Posts Categorized: Sarah Rees Brennan

Untold: review

Untold: review

Title: Untold (The Lynburn Legacy #2)Author: Sarah Rees BrennanRating: 4 out of 5 starsRelease Date: September 24, 2013Publisher: Random HouseAge Group: YASource: Borrowed Sit down. I have a lot to say… There have been much debate over Sarah Rees Brennan’s second installment in her Lynburn Legacy trilogy. It had been so hyped up it almost jinxed itself. Untold has received giddy praise and somber criticism. So, which is it? Well, it’s kind of both.Untold tells the aftermath of Kami and Co. after having discovered that it was Rob Lynburn who had been doing the massacring around not-so-sleepy-town Sorry-in-the-Vale. Now, he’s recruiting to build an army. As is with most middle books, the basic premise is preparation. Kami needs to spread the word out to the people, to educate them and arm them of and against these evil magic doers. Plot-wise, the book suffered faintly — I say faintly because I am unyielding… Read more »

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Literary Swoon: Sarah Rees Brennan + Box of Romance Giveaway

Literary Swoon: Sarah Rees Brennan + Box of Romance Giveaway

Welcome to Day Three of our 2013 Literary Swoon series! We are celebrating Valentine’s Day here at The Midnight Garden by asking our favorite YA authors what they consider to be their most romantic scene. Today, we welcome Sarah Rees Brennan, author of the paranormal romance/gothic mystery Unspoken. Being the writer of one of the most refreshing and charming romances to come in YA in the past year (or ever), we are more than excited to share with you Sarah’s own personal picks.  Yes, picks! Sarah chose not just one, but two romantic scenes. We understand the dilemma. So, without further ado… Beware: spoilers ahead. —————————————— Sarah’s Favorite Romantic Scenes LOVE IS A MANY WEIRDOS THING I could not pick just one romance. So I picked two. Things always go in twos, right?This is the third book in a series, The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner. I do… Read more »

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Unspoken: review

Unspoken: review

Unspokenby Sarah Rees Brennan Sarah Rees Brennan’s Unspoken is unequivocally one of the best young adult books I’ve ever read. I don’t even know where to begin. Is it enough to tell you to read it? Synopsis aside, this is as colourful, as unique, as moving and absorbing as a book can get. The plot involves a strange family, a old-town legend, murder, love and magic. Brennan envisions an original premise that holds your attention from the very first page. Her idea is fully developed, never giving too much while holding nothing back; the details rather come as they may. The pace is a leisure walk through Kami’s everyday life, with curious bursts of the real mystery surrounding the return of the infamous Lynburn family, feared and revered as local gods. It is arguably slow, but readers are not left impatient because Brennan never fails to deliver quality. The air… Read more »

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