“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?
A darkly humorous take on Gothic romance, Sarah Rees Brennan’s Lynburn Legacy weaves together the tale of a heroine desperate to protect those she loves, two boys hoping to be saved, and the magical forces that will shape their destiny”
– Taken from Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15801763-untold)
This book started really well, with a good scene full of action. And then, the pace slowed until the end, when it picked up again in typical fashion. The plot was a bit confusing, and I did miss a recap here. However, this book’s strong suit was the writing style: it was the element responsible for pulling me in, as the plot failed to do that.
As for the relationship between Jared and Kami, it was frustrating as hell. I mean, it took them nearly the whole book to sort through their misunderstanding, which felt a bit too much, in my opinion.
Some of the secondary characters really shined in this book, namely, Kamis’s dad and Rusty. Kami’s mother confused the heck out of me (what on earth was she doing??). There was also a big reveal that didn’t seem to have much of an impact, as it went completely ignored.
One more thing has to be said: Jared’s last scene in this book was terrifying.
Rating: 3 out of 5