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Monday, March 10, 2014

Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

Unbreakable by Kami Garcia
"I never believed in ghosts.
Until one tried to kill me.

When Kennedy Waters finds her mother dead, she doesn't realize that paranormal forces are responsible--not until mysterious identical twins Jared and Lukas Lockhart break into her room and destroy a deadly spirit sent to kill her.

Kennedy learns that her mother's death was no accident, and now she has to take her place in the Legion of the Black Dove--a secret society whose five members were all murdered on the same night, leaving the Legion in the hands of the next generation: a misfit group with unique skills.

As the new members race to find the only weapon capable of destroying the demon, they use their individual talents to battle paranormal entities and earn their rightful place in the Legion--except for Kennedy.

If she is truly the missing piece of the puzzle, can she stay alive long enough to find out--without losing her heart in the process?

Protect Yourself.
What you can't see CAN hurt you."- summary from Amazon

I really liked Garcia's solo debut- it's a quick read, very compelling, and has a killer (literally) concept. There's a fantastic mythology going on here, and it was interesting learning about it all as Kennedy finds out about it throughout the book. I liked the humor too that was infused into the scenes with the Legion, and there's a little love triangle going on, though it mostly becomes more 1-on-1 toward the end of the book, which was refreshing to read. I read all of the book in one day, most of it on my train ride back to Lynchburg after Thanksgiving. I was riveted to each page. Garcia is a fantastic writer in her own right, and I'm excited to see where the story goes, especially after that ending.

Overall, a great start to a series and I'm looking forward to seeing what happens to Kennedy next in the sequel.

FTC: Received e-galley from Netgalley. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, this is one of my favorite books of all time. I’ve read it several times