Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Unmade: The Lynburn Legacy by Sarah Rees Brennan - OPTIONAL

Brennan, Sarah Rees Unmade: The Lynburn Legacy, 384 pgs. Random House Books for Young Readers, 2014. $17.99 Language: PG (8 swears; 0 “f”); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG-13

In the third and final installment of the Lynburn Legacy Rob Lynburn has taken control of Sorry-in-the-Vale and is demanding human sacrifice to secure his power. He must be stopped and Kami’s magic is growing stronger, but her connection to Jared has been severed and an uncomfortable link to Ash has been created in its place. Making matters worse, Jared is missing and presumed dead. Kami must enter into an uneasy alliance with Lilian Lynburn and together, along with Kami’s usual crew, they will attempt to take back their town and destroy Rob.

As is the unfortunate trend with many trilogies, the third installment in this series is unnecessary. Most of the essential plot points could have been easily included in the second book. The final part to the Lynburn Legacy drags on with little momentum and characters that were once vibrant and interesting have become whiny and irritating. Numerous tense and violent situations are undercut by the author’s insistence of having the characters engage in inane banter. A disappointing end to what had been a promising series.


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