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So the Unmade cover has sneaked out, and thus I get to show you guys it in all its glory!


Do you liiike it? I hope so! I like that it has Kami, the Crying Pools, and a SUNSET which implies THE END OF DAYS.

This the back of the book:

Who will be the sacrifice?

Kami has lost the boy she loves, is tied to a boy she does not, and faces an enemy more powerful than ever before. With Jared missing for months and presumed dead, Kami must rely on her new magical link with Ash for the strength to face the evil spreading through her town.

Rob Lynburn is now the master of Sorry-in-the-Vale, and he demands a death. Kami will use every tool at her disposal to stop him. Together with Rusty, Angela, and Holly, she uncovers a secret that might be the key to saving the town. But with knowledge comes responsibility—and a painful choice. A choice that will risk not only Kami’s life, but also the lives of those she loves most.

This final book in the Lynburn Legacy is a wild, entertaining ride from beginning to shocking end.

Unmade is out September 23rd, and I hope more than anything else that you will like the insides. The end of my second trilogy. Am I a grown-up author now? Maybe. Kind of...?

For those who have already seen the cover, I bring you... a snippet.

Unmade is set a couple months after the end of Untold. This is highly spoilery...

When he woke up, he was back in the priest hole, high walls and shadows all around him. He was never going to get out of here again, and he had failed.

Instead of crying or screaming, he focused on Edmund Prescott’s shrunken body, his pale, hanging head and gray profile.

“Hey, buddy,” Jared croaked. “Miss me?”

The sound of his own voice scared him. He turned his face away from Edmund, and laid it against the cool stone surface of the tomb. This didn’t matter, he thought, squeezing his eyes shut, pressing his face so hard against the wall it felt like his own bones were grinding against the stone.

None of this mattered, and it would all be over soon. He wasn’t going to last long in here. Rob would get tired of trying soon enough, and everyone outside Aurimere must already presume he was dead.

Everyone outside Aurimere would never learn any different now.

She was probably sorry he was dead, but she would obviously rather he died than her little brother. She had Ash now. She would be all right: she would be better than all right, and better off without him.

He had to concentrate on that. These last moments trapped in the dark, trapped with the dead, meant less than nothing. They weren’t even real. They were happening to someone who was already dead. She was real, though, real somewhere out in the world and the light. If he could have wished for anything in his life it would have been for her to be real, and she was. He had heard her laugh on the air and not in his head, that marvelous marveling sound, and seen the tender sacred curve of her face and her mouth. She would not end when he did. He had been granted his wish, he had been infinitely lucky. He could bear this: this did not compare to the gift he had been given.

This did not matter at all.


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Feb. 21st, 2014 08:36 pm (UTC)

You know, I was ok with the end of Untold, in that I was like, "Oh, sure, Jared's in terrible danger, but I bet Kami's going to come rescue him. Somehow. Magic!" But Jimminy Christmas! A couple of MONTHS? He's thinking about how lucky he is in his last moments? Ahhhhhhhhhh oh god.

I think I might die.

Also, nice cover. I like the orangeyness. ;)
Feb. 21st, 2014 08:43 pm (UTC)
I miscalculated with that ending--shouldn't have reassured people of rescue that WASN'T COMING. ;) Bwhahaha!

I am glad, I have now two trilogy-finales with orangey covers!
Feb. 21st, 2014 08:57 pm (UTC)
Ha well as a reader I tend to be more comfortable with PHYSICAL DANGER endings than TRAGIC EMOTION endings, but now I AM DEFINITELY NOT COMFORTABLE WITH THE DANGER.

It is pretty cool that you have written two trilogies with orangey finale covers. It's like they are full of FLAMES. Of... DANGER. AND EMOTION. AND CAPSLOCK.

