"A fast-paced, relentless race through a world of demons and spirits, darkness and light -- and the finish line comes when you least expect it." Ally Condie, bestselling author of the Matchedtrilogy "Strong, engaging characters and a romance to die for. The twists will leave you breathless." Rachel Caine, New York Times bestselling author of the Morganville Vampiresseries "The narrative is deliciously fluid and the teen dialogue is sharp and highly believable. Relentlessly fast-paced, the story rarely pauses for a breath with plenty of exciting action scenes." The Bookbag Suspense, romance, and the paranormal meet in this chilling urban fantasy, the first book in a new series from Kami Garcia, bestselling co-author of the Beautiful Creaturesnovels. Kennedy Waters didn't believe in ghosts, until one tried to kill her.When Kennedy finds her mother dead, her world begins to unravel. She doesn't know that evil forces in a much darker world are the ones pulling the strings. Not until identical twins Jared and Lukas Lockhart break into her house 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 - a society whose five members were all murdered on the same night. Now Kennedy has to take her mother's place in the society if she wants to uncover the truth... and stay alive.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 130 x 198 x 20mm | 220g
- 10 Oct 2013
- Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
- London, United Kingdom
About Kami Garcia
Kami Garcia is the co-author of the bestselling Beautiful Creatures series which is now a major feature film. The legion series is her first solo writing project. Kami is also a Teacher and Reading Specialist with an MA in education, and leads book groups for children and teenagers. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her family.
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Review Courtesy of April Hollingworth 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. The Review: 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.show moreby April Hollingworth
Kennedy's life changes abrubptly when her mother is murdered by a ghost that soon is after Kennedy as well. She has never been in contact with anything supernatural before and knows just as much as readers do when they first learn about the special group of people who call themselves the legion. We find out how the legion was founded and learn more about the different types of ghosts they have to fight and the best ways to send them back to where they came from. Sketches of meaningful symbols and inventions of importance to the story are included to underline the books' ritual character and give it another boost of authenticity. The legion is a group of five people whose goal is to rid the world of evil spirits and ultimately of the demon Andras, that has been the legion's enemy for many hundred years. Now five teens have to continue their parents' or grandparents' legacy. The twins Lukas and Jared, one introduced as the bad boy, the other as the nice boy next door. Then there's the group's brilliant inventor and youngest member Priest. Alara, the only other female group member. She's very loyal and protective. And now Kennedy's a part of their group, too. Together they are set on finding clues that are meant to lead them to the weapon that could destroy Andras. It is a very absorbing quest and a few tasks and riddles demand to be solved. It only takes a few days for Kennedy to become an accepted member of their group and suddenly ghosts are everywhere. Supernatural ghost encounters are the common theme in the story as one could expect from a story about ghost hunting kids. And not just your average ghosts. Kami's spirits are freakishly scary just as her ideas to frighten her readers. Ravens, abandoned prisons and old wells. Kami Garcia knows how to write a horror ghost story. Every single evil spirit in the story gave me a good scare. The romantic relationship between Kennedy and Jared and the tension their intimacy creates between them and Jared's brother Lukas ,who obviously seems to like Kennedy as well, was generally appealing. But I always had a nagging feeling about their relationship. Not because I didn't like it (I really did), but because it wasn't as believable as I'd hope it to be/to grow. They have very strong feelings for each other from the moment they meet each other. And for me it was too early in the story that they were talking about overwhelming feelings of love and even trust issues. Too many strong emotions in too short a time, considering that both Kennedy and Jared are naturally cautious characters and trying to keep their distance. I'm really curious in which direction their relationship is headed in UNBOUND, the sequel to UNBREAKABLE. I was surprised to read a story loaded with action, one ghost encounter following the next without lengthy dialogues or filling scenes in between. One or two more scenes on the characters in between their ghost huntings would've been appreciated, maybe a bit more on their backgrounds and former members of the legion. Each chapter is on the shorter side with about eight to ten pages, making it easy to loose track of time and keep reading till the early hours of dawn...when it's more likely you'll be able to close your eyes after a ghost story like this anyway. 4/5 **** UNBREAKABLE – A spine-chilling, fast-paced and ideal read for fans of Supernatural. If you read the BEAUTIFUL CREATURES series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl you know that these two authors can write, international bestselling stories for that. UNBREAKABLE being Kami's first solo project, I was very curious to find out in how far her writing would change without the support of a co-author. The first book in the THE LEGION series was her opportunity to show how eerie ghost encounters can be. Kami Garcia always has another spooky spirit up her sleeve and the legion's five teens are easily my new favourite ghost hunters!show moreby MissPageTurner