Saturday, 19 October 2013

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

Free from bonds, but not each other

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?


You know what Sarah Rees Brennan likes to do? Finding ways to feed on her reader's emotions.

At first, she makes you want to screech your friggin' head off at the characters (Jared?) and stab flaming torches into your brains. Then she stops you when the flames are one millimeter away from your eyeballs and starts soothing you and giving you that contented mushy feeling and you felt like you were never her enemy. 
And while you are fantasizing in your perfect dreamland, she creeps up on you and smash up your emotions so that you'd be lying on the floor screeching her eulogies once more.

That was one hell of a an emotional ride.

While I looked like this while reading  

I was like this internally

How could you?! *looks at heart that has been broken into a lump of ugly mess*


My heart is not a pawn in your game of emotions.

I... I...

I didn't actually cry, but I did mentally.

Beware of Sarah Rees Brennan, she likes to torture in the murky depths of unpleasant emotions so put on your armor against that. Trust me, you'll need it.

Although I'm very aware that I had a mini annoyed rant about its predecessor, I liked this way better. Kami wasn't as annoying and dumb although I still want to bash her head with a spear sometimes. And Jared, I almost gave up hope the way he acted like an epitome of asswipe during the first half. He could easily rival of Daemon Black then.

Finally comes the ending and you'd want to crawl up to Sarah and beg her to finish the last book. Try resisting the temptation of putting a bullet through her head while you do so. But she'll most likely give the stereotypical evil witch cackle and shake her head. It's normal if you're deciding what furniture you're going to build with her bones. We all do.

Comes the end of the end; acknowledgements. She thanks her readers for reading the book and is not a tiny bit sorry when we are hospitalized for emotion attack! 

4.5/5 Stars


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