Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday/Chime by Frannie Billingsley

Wednesday, November 24, 2010
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the SpineThis meme spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Author: Frannie Billingsley
Publisher: Dial
Release Date: March 17, 2011

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.
(Publisher's summary from Amazon)

I have never read a book that is set in the Swamps, and I am wondering about the time frame for this one since the summary talks about the village sentencing witches to death, I am thinking it has to be early 1700-1800's. Mystery and romance, definitely has my interest piqued, and the cover is pretty cool too.

What are your waiting for?

24 comments:

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

wow, this one looks awesome!! love the cover!! thanks for sharing, this is the first time i've seen this one. happy thanksgiving!!

Christina/Book Addict said...

Fantastic pick! This one sounds great; I will have to add it to my TBR list.

Miss Page-Turner said...

Really good wait.Haven't heard of this one before, but it's a put-on-wishlist candidate! What a stepmother, I wanted to call her a witch until I read that Briony is one herself( in a good sense):D
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Alison said...

How interesting. This sounds like historical fiction/fantasy. Great pick.

Melissa said...

I've never heard of this one! Great choice, Jan! This is definitely going on my TBR pile :)

Jenny said...

Wow, fantastic choice! This one is new to me which is awesome, definitely going to add to my list. Thanks for sharing!

ajmitchell said...

I've added this one to my wishlist because it sounds incredible. As I was adding it, I noticed that the Goodreads summary answered some of your questions. So here it is:

In the early twentieth century in Swansea, Wales, seventeen-year-old Briony, who can see the spirits that haunt the marshes around their town, feels responsible for her twin sister’s horrible injury until a young man enters their lives and exposes secrets that even Briony does not know about.

Hopefully that fills in a few blanks. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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Aleksandra said...

Great pick! I have this one on my wishlist...

Julie said...

I've never heard of this one before! Sounds really good. I'm putting it on my TBR list. It might be in the 1600's, too. Speaking of that time frame...Happy Thanksgiving!

Christina T said...

This looks really good and I love the cover.

Peep said...

This one sounds good! You know, if you like adult books, Ilona Andrews' Edge Series is set in the swamps and they are pretty good. Book 2 was my fave.

Staci said...

The cover is wayyy cool and this sounds like a new and fresh setting!

Ava said...

Oh! I haven't heard of this one but I love the sound of it! Very awesome cover too!

Thanks for sharing. :D

June G said...

I've never heard of this before. It sounds good. I love the description of the guy. Nice choice.

Book Sake said...

I do like the swamp setting as well. Wonder if it's a Louisiana thing.

Lizzy said...

Every week you post a book that I haven't heard of, and add to my list haha. Sounds really interesting!

GABY said...

Sounds good, I'd like to read it.

GABY said...

Sounds good, I'd like to read it.

danya said...

Ooooh yes, just added this one to my wishlist recently! Love the cover and the premise sounds mysterious :)

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

wow, this one look sawesome! thanks for sharing, going on my wishlist :) nice pick.

Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

Great pick. It sounds unique. Thanks for sharing. I will be adding this to my list :)

thebookfairyhaven said...

Oh, this one sounds fabulous. I'm adding this to my TBR pile - that's for sure. Definitely sounds very unique :)

Jessica Lawlor said...

What a gorgeous cover! Hope you enjoy when it comes out :)

Violet said...

Ooo... this is the first I've heard of Chime. The description has me intrigued and I really like that cover. Great WOW pick! :)

 
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