Thursday, May 1, 2014

Blog Tour Swoon Thursday (#66) and Giveaway: Chantress Alchemy by Amy Butler Greenfield

Welcome to the Chantress Alchemy blog tour! I'm pleased to be a part of this part, as I have already read and loved this book. Check out the swoony excerpt I have for you all, and enter the fantastic giveaway!

Swoon Thursday is a hot meme hosted by the fabulous ladies at YA Bound!

- From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering

- Try to make the swoon excerpt 140 characters (or less), if you are going to tweet about it. Use the hashtag #YABOUND when tweeting

This week, my swoon is from Chantress Alchemy by Amy Butler Greenfield!

His fierce concern made me catch my breath. Yet when I leaned toward him, he stood up without a word, fists clenched. "Nat?" I rose too, but I misjudged the small space. My shoulder bumped against his, and he put out a hand to steady me. I had a moment to wonder what was in his eyes, and then his arms were around me, and we were kissing as if we could not bear to stop. Oh, those kisses! So heady and bittersweet. In them I tasted each day we'd spent apart and each letter gone astray. But he was here now, I reminded myself. Here with his deft hands tangled in my hair. Here with his warm lips on mine. My heart raced as our kisses deepened.

- eARC, 26%

About the Book:

Lucy races against time and magic in this sequel to the “richly and thoughtfully written” (Publishers Weekly) Chantress.

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 back to King Henry’s court. His Inner Council is convinced that making gold through alchemy will save England. But a critical element to the alchemical process has been stolen. Lucy is tasked with finding it with her magic… or else. And until she succeeds, the castle is on lockdown.

Court too has changed. Scargrave's brutal Chantress-hunter has become King Henry's closest advisor. Lucy’s beloved Nat has fallen out of favor and is shunned by his colleagues; their romance means trouble for both of them. Worst of all, something goes wrong with Lucy’s magic. The palace is a labyrinth, and there’s a monster at its heart — a monster who may have the power to defeat Lucy once and for all. 

Amy Butler Greenfield returns to the beguiling world of Chantress for a suspenseful tale of courtly intrigue, music, and magic in Chantress Alchemy.

About the Author:

Amy Butler Greenfield was a grad student in history when she gave into temptation and became a writer. Since then, she has become an award-winning author. She lives with her family in England, where she writes, bakes double-dark-chocolate cake, and plots mischief.

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Check out my review of Chantress (book one)!

Check out my review of Chantress Alchemy (book two)!

The Giveaway:

Win (1) hardback of Chantress Alchemy (INT)
Win (1) hardback of Chantress Alchemy (US Only)

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Be sure to follow the rest of the tour HERE!


  1. Sigh.... that's a nice kiss! You picked a great one, and I love the cover to this book too!!

    Here's My Swoon!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  2. That's one sweet swoon. This sounds like a great book.

    My swoon @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  3. That was one swoony swoon!
    I really need to finally check these books, since you've quite recommended them Alyssa, and we're now at 2 for 2! They sound like the perfect mix of fantasy and historical fiction!

    1. YES! Book pushing for win! Also, historical fantasy is AMAZING ;D

  4. *fans self* WOW!

    My Swoon:

  5. Wonderful Swoon Alyssa! I love when two people in love are reunited! The author did a great job showing the passion and excitement as these two are happy to be together again!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

    1. She definitely did! This is one of my favorite scenes in the book, in general!

  6. Aww I have this and now I'm definitely going to read it as soon as possible just because of that amazing swoon <3

    1. Excellent! Go go go, Eileen! I hope you love this book :D

  7. Another one I've never heard of...thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog! Here's the link to my swoon:

  8. Aww that was really sweet! This sounds like a really good series and I really love the covers! So many books so little time AHHHH!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives


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