Book Review: Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

Unbreakable cover imageKennedy thinks she’s a normal teen living a quiet life in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. until the night she comes home to find her mother dead. The official word is a heart attack, but when Kennedy is nearly killed a month later by a supernatural force, she finds out the bizarre truth: her mother was part of a secret society charged with protecting the world from a dangerous demon.

The four teens she meets all descend from other members of the society who died the same night as Kennedy’s mom, and they all have skills that will help them fight the forces sent against them. As Kennedy struggles to find her own skill, she also seeks to understand her warring emotions over the twin brothers, Jared and Lukas, who vie for her attention.

Written by Kami Garcia, coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures novels, Unbreakable: The Legion Book 1, is the first of a series involving teens battling supernatural forces. Kennedy and her new friends go from one adventure to another, solving riddles and collecting hidden pieces that will help them defeat Andras, the demon who was set loose over 200 years before. Using weapons both ancient and modern, the teens struggle to stay one step ahead of the evil that seeks to destroy them.

The challenge with any series is to wrap up a story from one book in a way that satisfies readers while setting up the action to come in the next installment. While Unbreakable: The Legion left a few more questions unanswered than I prefer, the elements of intrigue, adventure, mystery, romance and the supernatural are compelling enough for me to pick up the second book in the series when it’s available.

The publisher provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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