Friday, 19 October 2012

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

Goodreads Summary : Kami Glass is in love with someone she's never met - a boy the rest of the world is convinced is imaginary. This has made her an outsider in the sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale, but she doesn't complain. She runs the school newspaper and keeps to herself for the most part - until disturbing events begin to happen. There has been screaming in the woods and the dark, abandoned manor on the hill overlooking the town has lit up for the first time in 10 years. The Lynburn family, who ruled the town a generation ago and who all left without warning, have returned. As Kami starts to investigate for the paper, she finds out that the town she has loved all her life is hiding a multitude of secrets- and a murderer- and the key to it all just might be the boy in her head. The boy who everyone thought was imaginary may be real...and he may be dangerous.

My Rating : 5 of 5 stars

My Thoughts : The story of a different kind of friendship that takes place in the imagination rather than physical reality, and when you find the person you have always believed to be a fictional character living in your head comes to reality would you shy away from the person or embrace him?

Kami loves a boy she never met, but she talks to him every day in her head. When the famous and mysterious Lynburn family returns to her sleepy town Sorry-In-The Vale, along with their teenage sons, Jared and Ash everything changes and one of the boys is eerily familiar to Kami. The more kami gets close to Jared, she discovers dangerous secrets about the Lynburn, endangering her life in process.

A Masterpiece of Modern Urban Fantasy

Sarah Rees Brennan has written this gothic romance setting in a dark atmosphere of a small English town. It is expectedly well written, entangled with excellent humor, a detailed plot, and a heart breaking ending. The books stands uniquely of its own, a landmark for all the young adult books released in recent days. When I started reading Unspoken at night I was entirely drowned inside the story, and didn't realize how the time passed and slipped into dawn. Unspoken was a very unconventional and magical tale of friendship and love with dark humor, intertwined in the story.

An Unspoken Bond

As the leading lady, Kami Glass was witty and chatty with strong sense of humor and sarcasm, which I enjoyed most about her. She was kind of girl who doesn't get scared of almost anything and instead she wants to explore the unknown, even if it means risking her life. As a wannabe journalist, she must uncover the murder mystery terrorizing Sorry-In-The-Vale. Strong and independent, Kami was adorable and quirky too, I instantly liked her.
Jared was instantly likable, and I wanted to hug him. He has always been the support of Kami, her only companion in silence and savoir of her every trouble. They had a thread binding them together; they were linked to each other since birth and reside in each other’s mind. Jared was a remarkable male lead and broken young man inside, no matter how much tough his exterior is. He was a sensible, not your bad-boy stereotype, Jared Lynburn just won my heart.
They were inseparable, although Kami doubted time to time that if it was good thing of being able to invade each other’s privacy. The way they were bonded was touching and romantic enough to warm my heart. Accompanied by their thoughts, I felt what they felt, and I was deeply moved by their unspoken feelings.

Overall, Unspoken is one of my all-time favorites, and highly recommended for teens and adults alike. It was page turning, and each single page contains something shocking enough to keep the suspense until the end. Unspoken is an unbelievably satisfying and exciting first installment of Lynburn Legacy that ended with a cliffhanger, which is painful enough to raise the stakes high.

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  1. The idea of this book sounds so good. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Wow, this one looks good! Thanks for sharing!