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Chime
Chime | Franny Billingsley
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Briony knows she is a witch. She knows that she is guilty of hurting her beloved stepmother. She also knows that, now her stepmother is dead, she must look after her beautiful but complicated twin sister, Rose. Then the energetic, electric, golden-haired Eldric arrives in her home town of Swampsea, and everything that Briony thinks she knows about herself and her life is turned magically, dizzyingly, upside down.
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ImperfectCJ
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This novel moves quickly and Briony's voice is interesting and as confusing as one would imagine her voice to be (ie, confusing in a good, narratively consistent way). The main characters are well developed; I love Rose. Some pieces of the story are kind of silly and overly YA (eg, self-guided cognitive-behavioral therapy), and I downgraded it for dropping two characters. Overall, though, this is a fun one that I might recommend to my teenager.

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ImperfectCJ
Chime | Franny Billingsley
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I've been seeing posts about #24B4Monday and when I realized that I have much of Saturday to myself, I figured I'd jump in. I'm not a very fast reader, so I'll just see what kind of progress I can make on these books. I doubt I'll get in 24 hours, but we'll see how it goes. 🤞📚

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

TheReadingMermaid Welcome! We are so glad to have you join us! ❤️ 2mo
Andrew65 Good luck with whatever time you get to. 2mo
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SincerelyWinona
Chime | Franny Billingsley
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Listening to this audiobook in paradise. 🌴

TheBookKeepers Yes!!! 12mo
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Foragingfantasy
Chime | Franny Billingsley
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At first I was thinking, this could have been so good. Then I kept going and it did get better. It became beautiful and haunting. There were so many layers, like peeling an onion, it can be painful and get into your eyes and make you cry... Also, i loved Eldric, there couldn't have been a better boy-man for the job.

elkeo_TheBookDragon Eldric annoyed me at first but turned out to be pretty great 💕 2y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
Chime | Franny Billingsley
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There is something to being 'in the mood' for a book. I stalled out on this last week but when I picked it up last night I tore through the remaining 300 pages enthralled—nothing could stop me. The narrator's voice is distinct and interestingly, she doesn't mean to be unreliable. But storytelling, memory, and fae creatures all conspire to twist her story even to herself. I am SO glad I gave it another chance. It was gorgeous and left me in tears.

elkeo_TheBookDragon @aeeklund - you need to move this up your TBR. Fact. 2y
aeeklund @elkeo *readjusts stack* *stack tips over* *cat spooks* 2y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon @aeeklund Don't spook The Floof! Please! 2y
moranadatter This book is one of the only books I have ever read that accurately shows the effects of emotional abuse by a parent. 2y
Foragingfantasy I'm over halfway in. I'm enjoying it, but she's annoying me by not letting any of the old ones finish telling her anything! I'm practically screaming at her to listen! 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @Foragingfantasy Ah, but once you know why she believes things the way she does and acts that way, it makes sense. At least I thought so! 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @moranadatter I agree! So well done. No surprise it was a National Book award finalist! 2y
Foragingfantasy @elkeo you're right. The end was beautiful. 2y
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aeeklund
Chime | Franny Billingsley
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@RavenRenegade and I have made the executive decision that "chime" qualifies as #onomatopoeia. #jubilantjuly

elkeo_TheBookDragon Have you read it? That's the one I stalled out on this past week...hope to get back to it though... 2y
aeeklund @elkeo I haven't yet! 2y
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Story_Time_Sleeve
Chime | Franny Billingsley
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BooksTeasAndBookishThings Welcome to Litsy!!! 😊❤️🙌📚🎉 3y
Shaila Omg...This bag is gorgeous! (as is the cover!) Are they padded? I imagine a Kindle could go in there too 😍 3y
jfalkens Welcome to Litsy and happy reading 📚☺📖😁 3y
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Story_Time_Sleeve @Shaila Thanks!! 😝 Yes! The sleeves are padded for extra protection and structure! 👌🏼 3y
Story_Time_Sleeve @jfalkens Yaay!! Thank you! Happy to be here!! 🍾 3y
Shaila @Story_Time_Sleeve Perfect! 😍❤ 3y
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BookFreakOut
Chime | Franny Billingsley
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Finished this for #sirensreadingchallenge. I liked it, but had to start and stop a lot which I think detracted from the experience. The rural swamp people culture was well developed, and the audiobook reader was spot on with the voices. She really portrayed Rose's straightforward, simple bluntness and Cecil's nasty, entitled sleazebag self. Briony's relationship with Eldric was a tad overdramatic at times, but on the whole an enjoyable read.

