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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Well, darlings, it's another waiting on Wednesday here at Sparkles and Lightning and over three hundred other blogs? Isn't that awesome? And it's all thanks to the lovely Jill at Breaking the Spine!

Waiting on Wednesdays are always so much fun. Who doesn't want to spend hours browsing gorgeous covers and whatnot? It's just so much fun and I love love love seeing all these new blogs I've never seen before every week!

So, you want to know what this week's pick is? I suppose I could tell you.

Amy Butler Greenfield
Release Date: May 7, 2013
Sing and the darkness will find you.
Shipwrecked on an island seven years ago, Lucy has been warned she must never sing, or disaster will strike. But on All Hallows Eve, Lucy hears tantalizing music in the air. When she sings it, she unlocks a terrible secret: She is a Chantress, a spell-singer, brought to the island not by shipwreck but by a desperate enchantment gone wrong.
Her song lands her back in England — and in mortal peril, for the kingdom lies in the cruel grasp of a powerful Lord Protector and his mind-reading hunters, the Shadowgrims. The Protector has killed all Chantresses, for they alone can destroy the Shadowgrims. Only Lucy has survived.
In terrible danger, Lucy takes shelter with Nat, a spy who turns her heart upside-down. Nat has been working with his fellow scholars of the Invisible College to overthrow the Lord Protector, and they have long hoped to find a living Chantress to help them. But Lucy is completely untrained, and Nat deeply distrusts her magic. If Lucy cannot master the songspells, how long can she even stay alive?
Beguiling and lyrical, dangerous and romantic, Chantress will capture readers in a spell they won’t want to break.

As usual, let's take a look at the cover first. It's pink. I love pink. And I love the girl and the expression on her face. Very vulnerable but also somehow wise. And I love the depiction of her hands and the ways she holds the object. It's very dramatic and understated both. The font is gorgeous too. Total cover love is going on here.

It just sounds SO amazing. I mean, hello, singing unlocking a spell? Awesome. I love that. And I like how it seems like everything will be very twisted and wrong. And I like that she's the only one left, somehow. It makes it very bold.

Plus, it sounds like there's awesome romance, so of course I'm in.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?
Link me up! :)


  1. I haven't seen this book before. It seems interesting. Thanks for sharing.
    BTW At first I though this girl was holding a heart in her hand.

    My WOW post

  2. SOOOOOOOO Pretty!

    I am in love with this already :-)
    Thanks for sharing!

    Also i am a new twitter follower!


  3. I am in love with this cover too! I love pink and I am definitely drawn to it and on top of it with the great summary, I know I want to read it! Great pick!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

  4. I read the first paragraph, and at first I thought she was a siren! But I'm liking the idea that she can sing to create/break spells, and, like you said, her being the last Chantress really ratchets up the stakes. I'll be looking for this one next year!

    New follower via GFC. My blog is

  5. It sounds really interesting.. Great pick..

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  6. Wow, this one sounds exciting...and I LOVE the cover. Enjoy!

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  7. I thought this one looked excellent, happened to see it on another WoW first but still pretty cool. ^.^ The cover ish so pretty too. o.o If you'd like you can check out my Waiting on Wednesday post here. :)

  8. I keep seeing this one a lot lately! It does sound very good :)

    WoW @thedailyprophecy.

  9. This one has been on my mind a lot lately! It's totally a beautiful cover and awesome sounding book! And the romance!!! <3 Fabulous pick as always! :D
    Stop by MY WOW?
    <3 Inky@ Book Haven Extraordinaire

  10. I'm really looking forward to reading this one. I already have it on my to-read list and I can't wait. Great pick! I hope you enjoy it when it comes out.
    Come check out my WOW post.

  11. Great pick! I hadn't seen this until now. It sounds really good and the cover is beautiful!

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  12. God, this book has been everywhere! :D But I can totally see why. This sounds like such a great read! X)

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  13. Definitely going to be super fantabulous!

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

  14. This was on my WoW for the week also :)

  15. Great pick! I'm so excited about this book...and I agree: such a GORGEOUS cover ♥ I hope you love it when it comes out & thanks for sharing :)

    New GFC Follower!

    Here's my WoW post

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows


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