28 September 2014

{Book Review} Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan

By: Me My Shelf And I | 28 September 2014 at 12:01 AM | | | | | |

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Unmade
The Lynburn Legacy #3
Author: Sarah Reese Brennan
Published: September 23rd, 2014
Publisher: Random House BFYR
Rating: 4 Birds
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Powerful love comes with a price. Who will be the sacrifice?
Kami has lost the boy she loves, is tied to a boy she does not, and faces an enemy more powerful than ever before. With Jared missing for months and presumed dead, Kami must rely on her new magical link with Ash for the strength to face the evil spreading through her town.
Rob Lynburn is now the master of Sorry-in-the-Vale, and he demands a death. Kami will use every tool at her disposal to stop him. Together with Rusty, Angela, and Holly, she uncovers a secret that might be the key to saving the town. But with knowledge comes responsibility—and a painful choice. A choice that will risk not only Kami’s life, but also the lives of those she loves most.
This final book in the Lynburn Legacy is a wild, entertaining ride from beginning to shocking end.

Endings are the worst. Endings mean things are done. There's no more. It. Has. Ended. Final books in a series are always hard for me, for the very reason I not-so-eloquently explained just a moment ago, and because final books never seem to rock me like the ones before it.

I have never been able to sort out if it's just because the entire time I'm reading, in the back of my mind I KNOW it's about to end and that casts this haze of gloom over final books, or if it's something more. With that all being said, let's move on to what I thought about this final book in the Lynburn Legacy.

In reference to the 2 previous books in this series (sorry new book – you will always live in someone else's shadow…) this one was not my favorite. I only gave it a one bird fewer rating that my other 2 reviews because Sarah's writing was still witty, and addicting and caused milk (okay maybe it was wine…) to fly out my nose at one point – but as I read I felt the plot just….was. It was there, it was ending, it was just enough to keep me reading.

With the ending of UNTOLD, you would have thought this book was going to be a slow twisted knife in the gut, ripping my emotional well-being apart from the inside out kind of thing. And I'm not going to say those parts aren't there, trust me – you will lose someone in this book and unless you have the heart of Rob Lynburn, it will break you up. Tissue were required and I had to hold the book away from my face, as it was a borrowed copy that didn't need my salty tears over a fictional character splashed about it.

I think the best way to put how I feel about UNMADE is, it was easy. Things seemed to come too easily. People get both into and out of trouble with out much trouble or trying.
I can't go into much detail with out ruining things, but the un-whiney become uber-whiney, roles reverse sometimes 2 times over and it's a bit dizzying, and if not for that last line. That glorious, perfectly written last line, this review might have been different. It's a reminder. It's a testament to the journey you just took. And it is worth every word put before it 10 fold.

So a recap – the writing was amaze-balls, as always – I mean let's face it Sarah could write out IKEA dresser assembly instructions and I would enjoy it. The plot was, not loved by me as much as the other two but I still enjoyed it and read it in a day.

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2 comments:

  1. Yeah I know what you mean about endings! Final book to Bloodlines series is coming out this Feb and I'm already sad tat it's going to end! Thanks for the review! Looking forward to more by you :)
    Book Maniac Reviews

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  2. I'm still afraid of this ending. LIKE TERRIFIED. Happy to know it was still entertaining and amaze-balls.

    Amber Elise @Du Livre

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