I’d never really read anything by Sarah Rees Brennan before now, but heard a lot of good things about her writing. When I saw the premise for Unspoken, I just knew I had to request this title and dive in as soon as possible (thanks NetGalley and Random House for the opportunity to read, of course). The rumors are true. World-building and crafting are amazing. I adored it really. Brennan knows how to pull a reader into her story and see the vivid details easily. There was something magical here that I really enjoyed. But why isn’t my rating higher? I had a few nitpicks honestly. Maybe it was because there was too much emphasis on Kami’s character not wanting to be attracted to Jared, and the hint of a love triangle at times that I just didn't find necessary for this one perhaps. What really hurt the entire story for me was the ending--but this will not stop me from snatching up the second book whenever it comes out to find out what’s to happen next.What I really loved was the sprinkled humor throughout--hello Shakespeare humor, too! OMG, I was laughing out loud in places and I loved every bit of it. I also loved that it had involved parents. Yes! No absentee parents! It’s a creative and wonderfully crafted story, and I was turning the pages in a rush. Kami is quirky and unique. I’ll definitely remember her character for a long time. Plus I can relate with her geeky love of journalism as I was the same way in school too. I like quirky and this gave it to me. A fun, unpredictable read that I’ll definitely be recommending. And I can’t wait to read more of Sarah Rees Brennan’s work. 3.5 stars!