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Unspoken is a YA fantasy/paranormal novel, and the first in The Lynburn Legacy, by Sarah Rees Brennan.

Since Kami Glass was born she has spoken, in her head, to a boy she’s never met. Over the years she’s known to keep it quieter, though she doesn’t hide it. Because of this, Kami has become a bit of an outsider in her small English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale.

But the thing is… he loves him. And the worry as to whether it’s all an “imaginary friend” doesn’t bother her all that much.

In the meantime, she has a best friend, runs a school newspaper, and is flexing her investigational skills in looking into the mysterious Lynburn family that townspeople seem to both revere and revile.

When the Lynburn family return to Sorry-in-the-Vale after having left it before Kami was born, Kami sees an opportunity to break the best story ever. Disturbing things start happening, though. Screeches in the woods. Her own mother dodging her questions. Blood.

And when Kami meets the two teenage Lynburn cousins Jared and Ash she finds that she may know one of them.

Very well.

Everything is changing…

First off, I absolutely loved Unspoken.

That’s why I can’t help but be sparse on my synopsis – every little thing was voluminous to me, and I don’t want to spoil it for you!!!

Unspoken has such a marvelously singular plot! I loved the twist from the get-go, the emotional connection Kami has to her “imaginary friend”, the mystery and the creepiness! Loved, loved, loved!!!

Sarah Rees Brennan penned Kami as hilarious, quick-witted, self-sufficient, confident, and AWESOME! An excellent, excellent character – and just so very different! Really refreshing.

In fact, the whole cast of characters sparkle with vibrant, memorable personalities. Each one stands on their own, which can be rare to find in books – but so very wonderful when it is!

The fact that I felt connected and invested to these people, that they felt real, made Unspoken all the better! After all, I care – so the terrible, scary, sad, funny scenes mean all the more!

Plus, we get to experience a spooky yet comfy English town full of rumors, paranormal developments, and enigma! I loved it!

Hmm, how many times have I used the word “loved”? Yeah, I’m aware of it. I can’t help it!

Unspoken is a fantastic book! It’s heartbreaking, suspenseful, and beautifully unique – and I am absolutely DYING for the second book!!!

I hope that every single one of you lovely bibliophiles that hasn’t read Unspoken yet does RIGHT NOW and gets this book the attention it deserves before book two is released!

What do you think? Up to the challenge?

It’s an awesome one!


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