Thursday, September 4, 2014

Epic Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Chantress Trilogy by Amy Butler Greenfield

Hello there, bibliovores! I've got a MASSIVE post to share with you!!

Remember these?

  

They should look familiar, since I love both books very much! My Chantress posts:


(Basically, I love Amy and her books.)


Anyway, guess what! Not only am I revealing the cover for Chantress Fury (book three), but I'm also revealing the NEW covers for the series! The series underwent a cover change, so books one and two will have covers to match book three. I know, I know, we all like matching covers. BUT, I think the new covers are really cool, and embody the series!


Ready for all three?!



Chantress by Amy Butler Greenfield
Book One of the Chantress series
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication Date: May 7, 2013

Summary (from Goodreads):

“Sing, and the darkness will find you.” 

This warning has haunted fifteen-year-old Lucy ever since she was eight and shipwrecked on a lonely island. Lucy’s guardian, Norrie, has lots of rules, but the most important is that Lucy must never sing. Not ever. Now it is 1667, Lucy is fifteen, and on All Hallows’ Eve, Lucy hears a tantalizing melody on the wind. She can’t help but sing—and she is swept into darkness.

When she awakes in England, Lucy hears powerful men discussing Chantresses—women who can sing magic into the world. They are hunting her, but she escapes and finds sanctuary with the Invisible College, an organization plotting to overthrow the nefarious Lord Protector. The only person powerful enough to bring about his downfall is a Chantress. And Lucy is the last one in England.

Lucy struggles to master the song-spells and harness her power, but the Lord Protector is moving quickly. And her feelings for Nat, an Invisible College apprentice and scientist who deeply distrusts her magic, only add to her confusion…

Time is running out, and the fate of England hangs in the balance in this entrancing novel that is atmospheric and lyrical, dangerous and romantic.




Chantress Alchemy by Amy Butler Greenfield
Book Two of the Chantress series
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication Date: May 6, 2014

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.




Chantress Fury by Amy Butler Greenfield
Book Three of the Chantress series
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication Date: May 5, 2015

Official Summary:

The sea is coming. We are coming. And we will drown you all.

With a song, Lucy can control the wind and the water; she can bring castles and kingdoms to their feet. Since Lucy mastered her powers, King Henry has kept her close as he’s rebuilt England. She’s his best ally—and his workhorse. And now he’s called her to investigate attempted murder: His men claim they were almost killed on the Thames…by a mermaid.  All Lucy can glean from the creature they’ve captured is a warning: The sea is coming. We are coming. And we will drown you all.

And then the floods begin. Swaths of London are submerged as the people scramble to defend themselves against the water—and the monsters—that are flooding their streets. As mistrust of Lucy's magic grows, the king relies on Nat, Lucy's great love, to guide them through the storm. But Nat is cold and distant to Lucy. He swore his love only a year before, and now he calls her “stranger.”

Lucy is determined to defeat this powerful new magic alone if she must. But then she hears an eerie song within the water…can it mean that she’s not the last Chantress after all?

Sweepingly romantic and crackling with magic, Chantress Fury triumphantly concludes the powerful Chantress trilogy.


About the Author:


Amy Butler Greenfield was on her way to a history Ph.D. when she gave into temptation and became a writer. Among other honors, her books have won a PEN/Albrand Award, the Veolia Prix du Livre Environnement, and a Beacon of Freedom Award.

Amy grew up in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State and went to Williams College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a Marshall Scholar at Oxford, she studied Renaissance Europe, imperial Spain, and colonial Latin America. She now lives with her family on the edge of the Cotswolds in England, where she writes, reads, and bakes double-dark-chocolate cake.

She loves music, romantic adventure, history, quirky science, and suspense, which explains how she came to write Chantress and Chantress Alchemy.  Chantress Fury, the final volume of the trilogy, will be published in May 2015.



The Giveaway:

Because Simon & Schuster AND Amy are awesome, there will be not one but TWO giveaways! Simon & Schuster's giveaway is for one paperback copy of Chantress, and one hardcover copy of Chantress Alchemy - USA only. Amy is super fabulous and is offering the same giveaway, for international readers.

Since I'm choosing winners, I'm splitting this giveaway into two Rafflecopters. USA entrants, use the FIRST RAFFLECOPTER ONLY. Non-USA entrants, use the SECOND RAFFLECOPTER ONLY. I will check IP addresses, so don't mess with the rules. Mkay? :)

Good luck!


USA ONLY GIVEAWAY:



NON-USA ONLY GIVEAWAY:




Personally, I'm a HUGE fan of the new covers (no offense, old covers!) - and I like that the design team stuck with the original colors of the books. And the water theme is well-portrayed in the new covers. Plus, THE TYPOGRAPHY. It is beautiful. What do you all think?

