Unspoken Review

Series: The Lynburn Legacy #1 
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Release Date: September 13th 2012
Book Length: 373 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Source: Physical copy, Goodreads 
Review: 3/5 *Full Review Below.

Kami Glass loves someone she's never met... a boy she's talked to in her head ever since she was born. Having an imaginary friend has made fitting in hard - but that's never bothered Kami. She has her best friend, runs the school newspaper, and is only occasionally caught talking to herself. Her life is just the way she likes it.

But all that changes when the mysterious Lynburn family return to Kami's village, along with teenagers, Jared and Ash, one of whom is eerily familiar to Kami...

As life as she knows it begins to unravel, Kami is determined to get to the bottom of every mystery. 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?

And can she trust him?

Shows great great promise!

This is my first book by Brennan and I was pleasantly surprised as it is truly like no other. Just look at that blurb: the ability to talk to someone in your head and then a bad boy in leather turns up on a motorcycle? *FangirlsNo longer an imaginary friend but a hot guy? Are her feelings real? What does she want? WHO does she want? Filled with angst and a tantalizing slow burn romance? YES YES YES YES Y’HES!

Kami Glass is an ambitious wanna be journalist who is always looking for scandal and wanting to uncover the towns darkest secrets. Kami made this book for me; she’s intelligent, entertaining and funny. I loved her attitude towards her family and boys as she believes that being independent is important and to never be possessed by anyone or let them put you down. She’s one of the most determined and ambitious heroines I’ve ever met and she has gone through the typical woes of childhood with school friends finding her weird but she refuses to let people’s opinions interfere with her aspirations.

When Kami is attacked with no clear suspect and animal sacrifices keep occurring throughout the town Kami is determined to discover the truth. As previously said Kami has had an imaginary friend Jared since she was born. Then Jared comes crashing into town and Kami realises; one shes not crazy and two the person who knows every little detail about her is real.

The lengths the author goes to in order to make the connection between Kami and Jared real is absolutely amazing both mentally and physically. It’s so realistic with no insta-love because obviously you’d be in complete horror if this happened to you! The romance is different from other YA books which is both good and bad because I seriously didn’t know what was going to happen but the tension is delicious, you will not suddenly turn the page and find kisses and declarations of love I hate to spoil this but you hardly get anything from the first book! YES I’m already reading the second, Ooops. Jared = Hot, Broody, has a Deathwish, Bad Temper, Scars.. that it all ;)

So why not 5 stars? It took me a while to actually enjoy reading this book, slow starter however it quickly picked up towards the end and the cliffhanger which was just cruel will have you wanting more!

NOTE: Yes this may be 3 stars but I’m already half way through Untold and it is without a doubt 10 times better. You need this epic series! WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?

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  1. It took me a while to get into this book as well. It really picked up at the end though and the mental connection between Kami and Jared is definitely something different! I read the next book in the series a while ago but I completely forgot what I thought about it before I wrote a review so I'll have to reread it! Great review!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    1. Completely agree with you, it was nice to read something new and different! Have you read the complete series? I've just finished Untold and it was so much better so am hoping Unmade will be amazing :D

    2. I'm so glad you liked Untold! No, I haven't read the whole series yet (that I can remember! I spent a period of time a little while ago just powering through books so I kind of lost track of what I read and what I didn't!) but I hope I'll be able to read the entire series soon! I hope I hope you like Unmade!

      Laura @BlueEyeBooks

  2. I had the same thoughts! I loved the strained relationship between Kami and Jared. Having someone in your head, and then realizing that he/she is actually REAL is a little scary. But Jared! JARED! Yet another case of Bad-Boy Syndrome. I haven't read the last book yet, and from the looks of it, you're going to beat me to it! I'll have to catch up to you with this series soon :)

    1. YES ERIKA, can always count on you loving the bad-boy!! How amazing was Jared?! He really was the complete package when it comes to bad boys, he was nuts!! I'm so excited to read the last book so yes you must read it with me :) x

  3. I love the cover, I liked the blurb. But I can't say the same of the story. It isn't bad but I didn't feel connected even though I enjoy reading her online writing. I will try again with her next book Tell the wind and fire.


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