Mysterious and Emotional: A Review of UNSPOKEN by Sarah Rees Brennan

Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1) 

Sarah Rees Brennan
370 pages
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: September 11th, 2012
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: LIKED

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?

  For all her life Kami Glass has talked to a boy in her head. It was okay that she had an imaginary friend when she was young but now that she’s older Kami is considered crazy. But Kami’s life isn’t bad. She has a best friend and writes for the school newspaper. But is Jared, the voice in her head, keeping secrets from her? Is there an explanation behind all of this for Kami and Jared’s ability to talked to each other in their heads?

    Unspoken is a book that will leave you wishing for more, it’s unique. My only problem with the main character is that she’s too stubborn, and I hate to admit, but I actually like what Jared says to her in the end. It’s not like me to criticize a character at all. I really liked the plot and I can’t help but wonder if Holly, the main character’s friend, is really who she says she is. Ash, Jared’s cousin, is a character that didn’t make me trust him and didn’t let me call him a fake.

   Author Sarah Rees Brennan will have you hooked up in minutes, her writing flowed and captured me easily. The plot was filled with mystery – twists and turns you won’t expect. Mysterious and emotional, Unspoken is a book you can”t miss out on!

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Asma is a cat-loving co-blogger at IceyBooks. She's a 15 year old homeschooler who spends her time blogging (obviously), reading, and whatever else strikes her fancy. She's also a part time pirate and assassin.



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    September 29, 2012

    How interesting! The plot sounds really promising. I'm definitely looking forward to reading this book :)

    – Ellie @ The Selkie Reads Stories

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    September 29, 2012

    I haven't heard too much about this one but I'm happy to hear it's good for the most part. The premise sounds interesting. Great review! :)

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    September 29, 2012

    I love the cover of Unspoken. It does sound like an interesting read and I'm always on the look out for something unique. Definitely will give it a try.

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    September 29, 2012

    The story sounds really intriguing! Great review! :D

    Crazy Red Pen

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    Rita Webb

    September 29, 2012

    Intriguing! I'd love to read this one.

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    Soma Rostam

    September 30, 2012

    I have heard a LOT about Unspoken!
    I really WANT to read it, since i love stories about imaginary friends, and spooky secrets!
    I love the cover, too. it's girly and unique, it would look good on my shelf!
    LOVED your review, Asma
    Your reader,

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    September 30, 2012

    I loved UNSPOKEN, my only problem with it was it dragged a little bit too long but It was all good. I loved Jared he is so hot. and the ending broke my heart! I cant wait for the second book! Great review.


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    Naomi Hop

    October 1, 2012

    Nice review. Covers with pink capture me lately. Stubborn woman, who would've thought!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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    October 1, 2012

    I'm glad you liked it!! I've been itching to get my paws on this book. I haven't read this author yet, but it sounds like it could be really good!

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    October 17, 2012

    This is a book I hadn't heard of before. Sounds like a good read. Thanks for reviewing.

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    November 4, 2012

    Another book where the cover would suck me in!

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    Alyssa Susanna

    February 3, 2013

    Great review, Asma! I have not read this book yet, but I recently read my first Sarah Rees Brennan book – Team Human. It was pretty good – a little weird. I may have to get this one! :)