May 5, 2015

Chantress Fury Tour: Review + Giveaway

Chantress Fury (Chantress Trilogy #3)
Author: Amy Butler Greenfield
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: May 19th, 2015
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
288 pages



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.
Chantress Fury is the third and final installment in the Chantress Trilogy - a young adult fantasy that continues to follow our heroine, Lucy, as she faces what might be her biggest challenge yet. King Henry has kept her close to him as a trusted advisor and ally as he begins to rebuild England back up to where it once was. When the King asks her to look into a murder attempt near the Thames, Lucy has no idea what's waiting for her there. The men swear they were attacked by a mermaid. As Lucy investigates further, she finds and captures the mermaid, and is able to make out a warning - that the sea is coming, they are coming with it, and intend to destroy them all. Soon after, violent floods begin to cover large areas of London. The people are trying to save themselves from the rising water and the monsters that are coming with it - which causes widespread distrust in Lucy's magic and abilities. The King turns to another ally - Nat - to help everyone through the disaster. Nat's cold and aloof behavior towards her break her heart, but Lucy is determined to stop whoever - or whatever - is causing the destruction, even if it means she has to do it alone. The last thing she expects is to hear a song in the waters - one that's very similar to her own Chantress magic. Everyone, including the King and Lucy herself, believe that she's the last Chantress on Earth. But what if she's not alone after all?

I absolutely love all fiction that has to do with magic and I adored the first two books in this trilogy. This final installment picks up awhile after the events of the second book. I had no problem getting sucked back into Lucy's life and her world - it felt as if I never left. I continued to love learning more about the Chantresses - I think it made the story deeper as a whole along with making Lucy an amazing main character. Another thing I really enjoyed in this installment was the continuing concept of alchemy. Alchemy is incredibly fascinating to me, and I loved the way the author wove it seamlessly into the story alongside the magic and the central story line. Once again we are introduced new characters in the book, along with the reunion of old friends and love interests. There's so much that happens in the book that it's hard to touch on everything. The whole concept of the mermaids and other monsters was fascinating and I was dying to know who was behind them and the floods. There's a bit of a mystery there while Lucy pieces it all together, and I was reading as fast as I could through the entire book to see what would happen with that plot twist, the question of another Chantress, and several other aspects of the story. I think that Lucy's character experienced a lot of character growth in the book on multiple levels - maturity, confidence, inner strength, love, and many more. I've enjoyed watching Lucy's character develop over the course of the series - it seems like she grew with each book. Of course, I have to talk about the romance between Lucy and Nat. Since the ending of the second book, I've been dying to know how things would go between them once he came back to London. Their relationship is a rocky and complicated one - and it takes a large part of the book for them to finally decide what they each want. Overall, this was a wonderful final book in an enchanting trilogy - one that has become dear to my heart. I hate final books in series because they are so incredibly bittersweet - we finally get to know how everything turns out. But that also means there will be no more books for us to escape into. I really didn't want the trilogy to end - I wish there were going to be more than just the three books. Since I can't change things on that end - I'm definitely going to be keeping an eye on this author. I'm excited to see what she'll come out with next! Very highly recommended for fans of magical fiction, fantasies, romance, historical England, action, adventure, and more! There's a bit of something for everyone in the series, no matter your usual genre preference. This is one mesmerizing trilogy that you won't want to miss out on!

An Enchanting Trilogy - Definitely a New Favorite!

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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.

(1) signed copy of Chantress Fury by Amy Butler Greenfield (INT)
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