85 comments:

  1. I think the new covers look just about perfect! They're just almost-minimalistic enough for me to swoon, and the Chantress font is absolutely gorgeous. Well done! And thank you both for the chance at this rad giveaway. xx

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  2. Well, to be honest I really liked the original covers. BUT the new covers are pretty cool too. I tend to gravitate towards bold covers and colors.
    Thanks Simon & Schuster and to the author for the awesome giveaway <3

    -Dee's Reads

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  3. I have to say that I prefer the original cover for the first book but then prefer the new ones for the second and third. But I like how they redid them so that all of them would match :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. I actually liked the original covers a lot. But I feel like the new covers have a similar feel to them and I really like them, too :) So this is definitely one of the better cover changes. Great to hear that one of the giveaways is international, so I am definitely going to enter! Thanks for that :)

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  5. Love the new covers, it is very pretty! Thanks for having one of the giveaways open internationally! Thank you Amy and Simon & Schuster

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  6. I had really liked the original covers, but the new ones are absolutely beautiful. Simon and Schuster made a good decision with the cover change!

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  7. I really liked the original covers, but this ones are gorgeous as well. Wouldn't mind having them on my shelves, just saying.:)
    Thanks for a giveaway! :)

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  9. While I loved the original covers, the new ones are simply stunning! They are incredibly eye catching, and if I saw them on the shelves in a bookstore, I would be sure to buy them.
    Thanks so much to everyone for the international giveaway!! :)

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  10. I agree that the new covers are soooo beautiful!! But dammit, now my hardcovers won't maaaaatch!! *bookworm wail* I think of the three new covers my favourite has to be the cover for Chantress Alchemy, with the veil hiding but not hiding her... And as you said the typography is just glorious!

    Thank you so much for making this one also available internationally to Amy and the publishers!

    And thank you Alyssa for sharing this lovely new covers with us!!

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  11. I liked the new covers more than the original ones. It appeals more for me that way. *shrugs*

    And huge thanks to Amy for making this giveaway available for international readers!

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  12. I love the new covers too! They're absolutely beautiful and I had no idea they were getting a remake, so that's awesome. Huge thanks to everyone for the giveaway too!! :)) I enjoyed Chantress but never got around to the rest of the books. :))

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  13. I like the new covers but I loved the old ones. I still would love to own them regardless. Thank you everyone who made this giveaway possible.

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  14. I like the old ones a but better but these are still pretty.

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    1. As always thanks for the gracious giveaway

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  15. I like to thank Simon & Schuster and everyone who made this giveaway possible.

    I love the old cover and I like the new cover. Its not as bad as a cover change with some series.

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  16. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    I really love the new covers, they're so gorgeous!

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  17. I liked the old covers, but the new ones are very pretty as well! Thanks so much for the giveaway! (Lisa Mandina in Rafflecopter)

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  18. Lovely covers. Thanks Simon & Schuster and Amy for the great giveaway.

    sherry @ fundinmental

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  19. Good morning Amy, the covers are ethereal and beautiful, thank you for the giveaway. Thank you simon & schuster for the giveaway.

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  20. Thank you to the publishers for providing the books. I love the new covers; they add a new dimension that seems to speak to the reader a bit better - at least in my opinion.

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  21. These new cover are BEAUTIFUL. I like that they look more subtle and sophisticated. The new less vivid colors and fancy pictures make it look more mysterious, and honestly if these were different books instead of the same books with new covers, and I saw them all at a bookstore, I would totally pick up the ones with the new covers first.

    Thank you Simon & Schuster and Amy for this generous giveaway, thank you Alyssa for hosting, and thank you all for having a separate giveaway for US and non-US. :)

    Carla C. ~ jen7waters

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  22. I think the covers are absolutely beautiful and would definitely have me picking up the book to investigate it further.

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  23. Omg-- these covers are gorgeous! The earlier ones were pretty but these ones make them look ordinary.

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  24. I am a big fan of the new covers. Love the colors...really beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Les Johnson

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  25. I like how the covers match and they're so pretty - and oh the colours! So gorgeous and sounds so intriguing! Also, thank you so much for hosting this and Amy and Simon & Schuster for the non-USA giveaway! There's so rarely a paperbacks and hardcovers available for non-USA readers.

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  26. The covers are so pretty, both the old ones and the new ones!! Thanks for a PB Giveaway, Simon & Schuster, Amy and this blog! :D

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  27. I love both the old and the new I couldn't possible pick which is better <3 But I do love how they have a matchy feel to them and the color of them stand out so much that it draws the eye in.

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  28. Owww that covers are so beautiful!!!! I loved It!
    Thanks for the giveaway :D

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  29. I think they're really pretty, I like the color scheme. thanks for sharing & for the giveaway.

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  30. Thank you Simon & Schuster and Alyssa for the giveaway!

    I like the new covers better, because of the paler colors, but the older ones feel more magical.

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  31. I love the covers, they're gorgeous!

    Thanks Simon & Schuster and Alyssa for the giveaway!

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  32. I love the new covers, they are beautiful and thanks for the giveaway!! :)

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  33. The covers are very pretty. Thanks for the chance to win. I loved Chantress but haven't had a chance to read the second one yet.

