Okay, so I’ve had some time to think things over and my good friend Dwan Simmons asked me a couple of great guiding questions so, here it is…
Kami has an imaginary friend…or at least that’s what everyone has always thought Jared was to her. They would talk for hours and when one was frightened or excited or emotional in any way, the other was right there to talk things through. Kami is 17 now but her link to Jared is just as strong; she just has to work harder to hide it. One ordinary day, two new boys come to school. They are both very nice looking, especially the blond and gregarious Ash. They are Lynburns, one of the families that founded Sorry-in-the-Vale, one of the many quaint villages that dot the Costswold countryside. There’s something not quite right about them or the reaction of the townsfolk reaction to their return and soon, Kami realizes that one of the boys is far more familiar to her than she ever expected.
The story trots along brilliantly. The characters are quirky and absolutely hilarious (Sarah Brennan, you certainly know how to turn a phrase). This is one of those books you might want to read in private unless you want to constantly explain why you are laughing out loud. Anyway, all of a sudden (or it seemed that way to me) MAGIC makes inserts itself into the story. That was the part I was having trouble with. Now don’t get me wrong…I love a good fantasy story, especially if there are star-crossed lovers involved but, for some reason, I wasn’t expecting this. Sure the telepathy (from infancy, mind you) was a bit out there but magic? Anyway, all’s well that ends…with a cruel and clever cliff hanger!!!
If you like to laugh and you enjoy a good fantasy tale, you should definitely pick up Unspoken. If you don’t like those two things but do like a good romance, you should also pick up Unspoken!