Sunday, October 23, 2011
Tick Tock Tick Tock
Chime by Franny Billingsley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Song for this book: Saved (Acoustic) -The Spill Canvas
I won this book from a Goodreads giveaway.
From when i first saw the cover of Chime i was intrigued. The picture is just so haunting and beautiful. It pulls you in. I read the description many times over and despite that all I could remember about the book was the amazing cover.
Although, that might not be the only reason. From the description I found the exact plot line hard to grasp. I couldn't seem to pin-point a time era for this piece and that made me hesitant to pick this book up. But I assumed all my questions would be cleared up as a read.
I found the beginning a little difficult to jump in to. I was slightly disoriented, and I don't know all that much about witch craft besides what one would learn from Sabrina the Teenage Witch so I'm not going to say it was the easiest read for me, but I kept reading ready to learn more.
The truth is I only really understood half the story. The things happening in down, got it down check. The swamp, the old ones, "mucky face", the "brownie"... not so much. I was really confused. Luckily I love Eldric so my attention was not lost. I really liked the story, despite it being a more difficult read, and my not understanding bits, I loved the plot and the ending was amazing. So if you are up for a challenge and a great story, go for it!!
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.
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