Waiting on Wednesday: Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a feature hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine to feature yet-to-be-released books.

Sarah Rees Brennan 
Coming September 11th, 2012

Kami Glass is in love with someone she's never met—a boy she's talked to in her head since she was born. This has made her an outsider in the sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale, but she has learned ways to turn that to her advantage. Her life seems to be in order, until disturbing events begin to occur. There has been screaming in the woods and the manor overlooking the town has lit up for the first time in 10 years. . . . The Lynburn family, who ruled the town a generation ago and who all left without warning, have returned. Now Kami can see that the town she has known and loved all her life is hiding a multitude of secrets—and a murderer. The key to it all just might be the boy in her head. The boy she thought was imaginary is real, and definitely and deliciously dangerous.  

I don’t usually go for romances, as I’ve mentioned so many times that you’re all probably ready to hit me over the head with a bat right now. Doesn’t mean I don’t like romance, or the romantic. I just prefer it to be embedded into a larger plot rather than stealing the focus of the entire novel. I say “stealing” because unless it’s a lovely slow-building relationship with a variety of plot twists thrown in, I get bored. Sorry, all you smut-lovers. Find another blog.

Anyhoo, I just couldn’t resist the premise of this book. In love with a boy in her head? Murder? Strange Gaiman-esque setting? I’ll have fries with that. It promises to have a taste of the gothic and enough tongue-in-cheek paranormal-y goodness to make me twitch with literary joy. Or so I could glean from the description. Look back towards the end of the year for my review, because I’m buying this one as soon as it hits the press. In print. Because print makes me happy.

Oh, and did I mention that the cover is gorgeous? Simple, gothic, very cleanly designed. Oh yeah, and not a picture of a random angsty model in a dress. That always scores points.

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