The Legion, #1

I am a fan of Kami Garcia from her other book series with Margaret Stohl. However, I'm not so sure Mrs. Garcia went in the right direction with Unbreakable. At first I really enjoyed Kennedy and her best friend. I enjoyed their banter. I liked that Kennedy seemed more content to stay at home and hang out with her mom than go out. That is until something unfortunate happens.

Suddenly, Kennedy is thrown into a world she doesn't understand and tragedy hits her hard. I felt for Kennedy, and I sympathized with the tough choices she had to make, and if I were in her position I would probably look at the world differently too. I am a huge fan of the TV show Supernatural. Jared and Lukes were glaringly similar to Dean and Sam Winchester from Supernatural. This probably colored my reading of Unbreakable and brought the whole story down for me. While it was fun and exciting, I continually compared it to the TV show.

I know that isn't fair to the story, but it was hard to stop myself from thinking of Sam and Dean/Jared and Lukes as being similar to each other. There were too many commonalities to their back stories and the premise of the entire world Garcia created in Unbreakable. It was all in the details.

While I am still a fan of Kami Garcia's, I probably will not be checking out any more books in this series. It might be easier for others to drown out the similarities and be completely involved in the plot, I was not so lucky. Supernatural fans might enjoy this book, as well as YA fans, or fans of Kami Garcia's. The characters were enjoyable, and kept me interested.

Book Blurb for Unbreakable

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.

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2013 3.00