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First of all, I have to mention Sarah Rees Brennan's slaying. She subverts a few particular topics, and I have a feeling Brennan enjoys deconstructing a small but important thing. That piece of dialogue, which mentions Holly and Angela, is pure gold. Ash, Jared, and Kami have their own parts in that section.
Second of all, the storyline is wonderful. Never for a moment does the plot stall or get boring. It is so exciting to see Kami slowly trying to fight Rob's sorcerers even though she is completely powerless in magic. But she isn't powerless. She has her brains, and she has her wits. She has her memory, and I'm amazed by how Sarah Rees Brennan is capable of making a seemingly normal and quirky girl into a brilliant hero.
As I said before, Kami is a strong character. Though she does have moments of weaknesses, she doesn't give up. She is unique, and her personality is wonderful. I can easily imagine this Asian girl right next to me, because she is so well-described. She stands out so much. Between Jared and her (and any other characters), Kami is the best.
Jared is still the bad boy with snarky words, but I love him anyway (though I love Kami even more). He has his problems and issues, but they make him seem even more real. He has a good heart but also a terrible past.
The world building of UNTOLD is set in the real world... but with magic. Brennan does a brilliant job of recapping by using Kami's skills in journalism. Readers would probably love to visit Sorry-in-the-Vale, but it doesn't seem to be muggle-friendly.
The ending is one of the most shattering and excellent parts of the book. It leaves me wanting more and darting for UNTOLD's sequel.
Overall, UNTOLD is the brilliant sequel to Unspoken. It has a strong heroine and an amazing conflict against a creepy, cunning sorcerer. Most (or even all) of the dialogue is pure gold, and readers will treasure every snarky word. I recommend this to those who love magic and deadly but also adorable heroines.
Rating: Four out of Five