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Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy Book 1)

Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy Book 1)

ISBN: 037597041X

Title: Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy Book 1)

Author: Sarah Rees Brennan

KDL Description:


“A sassy and smart paranormal mystery that takes place in the rural hills of a London suburb, Unspoken quickly had me hooked and it was difficult to put down.  Kami has been able to speak with a boy inside her head since she was a child.  Only when a prestigious family moves back to Sorry-in-the-Vale, and she meet the boy that’s been talking to her mind for years, do the problems escalate.  Crazy funny,  and a great, magical mystery with a touch of romance.

I read this for Teen SF CORE. Such a good pick! And the second book in the series comes out the end of this month.”—Kelly at KDL’s Cascade Township branch

Amazon Description:

A modern, magical twist on the Gothic Romance and Girl Detective genres, this book will appeal to fans of both Beautiful Creatures and the Mortal Instruments series. Reviewers have praised the take-charge heroine and the spellbinding romance.

Bound together. Worlds apart.

Kami Glass is in love with someone she’s never met—a boy she’s talked to in her head since she was born. This has made her an outsider in the sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale, but she has learned ways to turn that to her advantage. Her life seems to be in order, until disturbing events begin to occur. There has been screaming in the woods and the manor overlooking the town has lit up for the first time in 10 years. . . . The Lynburn family, who ruled the town a generation ago and who all left without warning, have returned. Now Kami can see that the town she has known and loved all her life is hiding a multitude of secrets—and a murderer. The key to it all just might be the boy in her head. The boy she thought was imaginary is real, and definitely and deliciously dangerous.

“A sparkling fantasy that will make you laugh and break your heart.”—Cassandra Clare, New York Times bestselling author

“A darkly funny, deliciously thrilling Gothic.”—Kelley Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author

“Readers will laugh, shiver, and maybe even swoon over this modern Gothic novel.”—Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author

Breathtaking—a compulsive, rocketing read.”—Tamora Pierce, New York Times bestselling author

“Captures the reader with true magic.”—Esther Friesner, author of Nobody’s Princess

“A laugh-out-loud delight.”—Publishers Weekly

From the Hardcover edition.