Friday, September 19, 2014


Book: Unspoken
Series: The Lynburn Legacy #1
Author: Sarah Rees Brennan

Kami Glass loves someone she’s never met . . . a boy she’s talked to in her head ever since she was born. She wasn’t silent about her imaginary friend during her childhood, and is thus a bit of an outsider in her sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale. Still, Kami hasn’t suffered too much from not fitting in. She has a best friend, runs the school newspaper, and is only occasionally caught talking to herself. Her life is in order, just the way she likes it, despite the voice in her head.

But all that changes when the Lynburns return.

The Lynburn family has owned the spectacular and sinister manor that overlooks Sorry-in-the-Vale for centuries. The mysterious twin sisters who abandoned their ancestral home a generation ago are back, along with their teenage sons, Jared and Ash, one of whom is eerily familiar to Kami. Kami is not one to shy away from the unknown—in fact, she’s determined to find answers for all the questions Sorry-in-the-Vale is suddenly posing. Who is responsible for the bloody deeds in the depths of the woods? What is her own mother hiding? And now that her imaginary friend has become a real boy, does she still love him? Does she hate him? Can she trust him?-Goodreads

Review: Wow-what a fabulous surprise! I read this for book club a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. This book has all the ingredients for a good tale-interesting characters, creep/isolated town, secrets galore as well as some mystical elements. Our heroine, Kami Glass, has a strong personality (readers will either love her or hate her) and I found her very amusing (I actually chuckled out loud several times). The book lost a little steam in the final chapters but ended on a strong note. I will definitely be reading the rest of the series. Super fun!

Grade: 4/5

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