“Part mystery, part fantasy, this beautifully-written page turner explores guilt, mercy, and love.”—New York Times bestselling author Holly Black Briony has a. Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. *Starred Review* Since her stepmother’s recent death, : Chime eBook: Franny Billingsley: Kindle Store. 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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If you crave action, film-worthy monster-fights and scenes that flash by in quick succession, better look for a different book. Rose lives in a world of her own, after an incident that happened when she was young that affected her mind. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

To date, there have been only two other novels that I have loved simply for the gorgeousness of their prose.

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As many secrets as Briony has been holding, there are secrets even she doesn’t know. My mind just needed time to process.

A minor masterpiece of compression: I did love this book! So, I finished this book. Did anyone see him enter? Lists with This Book. The book was also selected as one of Publisher Weekly’s Best Books of and was one of the American Library Association ‘s Best Fiction picks for both the audiobook and hardback.

Add your rating See all 1 parent review. I really liked Briony, her voice, her view and interpretation of things. Briony is astutely aware of the world around her. Romantic fairy fantasy, milder than Twilight.

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They feel like playmates or siblings, but never lovers. Th It doesn’t take long in beginning this book to discover that you’ve entered somewhere quite out of the ordinary. Billingsley plays unabashedly with language here. It is probably safe to say that I’ve found an all-time-favorite.

In case you were wondering, that would be Titan. We were to have new clothes because I tried to bargain with the Boggy Mun and he outwitted me.

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But for a relatively-short book this one was a bit too long, it dragged a bit around the middle when we readers had our clues already view spoiler [ including the title of this book, which is surely a spoiler hide spoiler ] before it our narrator understands it, all is explained and cleared up.

And while I still am not sure I am ready, I figure I better give it a go. What does she represent? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Billingsley makes it creepy yet romantic, sad yet funny, small-town yet epic.


A fantastically written novel about a child with attachment problems 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 I found myself appreciating her character much more when she and Eldric created this secret society of awesom Alright, so I was going to do a proper review, but I just can’t.

Just too weird for me. The book ends with Briony and Eldric ending up together and living peacefully with Rose, but with Briony fully aware that the draining of the swamp is only temporary and that eventually man will find a way to not only prevent the swamp cough but also drain the swamp. She must stop the progress of the railroad before more children can be cursed with the dreaded swamp cough.


This, to me, is Hell.

This is a decadent young adult fairytale, to be consumed with patience and the unwavering trust in the author to tell her story in a round-about, beautiful way.

Not the feeling, the idea. This book contains one of the most delicious kissing scenes ever. Remembering these two things will help keep her family safe, because when she forgets, bad things ha I frnny loved this book. Now, if you please.

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Oh, how I did. Chime finds itself a niche on my shelf of awesome. Some authors are simply good, Franny Billingsley however, has true talent. She is intriguing and, as the narrator, provides a refreshing new perspective. Set preferences to see our top age-appropriate picks for your kids.

Critical reception for Chime has been mostly positive. There was so much going on in this book that it was hard to keep up. The plot seemed choppy and there billingsleg a lot of different things going on. View all 11 comments. Let’s begin with a quote and see where this goes, shall we? Rose, Briony’s twin sister played a very big role in the story and I though she was a great addition to the already wonderful cast of characters. When Billingsley returned to the Chme States, she took a job as the children’s billimgsley at 57th Street Books, a major independent bookseller on the South Side of Chicago.

It was strange, but in a compelling way that pulled me into the mushy sloughs frannj the Swampsea, running alongside wolfgirl and lionboy as they grew, and found themselves, and found love, something Briony never thought possible.