Author: Sarah Rees Brennan
First published September 24, 2013
336 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780857078094 (ISBN10: 0857078097)
In the small town of Sorry-in-the-Vale, something wicked this way comes. Kami Glass knows the secrets that lie beneath the surface of the town and the darkness that resides within it.
The Lynburn family, once rulers of the town, have returned and they’re not alone. Rob Lynburn is gathering sorcerers to revive the old ways of blood and power.
Kami must choose a side, to pay the blood sacrifice or to fight against the darkness. But for Kami, the stakes are higher than just good versus evil.
With her ties to Jared Lynburn severed, she’s free to love anyone she chooses. But who can she trust in a town full of magic and secrets?
Sarah Rees Brennan’s Lynburn Legacy is a twisted tale of Gothic romance packed with dark humor, magical forces, and a heroine determined to protect those she loves.
About the Author
Sarah Rees Brennan, a talented author from Ireland, currently resides in Dublin. With over a decade of experience in writing Young Adult books, her immense skill and dedication is truly impressive.
Her ultimate goal is to create stories that leave a lasting impression on readers, and she sincerely hopes that at least one of her books becomes a cherished memory for you (yes, you!).
Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan is a gripping tale about friendship, loyalty, and magic. The author, Sarah Rees Brennan, is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels for young adults, including The Demons Lexicon, Unspoken, and In Other Lands.
Her writing style is unique and captivating, with a talent for blending the magical and real worlds seamlessly. In Untold, she takes readers on a thrilling adventure through the supernatural realm of England, where two unlikely friends must fight to save their world from destruction.
The story begins with our protagonist, Kami Glass, a high school student who is fully aware of the boy who lives inside her head, Jared. The townsfolk of Sorry-in-the-Vale, England, are also grappling with a supernatural presence in the form of the Lynburn family.
The Lynburns hold the key to the Glass familys past and the two families are inextricably linked. Kami and her best friend, Angela, find themselves at the heart of the conflict between the Lynburns and the people of Sorry-in-the-Vale.
As Kami and Angela race to uncover the mysteries behind the Lynburn family, they must navigate the complexities of their own relationships. Kami is a strong-willed and determined character, whose unwavering loyalty to her friends and family is put to the test.
Brennan skillfully develops Kamis character, allowing her to grow and evolve throughout the story, while still maintaining her unique personality. One of the strengths of Untold is the richly imagined setting of Sorry-in-the-Vale.
Brennans attention to detail is evident, and her vivid descriptions of the town and its supernatural elements transport the reader directly into the story. Additionally, the pacing of the story is well-crafted, with just the right amount of tension and suspense to keep the reader engaged.
Brennans exploration of the complicated relationships between the characters is also a highlight of the book. The story is not just about the supernatural elements, but focuses on the characters and their emotional journeys.
The friendships, romances, and family dynamics are all explored with care and nuance, adding depth and complexity to the narrative. However, there are a few flaws in the book.
At times, the plot can become convoluted, and there are a few moments where the pacing can feel slow. Additionally, some of the characters, particularly the Lynburns, are not as well-developed as they could be.
Overall, Untold is a captivating story, filled with magic, mystery, and engaging characters. Fans of young adult fantasy will find plenty to enjoy in this book.
It is an excellent read for anyone looking for a thrilling adventure through the supernatural realm of England. Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.