Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan
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today I’m very happy to talk about the second volume of Unspoken, Sarah Rees Brennan’s Untold published by Triskell Edizioni.
I don’t remember if in the review of the first I had mentioned the covers, but in case I do it again because they are too beautiful, at the levels of the originals. These warm colors are gorgeous. If I didn’t know the author, and I didn’t have the slightest idea what the plot is about, I would still be attracted by the covers, don’t you think so too?
In my opinion, this book had something less in some places than the first. There were some scenes too flat that did not give me that desire to continue reading, but not because boring or who knows, just because sometimes it has become too common of a book. Unspoken can give you the feeling of not having anything special, nothing new that has not already been told, but then I come to certain parts of the book that make me feel a lot of emotions and then I say that it is precisely for these scenes that are worth reading, especially because from mid-book onwards the story changes becoming something that must absolutely be discovered by reading up to the last word of the last line of the last page.
However, we note that this is only Brennan’s second work because since then her writing has matured a lot. Some times during the reading it seems as if some connections of the narration are lost, some scenes seem disconnected from each other due to the simple lack of details.
If you remember I had concluded the Unspoken review saying to wait for a kiss that never came. Well, if in the first one I waited for a kiss that never came, in this, from the beginning, there were too many kisses that I had not even suspected would have happened. I tell you right away that one happened in chapter 4, even if it wasn’t what I expected, and I think the same thought also applies to Kami.
A lot of pros and cons in this book, but I’m certainly looking forward to the third volume, the final one. We hope Triskell will decide to publish it soon, even if it will never be soon enough, but I have to know what happened to my favorite character, ASAP.
A modern, magical twist on the Gothic romance and girl detective genres, the Lynburn Legacy books will appeal to fans of both Beautiful Creatures and the Mortal Instruments series. Reviewers have praised the take-charge heroine and the spellbinding romance.
It’s time to choose sides. . . .
On the surface, Sorry-in-the-Vale is a sleepy little town. But Kami Glass knows the truth. Sorry-in-the-Vale is full of magic. In the old days, the Lynburn family ruled with fear, terrifying the people into submission by killing human sacrifices for blood and power. Now the Lynburns are back, and Rob Lynburn is gathering sorcerers so the town can return to the old ways.
But Rob and his followers aren’t the only sorcerers around. The town must make a decision: pay the blood sacrifice, or fight. For Kami, this means more than just choosing between good and evil. With her link to Jared Lynburn severed, she’s now free to love whomever she chooses. But who should that be?
As coauthor with Cassandra Clare of the bestselling Bane Chronicles, Sarah Rees Brennan has mastered the art of the page-turner.