Saturday, July 13, 2013

Unspoken: Review


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 is an relaxing read. It's set in a sleepy town called Sorry-in-the-Vale, where nothing seems special to anyone, except this is not the truth. There were sorcerers. And when they return, things start getting weird. It's actually similar to Beautiful Creatures, only this is better, and is told in dual point of view. The characters are a little different and I can feel more attached to them. The length of this book is perfect, because I hate things dragging out. The words are nice and graceful. In these aspects, Unspoken is good.

But there are also flaws. First is the prioritizing. It's not that big of a problem, but I feel like the drama is more of a nuisance in this book rather than some sort of plot development because there is too much of that. Another problem is the... I don't know how to call it. Just that there are no surprises, there's no end-with-a-bang kind of thing, there are no plot twists and I can practically guess everything before the characters do so. The sort-of love-triangle thing... it's not the most horrific thing I've ever seen, but it ticks me off a little. 

Overall this book is good for people who've had a long day and just want to relax. But if you want excitement, if you want things to go ka-boom, this is not the book you're going for.

Rating: 6.5/10

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