Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mission Impossible: Chime by Franny Billingsley

Summary from Goodreads:
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.

Where I Stopped: Page 134

Why I Stopped: There was nothing to inspire me to continue to read this book. Briony was insane and the dialect is so confusing to understand. She acts as if she hates the world and shows no sense of having a heart and when there was a hint of happiness from her, I was tired of reading. I have read many complimenting reviews about this book and may be inspired to try it again.

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Stephanie (Books Are A Girl's Best Friend) said... Best Blogger Tips

I found this one extremely hard to understand and frustrating at the start too but the story picks up a bit after 200 pages and some of the descriptions were lovely. It still wasn't really the book for me though! I think it's either a book people absolutely love or just plain don't like.

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