This is one of the most lushly imagined books I’ve read in a long time, and it also happens to be one of the best love stories I've read in awhile as well. It’s about a tortured young woman named Briony who is convinced that she is a witch, and that she was somehow responsible for her stepmother’s untimely death. The language is an incredible blend of old-world English and modern-day poetry.
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.
About the Author
Franny Billingsley is the author of two highly acclaimed middle-grade novels, "Well Wished" and "The Folk Keeper." She lives with her family in Highland Park, Illinois.