Briony has a secret. It is a secret that killed her stepmother, ruined her sister's mind, and will end her life, if anyone were to know. She has powers. Then Eldric comes along with his golden lion eyes and a great mane of tawny hair. He is as natural as the sun, and he treats her as if she is... show more
Briony has a secret. It is a secret that killed her stepmother, ruined her sister's mind, and will end her life, if anyone were to know. She has powers. Then Eldric comes along with his golden lion eyes and a great mane of tawny hair. He is as natural as the sun, and he treats her as if she is extraordinary. And everything starts to change . . . Chime is a haunting, brilliantly written novel that will stay with you--its magic, its romance, its world like none other.
Publish date: April 12th 2012
Pages no: 361
Edition language: English
[This is an old review that I realized I'd never posted. My rating is from back when I had to do Goodreads rating rounding. Maybe I'd have given it 2.5-stars if I could have? I have no idea.] Chime is a mix of fantasy and historical-ish fiction. The description interested me, and I liked the audio...
Actual rating: 4.5 stars.Rose was the best.
“I love you.”Word magic. If you say a word, it leaps out and becomes the truth. I love you. I believe it. I believe I am loveable. How can something as fragile as a word build a whole world?This is a complicated book to review.First of all, the writing is amazing. Most of the dialogues are brilliant...
This book is odd for sure, and it's not an easy read. I have to agree with other reviewers that Briony has the strangeness of Merricat in [b:We Have Always Lived in the Castle|89724|We Have Always Lived in the Castle|Shirley Jackson|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1311400048s/89724.jpg|847007], and her...
Objectively, this is probably a pretty good book. I'm most likely being unfair to it, but I just . . . didn't care for it.The writing was usually really good, but way too abstract for me - I got tired of translating Briony's voice into plain English. She also repeats herself a lot, and honestly she'...