“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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This is not something I’ve seen approached much in the books I’ve read, and I enjoyed seeing it here, because it happens more often than you’d like billingslej think it would. Stop dragging me down. Wonderful approach to the subject of emotional abuse.

Dec 22, Lori Pure Imagination rated it it was amazing Shelves: The world in which Chime billingsleg place is perfectly created. Briony is responsible for hurting her sister Rose.

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Maybe it’s because she’s allegedly responsible for the death of her stepmother. I thought it was rather brilliant the way Billingsley connected everything in the end, and everything started to make sense. I was struck by how Briony was so annoyingly self-loathing.


Well, I was so right: This book was absolutely gorgeous. In the process Briony is charged with the crime of being responsible for her stepmother’s death via witchcraft, but it soon becomes apparent billnigsley stepmother was an evil Dark Muse, draining the life force out of Briony and Rose by way of their creativity.

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A few mild romantic situations and references to feeling lustful, and one holiday night is described as being the cause of many abrupt weddings. Just too weird for me. The narrator’s voice was so hard to relate to, I had to abandon the story after about 70 pages. Billingsleu is a flawed, complex character.

To put it simply, Chime was not a book for me. Where do I begin to talk about Chime? Feb 12, Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies rated it it was ok Shelves: Then I didn’t care.

It must be good writing, obviously—sometimes an unexpectedly funny turn of phrase, vivid imagery, an effortless smoothness that every writer knows only comes after countless revisions. It includes fantasy and romantic elements that captivated me from start to finish. It might mean running into the wild, into the real, into the ooze and muck and the clean, muddy smell of life.


Your skin doesn’t slice, not like bread or cheese. billihgsley

Because Eldric uncovers the truth, Briony Larkin is a witch, her Stepmother said so. And everything starts to change. In fact, several times I caught myself reading the same passage or page over and over because I liked the way it sounded. Sign in or join to save for later.

How lovely to seep and bleed and weep into the swamp. Briony must not tell her father. But but I did not mind a bit. Set preferences to see our top age-appropriate picks for your kids.

My First Read of 2011: Franny Billingsley’s ‘Chime’

This is a complicated book to review. No one must know for if they find out, she will be hanged.

All through the book, I was planning on giving this one a 4.