With that being said, there are several things I did like. I loved Nat's character! He did seem realistic and well developed. He has a past that he wants to forget. He also hates magic, so he has a tough time accepting Lucy. I loved the setting! The Tower of London, the filthy streets of London, the group of men trying to continue their studies and their web of spies unbeknown to the Lord Protector and the king. I also liked the concept of Chantresses who use songs to weave spells.
I think that I just had really high expectations for this and it didn't quite meet those. However, I did still enjoy it and thought it was still worth a read. I would recommend picking this up if you like light historical witch stories.
Source: ARC from Edelweiss, which did not affect my review in any way.
See my original review here: http://tressaswishfulendings.blogspot.com/2013/05/review-chantress.html
Loved the setting
The secondary characters
The idea of song being magical