Monday, 29 September 2014

Review for Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan

This is a review for the third and final book in the Lynburn Legacy trilogy and so may contain spoilers from the previous books.

Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 25th September 2014
Genre: YA, Paranormal Romance
Source: Received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

"Powerful love comes with a price. Who will be the sacrifice? Kami Glass 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. Sorry-in-the-Vale has a new master, and he demands a death. Kami must use every resource to try and stop him, and together with friends 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 all those she loves most."

Unmade is the kind of final book that I always dream of reading. All too often I’m left unsatisfied with final offerings to a beloved series because I feel like a lot of the time situations are created for shock value and memorable endings that don’t necessarily fit what feels true to the characters and their story. However Unmade shows Sarah Rees Brennan at her best and I loved it completely.

I’m going to keep this review short and sweet because there’s honestly not much I can talk about without giving away major spoilers and this alone is a testimony to Sarah Rees Brennan’s writing. There is action, mystery and emotion right from the start. Instead of a build up to one big final battle and conclusion at the very end the characters work through their problems both big and small from start to finish which meant that every page was a pleasure to read and brought something to the story.

Like every book in the Lynburn Legacy, Unmade offers hilarious dialogue, heart-breaking choices and nail biting suspense. Kami and her friends are on top form as they each make their sacrifices and tackle their problems head on. I was so proud of them all but none more so than Kami who was the problem solver, rescuer and ultimate hero of her own story. These characters in their final acts made me laugh, cry and my heart soar with pride. The united community protecting their town and those they love was so moving to read.

Unmade gave me everything I could have wanted from this final book and is my new favourite of the trilogy. With great love comes great pain and the hours of emotional distress that Sarah Rees Brennan has put me through with this series were more than worth the pay off.

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