Saturday, July 11, 2015

Week 28 Reviews: Chantress Alchemy, Chantress Fury

From Goodreads:
Lucy races against time and magic in this "compelling sequel" (Booklist) to the &"richly and thoughtfully written" (Publishers Weekly) Chantress.

Lucy is the last Chantress, the only remaining girl who can sing magic into the world. Since she defeated the evil Lord Scargrave, England has changed-and not for the better. With crops failing and the people rebelling, Lucy is called urgently back to King Henry's court. His Inner Council is convinced that making gold through alchemy will save England. But a critical element to the alchemical process has been stolen. Lucy is tasked with finding it with her magic-or else. And until she succeeds, the castle is on lockdown.

Court too has changed. 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. Worst of all, Lucy's magic has deserted her. She can no longer hear the song spells at court, and must find a way to access her powers soon-or be accused of treason.

Amy Butler Greenfield returns to the volatile world of Chantress for an exciting tale that weaves together courtly intrigue, mystery, romance, magic, and music.

From Goodreads: 
The sea is coming. We are coming. And we will drown you all.

With a song, Lucy can control the wind and the water; she can bring castles and kingdoms to their feet. Since Lucy mastered her powers, King Henry has kept her close as he's rebuilt England. She's his best ally—and his workhorse. And now he's called her to investigate attempted murder: His men claim they were almost killed on the Thames…by a mermaid. All Lucy can glean from the creature they've captured is a warning: The sea is coming. We are coming. And we will drown you all. 

And then the floods begin. Swaths of London are submerged as the people scramble to defend themselves against the water—and the monsters—that are flooding their streets. As mistrust of Lucy's magic grows, the king relies on Nat, Lucy's great love, to guide them through the storm. But Nat is cold and distant to Lucy. He swore his love only a year before, and now he calls her "stranger."

Lucy is determined to defeat this powerful new magic alone if she must. But then she hears an eerie song within the water…can it mean that she's not the last Chantress after all? 

Sweepingly romantic and crackling with magic, Chantress Fury triumphantly concludes the powerful Chantress trilogy.

My Review:
These books were so fantastic! And that I was able to read them back to back, that was so great, seeing the ending of Alchemy, which was pretty evil!

So it has been a while since I read Chantress. And that was for me, a good thing and a bad thing. Bad, because I forgot some details, which sucked. Good, because these two books were different from the first, seeing as they take place after the events of Chantress. So things are different!

I really liked how there's been a progression, the first book, there was one bad guy, and then there was a new one in Alchemy, and then another new one in Fury. All of them related in some way to Chantresses, whether it was hunting them down, a hidden connection in the twist of who the bad guy was and what he was doing, and then the origins of Chantresses! So awesome!

There was a lot of conflicted emotions between Lucy and Nat. From being unsure of the other's feelings for them, and misinterpretations of the situations, and time spent apart, yeah, they had a lot of obstacles to face! But they fared well in the end, which was just so fantastic!

Yeah, man, these books were just so fantastic, and I can't wait to read more by Amy Butler Greenfield!

Author: Amy Butler Greenfield
Series: Chantress Trilogy #2, 3
Read: July 6th, 6th, 2015
Source: Tuebl, Edelweiss
Reason Why: Loved the first book, and they're Historical Fiction 2015 Books and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Books! And Chantress Fury is a End of Series 2015 Book!
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Published: May 6th 2014, May 5th 2015

Chantress Alchemy:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Chantress Fury:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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