Review: Chantress Fury by Amy Butler Greenfield

Chantress Fury
YA Urban Fantasy
Paperback, 288 Pages
May 19th, 2015 by Margaret K. McElderry Books

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.


Chantress Trilogy

My Review

I've enjoyed this series with it's interesting spin on an historical period in England and a woman with powers to call the water, wind, and earth through listening to them and singing songs. Chantress Fury was a good ending to the series and finally brought back two people that I adored, even though their reunion wasn't necessarily a happy one. There were the usual court politics, danger, magic, and at the center of it all a young woman who had grown in her art and confidence, but was still trying to find her place in the world.

I really felt for Lucy throughout the story. Her life is one mostly of isolation and loneliness. She has some very good and close friends, but chooses to keep them somewhat at arms length. She keeps so much inside and buried. I loved seeing Sybil, the king, Norrie, and Nat again, as well as Nat's somewhat adoptive father/professor. Nat. He's still a complex character. He had played a role away from Lucy before they meet again and they both had changed so much. I would have loved to have delved into Nat's thoughts more or had there be more conversations and scenes between him and Lucy. There were just a handful and I needed more. 

I loved diving back into this historical setting. The pace kept me engaged and there was enough excitement to keep things interesting. There's a part towards the end where it's pretty much straight fantasy and that threw me just slightly because it was a very interesting perspective.

If you enjoyed the other books in this series or enjoy reading urban fantasy, I would recommend picking this one up. This was a story and series full of adventure, danger, magic, friendship, and some romance.

Content: Clean

Source: I would like to thank the publisher, Margaret K. McEdlerry/Simon and Schuster, for my complimentary copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

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  1. These covers are amazing (they go beautifully together... sorry I know, I'm constantly talking covers :D) and the story sounds interesting. Sounds like a really unique, "unusual" kind of novel, which is always nice. :)

  2. I think you'd like it. I could have had the characters and historical setting dig even deeper, but it was still good.

  3. I haven't really read a plot like this one, so yes, it was nice. :)

  4. Seems like this was a good ending to the series, and a satisfying one! I love it when you can feel for the main character, and generally the whole idea and setting of the novel in England is what I like the most about it all :)

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  5. I did love the historical setting in England. :) Thanks, Olivia!

  6. Cali Willette5/16/15, 3:04 PM

    I love books based on mermaids. Great review; I really need to read this. ;)

  7. This one was the only book in the series that had mermaids and they were fleeting, but it was still interesting.


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