“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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Jan 14, Isalys rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you crave action, film-worthy monster-fights and scenes that flash by in quick succession, better look for a different book.

Secrets she doesn’t know. View all 11 comments.

May 27, Hirondelle rated it really liked it Shelves: The idea behind Chime was a very original one and had a lot of potential. Briony lives with her father and her identical twin sister named Rose who has some charming quirks about her. Not unlike wading into a sucking, muddy swamp and feel the roots and clay grab and squelch between your toes.

This is the girl called Briony; who lived in a swamp that was being drained; which angered the Boggy Mun; who sent the swamp cough. The third most interesting character in the mix was Elric, Briony’s eventual love interest.


Yes, I think so. The Abhorsen Trilogy, Book 1.

Franny Billingsley

Romantic fairy fantasy, milder than Twilight. She referred to him as the boy-man which was perfect for him.

Perhaps Franny just assumed her audience would be familiar with certain terms and ideas that she presented, so she did not need to be clear and elaborate on certain things, or maybe it was just part of the quirky thing she was going for. It is seriously good stuff right there, my friends. Think Tim Burton’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow with its almost otherworldly feel and magical yet sinister setting. Billingslry and Fantasy Book type: This book sounds wonderful!

Finally, not even I could recognize it. She kept going on and on, and I just wanted to yell at her to stop it. That it just may be impossible to articulate the reasons why you loved billnigsley book and why other people should definitely try it out. View all 8 comments. 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.


Did not really matter to me at all.

Chime by Franny Billingsley

There’s just so much outpouring of description it became at times overwhelming to my brain. Eldric and Briony form a friendship first and romance later. So Chime or Shine? Someone loses a hand at one point and I’m still not entirely clear how it happened. View all 5 comments.

The story of a wicked girl has no true beginning. It feels odd to write of myself, not of the Folk. This is the girl called Briony.

The effect is surreal as though the reader has submerged herself in a world that is determined to surprise her by its strangeness and enthrall her with its beauty. The descriptive language she uses cuime very original From a pure writing perspective, Chime is fantastic.