31. July 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Tammy, Teen Books

Chime by Franny Billingsley, 361 pages, read by Tammy, on 07/02/2013

Before Briony’s stepmother died, she made sure Briony knew that she was a witch and that she was responsible for all the family’s hardships. Briony has accepted her guilt. Of course, she’s dangerous. Of course, she’s unlovable. She used to escape to the swamp, where she told 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 punishment that would come with it.

Then Eldric comes along. He’s as natural and comfortable as the sun. He’s her friend and enjoys spending time with her. Can Briony trust him with her secrets? Are her secrets the truth?chime

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