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Chime Briony knows she is a witch She knows that she is guilty of hurting her beloved stepmother She also knows that now her stepmother is dead she must look after her beautiful but complicated twin siste

  • Title: Chime
  • Author: Franny Billingsley
  • ISBN: 9780747583813
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Chime By Franny Billingsley, Briony knows she is a witch She knows that she is guilty of hurting her beloved stepmother She also knows that, now her stepmother is dead, she must look after her beautiful but complicated twin sister, Rose.

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    1. After the whole Shine Chime National Book Award Debacle, there was no way my book club could ignore Franny Billingsley s Chime We had already read Shine and were completely confused and underwhelmed by it Perhaps the National Book Award committee was wrestling with similar feelings, and that is what led to the gaffe I dunno I m still confused The first couple distinctions between these books are glaringly obvious by page 12 of Chime 1 Franny Billingsley can write circles around Lauren Myracle an [...]

    2. If you know me then you know I love books set in this period For that reason and others, I believed I would enjoy this I wanted to enjoy this, I truly did The premise sounded good the prologue, however strange, intrigued me But it didn t take long for me to realize that I wouldn t be able to read over 300 pages of Briony s narrative It is undoubtedly the strangest I ve ever come across So strange, in fact, that I m not sure I can describe it properly It s like an odd mix of pessimism, self hatre [...]

    3. How happy I am that I spontaneously gave in and ordered this odd, little jewel.It was dark, strangely compelling and utterly beautifully written and completely different from what I had expected It s the turn of the century in rural England The Industrial Revolution with its affluence of metal and electricity has forced most of the Old Ones, elemental spirits, bogs, brownies, fairies and the like, to disappear But in Swampsea and other mucky places magical creatures still roam free Dark Muses fe [...]

    4. This book received a starred review from basically every professional reviewing publication School Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus and here I am, unable to even finish it.While I acknowledge Chime s originality and high quality of writing, I believe this is a novel that will appeal to only a very specific type of reader who is looking for some eccentric fantasy The whole cast of characters, the world, the interactions are all what you call quirky, but many I would call bizarre The main charact [...]

    5. It s hard to describe my reading taste precisely Describing my favorite writing style is a bit like playing Goldilocks too simple and it feels shallow, too overdone and it feels exaggerated Either way the writing ends up falsifying the characters and story for me With nothing that feels real, no point of reference, I can t put myself in the shoes of the characters I can t buy in Somewhere in the middle is the writing that speaks right to me It feels beautiful and descriptive without feeling forc [...]

    6. I loved Chime so much I do not have words I stayed up late to finish it, and I re read parts of it the next morning Don t let the cover fool you, it s not a paranormal romance, nor is it about a goth girl playing Victorian dress up it simply does not do justice the sheer poetic loveliness of the novel Chime feels like a retelling without being based on a fairytale the whole timbre of the book is tale as old as time, but set in 1910s England The closest comp titles I can think of are Juliet Maril [...]

    7. I long deliberated about whether to review this or not Sometimes you read something that resonates with you to such a degree, with such intensity that it feels as though you could never do it justice by reviewing it That it just may be impossible to articulate the reasons why you loved this book and why other people should definitely try it out But since I like doing impossible things, I am going to try Just be warned though No matter how lavishly I praise this book, it deserves a lot .It is a n [...]

    8. Keep your secrets, wolfgirl Dance your fists with Eldric s, snatch lightning from the gods Howl at the moon, at the blood red moon Let your mouth be a cavern of stars.This is the story of wolfgirl, a witch living in her dark lies she keeps hidden from the world, and lionboy, a boy man with golden hair and lightning eyes, who sees through wolfgirl s hardened exterior Chime tells the strange story of these two, and the unlikely bond that slowly forms between them, despite Briony s witchy life and [...]

    9. this book was amazing I couldn t stop reading it once I picked it up again and managed to finish after leaving it to sit for a while unfinished I loved how fast the book went after I picked this book up again and I m glad I did because I like love stories.

