Author: Sarah Rees Brennan
Publishing Information: September 11th 2012 by Random House Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Mystery, Romance, Fantasy
Series Information: Book one in The Lynburn Legacy
Format: Hardcover, 370 pages
Source: Bought for my personal library
Recommended For: Those of you who are looking for a novel filled with layered and unforgettable characters, intense relationships, and intriguing mysteries.
Related Reviews: The Lynburn Legacy novellas by Sarah Reese Brennan
Right, first things first…I absolutely loved Unspoken. In fact, I loved it so much that I immediately read the rest of the series upon completing book one. Unspoken is filled with wonderful and intricate characters, fantastic relationships (of all kinds), and some dashes of mystery that kept me guessing. If you haven’t read this series yet, I suggest you do so immediately.
That being said, you know for our On the Same Page feature we usually do something a little different in lieu of a traditional review. Some of you may know that there is a big emphasis on Jared and Kami’s relationship, that is, they have been in each other’s minds for as long as they can remember, never meeting in real life. They put this off as having an “imaginary friend” since there seems to be no other logical explanation. Well, this got me thinking about imaginary friends (I had one named Elvis), and other imaginary friends from my childhood. So, with hopes that this doesn’t diminish anyone’s opinion of the novel, since the novel is so much more than “imaginary friends,” and because Rik Mayall recently passed away, I thought it would be fun to look at my favorite childhood film, Drop Dead Fred.
Alright, sure, maybe I only love Drop Dead Fred because I grew up with it and maybe the general consensus is that it isn’t the comedic masterpiece that I remember, but you know what, I still love it!
Honestly, Lizzie was a girl after my own heart…
To make Lizzie feel better, Fred often puts down her mother, aka the “Mega-bitch”
He was so full of wisdom…
And who can forget when Lizzie needs to a date to a fancy shmancy party that she is crashing and Fred agreed to go with her and then to make things better, he dressed like THIS:
I MEAN LOOK AT HIS HAIR! LOOK AT IT!
So, in a nutshell, I will never stop loving Rik Mayall, or Drop Dead Fred. Ever. But even more importantly, and not as related, Unspoken was fantastic. It really has very little to do with Drop Dead Fred, and has more to do with heartfelt relationships, strong characters, a delicious romance, and enough mystery to keep you guessing.
On the Same Page is a feature here on Books Take You Places that I am hosting along with two of my very dear friends, Amy (Tripping Over Books) and Brittany (The Book Addict’s Guide). Essentially, we will be reading one book a month together and then doing a non-traditional review such as a playlist, character analysis, and so on…To find out more about this new feature, head on over to its dedication page!