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Short Description for Unspoken "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
- Published: 11 September 2012
- Format: Hardback 373 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780375870415 ISBN 10: 0375870415
- Sales rank: 14,558
Reviews for Unspoken
Charming read with amazing characters
4.5 stars really.
The plus points:
- CHARACTERS! Every single one of them, I want to hug them all and be their friend. They each had their own pretty distinct personality (Ash bored me a little though) and despite some cliched relationships, I really enjoyed the characters and their group dynamics.
- Dialogue. I'm a sucker for witty banter and dialogue, that is all, and we had plenty of that in Unspoken.
I think I could watch (or rather, read) Kami and Jared banter all day long *___*
- Writing. Yep, pretty much the same point as the one above.
I really liked the atmosphere that was built up in the book, loved the quirky names of all the places and the overall mood.
The not so plus points:
- Pacing and plot.
My issue is really mostly on the pacing of the book. I felt like it should have been cut short a little. The plot and climax were decent but because the pacing of the book was a little slow and draggy, it kinda brought down the climax into a 'give me the ending already', instead of a 'omgomgomg'.
That sums up my sad attempt at yet another book review! by Elaine Teeunder review
Unspoken jumps into the plot too quickly, with little to no setup. The odd pacing continues throughout the book, and isn't helped by the clunky language and one dimensional characters who all sound the same. There are supposed plot twists at the end, which would probably be more shocking if we had been set up to expect something else, or indeed anything at all.
I'm not sure who the target audience is, as the story line is too trivial for older readers, and the love component that would interest the YA is completely absent. by Kaitlynunder review
- Top review
Unexpected Twists With Lore and History
This story about an imaginary friend who turns out to be real is both intriguing and well written. I loved that Sarah Rees Brennan made this simple storyline into something more complex featuring the history of the town of Sorry-in-the-Vale and the history of the families that live there. Weaving the lore and history in with what is going on at present is done wonderfully, without using any flashbacks, old letters or documents. We find out first hand from the townspeople what the stories are.
Kami's character is snarky and fun, but at times I felt that she was a lot younger than she was supposed to be. I had to keep reminding myself that she was old enough for some of the conversations and to be going off on her own. Kami's best friend is so wonderfully annoyed at the existence of people; I really wanted to read more about her and her love of napping. While that might sound boring, with the napping and all, it is so the opposite!
The story had a few unexpected twists to it, which any great YA mystery is in need of and this one delivered. Sarah Rees Brennan is already a beloved author of YA novels, this one is sure to please her fans and earn her new ones!
ARC reviewed by Jessica for Book Sake.
Book Received: For free from publisher in exchange for an honest review by Jessicaunder review