I am not quite sure what was going on, but for some reason I forgot to do my pick of the week post yesterday. Some weeks I skip because nothing quite grabs my attention, but there is one that I have been waiting patiently for. I was very pleasantly surprised by last year’s Unspoken, the first book of Sarah Rees Brennan‘s Lynburn Legacy (I actually added it to the 1001 Series to Read Before You Die page). Yesterday saw the release of book two, Untold.
In this second book in the Lynburn Legacy, the sorcerous roots of Sorry-in-the-Vale have been exposed. Now no one in the town is safe, and everyone has to choose sides. Will the townspeople (magical and not) become “owned” by the sorcerers who believe it is their right to rule? Or will it continue in a more modern vein, with the presence of the sorcerers playing a quieter—and much less violent—role. If Kami Glass has anything to say about it, evil will not win. Despite having given up her own piece of magic, she is determined to do everything she can to make a difference. And whether they want to or not, her circle of friends (and potential boyfriends) will not be able to help but follow her and go along with her unusual schemes and battle tactics.
Did anyone else try this series? It was totally not what I was expecting, but in a very good way.