By: Kami Garcia
Published by: Little Brown
Series: The Legion #1
Source: arc from BEA
4 Stars: I Enjoyed It
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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.
A fast past, heart pounding paranormal read with romance, suspense, and plenty of haunting spirits and demons.
I don't know how many times I tell myself I won't read a book that deals with hauntings at night, and then I find myself doing that very thing. Yes, I'm a wuss, and anything that deals with hauntings or spiders (don't laugh), are books that either I won't read or I'll tell myself I'll only read a few pages, but never at night. Um, yeah. I don't know why I tell myself this, because I always read at night, and usually once I start reading I don't stop till I finish the book (unless it's poorly written). Though this book doesn't have spiders, there are plenty of hauntings.
After her mother's murder, Kennedy finds herself thrust into a world she knows nothing about, except that ghosts are real, demons exists and the two very hot twin brothers who saved her life from the ghost who attacked her. What Kennedy soon learns is her part in all that's about to happen is something that's been going on for generations. Hotties Jared and Jack are just the two to introduce her to it all. This secret society, know as The Legion, also known as demon hunters. I liked reading about this group of 5 individual characters, though I was hopping to get more of a back story on them. Readers find out what happened and why they're part of the group, but we don't get much else other than what their mission is now, and what their specialities are. Normally I would have had an issue with not getting to know more about the characters, but Kami keeps this story going with it's suspense and non stop action. That is what really drove the book for me.
Unbreakable has hauntings, demons, demon slayers and plenty of creepy things. Well maybe creepy is putting it too lightly. Kami Garcia doesn't hold back when it comes to vividly describing her chilling scenes, and heart pounding hauntings. Thanks to Kami, I won't look at cats and dolls the same any more. With places likes the grave yard to wells to vacant rooms, and a creepy abandoned prison, the setting for this book was fitting, and terrifying. If you have ever watched ghost hunters, then you'll know why my adrenaline was pumping when they went into that prison. From vengeful spirits, to innocent victims who find their spirits trapped, Unbreakable had me feeling like I was in the room right along side Kennedy, Jared and the gang, heart racing and all.