Thursday, August 23, 2012

ARC SPOT: Unspoken

The Lynburn Legacy #1
Sarah Reese Brennan
Releases 9.11.2012
Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375870415

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Blurb From The Publisher:

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?

Our Thoughts On: 

      There are some books that just grip the reader with a burning desire to finish them altogether in one sitting, the story is gripping, the characters devastatingly rich and intriguing and Unspoken is exactly one of those books. Brennan delivers a plot churning tale of the unspoken things that families carry in a small town all the while their children may be paying for their parents’ sins.
     Kami has never been alone, and while she has a quick wit and snarky attitude, Kami has also never quite fit in. Being half Japanese in a English countryside is also not easy especially in a small town steeped in secrets. What Kami Glass also has is someone on her mind, or really someone else in her head that helps her get through the trials of living while young and his name is Jared. As the story opens up Kami is starting an investigative report newspaper at her school and as the rumors fly of the Lynburn family coming back into their home town of Sorry-in-the-Vale she finds herself deep in the mystery of the family. When the Lynburn boys begin attending school with Kami, then soon Kami might find herself more mixed up in their story and their lives than she had ever imagined.
    Unspoken is an engrossing tale of the devastatingly amazing relationship of Jared and Kami as their future unfolds before them. Filled with terribly secrets and hidden agendas throughout their histories Kami and Jared share more than just their mental connection, in fact, their secrets may have begun before their birth. What was so captivating about this plot was that it was full of twists and turns filled with great snarky repertoire of the characters and the interactions that the characters had together was fun and engaging.  As the story unfolds readers are tossed into the game of consequences and the finish will blow you away.
     With the prospect of more of the Lynburn Legacy about in the years to come I am seriously exciting to see what future books bring to the table, because Unspoken is a story not to be missed. There has not been a book this much fun and jaw dropping all year steeped in such mystery and magic.

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