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

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A modern, magical twist on the Gothic Romance and Girl Detective genres, this book will appeal to fans of both Beautiful Creatures and the Mortal Instruments series. Reviewers have praised the take-charge heroine and the spellbinding romance.

Bound together. Worlds apart.

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.

"A sparkling fantasy that will make you laugh and break your heart." --Cassandra Clare, New York Times bestselling author

"A darkly funny, deliciously thrilling Gothic." --Kelley Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author

"Readers will laugh, shiver, and maybe even swoon over this modern Gothic novel." --Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author

"Breathtaking--a compulsive, rocketing read."--Tamora Pierce, New York Times bestselling author

"Captures the reader with true magic."--Esther Friesner, author of Nobody's Princess

"A laugh-out-loud delight." --Publishers Weekly


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About Sarah Rees Brennan

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Sarah Rees Brennan was born and raised in Ireland by the sea, where her teachers valiantly tried to make her fluent in Irish (she wants you to know it’s not called Gaelic), but she chose to read books under her desk in class instead. After living briefly in New York and doing a creative writing MA and library work in Surrey, England, she has returned to Dublin, Ireland, to write. Her Irish is still woeful, but she feels the books under the desk were worth it. Visit her online at SarahReesBrennan.com.
 
Published September 11, 2012 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 386 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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Soon, two gorgeous, near-identical Lynburn cousins, princely Ash and bad-boy Jared, join her journalistic team—not to mention Kami's imaginary best friend since babyhood, who turns out to be not quite so imaginary after all.

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In the acknowledgments, Brennan (the Demon Lexicon trilogy) notes her debt to two centuries of gothic novelists, but many plot elements—the light boy and the dark boy, the inexplicable family curse, the emergence of magic as an explanation—owe as much to manga (and indeed Kami is part Japanese).

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Examiner

'Unspoken' has a rather large cast of characters but Sarah Rees Brennan had made it so you will fall in love with all of them and yearn to know more about them.

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Fantasy Literature

The atmospheric darkness that hangs over the story is not cleared away and has actually darkened as the story ends.

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The Young Folks

It’s easily one of the best books I’ve read all year, and I really hate myself for not reading this witty and gothic story sooner.

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Hypable

She talks to her imaginary friend in her head, and she knows how weird and crazy that is, but that hasn’t stopped her from making friends, running the school paper, going around looking for stories in order to become a great journalist, babysitting her brother, and occasionally cooking meals for ...

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Youth Services Book Review

About half way through the book the story starts to drag and too much time is spent explaining the history of the town and the Lynburns.

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Alice Marvels

I’m so slammed this semester, having to catch up on two or three books just to read one new release really drags me down.

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