Wednesday, February 5, 2014

February's #WednesdayYA Pick!


It's Wednesday, which means it's time for your dose of #WednesdayYA!  When Misty and I started this idea in January, she said we should each go through our list of books and pick a few we'd really like to read together.  Because I sometimes reply too quickly to e-mails, I made us a list of five books and Misty picked Shatter Me.  That said, I let her decide from the titles we'd vote on in February, so last week Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce, The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde, and Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan went head to head (cover to cover? spine to spine? what's the best analogy to imply that they raced?).   Our winner is....

Kami Glass loves someone she’s never met . . . a boy she’s talked to in her head ever since she was born. She wasn’t silent about her imaginary friend during her childhood, and is thus a bit of an outsider in her sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale. Still, Kami hasn’t suffered too much from not fitting in. She has a best friend, runs the school newspaper, and is only occasionally caught talking to herself. Her life is in order, just the way she likes it, despite the voice in her head.

But all that changes when the Lynburns return.

The Lynburn family has owned the spectacular and sinister manor that overlooks Sorry-in-the-Vale for centuries. The mysterious twin sisters who abandoned their ancestral home a generation ago are back, along with their teenage sons, Jared and Ash, one of whom is eerily familiar to Kami. Kami is not one to shy away from the unknown—in fact, she’s determined to find answers for all the questions Sorry-in-the-Vale is suddenly posing. Who is responsible for the bloody deeds in the depths of the woods? What is her own mother hiding? And now that her imaginary friend has become a real boy, does she still love him? Does she hate him? Can she trust him?

How the voting broke down:
Unspoken--26 votes
Sisters Red--17 votes
The Last Dragonslayer--11 votes

Why I'm excited to read Unspoken:
*Hello, gorgeous cover!  It's totally shallow, and also part of why I decided to buy a hardcover of this book.  I figured Misty would want it too, which is why I gave it to her for her birthday last year.
*While no specific review comes to mind, this book has been positively received by the blogosphere.
*I've heard Kami is a pretty fun protagonist, which always makes for a more enjoyable read.

So if you've got a copy of Unspoken lying around, pick it up and join us!  If you've already read it, tell us what you thought!  We'll be reading and posting all month long, and having another Twitter chat the end of the month. 

1 comment:

  1. I like the cover of Unspoken too! I have not read this one either, but I don't have a copy so hmmm that won't be happening for me. I eagerly await your thoughts on it!

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