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- File size : 2828 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Publication date : October 1, 2013
- Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (October 1, 2013)
- Print length : 322 pages
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Screen Reader : Supported
- ASIN : B00BAXFAVU
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,056,348 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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OMG, that was one hell of an adventure! I loved everything about this book! Phew...My mind is still racing with all of the awesomeness that Kami Garcia has brought to the Supernatural book world!
This is the perfect spine-chilling, heart-pounding, ghost hunting, action-packed Paranormal book to read around October. Because let me tell you, there was more then a couple parts that I caught myself sliding further and further under the sheets! Yeah, this book definitely put the scare into me!
I have never read anything from this author so I really didn't know what to expect from her. But I found myself easily falling into this authors writing, and the plot took off after that. I loved her descriptive writing in Unbreakable. There was a lot of pictures and objects that were crucial to the setting, and if the author didn't deliver it the right way, it would just fall apart. But Mrs. Garcia painted such vivid scenes that I literally could picture every description to the T.
Have you ever thought you heard whispers, or seen something move that wasn't suppose too, or just felt you weren't alone, when you really were? Well this is the world Kennedy Waters lives in, but all them things are real, and something is watching, waiting, and ready to strike.
Kennedy and four other teenagers are descendants of a group called The Legion. Its made up of a 5 person ghost hunter organization to keep the spirits, dybbuk, demons, and other crazy supernatural being that are not suppose to exist at bay, and eliminate them.
But for Kennedy Waters, she has always lived a fairly normal life, until one day her mother dies of a strange heart attack. After that Kennedy is almost killed by a vengeance spirit! Then she must face the truth, Ghost really do exist!
As Kennedy is pulled into the supernatural world that she never knew exist, she is told she is a descendent of the Legion, and bound by her birthright to take her mothers place in the Legion, to eliminate the vengeance spirits from earth! But Kennedy can't wrap her head around all of this fast enough to understand what's going on around her, as spirits are coming at them full force, trying to eliminated The Legion for good! And to make matters worse, their two hot twins that are both catching Kennedy's eye!
If Kennedy ever wants to be safe of these vengeance spirits that are hunting her and trying to kill her every chance they get, then she's going to have to fight back, or at least die trying!
When I was done reading this book, I was already looking up the next book's release date. I just wanted to jump back into this series and devour Kami Garcia's world she created in Unbreakable.
I will be reading more from this author and look forward to continuing this series. She has a great imagination that will keep me entertained to hours!
The question, of course, is how do Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl fair writing without each other? Kami comes out the clear winner for me. (I started Margaret's solo novel, Icons, last year and didn't get very far before I decided I didn't care. Which might not have been fair, but bottom line, I didn't finish it.) I don't really know how they split writing on the Beautiful Creatures series, which I have read 2 books out of. While I enjoy them, they drag at times, and I'm wondering if that is Margaret and not Kami...because Unbreakable did not drag at all. I flew through this, finished in 3 nights, which I don't know how long it's been since that has happened. Characters might be somewhat one-dimensional at this point, but hopefully character development will develop as the series continues.
But this book was exciting, creepy, engaging, and fast-paced. I am glad the next installment is out soon because that ending was massive. I do have some fears how it will be handled in later series, but I'll be reading to find out.
When Kennedy walks into her home to find her mother dead, she thinks nothing could possibly turn her life upside down more than that very moment. She was wrong. When her options are to live with her aunt or go to boarding school, she chooses a boarding school as far away as possible, but she never makes it there. Instead, something happens to her that she would never have expected. Her cat tries to kill her. Actually, it is a vengeance spirit inside her cat, but that doesn't make it any less deadly. Kennedy has almost succumbed to the spirit inside her cat when twins burst through her bedroom door and blast the cat. Terrified, Kennedy hides from them and threatens to call the police, but there is something strange with these brothers and their presence in her life. When they insist she is in danger and that they protected her from a spirit with salt bullets (which undoubtedly scared her cat, but didn't kill it), she can't believe such things exist. But how can she deny their existence when one clearly just tried to kill her?
When another spirit attack Kennedy, this time a poltergeist, she can't deny she needs help. Thank goodness the boys didn't go far. Lukas and Jared fill her in on their role in the Legion as each a member of the group of five who inherited their place to defend the world against a demon and his spirit minions. When one member dies, they tap another in to replace them. All five members of the Legion died the same time Kennedy's mother died, creating a completely new (and green) legion. Meanwhile, the demon their ancestors released is hunting them the same way they are hunting him. Kennedy is convinced she isn't part of the Legion, but the others refuse to believe it. They know her mother was the missing member who disappeared off the grid. The problem is, no one told Kennedy and no one trained Kennedy. Now she is in as much danger as the rest of them, but she is also a liability. She could get them hurt with her lack of training just as easily as the spirits could do their work. And they don't need one more thing that could get them killed.
