Monday, March 19, 2012

Dusty Reads: Chime by Franny Billingsley

Dusty Reads is a weekly post featuring a book that has been sitting unread on my home shelf for some time.

Title: Chime
Author: Franny Billingsley
Pages: 361
Publication: March 17, 2011
Publisher: Dial
Summary taken 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.
I have the ARC of this for a year or two now, and the summary has everything that I like, so I'm still not sure why I haven't read this book yet... Plus, I've heard nothing but rave reviews for this book... So why haven't I read it yet? -__-"

As of right now, I have to read a book for my AP Lit class, so I think I'll try to squeeze this book in afterwards or in between some review books. :)

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