Untold (The Lynburn Legacy #2) by Sarah Rees Brennan

Title: Untold
Series: The Lynburn Legacy
Author: Sarah Rees Brennan
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date: September 24th 2013
Pages: Hardcover, 370 pages
Source: Library

Summary from Goodreads:
It's time to choose sides....

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?

A darkly humorous take on Gothic romance, Sarah Rees Brennan's Lynburn Legacy weaves together the tale of a heroine desperate to protect those she loves, two boys hoping to be saved, and the magical forces that will shape their destiny.

What I Liked

  • The main character - Kami Glass She is just fantastic.  Kami is not only witty but stubborn and great friend.  She keeps the story going and kept me laughing the whole story.  Here is an example of her awesomeness:

     "One of those mistake-identity makeouts," Kami said defensively.  "They happen." "Oh, sure," Angela replied. "In Shakespearean comedies, all the time." "You are full of cruelty and mockery," Kami said. "My heart breaks to think of the day I entrusted you with the fragile flower of my girlish friendship."
  • The secondary characters.  Every character introduced has a role and purpose in the story.  Kami's family plays a part as well as all the townspeople.  Angela and her brother her fantastic, he his so cocky but in a humorous roll your eyes kind of way. 
  • The love story. If you read Unspoken, then you will know how it ended. Untold picked up right where Unspoken left off.  The tension between Kami and Jared just radiates off the pages; without giving away too much, I will say that I was definitely cheering and grinning at certain parts :)

    "Every time you felt alone in a crowd, alone by yourself, forever and essentially alone, and don't pretend there weren't moments like that.  Every time you felt worthless, every time you thought there was no purpose to existing, no center to the world and no peace to be found. I never had a single moment like that, I was never lonely a day of my life, until now."

  • The witty and sarcastic comments.  They never stopped.  Similar to the first book, I loved how Rees Brennan could blend such an entertaining dialogue with suspense and romance flawlessly.  

What I Didn't

  • Not much!  I have a love-hate relationship with the cliffhangers... I have wait until September to read the next book and I am left just hanging!  I want more resolution but can still absolutely appreciate the storing and the ending.  Here is a foreshadow/hint at the ending without giving any context or character. " This is the worst mistake I will ever make."  

Bottom Line

GAHHH!  If you love witty, sarcastic, and funny characters mixed with sorcery then this series if for you! If you are curious about book #1 Unspoken, check out my review here. Sarah Rees Brennan is the queen of cliff-hangers; I cannot wait for the third book.  Untold tied up the cliff hanger of book one and just jumbled up all my recently recovered feelings to leave them hanging again!
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