Thursday, October 9, 2014

Book Review: Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan

Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication date: September 2013
Pages: 384
Source: E-book from Library
For: Fun!
Series: Lynburn Legacy, Book 2

Summary from goodreads: *Spoilers are inevitable for the first book*
On the surface, Sorry-in-the-Vale is a sleepy English 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 in order to kill for blood and power. Now the Lynburns are back, and Rob Lynburn is gathering sorcerers so that the town can return to the old ways.

But Rob and his followers aren’t the only sorcerers in town. A decision must be made: 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 anyone she chooses. But who should that be?
Things I Liked:
Ah, still love this story.  I love Kami especially and her interactions with other characters.  She is so real and also just so funny.  It makes the book so much more fun to read when you can laugh every few pages despite dire things happening to characters.  The plot itself was pretty good, but secondary for me to the characters.  And the writing is fabulous.  Can't get enough of those descriptions!

Things I Didn't Like:
I didn't care much for the plot or the villains and their villainy.  I felt pretty meh about what was happening to the town.  But, as I said, this is about characters for me.

Has a Gothic feel, kind of like Daphne Du Maurier books

s-factor: !@
some, a few f-bombs

mrg-factor: none
though they all have the feels

v-factor: ->->
mostly just terrifying stuff, but some fighting

Overall rating: ****

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