September 27, 2012
I just finished reading Unspoken, by Sarah Rees Brennan. I got it from the Blount County Public Library, so if you’d like to read it to free, head there, and if you’d like to read it on your Kindle for almost-half-off, head here.
Unspoken is a YA novel, and a REALLY good one. Here’s the plot summary from Amazon:
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.
This book reminded me of Veronica Mars, Northanger Abbey, Jane Eyre, and a little of The Nightmare Before Christmas. It’s a good almost-Halloween book – but not actually scary.
I could write a lengthy review about how much I loved this book, but I’ll link instead to the review that persuaded me to read it, here. Read that if you need convincing.
Finally, a warning: this book has a cliffhanger ending that I found to be terribly sad, and the next book in this series doesn’t come out for another year or so. If that bothers you, then put it on your to-read list and wait to start it until you can read Unspoken and its sequel back-to-back.
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