Published: September 11, 2012
Blurb: Kami Glass loves someone she’s never met . . . a boy she’s talked to in her head ever since she was born. She wasn’t silent about her imaginary friend during her childhood, and is thus a bit of an outsider in her sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale. Still, Kami hasn’t suffered too much from not fitting in. She has a best friend, runs the school newspaper, and is only occasionally caught talking to herself. Her life is in order, just the way she likes it, despite the voice in her head.
But all that changes when the Lynburns return.
The Lynburn family has owned the spectacular and sinister manor that overlooks Sorry-in-the-Vale for centuries. The mysterious twin sisters who abandoned their ancestral home a generation ago are back, along with their teenage sons, Jared and Ash, one of whom is eerily familiar to Kami. Kami is not one to shy away from the unknown—in fact, she’s determined to find answers for all the questions Sorry-in-the-Vale is suddenly posing. Who is responsible for the bloody deeds in the depths of the woods? What is her own mother hiding? And now that her imaginary friend has become a real boy, does she still love him? Does she hate him? Can she trust him?
Unspoken has a little bit of everything. It’s emotion, funny and mysterious.
Kami is a great character. She’s smart, confident, and does what needs to be done in order to get a story. This time, she may be in over her head.
When I first started reading, I was trying to figure out what was going on. The answers came in due time. In a town full of secrets, who can you really trust? This becomes the question throughout the book. There wasn’t a ton of action, but enough to keep the story moving forward. While trying to find out who’s sacrificing animals in the woods is top priority, Kami wants to figure out what is going on with her and Jared.
Jared is a lunatic, or maybe bipolar. He’s somewhat content one second, then flying off the handle the next. He’s got some serious anger issues that need to be worked out. Ash is good looking and polite. But I question his interest in Kami.
I love how this group of friends interact with each other. It’s like on happy, quirky team. They get each other, but an outsider would think their comments were odd. My best friend and I know this feeling very well. If someone were to look at our texts they would think we were a little odd.
I also loved that Kami’s father is present. Too many times there are broken homes surrounding female main characters. It’s great to see a supportive and loving father.
I can honestly say I didn’t have anything figured out until the end of the book. Jared comes away from the events that have taken place a different person. Kami isn’t sure how to deal with all of this new information. The ending is a major cliff hanger that left tears trying to escape my tear ducts. I felt awful at their indifference, and wanted to scream at Sarah at the same time.
If you’re looking for a YA paranormal read with some mystery and quite a few laughs, you should definitely try this out. Sarah has a great sense of humor and keeps you wanting more!
While we were at Austin Teen Book Festival, Sarah took time out of her schedule to sit down and interview with us. And then to walk the halls on the way to the signing booths. So when it gets really loud, that is why. We were converging with the masses. 😀 Sarah is hysterical!
We were able to have her sign a copy of Unspoken to pass on to one of our fabulous readers!
*Signed copy of Unspoken
*Ages 13 or older.