Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Netgalley: Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

Legion #1
Kindle Edition, 313 pages
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: October 1st 2013

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.
Reese's Review:
Kennedy Waters was living a normal life with her mom and best friend until the night she comes home and finds her mom dead. Now she’s supposed to be packing up and moving to a boarding school when two boys Jared and Lukas save her life from an angry spirit. Now Kennedy is on the run with a group of teens who are supernatural hunters (like Ghostbusters or Supernatural) called the Legion. Each teen has their own special talents and has been preparing to fight the good fight since birth, everyone except Kennedy. Kennedy knows nothing about the supernatural world or how she’s supposed to take her moms place, but as the Legion tries to stop the evil that’s coming Kennedy knows she needs to do anything she can to get justice for her moms’ death.

Unbreakable is an amazingly heart-pounding, gut wrenching, edge of your seat kind of story. I could not put this story down.

I was a little hesitant about reading this book for some reason. I hadn’t seen many reviews and while I LOVE the Beautiful Creatures books I wasn’t sure if I would like Kami Garcia’s writing on her own. I love Kami Garcia’s start to The Legion series and I can’t wait for the next book.

Kennedy is a quirky character who enjoys art and hanging with her mom and best friend. She does have some abandonment issues since her dad just up and left one day, but those don’t come into play until Jared. Jared is one of the twin Legion members and while he may seem like a jerk I liked him right away. Kennedy loses her mom and then when she’s alone and about to get attacked by spirits Jared and Lukas save the day and take her to help Legion. Now Kennedy is learning about how to kill spirits and where she fits into the big picture. Kennedy is the only member without knowledge or training or seemingly any special talent so it left me wondering if she really is a Legion member or not.

Unbreakable is full or action, angst-y teenage romance and friendships and supernatural beings that are trying to take over the world. It’s a fantastic read and Kami Garcia did an amazing job writing this story. Unbreakable is the perfect balance of dialogue and description and humor.

All in all, if you like the show Supernatural or the movie Ghostbusters or anything of that ilk you should read this story. If you enjoyed the Beautiful Creature books you will definitely enjoy Unbreakable. Fantastic job Kami Garcia for writing another amazing story I couldn’t put down even if I tried.

Kami Garcia is the #1 New York Times, USA Today & international bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures & Dangerous Creatures Novels and author of the instant New York Times bestseller and Bram Stoker Award nominated novel UNBREAKABLE and the sequel UNMARKED, in the Legion Series. Her forthcoming novel THE LOVELY RECKLESS releases in fall 2016. BEAUTIFUL CREATURES has been published in 50 countries and translated in 39 languages, and the film Beautiful Creatures released in theaters in 2013, from Warner Brothers.

Kami is very superstitious, and when she isn’t writing, she can usually be found watching disaster movies or Supernatural, listening to Soundgarden, or drinking Diet Coke. She lives in Maryland with her family, and their dogs Spike and Oz (named after characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer). 

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