Title Profile & Character Information

Chime

Annotation
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.



Awards
2011  Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books
2011  School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

Characters
NameBriony
GenderFemale

GenreYoung adult fiction
Fantasy
Romance
TopicsHistory
Family
Death of a parent
Romantics
Love
Teenagers