Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Unbreakable by Kami Garcia (The Legion #1)

Unbreakable
by Kami Garcia

My rating: 4 stars

Series: The Legion - Book 1
Publication Date: October 1, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780316210171
Genre: Teens/YA Paranormal Fantasy
Print Length: 322 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:

Supernatural meets The Da Vinci Code in this action-packed paranormal thriller, the first book in a new series from New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia.

I never believed in ghosts. Until one tried to kill me.


When Kennedy Waters finds her mother dead, her world begins to unravel. She doesn’t know that paranormal forces in a much darker world are the ones pulling the strings. Not until identical twins Jared and Lukas Lockhart break into Kennedy’s room and destroy a dangerous spirit sent to kill her. The brothers reveal that her mother was part of an ancient secret society responsible for protecting the world from a vengeful demon — a society whose five members were all murdered on the same night.

Now Kennedy has to take her mother’s place in the Legion if she wants to uncover the truth and stay alive. Along with new Legion members Priest and Alara, the teens race to find the only weapon that might be able to destroy the demon — battling the deadly spirits he controls every step of the way.

Suspense, romance, and the paranormal meet in this chilling urban fantasy, the first book in a new series from Kami Garcia, bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures novels.


Unbreakable (The Legion, #1)My Review
Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

What has Kami Garcia got here? With her characteristic style and flare for the unusual, but definitely entertaining, comes Unbreakable, the first volume in the series Legions. If you’re looking to slither into an eery world that moves so fast, your head is doing a 360, a world where only a handful of heroes are what stand between the Earth plane and disaster, you have come to the right place. The ghosts that inhabit this world are not all fluffy and cute, none of them are named Casper, these are dark demonic ghosts with evil on their agenda. No Ghostbusters will come to the rescue, instead, The Legion has been prepared for generations to take the mantle of responsibility on their shoulders, it’s what these kids have trained for all their lives, except for Kennedy. When her world comes crashing down one night, and her life is in danger, two young warriors come to her rescue, identical twins that could cause even the desert sand to drool. Jared and Lucas give Kennedy the most unbelievable news, that her mother was butchered by a demon because of who she is. Apparently, she wanted to shield Kennedy from her legacy and never told her what her destiny was. Big mistake because how could anyone depend on this brilliant, yet very un-hero-like girl? Get ready to buckle in for the ride of your life into the house of horrors created by Kami Garcia.

Great writing style? Check. Brilliantly quirky character? Check. Dark and brooding character? Check. Brave, yet confused heroine? Check. The perfect and beautiful fighting machine that sees Kennedy as possible threat? Yep, we’ve got one of those, too. Ms. Garcia even tossed in one heck of a plot that will send chills down your spine, so maybe you should read this in the daylight, in a crowded and well-lit place, because you never know when a demon ghost my come floating by, ready to drain you of your essence in about as much time as it takes to eat an ice cream cone on a ninety degree day. I admit it, I like spooky, I like great dialogue and I like deadly things that go bump in the night. A quick word about the ending…I didn’t see that one coming!


I received a review copy from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in exchange for my honest review.



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