Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan (1st book of The Lynburn Legacy)
OKAY GUYS LISTEN UP.
This book is going to be one of the most amazing things you have EVER READ IN YOUR ENTIRE LIFE. And here’s why;
- The protagonist, Kami, is this amazing freaking half-Asian teenage girl, who has gems like
'Kami'd always retold her fairy tales to make the fair maidens braver and more self-sufficient, but she never had any real objection to the handsome prince.'
'She had worried that she would break if her heart broke, but she wasn't broken. She had lost everything, but she was not lost. It seemed a worthwhile thing to know.'
- And Jared, who is hot and amazing and says to Kami things like;
"I thought you would like a weapon better than a rescue."
"I can never think of how to describe the value you have to me, because all the words for value suggest that you belong to me, and you don’t."
- The book has amazing representation of bisexual and lesbian characters
- The most important relationships in this book isn’t even romance, it’s all about friendship and family and it’s just the sweetest thing ever
- And, as I’ve shown above, it’s freaking hilarious. There are FUNNIER stuff, but I didn’t put them here because they’re either too long or too spoilery.
Of course I also feel the need to mention that no other book(s) in the world will ever hurt as much as this. The author, Sarah Rees Brennan, relishes her readers’ pain.
Which brings me to the author, Sarah Rees Brennan. She’s completed another trilogy, The Demon’s Lexicon, in which there are gay characters and, best of all, and POV character who is a WOMAN OF COLOUR. The series itself it just amazeballs.
She also wrote a novel-length story, The Turn of the Story, FOR FREE. Even though this story could literally make a lot of money for her because it’s THAT amazing. But IT’S FREE! You can find it here. The main character of that story is Elliot, a bisexual character. So obviously Sarah Rees Brennan is an amazing person because she cares about representation of all kinds and she writes amazing stuff for free.
But also she breaks my heart but that’s okay. POINT IS, read all her books! Like now! She also co-authored this book, Team Human, with Justine Larbalestier, which I haven’t read but will soon enough, but I’ve been told that it’s also amazing. Like everything else this lady writes.
And just before I leave, here’s my favourite quote from The Lynburn Legacy;
"Now I feel like the world is hell, and hell is a place where the souls of the damned can still see heaven. Because that’s the worst thing of all. And yet I can’t look away."
This is all much too kind and lovely and complimentary and I do not deserve it, but I am very touched!
‘I also feel the need to mention that no other book(s) in the world will ever hurt as much as this. The author, Sarah Rees Brennan, relishes her readers’ pain.’
… Okay that bit is totally true and I do deserve it. ;)