Greenfield, Amy Butler Chantress (Chantress, #1), 336 pgs. Simon and Schuster, 2013. $16.99 Content: Language: G; Violence: PG-13; Mature Content: PG.
Sixteen year old Lucy has lived alone with her caretaker, Norrie, on an island for seven years—ever since their ship sank and killed her mother. At least that is what Lucy has always believed. One night Lucy hears singing on the wind, and although Lucy has been taught to never sing, she gives in to the singing and Lucy and Norrie are transported to London. Lucy quickly finds out that she is a Chantress-a type of witch that sings spells. London is under a tyrant’s rule, and Lucy could free the city if she can learn how to use her magic.
This is a great new series that has a fast-paced adventure and an interesting storyline. Lucy’s magic feels believable and her character is fun to follow. This book is easy to recommend because it is clean, has a great story and characters and the cover will draw middle school readers of fantasy. Good stuff!
MS-ESSENTIAL. HS-ADVISABLE. Reviewer, C. Peterson.