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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

enchanting story

I thought this was a great book. It's different from other books that have magic in it. In this book they can only perform magic by singing.

Lucy is stranded on an island and was told never to sing, but on one faithful day she heard a song. She decided to sing, the ...
I thought this was a great book. It's different from other books that have magic in it. In this book they can only perform magic by singing.

Lucy is stranded on an island and was told never to sing, but on one faithful day she heard a song. She decided to sing, the song brought her to England. She then finds out that she is called a Chantress and that she is the only one. We read about how the Chantress' came about and who can only be one.

I like that her relationship with Nat progresses over time. Quite frankly they didn't like each other to begin with. It's refreshing almost, too many books start with the characters loving each other within days. So that's just going to make the next book more magical.

Can't wait until the next one to see where the author takes these characters.

posted by terferj on May 11, 2013

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

I read the reviews and I thought I was in for something original

I read the reviews and I thought I was in for something original. Sad to say this really I am. I tried to like it, I really did. But the main character Lucy.......Let's just say I hated her guts. In the words of Chantress and Lady Helaine "This is what I have asked...
I read the reviews and I thought I was in for something original. Sad to say this really I am. I tried to like it, I really did. But the main character Lucy.......Let's just say I hated her guts. In the words of Chantress and Lady Helaine "This is what I have asked myself. You are foolish, you are impatient, you are shockingly ignorant-and your instincts are deplorable." I couldn't agree more. I read the whole book because I paid for it and there was no way for a refund. I also kept hoping that Lucy would change and GROW UP and be more mature and LEARN from her MANY MANY mistakes but she didn't and it really really infuriated me to the end. Also, when she was learning from her elder, the book clearly said that she had no respect for the safe way of singing, which was frustrating because 1) it's safer and was supposed to help her, especially since her stone couldn't handle the other kind of singing. 2) Even though she tried her hardest and did succeed at learning "Lady Helaine's way" I mean I can understand teacher and student relationship can be hard and there is hatred at times, but come on, she wanted/needed to learn from her aunt. I'm not saying that I'm defending her aunt either, she had massive faults too.
One thing that I did like about Lucy though was that she did what was right, even though she was enthralled/enamored by the chantress book she destroyed it and saved the kingdom from more destruction and misery from tyrants such as the "Lord Protector" and the "shadowgrims."


posted by 4362013 on September 23, 2013

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    Posted August 17, 2013

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  • Posted May 9, 2013

    I loved this novel!  It's a gorgeously written fantasy yet very

    I loved this novel!  It's a gorgeously written fantasy yet very atmospheric of 17th-century London, with a strong girl character who finds herself hunted by oppressive government forces. Lucy is a "chantress" (a singer of spells) and her kind have been outlawed and driven underground or killed. With a secret group of inventors and scientists (including a darkly handsome apprentice, Will), she fights back using both science and reason. Satisfying and engrossing. 

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