“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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If you crave action, film-worthy monster-fights and scenes that flash by in quick succession, better look for a different book.

I wouldn’t recommend it to others because I know several of my friends would likely be just as lost as me, billingwley I honestly did not really enjoy it at all, so how could I recommend it?

I also loved her descriptions of the other characters: Briony tells you her story and her recount of the events is honest and witty. I found it stodgy, dull, and cyime than molasses. View all 18 comments.

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. She was staying in a village not twenty miles off, but her dusky voice made it sound like an island of spicy winds and bursting pineapples. Franny Billingsley’s brain must be an unholy swirling vortex of What The Fuckery.

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

You can read this review and more on my blog, Ivy Book Bindings Eldric is so easy to fall in love with and, despite his evident weaknesses and flaws, has become one of cime favorite male characters in YA literature.


To be precise, by page 3 or 4 I was head over heels in love with it and almost believed the story had been composed for my benefit alone. Then I didn’t care. Franny Billingsley Fantasy After she leaves the court, Briony is then approached by Leanne, who is also revealed to be a Dark Muse.

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Your flesh pushes back. He’s as natural as the sun, and treats her as if she’s extraordinary. Is it any good? One would have to be VERY careful when traversing the swamp because if not, it will gobble you up. View all 5 comments.

CHIME is one of my favorite reads so far this year. But before her neck snaps, Briony wishes to tell her story. And, speaking of awards, how much fun was it to watch the ALA webcast?! Chimw loses a hand at one point and I’m still not entirely clear how it happened.

Children’s Book Review: Chime by Franny Billingsley, Dial, $ (p) ISBN

This is the girl called Briony. She is a great example of a successful unreliable narrator, because everything she narrates is colored by her own charged perception of things. I hope you love it half as much as I did.

The stories are mysterious and powerful, with all the ingredients of a perfect potion: But since I like doing impossible things, I am going to try.

I am so glad you posted this! And writing, oh writing. But that is not all that I loved about the book, oh no. So, if I haven’t convinced you let, let those words do the job. Nov 28, Joe rated it it was ok Shelves: It’s a jarring, off-putting narrative style that will likely turn off casual readers and will certainly shock the shit out of fans of The Meyer Omigod-A-Vampire-Loves-Me crockery.

Retrieved from ” https: Briony is porcelain-skinned with velvet-black eyes and blond hair. Franny Billingsley can write circles around Lauren Myracle and the gaggle of Giggly Supernatural Romance YA authors who are flooding the market with shite. Mar 23, TheBookSmugglers rated it it was amazing Shelves: You must remember so you can hate yourself.


Just a small warning: Briony is a witch and hates herself for bilingsley dark secret. Give it a chance. Despite all the confusion, I was certain I’d give the book four stars. And then the fucking Brownie or Mucky Face or Old One or whatever appears at Briony’s side and my brain goes all wiggly again. My default rating for books I can’t finish is one star, but I recognize that the writing was good and therefore I’m going with one and a half with a round up of two.

The overall story of Chime was original and intriguing, but I think it could have chike a better execution. Why is this such a popular genre for teens, particularly for girls?

Something completely different than other books I have read and cchime knowledge only intensified as I continued to read. I absolutely loved this book. Chlme just so much outpouring of description it became at times overwhelming to my brain. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. It’s chock full of interesting bits that don’t make much sense at first, but once you finish, you have a beautifully crafted masterpiece that was worth the time it took to put it all together.

Basically they’re everything a reader could ask for and more.