    10. Where do I begin to talk about Chime It s a magical story and it s not the plot revolves around magical beings, around what are essentially soul sucking vampires, around a girl who is a witch The plot revolves around a stepmother, and illness, around a girl who is made to believe that she s a bitch Sorry Chime makes me want to play with words, makes me think a little like Briony which was, by chance, almost my own name.I can quite see why some people don t like it It requires thought, patience, [...]

    11. This may be one of the most challenging reviews I ve ever had the joy of writing simply because this book is so wonderfully unique and cleverly written that it s nearly impossible to put into words why it s so unique and clever It s one of those you have to just trust me and read it for yourself books to truly understand the complexity of this story.Chime is the story of a wicked girl named Briony who does wicked things, who loves no one and feels no emotion She is a witch you see, an Old One wh [...]

    12. Briony Larkin has grown up hating herself Before her stepmother passed away, she told Briony a secret Briony is a witch Briony is wicked Briony is responsible for hurting her sister Rose Briony is guilty Briony must not tell her father Briony must not tell anyone If Briony tells, she will be hanged Thus, Briony believes in her own inherent evil she despises herself Yet, when Eldric, a boy who is as different from her as sun and moon, arrives from London, Briony starts to question everything she [...]

    13. CHIME has received countless starred reviews and a nearly equal array of praise and protestation from bloggers Suffice it to say that I went into this book with equal parts anticipation and trepidation A book couldn t possibly live up to all that praise, I thought At best, I thought, I will like this book, but I won t love it.But oh, I loved it Oh, how I did CHIME completely won me over, and I am in nonstop raptures about its genius Seriously It might be a good thing you are not in my vicinity r [...]

    14. If I were an author, I d write about people who sit on the floor About people who look at mouse droppings and don t care About people who only feel a black hole inside This is a very good book, though it does not start too pleasantly Bryony is full of hate and guilt, and we must go along with her and figure out the whys of it The writing is beautiful and sharp, there are many layers here of plot and clues, some of the characters are fascinating and the setting interesting though with some off pu [...]

    15. The idea behind Chime was a very original one and had a lot of potential Unfortunately it wasn t my cup of tea.There was so much going on in this book that it was hard to keep up The plot seemed choppy and there were a lot of different things going on Between finding out who killed Briony s step mom, who was trying to kill her, and everything else, some things got lost I found myself looking back at previous pages to see if I d missed something because I would frequently get lost The characters [...]

    16. Chime by Franny Billingsley is one of those books I discovered on and immediately knew I d love based on the synopsis and the gorgeous cover Briony has a guilty secret she is a witch A witch who has destroyed her family she blames herself for her sister s mental disability, her home being victim to both fire and flood and the death of her stepmother She only feels at home in the swamp, but before her stepmother died she warned Briony that the swamp only made her powers worse Then handsome Eldric [...]

    17. Some books are carried by the voices of the narrator alone, while I understand that this author s writing style and prose is beloved by many readers, I am not one of them I found it stodgy, dull, and slower than molasses Couldn t get past 1 4 of the book.

    18. Just a small warning this review is bound to be full of praise, fangirly gushing, and positive adjectives I will not apologize for thisThis book was absolutely gorgeous Every word was an indulgence along the same lines as chocolate And just like chocolate I wanted to savor it and gobble it up at the same time.I knew from the first page that Chime was something special Something completely different than other books I have read and that knowledge only intensified as I continued to read The writin [...]

    19. Alright, so I was going to do a proper review, but I just can t I m punned out, folks Besides I fear I love this book too much to be silly about it And I have to say, when I first started I wasn t sure if I loved it or hated it I was struck by how Briony was so annoyingly self loathing But then there was the pity and how she pathetically claimed she felt nothing because of witchery I found myself appreciating her character much when she and Eldric created this secret society of awesome swamp fr [...]

    20. Originally Reviewed on The Book Smugglers thebooksmugglers 2011 04 jWhy did we read this book Chime has received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Booklist and School Library Journal, and with every new review our interest only grew Plus, isn t that cover GORGEOUS Review First Impressions Ana Listen Come close and I will tell you a love story my love story with this book It wasn t love at first sight because it wasn t what I was expecting at first and the writing is different so it [...]

