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.
Kami Garcia is half of the Garcia/Stohl duo that created the Caster Chronicles and Dangerous Creatures worlds. Even though I’ve only read the first book in both of these series (Beautiful Creatures and Dangerous Creatures) I’ve now become a fan of this duo, whether they are writing together or independently.
I liked Kennedy. She grew up not knowing anything about the world of ghosts and demons, magic and pure evil. She did know loss though, even before her mother’s death. She also wasn’t quite normal, but she fit in the best she could regardless. The moment that Lukas and Jared walked into her shattered world, nothing would ever be the same…. for any of them.
Her rescue introduced the rest of the Legion. I’m not sure which one of the crew I liked more. I think Priest may have been my favorite, but with each scene each one of them revealed a hidden part of themselves that made me like them even more. Their stories were heartbreaking. In a way I could totally understand why Kennedy’s mom had kept the world that Priest, Alara, Lukas and Jared had grown up in hidden from her. The trust that bonded these kids together came from that past, but it grew with each dangerous task that they had to complete.
The story was fast paced and the mystery kept the pages turning. The 300+ pages went by way too fast. Before I knew it, the story was over and the end…. Yikes! My short review as soon as I finished was ‘I want Unmarked now!’ and that wasn’t an exaggeration. There’s a lot left unknown and the fate of everyone is left hanging. It’s a good thing that readers only have a couple of weeks to wait as of the date of this post.
I supposed for those who are totally turned off by love-triangles, I should mention that Unbreakable does contain one. They aren’t usually a deal breaker for me, so this one didn’t bother me. Maybe because I felt like there was never any doubt who would win Kennedy’s heart. It might have also been because I saw it more as left over animosity between the boys than ‘who’s going to get the girl.’ That’s just my opinion though, so consider yourself warned. :)