Thursday, 27 February 2014

Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan

Synopsis (from Goodreads)

Pages: 336
Publisher: 29th of August 2013
Released: Simon and Schuster

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?

What I Have To Say

This book is one of the ones that you start reading and suddenly remember how awesome the last book was. It's the sort of book that you know was good, but not quite how good. 

I think that the thing I love most is the sass. All the characters are just so beautifully sassy that it makes them fun to read. And a lot of the self-depreciation (or in Rusty's case, the exact opposite) just adds to it, creating realistic characters that are really easy to love. Although, there was one line about Kami having the sex-appeal of a teapot that made me wonder what Sarah Rees Brennan has against teapots. There are some really sexy teapots out there. 

One thing I really liked about this book was seeing things from Holly's point of view. She had such a touching storyline and I think it was good to see some things from her viewpoint. 

And as with the first book, the ending was filled with danger and emotionally crippling. This book broke me and now I need the next one. 

1 comment:

  1. I love this series, though it does trample all over the heart a little! Can't wait for the final instalment.