Published September 30th 2014 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
384 pages |
The heart-pounding sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller, Unbreakable, by New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures co-author Kami Garcia.
He is here… and he could be anyone.
Kennedy Waters lives in a world where vengeance spirits kill, ghosts keep secrets, and a demon walks among us–a demon she accidentally set free.
Now Kennedy and the other Legion members–Alara, Priest, Lukas, and Jared–have to hunt him down. As they learn more about the history of the Legion and the Illuminati, Kennedy realizes that the greatest mystery of all does not belong to any secret order, but to her own family. With the clock ticking and the life of someone she loves hanging in the balance, Kennedy has to ask the question she fears most: what is it about her past that has left her Unmarked?
So naturally, like any good TV buff, I am addicted to shows that involve incredibly good looking men who like to show their manly strength. If they have to slay a demon or spell one back to hell in a deep intruding voice then all the better. The Legion series is the book version of these such TV shows. To be brutally honest I did not enjoy Unmarked as much as I enjoyed Unbreakable.
But lets start with what I did enjoy. I loved the creativity. My favourite character by far is Priest and his awesomely logic inventions. If I had his brain I think I would be a bloody millionaire. Just saying. The side characters really pulled me through this book. If it wasn’t for them I probably would have disengaged a long time ago.
Another great element is the eariness, which although wasn’t as drastically present in this second instalment as in the first, it still crept up on you at the most unexpected points. It’ll leave you having to sleep with the light on.
I just don’t feel like I enjoy reading from Kennedy’s perspective. At times I find her concerned with things that are utterly painful and idiotic to be concerned about. Her inner dialogue at times can be repetitive, and her immaturity definitely shines through. I did not enjoy what happened just after the half way mark to my wonderful love interest. No, I did not. For the reason that my romance was then shot to hell!
Anyway.. I really must commend Garcia on bringing in lore and historical elements as well as secret societies. I think it added a whole other level that really made the story more interesting. It wasn’t completely as well executed as I would have liked, the clues were rather wanky, but all in all it makes for an excellent paranormal mystery romance.