This is one of those books that just blew me away. It was one of those all too infrequent gems that I just fall in love with.
Look at this first line:
"I've confessed to everything and I'd like to be hanged. Now, if you please."
How can you not want to devour this book???
At first, I thought Briony was crazy, and I was almost disappointed when about ten pages in, I realized she wasn't. She's not normal, she's convinced that she's a witch, but she's not hallucinating everything she sees in the swamp.
The swamp, you say? Why yes, I respond. The swamp it is awesome.
The romance? Equally awesome. Chime is one of those books where the characters have a real relationship, and I fell in love with them falling in love.
I loved Briony. I loved her sister, Rose. I liked their relationship as identical twins, and Rose as being mentally unstable. Rosie's character is very well written, just as Briony is, and I wished she had appeared more in the story. I loved her.
Basically, I loved this book, and I loved the ending. Go read it.