Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Review: Chantress by: Amy Butler Greenfield
Buy it on Amazon here.
Source: e-ARC for review from publisher through Edelweiss.
For starters, I'll say that this book has very little romance. I like a little romance, and if a book doesn't have any...I'll pass. This book? It had a shadow of puppy love. You might like that, but I'd have liked more. I did enjoy and savor what I got though. :)
This was a quick, exciting read. The majority of the ending I could guess by just reading the blurb, but knowing how the book ends and being a part of the journey are two very different things.
I loved Nat, had a love-hate relationship with Lucy, and really didn't find myself loving the rest of the Invisible College. I didn't get any two-dimensional feelings from these characters, but that could have been because I was so distracted with Lucy's ignorance most of the time. I did end up caring if they lived or died, and I did understand Lucy.
I loved the setting. Loved. It.
For me, the book was enjoyable. While I've never said this before, I think it just rings true here: I feel like this would have been better in 3rd person P.O.V.. I mean, the story itself was amazing, and the world-building was perfect.. but I feel like this story would have been better without all of Lucy's idiotic thoughts. Or, at the very least, it could have been half Nat's P.O.V. and half Lucy's, but I guess it's whatever came to Ms.Greenfield, right?
And I really have been looking forward to a book about a Siren or Enchantress, and this didn't let me down. It just didn't BLOW MY MIND. I'm glad I read it, and I'll for sure pick up Ms.Greenfields' next book. I'd say give it a shot, but be ready for a teenager, as being a rebel and know-it-all just comes with the package. And that's coming from a teen, herself. ;)
Oh, and that cover just became a drug. My drug. *stares longingly*