Sunday, November 23, 2014
Unbreakable by 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.
So much love for this one! It was a quick, easy, but most importantly FUN read, which is exactly what I was needing when I read it! I know, you're thinking, "Demons? Fun?? Um, Flo..." But it was! The characters were really fun to read about. I loved reading about the different members of the Legion, their different talents, and seeing how they work individually and together. I finished this book in no time. And with the ending -- thankfully I already have Book #2, Unmarked, on hand!
It was really neat because not more than a week after I finished reading this book, I got to hear Kami talk about it at the Miami Book Fair. She's hilarious and I really enjoyed hearing her story about how this series came to be. (Basically, it involves all of her favorite things: a historical back story, killing, food -- you know, the usual!) She also wanted to create a story where her characters could not do it on their own: they had to work together. She definitely succeeded, as you can plainly see from how well the Legion works together. Even with Kennedy being new to the fold, she learns quickly and jumps right in to help the others. And they help her in return.
Also: the brothers. Is is awkward that I'm in love with both of them?? Their relationship was strong but was being tested in this book, and it broke my heart to read about it. I just read the first chapter of Unmarked and OMG! I'm thinking I will be continuing to gush about this series shortly.