My reading this book was somewhat accidental. I love browsing Overdrive on my phone, and I guess I pressed “borrow” on the audiobook for Unmarked as I closed the app. Because when I opened it again-I’d borrowed it! Oops. But, of course I couldn’t read the SECOND book without reading the first, first. So I got on the short waitlist for Unbreakable and within a few days, it was mine as well.
After reading Unbreakable, however, I discovered that the intended book 3 hasn’t happened and might not. And while I enjoyed the story, that kind of zapped my desire to listen to Unmarked.
Genre: YA paranormal/thriller
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. (Goodreads)
The narrator of Unbreakable was pretty good. I just thought the whole story was fun, and when I found myself thinking that maybe Kennedy was acting a little juvenile–well, ding ding! She is only seventeen, and this is YA, so that’s probably pretty accurate.
There were a few places where I wasn’t sure how the characters got from one place or position to the other, but I thought the adventure of the story was enjoyable and engaging.
Overall, I’d give it 4 stars.
Have you read this book or series? What did you think? Is it worth reading the second book if there’s not a third?