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 ...more
Chantress Alchemy by Amy Butler Greenfield
Book Two of the Chantress series
Publisher: Margaret K McElderry Books
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss
Summary (from Goodreads):
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 ...more
Two days ago, I didn't even know this book existed and even if I had known I'm 316% certain I would never had picked it up. As fate would have it, I got it in a subscription box I received two days ago. Again, there would have been a certain amount of deliberation about when I was going to read it but I went for it straight up, because I had nothing new to read and there was no internet. NO INTERNET FOR TWO DAYS. It felt like opening a window in a dank, dark and gloomy prison cell. This book...more
REALLY enjoyed this one, a lot!! I think this book may have been better then book one. But then again, book one was pretty awesome too!! I can't WAIT until I have book three in my needy little hands, and I get to see how it all ends. Because after reading book three's synopsis, it sounds like it's going out with a bang!!
FOLLOW ME ...
CHANTRESS ALCHEMY was a beautifully crafted, and a utterly amazing read, that I was ...more
As much as I enjoyed Chantress last year, I thought its plot wasn’t complex enough. It was fairly ...more
This book just made me so happy. You know those kind of books where the ending doesn't rip your heart out but instead the ending leaves you feeling content and happy? Yes that was Chantress.
I'm intrigued by the excerpt and I cannot wait to see where this goes considering I thought this was only one book.
Oh and I love the covers to these books, I love the way they sit on my shelf and they have that shiny appearance.
I CANNOT WAIT TO HAVE THIS JUST FOR THE ...more
Lucy became an even stronger character in this book. In book 1, she was already badass, but she got even tougher in this book. She proved that it wasn't just her magic that made her strong. She also had the strong will and cleverness that made her a force to be reckoned with, magic or no magic. She was just ...more
I had some issues with Lucy at first because she was such a mix of unsure and reckless at the same time, that she was a bit ...more
I thought that Lucy's life after defeating Lord Scargrave would be much calmer but it seems her adventures never end. In the first book we didn't have the chance to experience the life in the palace but now we can see the way Lucy's life changes after entering the court, a place full of plots and traitors. New characters are introduced in this book and they all are as much interesting as suspicious!
I could feel Lucy's pain as she was facing her ...more
I loved this book. It was absolutely dazzling. Lucy is a strong heroine, and it’s written so beautifully that it’s hard not to love. The world it’s set in is fantastic, and everything about it screams to be loved. Though not without its flaws, it’s such a beautiful book that it was impossible for me to walk away from it with anything but an overwhelmingly positive attitude.
Lucy is a strong heroine who is extremely relatable. She’s needed ...more
Chantress Alchemy allows readers to immerse themselves in a world of historical intrigue, magic and romance. This sequel brings back all of the amazing components of the first book in this series, while introducing a slew of new characters and exciting new story-lines. Amy Butler Greenfield is an extremely talented writer who seems to bewitch readers with her immensely addicting plot-lines that compel readers to continue reading.
It is with a mind filled to the brim with mentions of The Philosopher's Stone...Harry...is that you?? Oh wait. Wrong book. But all the same, magic is abound!! And in Chantress Alchemy , Amy Butler Greenfield has brought it back with a vengeance. Book two isn't exactly a direct continuation of book one, which is absolutely fine with me-sometimes we need that in "trilogies," books within them that could stand completely fine on their own, thank you very much.
The author was ...more
So I don't recall all that happened in the first book, but I do remember the main points. Strangely, however, I don't remember this Wrexham guy at all. But I'm pretty sure I hate him enough after one book to make up for not remembering him from the first.
Honestly, I was pretty frustrated (or more) with a good deal of the characters in this book--Wrexham, the King, basically ...more
First of all, let us acknowledge the absolute gorgeousness of the covers in this series. Okay? Okay.
Continuing on with the review.
I was unbelievably excited to read Chantress Alchemy especially since I adored Chantress and because there was a mention of “courtly intrigue” in the Goodreads description and I am a sucker for that, especially ones set in England (if you remember my Favorite Genres post.) And adding in magic? YES! Chantress Alchemy ...more
This is the second book in the Chantress Trilogy. The first book was one that I thought was great and really enjoyed, with the magic and the singing and the alchemy. The sweet little romance between the main character and her love interest certainly helped too. Now this one picks up what seems to be about a years or so where the first book left off. Lucy being called back to court isn’t what she wants at all. She has been practicing her magic, but it is changing like so many things in her life. ...more
Originally posted at: http://iliveforreading.blogspot.sg/20...
I may have had some problems (tiny ones) with the first book, Chantress, but holy moly, Chantress Alchemy was AH-MAY-ZING. So much happened and I’m still reeling it all in! It definitely keeps you on your toes with a classic who-dun-it with larger consequences.
When I heard that alchemy was going to be apart of the book (duh, the title should have been a big giveaway for me...), I got super excited! Nope, I’m not smart ...more
NOTE: THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME BY THE PUBLISHER FOR AN HONEST REVIEW! THIS DOES NOT AFFECT MY REVIEW IN ANY WAY!
Chantress Alchemy was mysterious, thrilling, and romantic! It's an amazing sequel that I couldn't get enough of! I cannot wait for the finale!
This book picks up almost a year after the events of Chantress. Lucy, our protagonist, is still trying to tap into her magic but is torn away from her ...more
Chantress Alchemy may be second in its series, but it certainly stands well on its own. All I know is I tore through the pages of this novel, eager to know what would happen to Lucy, to the King, and to the rest of the Kingdom. Basically, Greenfield has managed that rare trick of writing a sequel that's even better than its predecessor.
If you've read my review of Chantress, one of my comments on Lucy was that she faded into a crowd of typical fantasy heroines. Chantress Alchemy has ...more
Lucy faces terrifying danger, and unknown foes at court, and the ...more
Particularly I myself favored the concept of Shadowgrims and their opponents the Chantresses. Needless to say the Shadowgrims were from the ...more
I really enjoyed this book! Like the first one, it is a story that you want to savor but at the same time you want to race through because it is so captivating. Also like the first book, there is a mystery going on that is fast paced and adventurous.
There were two things that I didn't like about this book. Now this isn't a huge spoiler but it is in some ways so if you don't want to know anything at all about the relationships of the characters, I would advise you to stop reading.
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 ...more