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Unspoken (Lynburn Legacy Series #1)

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  • Posted November 19, 2013

    So I finally, finally finished this book. I'm not sure what I ca

    So I finally, finally finished this book. I'm not sure what I can say about this story, I was expecting so much more. The book
    started off at a good pace, but for me, it started to falter right around the time Kami (our intrepid investigative journalist)
    encounters Jared for the first time, in the flesh, at the library. After that initial meeting when they realized who each of them was,
    the story seemed to sort of slow down to painful crawl. I know the story was supposed to be about finding out about the
    mysterious Lynburns and their return to the town, but a good chunk of the book was dedicated to Kami's and Jared's feelings
    toward one another. What was with Jared not wanting to touch Kami anyway?

    The story really seemed to pick up speed after the pub incident with Holly, and even more so with Nicola. It was interesting
    learning about the connection with Kami's mother and Rosalind and how that formed the connection between Kami and Jared.
    I wasn't surprised to learn who the sorcerer was, nor was I surprised when Holly told Kami what happened with Angela. I was,
    however, shocked with Jared's behavior toward Kami after all was said and done.

    All I can say is that I'm glad MY teenage years weren't quite so angsty and drama-filled!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

    Meg

    Liked the book... though the ending sucked

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    Awww they changed the cover

    I was gonna get this eventually but they changed the cover so dont know... i liked the old one better, just sayin

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  • Posted September 17, 2012

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    a gothic mystery filled with magic

    Unspoken offers a gothic mystery filled with magic, romance and suspense. The first in Brennan’s Lynburn Legacy series I was drawn into the world she created. With hints of Nancy Drew and a fairy tale feel this novel is sure to appeal to a large audience. Set in a remote English countryside in the tiny cottage town of Sorry-in-the-Vale you will find secrets, powers and mystical creatures. In a home near the woods lives a strange, inquisitive and outspoken seventeen year old girl named Kami Glass. Ever since Kami can remember she has had an imaginary friend. This has made her a bit of a loner and worries her mother. Especially when at the age of six, she mailed a penny to an address in the States that she seemed to pull from the air. Kami is very careful to only speak to Jared in her head, but this makes her appear like a freak to outsiders. Two things have her very excited, one she got permission to run a school paper and two, the Lynburn’s are returning. For years their monster of a mansion has sat empty. Kami plans to investigate and her first article surrounds the families return. The family is surrounded in legend and mystery, something Kami cannot resist. When a girl at school tells Kami about a mutilated animal, Kami decides to investigate and the tale that unfolds is suspenseful, creepy, and magical. The characters in this novel are unique and fairly fleshed out but they seemed very young for their age and thus I did not fully connect with them. Kami reminded me of a young Nancy Drew. She has a investigative, I’ve got a plan, follow me attitude. The author chose to make Kami an average looking run of the mill girl and I appreciate this. Her friend Angela was a snarky hoot. Angela joined the paper because the office has a sofa where she can nap; one of her favorite pass times. Holly was cute and desperate for friends. The Lynburn cousins are complete opposites. Ash has prince charming looks, and is outgoing. Jared is the dark bad boy. While he doesn’t have Ash’s good looks, he is quite dashing with his scared cheek and rugged dess. Jared is troubled, unsure and lonely. Ash appears confident and purposeful. Both of the boys show an interest in Kami and sought to protect her. I adored Kami’s family. Her Dad was hilarious and her brothers were cute. I love that the parents were involved it was so refreshing! The rest of the Lynburn’s were creepy and mysterious adding to the legends surrounding their family. The world-building was fascinating and I loved the authentic feel of being in a small English town. Where sidewalks are called pavements and the speech is just a wee bit different. The Lynburn home is exactly how I would picture a creepy old mansion, steeped in mystery and lore. I loved the woods, and got chills while reading parts of this novel. The mystical creatures, the dark shadows, the sacrifices; Oh my! I enjoyed the author’s writing style and her talent is truly evident as she brought aspects of this tale to life for me. However, parts of this tale dragged and other parts were brushed over. Where I craved detail there wasn’t enough and I felt like some major climatic scenes were skimmed over. Way too much time was spent with Kami analyzing her feelings and this slowed down the flow. The brewing love triangle was in my opinion, ridiculous, and an unnecessary angle to the plot. I did like the humor laced throughout the tale, and it helped break up tension. I love being stumped by a good mystery, especially when

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    Posted November 1, 2012

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