favorite aspect of it! I loved Loved LOVED how Lucy is the "savior" once again in a group full of tough titled men! That is fun to read at any given time, but taking into account the historical aspects of this book it was even more awesome!
The ending of this book is a tough one. Keep your tissues handy and your hearts protected! But it one that will keep me desperately waiting for book 3!!