Publication Date: October 1, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Goodreads Rating: 4/5 Stars
Cover Thoughts: I like it! It’s dark and the girl seems literally like she is unbreakable, fierce and strong. I like it!
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.
Uh WOW, holy action-packed, non-stop moving book! Geez! Let me take a breather! GAH and the creepy ghosts/poltergeists/demon/evil spirits things have now entered my head and have to sleep with the lights on. I don’t do well with horror (lets be honest it wasn’t THAT bad but for someone who can’t watch previews of horror films this had me sleeping with A light on)
I completely enjoyed this book, Kennedy Waters thought just a normal 17 year old girl, and boy was she wrong. She never really felt, though, like she belonged at school because of the one thing that sets her apart and that is the fact that she has a photographic memory. Other than that, her life is pretty normal. She lives with her Mom whom she is really close to and love dearly till a night when Kennedy goes off to the movies with her friend and comes home to find her mother dead.
It is mentioned that Kennedy’s father left them when Kennedy was very small and she is not close to her mother’s sister, so after the death of her mother, it was arranged to have Kennedy go to a boarding school. However the night before she is to leave, something tries to kill her. And right into her life, her house, her bedroom, runs two hot looking twins, Lucas and Jared.
Without giving too much away Kennedy is then forced to join these guys (and later a small group of other kids) in order to stay alive and one-step ahead of whatever it is that is trying to kill THEM.
This story turns into a wonderful, SCARY mystery chase of clues, and searches in order to piece together the one thing they think might save them.
I really did like this book. The action starts right away and doesn’t slow down. I enjoyed every character in this book. There was a good balance of everything that I like in a book, humor, action, romance (not heavy), & mystery, with a twist I was NOT EXPECTING! RUDE! Plus a bit of a cliff hanger and I can’t wait for the next book!
Sexual Content: mild
Violence: moderate (scenes and stories of murders, and abuse)
Language: moderate (PG)