I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Unbreakable by Kami Garcia
Genres: Paranormal, YA
Published by Little, Brown for Young Readers on Oct. 1st
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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.
Unbreakable was a very interesting book about a group of teenage demon hunters and I really enjoyed it. There was some things I didn’t like but over all I liked it and now I must dig into Unmarked to see what happens next.
Kennedy starts out as your average teenager although she does have a photographic mind but that is not all that strange. Kennedy thinks it’s a curse more than a gift because when others found out about it they think it’s cheating because she can remember everything and not have to study. She is also a killer artist and these two things will help her on more than one occasion.
Things were going well for her until her mother dies and a vengeance spirit tries to kill her and everything goes downhill from there. Two teenage brothers come to her rescue and tell her all about demons and the Legion and how she is a part of their Legion now. She is not sure what to believe but when things happen that you can’t unsee it’s best to just go with the flow.
Jared, Lukas, Alara, Priest and Kennedy must decipher codes and find the pieces to a weapon they think will kill the demon their family has been fighting for centuries. Each of them have a specific gift and have been training to fight since they were young, all except Kennedy who has no clue about any of what is going on. She can’t believe that her mother might have been a part of this Legion and never said anything.
Things do go according to plan toward the end which leaves me curious as to what is going to happen next!
Kennedy although she is having a hard time processing everything that is happening really steps up and tries to help out the Legion. Though she does get herself in some tight spots and has to be rescued a time or two. She is a pretty determined character and I liked her.
Out of all the other characters I think I liked Priest the best, he is the youngest boy and a genius. He creates all their weapons and just a lot of fun. Alara takes a bit of warming up too but she is pretty cool. Then the two brothers, they are both hot and equally different.
Although I really enjoyed this the thing that keeps it from a 4 star for me is the love triangle between the brothers and Kennedy. I loathe love triangles but when you put it between two brothers it just gets a whole lot of complicated and messy. It just drove me crazy.
Going into this novel I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it after reading some reviews, but I found that I really enjoyed it and the pacing was really fast. I am a horrible slow reader and I finished this is a day and a half so for most it will probably be a faster read.
Overall, I did enjoy this one and can’t wait to start the next one. Two bad I got a few others to read before I get to it. If you enjoy Young Adult paranormals then you might enjoy this one.