Greenfield, Amy Butler Chantress Alchemy (Chantress, #2), 331 pgs. Simon and Schuster, 2014. $18.99 Content: Language: G; Violence: PG-13; Mature Content: PG.
Lucy has been summoned back to the castle to help King Henry find a crucible that has been stolen from his Inner Council. The crucible was supposed to help the council make gold to then buy food for the starving kingdom and they want Lucy to use her magic to locate the thief and the crucible. Lucy hasn’t had much luck using her magic since the last time she saved the kingdom, but the little magic she possesses she feels as though it is being blocked within the castle walls. Lucy is unsure of who is friend and who is foe, but she will not abandon the kingdom until she feels like she has tried everything within her powers.
This second book in the Chantress series has a great storyline that builds off the characters from the first. The mystery of who stole the crucible and who Lucy can trust is woven so well that it left me guessing until the end. The ending made it clear that there would be a third book. I enjoy this series because the main character is strong, independent and loyal and it is clean read which makes it easy to recommend.
MS-ESSENTIAL. HS-ADVISABLE. Reviewer, C. Peterson.