Sunday, September 1, 2013

Review: Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

As you may know I got a singed ARC of this at Comic-Con and I figured I should read it before it actually comes out seeing as how that is the point of an ARC and so I read it and I loved it and it's so awesome.

About - Goodreads description -
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.

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Review -
  Short Version - Let me start out by saying that I love books with ghosts and demons and secret societies and this book has all of that, so what could possibly go wrong? Nothing. The characters? Awesome. The plot? Amazing. The execution of said plot? Epic. It's fast paced and intriguing. The characters are interesting and complex. I just really loved this book, it as creepy aspects and while it does have some romance it's not centered around the romance, it was more about friendship than romance but it does have romance. More importantly it's filled with ghosts and demons and near deaths by ghosts and demons and it's just awesome. If you want a fun fast paced easy yet awesome read look no further than Unbreakable because really it's epic.

Long Version -
   I know I say this allot but this book really pulls you in from the beginning with an interesting main character and an awesome premise, I literally could not put this book down. There is plenty of action and not too much romance it's like the perfect balance in my opinion.

Characters -
I loved Kennedy as a character, I loved seeing her relationship with her mom and the way she wanted to fit in with the legion even though she knew she didn't belong and I thought she was just a really good and strong character.  
I could be considered a hypocrite about this, but I still believe that while it does have something like insta love it's done in such a way that it doesn't feel like insta love. Having said that the romance wasn't my favorite part I like Jared off and on and loved Lukas until he tackled Jared, I didn't like that you were never sire if he even liked Kennedy or was just trying to spite Jared and you never know how she feels about him, I guess it will come into the next book at some point. 
But I loved all the characters especially Alara and Priest, I loved how they grew throughout the book and they became two of my favorites by the end alongside Kennedy. With Kennedy I liked that she's not perfect and that she never wanted to save the world even when she wanted to belong with the legion, I liked that she was never sure of herself I thought It made her stronger as a character that she could be badass without realizing that she is badass. My favorite thing though was her relationships with her mom and eventually Alara and Priest. With the twins I was more interested in their relationship with each other than in how they felt about Kennedy. 

Plot -

Personally I love anything with ghosts and demons if it's done good and it is definitely done good in this book. I loved the history of the legion and honestly how Kennedy was awesome and kick-ass even if she didn't believe she was part of it. I loved everything about the legion it was so cool and interesting. This book really keeps you guessing throughout the whole book and you're left with a crap load of unanswered questions, and it's pure turtore! 
Since I feel like this review sucks and is totally not doing justice to the book I'm gonna wrap it up - Overall this book is awesome and intriguing and just overall epic. I would recommend this book to anyone but even more so if you like books with evil ghosts and secret societies and a big evil demon, not to mention a kickass female main character who isn't perfect and doesn't want to be the one to save the world. =)

Song Of The Moment - The Way She Feels by Between The Lines

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