Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan: Review

  

 Title: Unspoken

Author: Sarah Rees Brennan

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Pages: 370 pages

Published by:  Random House Books for Young Readers

Date Published: September 11th 2012

  Five “Unspoken Magical” Stars

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Kami Glass lives in a sleepy town called Sorry-in-the-Vale.

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The thing is, she loves someone she has never met…a boy that she has never talked to…only inside her head ever since she was born. Everybody knows that she has had that imaginary friend inside her head for as long as they have known her. But she hasn’t really been much of an outsider in her town. She has her best friend Angela(who is the most beautiful girl in her town),

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she runs the school newspaper,and she has her imaginary friend. She sometimes feel as if he were real…but she knows that the idea is crazy and so is she. Well that is until the Lynburn’s return…AGAIN.

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If you do not know who the Lynburn’s are, well you are screwed!
The Lynburn’s are the worst of worst. They are known for their dark magic and dark doings. And They own the whole town where Kami lives. The mysterious twin sisters who left years ago have decided to return with their two teenage son’s Jared and Asher. One who Kami weirdly finds familiar and the other charmingly gorgeous. Kami isn’t shy of knowing and finding out about the dark secrets that nobody talks about and involve the Lynburn’s. Determined Kami gets involved with them and along the way she also gets Holly(the second most beautiful girl in her town) involved

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and dark secrets are revealed and danger is just around the corner.

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What I Loved

First of all I will praise this talented author. Can I just say how awesome you are? Why did I never read this before? I regrett taking forever and wasting my time on other books. I wish I could meet you Sarah Rees Brennan!

I marked this as a to-read last year and I really wanted to read this. Well all I can say is that this book is truly amazing! I loved every inch of it. It reached up to my expectations and it was an excellent read for me after reading the sad stories from Jesus Freaks. I am not saying it is the best book ever but in a way it is. It is unique. And the topic that it is mostly about isn’t that popular amongst YA books. It has Brennan special touch and that’s what makes it amazing. All I can say is that Brennan has a way of writing that leaves you blown away. I love her…I love her writing…I love this book.

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I loved how she described the settings in that old English town, the houses where the characters lived and went to investigate, the dark woods(which was a major role in the book), and everything else. The detail was amazing. You could imagine everything and feel what the characters were feeling.

“You’re crazy,” said her best friend, Angela, as the bell rang to signal five minutes before the first class on the first day back at school.
“They said that about all the great visionaries.”
“You know who else they said it about?” Angela demanded. “All the actual crazy people.” 

There are some author’s that can’t really write “involved with magic” scenes. But Brennan just blew me away. I sometimes found myself screaming and cheering “You go girl!” The creepy parts were very good written, the humor was awesome. I was laughing through the whole book. The whole talking in your mind development was excellent. It was fascinating reading Kami having a conversation or fighting with her imaginary friend inside her head.

“Listen to me. I don’t know what’s going on. I don’t know what any of this means. But I know this much. It doesn’t matter. You’re not one of them. You never were. You’re not theirs. You’re mine.” 

I found myself connecting to the characters and their stories. The characters were amazing. Kami is my favorite heroine. I LOVE HER!! She was a kick-ass heroine ,brave, smart, vulnerable,witty, and just plain old funny. She knew what to do and just what to say. Her secret really, really, really shocked me I did not expect it at all!! in the end I accepted it.Jared was so hot!!! I love the bad motorcyclist guy act. He was dark, serious, a bad-ass and you never knew what he felt. But he could be sweet and protective at the same time. His secret also surprised me. I was more surprised than shocked because i kind of expected that. Angela and Holly were the best. They were side characters but you knew they were there and when they weren’t you would ask yourself “Hey where is Holly and Angela?” Angela was too funny, kind of mean with a dry sense of humor but just as brave as Kami. Holly was sweet and nice. Innocent sometimes but really smart. I really liked her. Their secret shocked me as well, but I loved that Brennan added it and along the way I just took it all in and dealt with it. Asher was just as hot as Jared. He is your typical gorgeous, blue eyed, sweet guy. He was neat, smart, and secretive too. And I was very shocked at his secret too, but it was expected.

“I’m always on your side.”

I really won’t go into depth about the secrets, mystery, and what happens at the end because I would spoil everything. All I can say is that this book is my new favorite. And I loved the action,the mystery( I was eager to see what was going to happen),

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I loved the romance and friendship between all the characters. It was surprising and awesome at the same time. They trusted each other but at the same time they didn’t really know if they did. In conclusion the ending was just heartbreaking. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I mean what the hell??? Couldn’t Brennan write a happier ending. Or not a cliffhanger at all? But it is what it is and that didn’t stop me from giving this book five stars.

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“I hate this, I want this to stop, how are we supposed to live with this, and how am I supposed to walk away? You’re real and I hate you for it.” 

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This was an awesome book. I couldn’t stop reading it and I can’t wait to read Untold. I recommend Unspoken to everyone. It is a book that most of you would enjoy.

Sarah deserves a million applauses

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If you ever decide to read it, please do!!

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