Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Unspoken - Sarah Rees Brennan

Synopsis: 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? (From Goodreads)

Oh Sarah Rees Brennan, how I love you. I am forever indebted to my lovely friend, Blanca, for introducing me to her books. I'm an uber fan for life. I loved the Demon's Lexicon trilogy, but I am going to say that Unspoken was even better. And I kind of think that's because I felt like Brennan's personality shone through a little bit more. I met her last fall and I have to say she is one of the most hilarious and delightful persons I've met. Every time the book made me laugh, I could totally just picture her behind the scenes and pulling the strings.

I love every single thing about this book. I love where it takes place and I love that everything is named Sorrow or Sorry. I love that I can hear English accents when the characters talk. I love Kami's best friend, Angela, who exists only to nap and hate people. I love that everything is meant to be dark and creepy - and really it has it's frightening moments, but it's hard to linger in those dark places long because Kami is such a funny heroine.

When Kami starts talking about her childhood "imaginary friend" and how she hears him in her head, and is in love with him, I was slightly nervous. I'm never in the mood for love at first sight, so when they met and hated each other right away, even with their connection, I was ecstatic. I love the dynamics of their relationship. These two love one another but they're so uncomfortable with each other. It made for some really great tension and a relationship dynamic that I don't think I've read before.

To be honest, there's a million things I want to freak out about, but they all seem to put me right on the edge of the spoiler/not spoiler line. So I'm just going to play it safe and just say that I freaking love this book and everything about it. Read it. Love it. Then come back and gush with me.

2 comments:

  1. I have this book on my list and I am so excited to read it. I'm really interesting to see what these frightening moments are in this book. This review has gotten me uber excited to read this book!!

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  2. I really can't wait to read this one in a few weeks! I loved the sample chapters that I've read and I enjoyed Team Human. I definitely need to read The Demon's Lexicon trilogy. Great review!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Unspoken - Sarah Rees Brennan

Synopsis: 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? (From Goodreads)

Oh Sarah Rees Brennan, how I love you. I am forever indebted to my lovely friend, Blanca, for introducing me to her books. I'm an uber fan for life. I loved the Demon's Lexicon trilogy, but I am going to say that Unspoken was even better. And I kind of think that's because I felt like Brennan's personality shone through a little bit more. I met her last fall and I have to say she is one of the most hilarious and delightful persons I've met. Every time the book made me laugh, I could totally just picture her behind the scenes and pulling the strings.

I love every single thing about this book. I love where it takes place and I love that everything is named Sorrow or Sorry. I love that I can hear English accents when the characters talk. I love Kami's best friend, Angela, who exists only to nap and hate people. I love that everything is meant to be dark and creepy - and really it has it's frightening moments, but it's hard to linger in those dark places long because Kami is such a funny heroine.

When Kami starts talking about her childhood "imaginary friend" and how she hears him in her head, and is in love with him, I was slightly nervous. I'm never in the mood for love at first sight, so when they met and hated each other right away, even with their connection, I was ecstatic. I love the dynamics of their relationship. These two love one another but they're so uncomfortable with each other. It made for some really great tension and a relationship dynamic that I don't think I've read before.

To be honest, there's a million things I want to freak out about, but they all seem to put me right on the edge of the spoiler/not spoiler line. So I'm just going to play it safe and just say that I freaking love this book and everything about it. Read it. Love it. Then come back and gush with me.

2 comments:

  1. I have this book on my list and I am so excited to read it. I'm really interesting to see what these frightening moments are in this book. This review has gotten me uber excited to read this book!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I really can't wait to read this one in a few weeks! I loved the sample chapters that I've read and I enjoyed Team Human. I definitely need to read The Demon's Lexicon trilogy. Great review!

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