“Part mystery, part fantasy, this beautifully-written page turner explores guilt, mercy, and love.”—New York Times bestselling author Holly Black Briony has a. “Part mystery, part fantasy, this beautifully-written page turner explores guilt, mercy, and love.”—New York Times bestselling author Holly. Review of Chime by Franny Billingsley () On its surface, Chime is a novel set in early 20th century England, a time when belief in witches and spirits domi.

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During this time Briony spends much of her time with Eldric, but also fends off the advances of Cecil, the son of the local Judge. It is evident to the reader that Eldric likes Briony very much; however, as the novel is told from Briony’s perspective, we cannot help but doubt him and question Briony’s own feelings towards him as she does not know them herself.

It didn’t take me long to figure out that that is impossible for me with Briony. I want people to take care of me. Started to destroy the father and narrator? This novel is a fantasy feast worthy of big-screen adaptation.

It will only prove what I’ve already told you, which is that I’m wicked. It’s resilient, like the skin of a mushroom. What does she represent? As many secrets as Briony has been holding, there are secrets even she doesn’t know. User Reviews Parents say Kids say. Franny Billingsley has written a twisted fairytale worthy of Tim Burton. The plot is completely transparent.

What did you think of the book? Want to Read saving…. Chime is a young adult fantasy novel by Franny Billingsley. Romantic Fantasy Books for Teens. Families can talk about the appeal of romantic fantasies. Chime is narrated by Briony Larkin, a young woman growing up in the small town of Swampsea.


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I mean, I had a very high reading level in school. So I was certain I’d give it three. That would still be a lot! Bilingsley no longer runs wild in the swamp, nor does she talk with the Brownie who used to be her friend.

She kept going on and on, and I just wanted to yell at her to stop it. She kept a lot of secrets; secrets about how her step-mother died; secrets about how her twin sister Rose became ill; witchy secrets that if told might kill her; secrets that were buried deep within her soul.

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Stepmother married their father when they were what? If you are looking for something that will completely blow your mind away, leaving you pondering the novel long after you are finished with it, read Chime.

Feb 03, Kathryn Beastie Books rated billinsley it was ok Shelves: It includes fantasy and romantic elements that captivated me from start to finish. Whether I loved a book or frankly hated it, my fingers just itch like crazy to get all my feelings out at once. I’d have to begin with the day I was born.

She manages to temporarily stall the draining by way of sabotaging the machine that would drain the swamp, but must discover a way to convince the townspeople that the swamp cough is the result of the Boggy Man attempting to defend his home and that the project must stop.

And she kept this a secret.

This woman can write. It is therefore explained that any powers she had were a result of being a chime child, which is considered to be a good thing.

Common Sense is a nonprofit organization. The language was odd, to say the least, and I often found myself confused.

Rose, brain-damaged but still beautifully artistic, and all the more precious for her unique and childlike take on the world. Billings,ey it didn’t take long for chjme to realize that I wouldn’t be able to read over pages of Briony’s narrative. Then it dipped again. The stories are mysterious and powerful, with all the fhime of a perfect potion: While Billingsley’s first novel, Well Wishedwas warmly received by critics, a year ago she was a virtual unknown within a publishing climate that regarded fantasy as a specialty genre.


I don’t know if I’m doing this book justice with this review, but the best way for me to describe this book is by saying it’s like one of those 1,piece puzzles. I can’t relive those memories—the touch of the Dead Hand, the smell of eel, the gulp and swallow of the swamp. D How happy I am that I spontaneously gave in and ordered this odd, little jewel The premise sounded good; the prologue, however strange, intrigued me.

View all 9 comments. It seems like that would be something that she would really want to remember. However, when her father takes on a new young, vibrant, and billlingsley tenant, it becomes harder for Briony to accept her fate.

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Not good for billinsgley It was sort of violent,with danger, and it’s kind of scary I wouldn’t recommend it for billingsleh kids. May 27, Hirondelle rated it really liked it Shelves: This is the best book I’ve read in a long time.

But Eldric, this boy-man with his lion smile and lion leap and fidgety hands, confuses her mind. Silence clawed at my throat. Briony is one of a kind – her narration was at times angry, sad, eerie, hopeful, scary

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