Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan

Sunday 30 September 2012.
Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1)
Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
Published: 11th September 2012
By: Random House Books for Young Readers
Source: Netgalley

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

I absolutely loved Unspoken. From the fantastic characters to the interesting plot and the funny quips that had me laughing out loud while reading this. It's shrouded in mystery and angst and kept me intrigued throughout.

The Lynburns, the town's founders, have suddenly moved back to the big house on the hill. Kami, as editor of the school newspaper is trying to get the story on them. So when Jared Lynburn turns out to be the boy that Kami has spoken to inside her head ever since she can remember, it seems she has an inside source.

Then the attacks begin. Kami, who aspires to be an investigative journalist, wants to figure out who's behind them, she can't go to the police because they think Jared pushed her down the well. What secret's are the town, and the Lynburn's, hiding?

I adored Kami, I think she's my favourite female protag of all time. I just really took to her. I loved her crazy personality and totally enjoyed all her mad antics. Angela was great too and her snarky, sarcastic comments gave me some good laughs.

Jared was an awesome, leather jacket wearing, motor bike riding, mysterious bad boy. I feel we never really got to see the true Jared, he had walls built inside his head and didn't let Kami or the reader in.

While there isn't an actual romance in Unspoken, the relationship that Jared and Kami shared seemed filled with tension which I really enjoyed. I'm still not actually sure if they liked each other romantically as both their emotions towards each other seemed to change at times or their actions would contradict their thoughts. They do love each other deeply though, and I like to think that it will eventually turn romantic.

Which brings us to the cliffhanger ending. Why, why, why? It was just so cruel and I deducted a half star because of it. It was just too much for me. I can't believe I have to wait now until next June to see how things turn out.

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Sam (Realm of Fiction) said...

Oh Kami is definitely one of my favourite female protagonists of all time. I absolutely love her and miss her and Jared already. :) Amazing review, Suzanne! I'm glad we felt similarly about this book.

Jasprit said...

Oh I've heard about this cliffhanger ending, so I'm quite tempted to wait to pick this up until the next book releases, but then I've been dying to get my hands on this book asap, so I'm completely torn with what I should do! Another fab review Suzanne! I'm glad you enjoyed this too! :)

Rachel said...

The cliffhanger was horrible!! But I loved this story too, Suzanne. The author's humor and sharp wit was a pleasure to read through all the character but most of all through Kami. Oh, I hope something develops between Jared and Kami too! They clearly had feeling for each other, strong ones. Wonderful review Suzanne. :)

Emily @ Falling For YA said...

I'm glad you enjoyed Unspoken too! We can all bond over how terrible that cliffhanger ending was. After looking at Sarah's Tumblr I think she liked being purposefully cruel to us! Great review ^^

Elodie said...

Did you say bad boy ? I definitely want to meet Jared !!
I've heard nothing but good things about this book so I definitely want to read it. I really have to pick up a copy. Thanks for the great review Suzanne !!

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

Well you liked this way more than I did, I think my overall review was because of the cliffhanger, it so disgusted me! I am fed up with them and this one was horrible!

Aa'Ishah said...

Oh, the characters for this just sound awesome! In fact your whole first paragraph just has me dying to read this more. I've heard about the cliffhanger, though, which makes me a teeny bit apprehensive. Why do authors do this to us?? Glad you loved it, amazing review, Suzanne! :)

A Canadian Girl said...

Ah yes, that cliffhanger ending! I need to know how things turn out!

I adored Kami too. Angela's love for naps was pretty awesome too; I could totally see us bonding over our mutual love for them :)

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