New York Times bestselling author Sarah Rees Brennan brings the Lynburn Legacy—her modern, magical twist on the Gothic romance and girl-detective genres—to a surprising and satisfying conclusion. Perfect for fans of the Beautiful Creatures and the Mortal Instruments series.
Who will be the sacrifice?
Kami is linked to two boys. One through a strong magical bond, and the other through unforgettable love. With Jared missing for months and presumed dead, Kami must rely on her link with Ash for the strength to face the evil spreading through her town. Working with her friends, Kami uncovers a secret that might be the key to saving the town. But with knowledge comes responsibility—and a painful choice. A choice that will risk not only Kami’s life, but also the lives of those she loves most.
As coauthor with Cassandra Clare of the bestselling Bane Chronicles, Sarah Rees Brennan has mastered the art of the page-turner.
A strong example of diversity in YA, the Lynburn Legacy not only introduces Kami Glass, a half-Japanese teen, but also includes an LGBTQ romance as one of the subplots.
“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 Deception’s Princess
“A laugh-out-loud delight.” —Publishers Weekly
From the Hardcover edition.
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Series:||Lynburn Legacy Series , #3|
|Sold by:||Random House|
|File size:||3 MB|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
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First 2 books were strong. This one let me down.
This is hard to put on words but I had the same problems that in book 2. In this book there was even more angst and Jared was still full on emo and Kami still didn't get him and ugh, it just frustrated me because I really thought we had got over this on book 2 and them it felt like it was backtracked again just so that the couple would suffer 'till the very ending just not okay. Also there was a scene when Ash did something that I was just like WTF IS HAPPENING? Because I thought we had gotten over that too. But the plot really saves this since there was a lot of heartbreak and oh-my-gosh and holly-crap-how-are-they-going-to-survive-this, the stakes are so high and Brennan really doesn't care to torture our hearts, so yeah painfully worth the read.
*Unmade is the third book in Rees Brennan's Lynburn Legacy trilogy which begins with Unspoken and continues in Untold. As such this review contains major spoilers for book one!* The boy Kami loves is gone. She is tied to a different boy. Her town is under siege. And her enemies are only getting stronger. Kami tries to push her grief for Jared aside because she refuses to imagine a world where Jared might not be okay. But even with a new link between herself and Ash, Kami isn't sure she will be strong enough to fight Rob Lynburn and save Sorry-in-the-Vale. Rob is demanding a sacrifice. And Kami isn't sure her town is strong enough to resist. Kami will have to risk everything in order to save her town and the people she loves in Unmade (2014) by Sarah Rees Brennan. Unmade is the third book in Rees Brennan's Lynburn Legacy trilogy which begins with Unspoken and continues in Untold. Rees Brennan pulls no punches in this action-packed final book. The novel picks up a few months after the conclusion of Untold with Kami and her friends still reeling from Jared's disappearance and Rob's crushing victory in taking control of Sorry-in-the-Vale. With time running out and the stakes climbing ever higher, Kami and her friends face impossible choices (and sacrifice in their efforts to save their town). These moments are tempered with Rees Brennan's signature wit and the banter readers of this series have come to expect. Unmade also happily features Kami's father, the delightfully irreverent Jon Glass, and Lillian Lynburn in more prominent roles. Although Unmade is very action-driven, the story also spends time with all of the characters readers have come to love in this series. Readers coming to this series for the romance will not be disappointed as Kami gets to deal with kissing and break ups while fighting evil and performing magic. Watching Lillian's changing feelings about Ash and Jared is especially touching while Kami's own changing family dynamic is suitably realistic. Unmade is a clever ending to a truly unique trilogy. Rees Brennan takes time to give each character the sendoff that they deserve. This series is highly recommended for readers looking for a modern take on the Gothic novel, witty banter, and loads of excitement. Possible Pairings: Compulsion by Martina Boone, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst, Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson, Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones, The Devil and Winnie Flynn by Micol Ostow and David Ostow, Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt, A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, The Dolls by Kiki Sullivan, Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin, The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff, Veronica Mars
3.5 Stars All great things must come to an end, and sometimes that end is full of heartbreak and redemption. Plot: The Lynburn Legacy is a series that took me by surprise. Unspoken started off as a fairly innocent and entertaining read, and has since progressed to something darker and more mature, all while maintaining its humor. Unmade has a darker tone and I found myself holding my breath for a majority of the novel (I was filled with dread the moment Brennan said that she had killed off a character). I thoroughly enjoyed this conclusion, but like most final installments, it doesn't live up to the epicness that the series set up. Characters: The hardest part about Unmade was knowing that this would be the last time I would see my beloved characters together. Besides her writing, Brennan's strong point is her ability to write such relatable, humorous, and broken characters. Each person is 3-dimensional and has his or her own distinct voice. While romance is not at the forefront of this novel (murderous witches usually take precedent), I gobbled up any romance that Brennan was willing to throw my way. World Building: Brennan has this magical power of making magic work in the real world. Reads about magic realism always make me raise an eyebrow because (as a pessimist) I can't see how magic can work in our 21st century, but in this small, sleepy town, magic fits like a glove. Short N Sweet: Unmade was a heart-pounding read, but like other trilogies, it's hard to properly wrap up an amazing series.