Thursday, January 23, 2014

BOOKANISTAS: Untold

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?


I loved the first book in the Lynburn Legacy, Unspoken, more than is probably healthy. On the surface these don't seem like books I would become obsessed with. I mean, I'll read fantasy books about magic and sorcerers and stuff, but I don't really seek them out and I certainly don't lose my mind over them. But Unspoken really spoke to me (heh), and I was chomping at the bit for this second installment. 

I hate when an awesome book one is followed by a lackluster book two, but that was not the case with this series. I was especially worried after the shocking ending of the first book, but this one was just as awesome! There are two things I love about this series, and they were both shining in Untold: The humor and the Kami/Jared relationship. (And by relationship, I just mean the friendship/banter/conflict/drama.) This book is just as laugh-out-loud funny as the first one...there is seriously a comment or line or situation to laugh about on almost every page, and I love that. Especially when things start to get a little sense with all the magic stuff. It's so great to have comic relief. Constant comic relief. 

And oh that Kami and Jared friendship. I love these two crazy kids and I love that they have the most complicated relationship / friendship / whatever it is known to man. I love all of their drama and angst, but I also love how much they care about each other, rely on each other, and help each other. Seriously, you could get rid of the actual plots in the books for all I care...I just want to read about Kami and Jared hanging out forever. 

I can't wait for the final book in the series. Although, I may cry when this one is over. It won't be easy to say goodbye to these characters.

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1 comment:

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed this one as well. I should have listened to you when you said I'd need UNTOLD right away after reading UNSPOKEN. You were so right. Thank goodness for Amazon Prime and their two-day shipping lol. :-)

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