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  34. I absolutely love the new covers! I've been wanting to read these books for a while now...

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  35. I think the new covers are AH- mazing!

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  36. I absolutely love the new covers ! and thank you Simon & Schuster and Amy for the giveaway!

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  37. The covers are gorgeous (both old and new!)

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  39. I'm really really digging these covers! Sometimes they redo covers and they just end up being horrible!

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  40. the covers are beautiful! to me they make me think peacefullness!

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  41. The new covers are very ethereal! I really like them and they are enticing.

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  42. (Alisha Sienkiel in rafflecopter)

    I really like the new covers especially the one for the second book. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  43. I like them, but I like the original covers the best. :D

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  44. You know, the first new one I wasn't so sure about, but after I saw the second and third, I really liked them. The third is my favorite. Better and more unique than the original!

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  45. The new covers are pretty, but I really loved the original ones; they had the mysterious feel to them that really attracted me to the series!

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  46. These new covers are so pretty! I was definitely a fan of the old ones (especially for Chantress) but I really like the ethereal feel of the new ones. They'll look nice on shelves, for sure!

    Congrats to Amy, and thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  47. I think the new covers are really pretty, I just hate when covers change mid-series. That's the worst possible thing as I'm kinda a matching freak. I guess it's a good thing that I don't own those then!

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  48. Beautiful! I can't wait for the third book to join the display in my room! :))

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  49. I LOVE the new covers! Just as much as the old ones, if not more. And thank you thank you thank you Simon & Schuster and Amy for this mega-awesome contest! I can't wait to read this series, as you have officially hooked me!

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    1. NO NO NO NO NO! What am I doing?! Please don't count my entries on the Non-USA. I scrolled up and that's of course what my finger clicked. I'm so sorry!

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  50. I liked the old covers, but the new ones are beautiful too.Thanks for the chance to win copy's of beautiful books with a great story:)

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  51. These new covers look awesome! This might sound weird but I think the old ones look a bit like German covers... Too neat.. Which doesn't mean the others aren't but they aren't that kind of neat..

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  52. I like the new covers more, too! Something about the font, I think, haha. I'm glad they kept the tree branch-y design though for the first book. Awesome giveaway, Alyssa!

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  53. I like both sets of covers but I think the new ones are just gorgeous. I really like having the one colour dominate/wash-over everything, it looks stunning and magical.

    And thank you to Amy and Simon & Schuster for the giveaways!

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  54. I like the old covers better, but would still love to read them.

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  55. I think the new covers are wonderful!

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  56. The new covers are absolutely fabulous! I love them more than the old onea.
    Thanks for the giveaway Amy and Simon & Schuster!

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  57. I love the new covers! They are just gorgeous!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  58. I think the covers look beautiful and I can't wait to read these books! :)

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  59. I love the new covers! Though I really like the old ones too.. Thanks to Simon & Schuster, Amy Butler Greenfield, AND you for the giveaway :)!

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  60. I'm actually a fan of the new covers! I really like the old ones, but the new ones seem to stand out more. I'll definitely keep a look out for them when I'm shopping for books. :)

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  61. I think I like the new covers better, too. I'm not joining in the giveaway, since I'm a lso pretty peeved when my books don't have the same format, but I'm going to add those new editions to my amazon list. =)

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  62. I liked the old covers, but I think I might like the new ones better : ) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  63. I like the new covers. I think they have a more elegant feel than the original ones.

    Thanks, Amy! I visited with Mark and Karen earlier this year and we talked about how much we enjoyed Chantress!

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  64. I think the new cover is beautiful! Thanks for the great giveaway (:!!!!

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  65. I kind of like the old covers better, but the new ones are nice too. Thank you guys for the giveaway! I cant wait to read them!

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  66. I definitely like the new covers! And the model's pale eyelashes haha. The new Chantress Alchemy is so pretty!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  67. I like the old covers better, but the new ones are still very pretty (;
    Thank you both for the awesome giveaway! (:

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  68. the covers are much better and gorgeous than the first edition! :)
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  69. I think the new covers are stunning! The older covers reminded me of other book covers and the new ones are more original :)

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  70. I loved the other covers, but these are really pretty!
    Thanks for the chance!

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  71. I love the new covers! Thank you thank Simon & Schuster and Amy!

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  72. I really like the new covers even though I think the old ones were very pretty too. Thanks Simon & Schuster and Amy for this awesome giveaway!

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  73. I love the symbols on the new covers! :D
    Thank you so much for the giveaway Amy + S&S!

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  74. The original ones were great but these new ones are simply gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway :D

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  75. Thanks Simon & Schuster and Amy for this giveaway. I love the New covers, they are so sweet. :3

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  76. Thank you Simon & Schuster and Amy for the giveaway. The new covers are so pretty :)

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  77. The new covers are beautiful! I love them, Thanks so much for the giveaways Amy and Simon & Schuster!!! :)

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  78. I love the new covers! I'm really picky about my matching covers so I'm so happy they changed the first two to match!

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