Unbreakable (The Legion #1) by Kami Garcia
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 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.
I was never destined to save the world. I was the one who destroyed it.
When Kennedy Waters finds her mothers dead body one evening everything she once believed in has changed. When the vengeful spirit that killed her mother tries to kill Kennedy, she is thrust into a supernatural and paranormal world and she finds out her mother was part of a ancient society. The Legion. A society where all five members died in one night. Now Kennedy must take her mothers place in the Legion who’s aim was to destroy the demon the society let loose many years ago.
I went into this with really high expectations, and I was sadly disappointed. Unbreakable was just OK for me. So I really feel like I’m not going to have much to say about this book so it’s only going to be a short review. There seemed to be a lot of elements of Supernatural in Unbreakable, such as the rock salt and devils trap. However, Kami Garcia did, to a degree, make it her own and she did add some original elements into the plot.
Now on to the romance. There was a love triangle, as I expected as soon as the twins, Jared and Lukas, were introduced. Despite my dislike for love triangles, it wasn’t what made me dislike the romance altogether. It was incredible cheesy. Like really cheesy. I don’t think I’ve read a book in a while where the romance makes me cringe and roll my eyes. It’s the type of romance where they both reach for something and their hands brush, or the girl falls and the boy catches her with his arm going around her waist. Literally both of those happened in the book.
Overall, if you try to just ignore the romance aspect, it was an OK read. The plot has a lot of potential for the upcoming books. The characters were OK. So yeah, if you are looking for a paranormal romance, I suggest you at least give this a look.
MY RATING: ★★★☆☆