Monday, March 19, 2012

Review: Chime

by Franny Billingsley

Book Description:
Before Briony's stepmother died, she made sure Briony blamed herself for all the family's hardships. Now Briony has worn her guilt for so long it's become a second skin. She often escapes to the swamp, where she tells stories to the Old Ones, the spirits who haunt the marshes. But only witches can see the Old Ones, and in her village, witches are sentenced to death. Briony lives in fear her secret will be found out, even as she believes she deserves the worst kind of punishment.

Then Eldric comes along with his golden lion eyes and mane of tawny hair. He's as natural as the sun, and treats her as if she's extraordinary. And everything starts to change. As many secrets as Briony has been holding, there are secrets even she doesn't know.

Okay, this book was definitely not my "cup of tea." In fact, I really, really disliked it.  Briony talks about herself in the third person the whole time (meaning she calls herself Briony...ugh) and that just really bugged me. 

HOWEVER, tons of people out there *loved* this got great reviews from all the professional, I want you to go check it out for yourselves if the description sounds cool to you, and let me know what YOU thought! 

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