Kami Garcia really did a phenomenal job with this story. It was like Ghost Hunters meets Supernatural. And if you have watched Supernatural, you know the story with two hunter brothers! Well, Jared and Lukas do NOT disappoint. Jared is your surly brother while Lukas is the friendly brother, but you will find yourself loving both of them equally. Interestingly enough, I didn't connect to Kennedy as much as I loved the twins and the other two members of the Legion, Priest and Alara. Priest was your typical super-tech inventor with a sweet, witty humor and Alara was the surly, hardcore lady who kicked butt first and asked questions later. They were brilliant! It really felt like the Winchesters and their comrades from Supernatural!
But the story was more than just superb characters. The whole back story about the Legion ties into the Knights Templar and Illuminati in a whole knew twisty, creepy way. I loved the "Da Vinci Code"/"Natural Treasure" kind of hidden clue hunt they had to go through in order to find what they were looking for to finally stop the demon. It added a layer of adventure to the creepiness that topped it off perfectly. Honestly, I am really impressed with the start of this series, and I can even forgive the nutso cliffhanger at the end that left me flipping the last page back and forth praying more would magically appear! This is a great book for any YA readers who like creepy ghost stories and dig some awesome characters!
Top reviews from other countries
This is the first book in The Legion series, and it is extraordinarily brilliant. I can’t wait to read the next book in this fabulous new series.
Kennedy Walters never believed in ghosts, until the night one tried to kill her that is. Being rescued by gorgeous identical twins Jared and Lucas Lockhart, after they break into her house, and destroy a dangerous spirit sent to kill her, is a unexpected and terrifying wake up call to the dark forces ruling the supernatural world. A world Kennedy had no idea even existed. Being informed that her mum was part of a secret society called Legion, responsible for protecting the world from a vengeful demon, is shocking to say the least, but finding out that the five members of the group were all killed on the same night, and that Jared, Lucas, along with two other new members of the group, Priest and Alara, have been looking for her, Kennedy, to take her place and join in the battle against evil, is a lot to take in, especially when Kennedy unlike the others was told nothing about Legion or the battle raging against the world by her mother, unlike the others who have trained all their lives for the day they take over the fight.
The race is on. Kennedy must join the fight, if only to uncover the truth of the legacy she knows nothing about. They must all find a weapon that might be able to destroy the demon, while battling the demons and spirits he controls every step of the way. And as if all that isn’t hard enough, Kennedy finds herself drawn to both Jared and Lucas and the attraction is mutual!
FTC Advisory: Little, Brown and Company through Net Galley provided me with a copy of Unbreakable by Kami Garcia. Published through Little, Brown and Company. Kindle Edition. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.
They take her with them to meet the rest of the gang and so the Legion is born. The twins - Jared and Lukas - believe she is the missing member of the group as all of the previous members have mysteriously died all on the same night as Kennedy's mother. Needless to say it's a pretty good assumption.
Through ghost hunting and riddle solving to some intimate moments this book definitely knows how to tell a ghost story and I loved it.
I think that Kami has done a good job of populating the book with very different characters, but giving us sufficient to latch on to.
The book moves at lightning pace, but as I’m not a fan of long winded trails of character building without action, that suits me more than fine!
Lightning fast fiction
Kami wastes no paper, beautifully describing the horrors of the vengeance spirits - I was able to imagine them as though they were standing at the foot of my bed! They went from innocent looking groups of children to bruised mother and son raising up from the Wells, the anxiety and terror never let up.
At the beginning, typically, Kennedy wasn't sure what was going on, was she going insane from finding her Mother lying dead on the bed after coming home from a night out? Or was the something unnatural starting to occur? She soon starts to find answers when she meets the Twins Jack and Jared who explain that she is the latest member of the secret society to fight these vengeance spirits and their "master" Andras (Demon). This is the point where we meet the other intriguing members of this society, who form The Legion.
I have to admit, Character development isn't Kami's strongest point in this book as there is very little background snippets from these other characters, so in a sense, we don't really get to know them etc. Yet, most is forgiven due to the fast paced, action-packed plot.
Sadly have to admit, I didn't see the ending that happened coming, the way I perceived the book was to be a solid ending, yet, it leaves on a cliff hanger, wanting to read more. I cannot wait to get my hands onto the next book!