Very excited.
Feb. 21st, 2014 08:37 pm (UTC)
OMG it's BEAUTIFUL! The colors are stunning and the title is so dramatically slashed across it. Congratulations!!!!
Feb. 21st, 2014 09:30 pm (UTC)
Yay, thank you!
Feb. 21st, 2014 08:39 pm (UTC)
That is heartbreaking and horrible. I loved it and can't wait for the book to come out! The cover is beautiful :)
Feb. 21st, 2014 08:42 pm (UTC)
painful....i am tearing up, poor Jared!!
Feb. 21st, 2014 08:46 pm (UTC)
Feb. 21st, 2014 08:48 pm (UTC)

*descends into incoherence*
Feb. 21st, 2014 08:50 pm (UTC)
Also, the crying pools look so much bigger than I imagined them.
Feb. 21st, 2014 09:11 pm (UTC)
Red and gold!

And gah, gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, Jared. (I am very eloquent here.)
Feb. 21st, 2014 09:20 pm (UTC)
Creatures of. ;) *beams*
Feb. 21st, 2014 09:17 pm (UTC)
Feb. 21st, 2014 09:30 pm (UTC)
I am so glad you like!
Feb. 21st, 2014 09:26 pm (UTC)
You actually managed to make the ending of Untold even MORE painful. This is impressive...evil, but impressive. And it's HOW long until September?? (Also, can I just say that I find Unmade a significantly more ominous title than Unbroken)
Feb. 21st, 2014 09:38 pm (UTC)
The cover!! It's so beautiful!!

I'm so excited and can't wait till Unmade comes out in September! :D
Feb. 21st, 2014 09:53 pm (UTC)
I literally teared up, in real life and in public, from just a few paragraphs of SNIPPET. Oh no. This book is gonna be bad news.
Feb. 21st, 2014 10:08 pm (UTC)
That is a beautiful cover!
And it's exciting, because it means that book time is getting closer!
I am so looking forward to it.

WAIL! That snippet is full of sad!
Feb. 21st, 2014 10:26 pm (UTC)
All my friends were left devasted and tweeting "damn you sarah rees breenan you are evil. Evil!" but i was all never fear Kami will save Jared. This snippet just took a knife to that thought.
Poor Jared, he just wants to be loved, why must you be so evil Sarah, why?!
Feb. 21st, 2014 11:22 pm (UTC)
What a marvelous cover! I did love the original cut-paper Unspoken, but this is a whole new kind of gorgeous. I like the way it puts us in the woods, looking out at Kami looking out on the water. She looks liminal and fey.

And the snippet. My goodness, the snippet. I don't think I can root for Jared and Kami to end up together anymore. Live burial has pushed this dude's fixation to whole new levels of unhealthy. "The tender sacred curve of her face"? Boy needs to get out more.
Feb. 21st, 2014 11:42 pm (UTC)
Boy needs to get out more.

Well, clearly. ;)
Feb. 22nd, 2014 05:06 am (UTC)
LOVELY cover! I love the lacy looking leaves on the side! I hope the orange won't clash with the blue like the red of the Unspoken hardcover did! ;)
Feb. 22nd, 2014 05:07 am (UTC)
Oh! I forgot! How the HELL is Jared alive still if it has been a few MONTHS?! Why Sarah?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feb. 22nd, 2014 05:11 am (UTC)
OK, I was so caught up in the moment that I didn't look closer enough to realize that he got out. Oops! Sorry! I feel like a spammer..............
Feb. 22nd, 2014 08:13 am (UTC)
That's a gorgeous cover!
Feb. 22nd, 2014 11:49 am (UTC)
MONTHS have passed!?!? Oh, well there go my feels. *dead*
Feb. 22nd, 2014 12:04 pm (UTC)
All I can think of is 'I bet he has a wicked golden beard now'! :D
Feb. 23rd, 2014 05:34 am (UTC)
Hee! Jared would have a magnificent gold beard. :) *imagines someone saying, "Jared, Jared, let down your beard!" Rapunzel style*
Feb. 23rd, 2014 10:51 pm (UTC)
omg, I don't think it was a good idea for me to laugh that hard while eating toast.
Feb. 25th, 2014 08:14 am (UTC)
*smiles delightedly* glad you liked my joke! :)
Feb. 23rd, 2014 11:34 pm (UTC)
Sarah, this cover is SO BEAUTIFUL. I love it! Is the spine going to be that golden orange? It will be so pretty next to the other two! Also I just spent a full minute trying to figure out which way Kami is facing. I think she may actually be facing us this time, which is a neat contrast to the other two covers, and also implies a directness and power that I think suits her really well.

