Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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

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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.
REVIEW
*A special thanks to the publisher for this review copy!*

What I liked: I really enjoyed the fact that I wasn't left with a lot of unanswered questions. When it comes to series, the first books have the tendency to leave a lot out in preparation for the next book. So, I appreciated not feeling like there was so much I still didn't know.

The main character: Even though she spent a lot of time trying to figure things out, she never got too whiny. Thank goodness for that! She had her moments but she definitely rolled with the punches.

The brothers: Of course, I have to touch base on the romance. There were a set of twins in this book. Duh duh duh--love triangle? Not really. I liked their presence, and at one point I struggled with who I liked more. But I really like that we have a set of twin possible love interests. 

The secondary characters: Priest, and Alara (sorry if I got the name wrong--I can't remember, and well I'm not going back to find out. Sorry not sorry) I really liked them. Despite them being secondary characters, they were solid--and you got a little background on them--which was cool.

The story itself: It was odd and I was a little concerned I wouldn't appreciate it's oddity but I did, and I walked away interested enough to want to check out book two. 

What I disliked: I have no real gripes. Things happened how I feel like they should and I'm cool with how ended.

I wouldn't call it a knockout read but it was enjoyable and had a unique premise. Good for paranormal/supernatural fans.



8 comments:

  1. I really wanted to love her other series and after three books I finally had to call it quits.
    I'm not sure this one would be for me either but I loved your honest review! Nicely done.

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  2. Not something I would personally read, but something I'd definitely recommend to my sisters. Thanks for the review!

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  3. Sounds like a decent read. I like that the MC isn't whiny- that is the worst! Great review!

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  4. I couldn't get into this book, unfortunately. Sigh.

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