You'd have to have, like, a lentil for a soul to hate wiener dogs. ~Zuzana from The Daughter of Smoke & Bones by Laini Taylor

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Review UNSPOKEN by SARAH REES BRENNAN @sarahreesbrenna @randomhousekids

Book Description

September 11, 2012 The Lynburn Legacy (Book 1)

Kami Glass is in love with someone she's never met—a boy she's talked to in her head since she was born. This has made her an outsider in the sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale, but she has learned ways to turn that to her advantage. Her life seems to be in order, until disturbing events begin to occur. There has been screaming in the woods and the manor 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. Now Kami can see that the town she has known and loved all her life is hiding a multitude of secrets—and a murderer. The key to it all just might be the boy in her head. The boy she thought was imaginary is real, and definitely and deliciously dangerous.

About the Author
SARAH REES BRENNAN was born and raised in Ireland by the sea. After college she lived briefly in New York and somehow survived in spite of her habit of hitching lifts in fire engines. Since then she has returned to Ireland to write and use as a home base for future adventures. Her Irish is still woeful, but she feels the books under the desk were worth it. 


Kami has a voice inside her head and it is not a weird voice telling her what to do or anything strange, just a comforting one that knows what she is going though and most of her secrets. This voice belongs to a male, probably around her age, that has communicated with her as long as she can remember.  The voice also has a name and strong personality as well as being real.  Just as Kami learns to deal with the guy she never expects to meet, he shows up in her small English village, Sorry-in-the-Vale.  Oh, and Kami has accepted that people thinks she is strange, so she just goes with it, doing whatever she wants, annoying anyone one who crosses her path and depends on her sarcastic wit to see her through.  My kind of girl!  Kami really comes to life when she decides to recruit the guy in her head and his brother to work on the school newspaper which she decided to start so she could be a reporter.  No one gets in the way of this girl.

So there is much mystery to be solved that revolves around the Lynburns who have just returned and she finally meets Jared, her moody and rebel voice.  As  Kami snoops around the town and starts to uncover the true dangers that lurk in her quaint town, she becomes more and more involved with Jared.  Kami is a girl on a mission to find out why the Lynburns have so many secrets and the true history of her village, especially now that there is a murder.  Kami may be the next victim if she can't unravel the family's secret.  It really took me the whole book to figure out the culprit. 

It true neo gothic lit style, this book deserves a dark and stormy night since Kami will brighten your day immensely.  The whole snarky tone is just perfect and seems to make fun of even the most serious points in the story.  There is still more mystery to be solved in this tiny town so I hope it is not too long before I get another installment.  Parents:  there is some alcohol and kissing as well as some violence, but nothing too graphic.  Fans of Beautiful Creatures should love this one as well.  


  • Reading level: Ages 12 and up
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (September 11, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375870415
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375870415


  1. Hmmm. Didn't like beautiful creatures but I was planing I reading this!! Does she get together with her gothic boy-does he know she's hearing him? Is he doing it on purpous....? Great review but just to many questions.


  2. So glad you enjoyed this book, I absolutely LOVED it! Probably my favorite book of the year.

    @Haley I also didn't like Beautiful Creatures but I loved Unspoken so don't let the comparison stop you from reading it ^^



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