Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This meme highlights some of the books whose releases bloggers are most anticipating this year.
The book whose release I am most excited for this week is...
Author: Amy Butler Greenfield
Release Date: May 7th, 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.*hyperventilates* I know many of you will find this hard to believe, considering how many contemporary, paranormal, and dystopian novels I constantly read, but fantasy is my favorite genre. Ever. So, needless to say, I am extremely excited about this one. While I'm not a huge fan of the color pink, and the cover definitely has that in abundance, I think it's a beautiful and eye-catching cover that really pops out at you. Yet, even better is the fact that Lucy, the main character, seems to have unique abilities! I feel as if her gift is a combination of the mythology surrounding sirens and time travel - both which I love. Plus, a tyrannical leader who has killed off those with powers, a love interest who is also a spy, and a rebellion in the making? Gosh, can May 2013 come any sooner? I can't even express how excited I am about this so I hope it lives up to all my expectations and some ARCs start trickling in soon! :)
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?
FYI - I'm at Six Flags with some friends today, so it'll take me awhile to get back to your posts. I will check them all out though, so please leave a link for me to visit! :D