Book Review: Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

Kami Garcia/UnbreakableTitle: Unbreakable

Author: Kami Garcia

Series: The Legion #1

Published: October 1, 2013

 

Book Summary:

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.

 

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I read the first two books in the Caster Chronicles, Beautiful Creatures and Beautiful Darkness, but never finished out that series because the books were so long.  I really enjoyed what I read but just didn’t want to commit to another 1,000 pages to finish off the series and wished I could have had an abridged version that moved along a little quicker.

While perusing Audible I saw Kami’s newest book Unbreakable had a listening time of less than 7 hours.  Since I listen at double to triple speed I figured it was less than a 3 hour time commitment and worth my time to try this one.  I ended up liking Unbreakable more than I thought I would.  It was really fast paced and a lot happens in the story.

I’m not a huge fan of creepy or scary.  I choose romance over horror and light over dark always so this wasn’t a perfect fit for me but I got sucked into the story and stuck with it to the end. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to continue with the next book in the series until the ending which left me wanting to know what happens next.

I’ve seen this labeled as paranormal romance but I didn’t get hooked by the romance element, in fact I cared very little about the romance aspect of this story which is not what I expected.  All I kept thinking was seriously so we have to have another love triangle and does it have to be between twins.

What did hook me was the paranormal elements and the mystery and secrets surrounding the Legion.

4 stars

Rating: 4 Stars – Great Book

Source: Audible.com Download

Content: violence and dark elements, a little mild language

Purchase: Amazon