True story: yesterday, I listened to Taylor Swift's album Speak Now and imagined Kami dancing to all the upbeat songs. I am pretty sure that would actually happen.

Also, I am holding out hope that Kami will rescue Jared. I think you may have said that a(t least one) character will die in Unmade, although I may be thinking back to Untold. But I really really hope it won't be Jared, alone and unrescued in that hole with Edmund Prescott's skeleton =( Or Kami. Or Angie or Holly, my sweethearts. (Uh .... sorry, Ash and Rusty.)

Oh September, come quickly so I can break my heart against this book and revel in the agony.
Feb. 24th, 2014 11:09 am (UTC)
First off, what a handsome cover.

Secondly, I'm kind of glad that I only got around to reading the Lynburn Legacy series this year (i.e., this week) after much procrastination on my part, which means I have less time to wait for the final book than all your other fans who had read them last year. If I had read these books on their day of release, I certainly would have gone mad having to wait for a long time for the sequels. Kudos to their patience! I'd have clawed my eyes out.

I love your characters. Please, please, I hope you're one of those authors who'd want her characters to have a proper (happy) ending.
Feb. 24th, 2014 05:59 pm (UTC)
Such a pretty cover! Can't wait to read it!
Also, will a new part of Turn of the Story come out anytime soon?
Feb. 25th, 2014 03:56 am (UTC)
Feb. 25th, 2014 04:06 am (UTC)
The lines that produced the inner bawling: "If he could have wished for anything in his life it would have been for her to be real, and she was. He had heard her laugh on the air and not in his head, that marvelous marveling sound, and seen the tender sacred curve of her face and her mouth. She would not end when he did. He had been granted his wish, he had been infinitely lucky."

This is pretty much the saddest thing you could have written from him here, because he is so resigned to his fate, and so loving, and...it takes at least one very strong blessing in life and some greatness of mind and soul to hold onto gratitude for that in such a time. I feel like I hadn't properly appreciated him before, even though I really liked him ever since the short story from his point of view at school in the U.S.!

The only thought of Jared's I didn't like was that one about preferring Ash to live rather than him. Massively insecure, sure, but also very unfair to Kami's feelings. Still, trapped in a priest's hole with a dead guy; probably not thinking too rationally right now.

I, too, was surprised when I saw that Kami hadn't (yet) rescued Jared. But readers shouldn't get everything they're led to expect!
Feb. 25th, 2014 04:09 am (UTC)
Augh, I misread the sentences "she would obviously rather he died than her little brother. She had Ash now."! I was too big a hurry to read on. I feel so much better that he's matured enough to realize that she doesn't prefer Ash's life to his. *sigh*
Feb. 26th, 2014 02:12 am (UTC)
please i beg of you do NOT kill off Jarder PLEASE
Mar. 4th, 2014 07:38 am (UTC)
Saraaaah.... omg. Omg. Omg. *cannot make any rational thought*
And it will be out September 23rd! My favorite date of the year.
Mar. 12th, 2014 12:32 am (UTC)
I trust you Sarah. I trust this heartbreak of a snippet will be the pain we must feel to be rewarded with a gloriously happy Kami and Jared perfect ending. You can rip my heart in two as long as you mend it at the end. Please?
Mar. 16th, 2014 09:57 am (UTC)
Sarah, you are killing me. This terrible fear I have that Jared and Kami won't end up together at the end of it is EATING ME ALIVE. Also Don'tletitberustyorangelawhodiesprettyprettyplease.
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