    21. Chime came highly recommended to me by the wonderful Anna at YA in the Second City So it is while begging her forgiveness that I say I just didn t like it Hear me out Let me explain Anna, put down that torch Just a momentFranny Billingsly can write circles around a great many YA authors This woman can write I saved many passages from the book just because I enjoyed them so much She has a way of making words come to life that not many authors are capable of She says things in new ways instead of [...]

    22. I received a free arc copy of this book from Penguin Group USA Thank you Normally, after I ve read a book, I sit down and write the review in a passionate rush Whether I loved a book or frankly hated it, my fingers just itch like crazy to get all my feelings out at once After reading Chime, I had a completely different experience My mind just needed time to process To allow the story to wash over me Much like coffee, my brain needed a lil time to percolate And while I still am not sure I am read [...]

    23. I fell in love with this magical book CHIME is unique, funny and utterly original and completely deserving of the 6 starred reviews it has earned The characters are eccentrically wonderful and the story is charmingly written and full of surprises CHIME is a YA paranormal historical set in Swampsea village in turn of the century England It includes fantasy and romantic elements that captivated me from start to finish In addition to the mystery and romance, mystical creatures including Witches, Da [...]

    24. Briony lives in a town called Swampsea, where witches are put on trial and hung Briony thinks she is a witch a wicked one.e believes that she s to blame for her twin sister s mental health issies, her stepmothother s illness death and the fire which destroyed the family library Briony has kept her belief that she is a witch a secret Briony is full of hatred and self loathing, we re reminded of this constantly after a while this becomes beyond tiresome Briony claims to love no one, not even her o [...]

    25. I absolutely loved this book In fact, several times I caught myself reading the same passage or page over and over because I liked the way it sounded Billingsley has such a way with words, both real and made up This is a novel that reads like one long song with lots of strings and minor chords.Briony has two secrets that she must never forget one, she is a witch And two, she hates herself Remembering these two things will help keep her family safe, because when she forgets, bad things happen She [...]

    26. Briony Larkin is a witch, her Stepmother said so Briony was a wolfgirl who let her jealousies bubble with the swamp she set fire to the library and bought floods into the home Briony was a wicked witch child, but it was her twin sister Rose who paid for her crimes.But now Briony s Stepmother is dead, and her clergyman father has opened the house to a man boy University tenant Eldric comes from London and suddenly Briony isn t so certain of her witchy ways Because Eldric uncovers the truth, and c [...]

    27. I love you Word magic If you say a word, it leaps out and becomes the truth I love you I believe it I believe I am loveable How can something as fragile as a word build a whole world This is a complicated book to review.First of all, the writing is amazing Most of the dialogues are brilliant They re witty and intelligent Basically they re everything a reader could ask for and And you said Eldric After a heartbeat of silence, I glanced up Eldric was looking at me, this golden London boy, looking [...]

    28. I saw that this title was getting a lot of buzz so I grabbed it and read it all in one splashy, breathless gulp If you looked at the plot summary the publisher provides, you probably thought like I did here we go, another dark fantasy romance for teens But this one is quite extraordinary, and I was so surprised to find myself enthralled and unable to stop reading.The voice of the main character is unique lyrical, yet ragged and mysterious Who is Briony, really What does she represent Her love in [...]

    29. It doesn t take long in beginning this book to discover that you ve entered somewhere quite out of the ordinary Briony s narrative voice Briony being the main character is strong and permeates the story Indeed, a great deal of what is told in the novel is conveyed by how it is told.You learn early that Briony is an untrustworthy narrator, but also that she is honestly conflicted and doing her best in very trying circumstances even if she refuses to give herself the benefit of the doubt The rest [...]

    30. Not what I expected I want to state outright that the blurb on the back of this book makes it sound like one of those insipid fantasy ya romance cliches I think it s because of the mention of Elric s tawny lion hair, honestly I admit that I judged this book by the cover front and back I m so glad that a friend gently pressured me with the I really think you ll like this because she was TOTALLY RIGHT Thanks, Lisa I m as surprised as anyone to be giving this 5 stars, but dang it all it was such a [...]

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