Friday, April 6, 2012

Review: Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

Author: Sarah Rees Brennan
Release date: September 11, 2012
Published by: Random House Books for Young People
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you like a little mystery and romance mixed in with some paranormal power, then Unspoken is a book you should add to your shelves!

Kami Glass is a unique main character. She is smart and strong and full of question; unfortunately, these are the traits that lead her into trouble in her small English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale. Kami also has a bit of a quirk—she has talked to a boy named Jared in her head since childhood.

Kami begins a newspaper at her school and hopes to crack open some of the interesting things that have been going on around town: the return of the powerful Lynburn family, for instance, or the strange screaming in the woods by her home. She soon learns that these two mysteries have something to do with each other and the people of her town are keeping more secrets than she could even begin to imagine!

My thoughts: I could not put this story down! The action and mystery just kept pulling me in. I loved Kami’s interactions with her best friend and the Lynburn cousins. More things I loved: every character is clearly fleshed-out in this story, and once you learn what the mystery is, your eyes will go wide with shock. I was creeped out at times and scared—don’t usually do scary!—but I also had to keep going to find out more about the weird romantic attachment Kami had to Jared. Oh my, you all have to read this book!


  1. This book is the first of the authors, and the first in a series. It is exceptionally well written, with excellent humour, a solid and detailed plot, and a surprise ending. I would recommend it to young adults and adults alike. Though the main character isn't gay, the book is gay friendly and deals with it in a mature way.

  2. Unspoken was a very entertaining read and a great start to a trilogy. Highly recommended and I can't wait until the next book comes out.

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