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annamae
Chime | Franny Billingsley
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Some of the books I got for $26 today! So many books so little time...

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DragonSadhana
Chime | Franny Billingsley
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This is the only photo I got from today. It's from the second floor and overlooking the front yard. We're at 18 inches on coastal CT, and it's over. I made limoncello, watched Intruders, crocheted a baby blanket, planted pepper seeds, finished "I Let You Go", and started "Chime." A successful snow day! ☃️☃️☃️

#sirens2017readingchallenge

Hope all my fellow New Englanders stayed safe and warm! ❄️

mcipher Wow, that is seriously productive! I thought I did a lot today but you've got me beat. 😊 (in my defense, I did have to work from home 😜) 3y
DragonSadhana @mcipher Sounds like you had a productive day too! I spent the entire morning being unproductive. The afternoon and evening made up for it! 3y
krismac So pretty! 3y
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BookDragonNotWorm Still going strong in NH 😟 3y
Wife Sounds like a wonderful day! 3y
DragonSadhana @BookDragonNotWorm it started pretty early for us, so it doesn't surprise me that it was still going strong in the north! I'll be snowshoeing at some point. Got any winter activities planned? 😊 3y
DragonSadhana @krismac One of my favorite things about snow is how pretty everything gets! 3y
DragonSadhana @Wife it was! 3y
BookDragonNotWorm It took me the last 2 days to deal with all the snow! I snowshoed a puppy racetrack for the dogs, but now the only winter activity I want to participate in is hibernation (with some good books) until spring. If only that was an option. 3y
DragonSadhana @BookDragonNotWorm I wish we were a species that required a period of hibernation so that it was a socially accepted thing. "Sorry guys, I've got to go into my hibernation chamber. See ya in April!" :::carries books, kindle, and crochet projects into hibernation chamber::: 3y
BookDragonNotWorm If only 😊 💕💕💕 3y
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BeckyMerilatt
Chime | Franny Billingsley
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#mostreread #feistyfeb

This is one of those books that reflected some of my own experiences back at me. I read it every October.

valeriegeary This is such a good one!! 3y
lilredhen I love this book. I've checked it out at least three times, which means it should go on my purchase someday list lol 3y
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tjwill
Chime | Franny Billingsley
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I'm not sure if I have the look down (disdain? boredom?), but here's my #bookface. #ReadJanuary

Suzze Beautiful, (Both of you). 3y
Eyelit Fantastic! 3y
tjwill @Suzze @Eyelit Thanks! 😊 3y
LeahBergen Awesome! 3y
Bookworm54 Great job! 3y
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TheBookkeepersApprentice
Chime | Franny Billingsley
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Just started this, it's my third book of the day for Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon 😊 so far it's really intriguing. #Readathon

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BookWarriorPrincess93
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Chime was a intriguing book to read. The characters, setting, and plot will keep a reader hook. I loved the folklore elements in this story and that the book took place in a swamp. Briony was my favorite character because I loved how she saw the world. Worth checking out. I'd give this book five stars.

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BeckyMerilatt
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#recommendsday

My all time favorite YA historical fantasy. It's ultimately an emotional journey to self-discovery. But it also has a sweet romance, such a strong sense of place, and it's full of poetry. In my opinion, it has all the makings of a classic.

Hobbinol Loving' the photo 3y
Mariliel Ooo, I loved this book! 3y
LauraBrook Thank you for recommending this book - I couldn't remember the name but have wanted to read it since it was published! 3y
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Kiley I love this book so much! I feel like it never gets enough love 3y
BeckyMerilatt @Kiley I feel the same way. I've read it at least four times. I wish Franny Billingsley would write a new book. Lol. 3y
moranadatter I love this one too. She did such a great job getting into the head of an abused child. 3y
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