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Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, book 1)

by Sarah Rees Brennan

Rated: Mild

Dust Jacket Summary:
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 that all 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 depth of the woods? What is her own mother hiding? And now that her imaginary friend has become a real boy, does she love him? Does she hate him? Can she trust him?

My Review:
This book is utterly fabulous — yes, utterly. Kami is one of the coolest young adult heroines I’ve read, and her story is full of humor, dark intrigue, supernatural twists, harrowing mystery and sweet romance. The dialogue and character interaction in this book are top-notch and so captivating. Author Sarah Rees Brennan’s writing pulls you in and keeps you wrapped up in the book with vivid descriptions, mysterious settings and a perfectly plotted story.

Although this is a young adult novel, I highly recommend it for adults as well. It’s the first book in The Lynburn Legacy trilogy, a series I actually look forward to continuing.

Rated: Mild, for a few uses of mild language and some mild violence.

— Reviewed by Teri Harman

Teri Harman is an author, reader and book enthusiast. Her young adult novel, Blood Moon, was published by Jolly Fish Press in summer 2013. She writes a biweekly column, Book Matters, for ksl.com and also contributes a monthly book segment to KSL’s #1 lifestyle show, Studio 5.

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  • by Sarah Rees Brennan
  • Rated: Mild
  • Genre: Young adult
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