Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Unbreakable: Review

Not the one by Elizabeth Norris (though I really like that one). But by Kami Garcia, one of the authors of the bestselling Caster Chronicles series.


Supernatural meets The Da Vinci Code in this action-packed paranormal thriller, the first book in a new series from New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia.
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.

Suspense, romance, and the paranormal meet in this chilling urban fantasy, the first book in a new series from Kami Garcia, bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures novels.


Warning: This will contain a few spoilers from Unbreakable

The only reason I read this book was because this is by Kami Garcia, one of the authors of the Caster Chronicles series and I'm really curious to see her writings ALONE. I was all like "meh" when I discover this is about ghosts. Well, I have to eat my words right now because this is a surprisingly nice start of a series. And I can tell you this book is more than just about ghosts floating around trying to kill people. 

The characters are... surprisingly normal enough. Kennedy Waters is just you average high school girl. Not especially badass or delicate or have any outshining personalities. But it's comforting. Her behaviors are what others usually behave. Not too smart-ass or calm. The twins, Lukas and Jared are like two sides of a coin in a way. Lukas is the light while Jared is... kind of a darkness in comparison. I like them. My favorite character is probably Alara. She's badass, brave and caring. I really wish I have her as a friend :)

One of my biggest concern before starting this book is whether or not will I get bored at some point in the story and the answer is no. Which is a huge relief because recently I've been coveting something dangerous and exciting to read. Another big concern of mine is whether or not this book will annoy me at some point and unfortunately the answer is... yes. Not entirely, but still yes. (Spoiler!) Because of the love triangle. AGAIN. First I'm not going to do a Team Lukas or Team Jared thing because I don't really care about who Kennedy ends up with as long as I get a good story. But there are some bitch-out sections between the brothers that have me faceplanting on the desk and saying, "come on guys, can't you just bromance it out?" (End of Spoiler). 

Despite some little hiccups, Unbreakable is doing good. I'd like to see what will happen in Unbound, the sequel of Unbreakable.

Rating: 7.5/10

No comments:

Post a Comment