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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Unbreakable By Kami Garcia, Book Review

By: Kami Garcia
Published by: Little Brown
Released on:
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.

The romance. I'm on the fence about this romance. Part of me liked it, and the other part of me didn't. Here's why. I get that the two brothers would be drawn to Kennedy, and that she would naturally like them given all they have dwelt with and they completely understand what they're going through. Plus the are the only two who can fill her in on what's going on and help her out. From I got from the book these guys are not only hotties, they both seem like smart guys who aren't afraid to do what they're suppose to do. Unlike Jack, who explains the history and purpose of The Legion to Kennedy, it's Jared whom she feels the most drawn to. So I could see why there might be a love triangle forming, though Kennedy and Jared clearly have some chemistry. I personally needed a little something more from the two of them to really believe their relationship or the makings of one. As I said, I'm on the fence. I both liked it, and at some points in the book I felt like I needed more from them. And that ending. Seriously, I really want to know what happens between the two of them next. 

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. 

Over all I enjoyed Unbreakable. Sure the romance wasn't it's strong suit, but the action and suspense definitely were. This book kept me turning the page, and definitely brought out my more wussy side. This book isn't even as bad as watching ghost hunters, but it definitely has enough creepiness to it that I didn't put the book down till I was done with it. I know, that doesn't make much sense does it. It's similar to watching Ghost Hunters and Supernatural. Once it's on, and even though some things are beyond freaky in those shows, I'm also too intrigued to stop watching it.  If you've ever watched either show then you'll know what I'm talking about. If you're a fan of either show and of things that go bump in the night,  then you will enjoy reading Unbreakable.


  1. This thing about the hot brothers who fight ghosts and demons remembered me too much of Supernatural. It seems like a good creepy reading for Halloween! Xoxo, D. ;)

  2. Thanks for sharing about this. I don't really read creepy ghost stories either but I may give this a gry.