Friday, December 19, 2014

Unmarked by Kami Garcia

Series: The Legion (bk. 2)

Genera(s): Paranormal Romance/Horror

Subjects: supernatural, ghosts, ghost hunters, secret societies, demons, demonology, love

Setting: Various eastern states, including: Massachusetts and Pennsylvania

POV/Tense: 1st person POV, past tense: Kennedy Waters

Age/Grade Level: Teen

Length: 382 pgs.

HC/PB: Hardcover

List Price: $18.00

Publisher: Hachette: Little, Brown

Summary/ product description: “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?”

My Review:  This sequel is just as good as the first book, maybe even better. This series is awesome so far. I wonder if it’s just a trilogy or if there will be more. It’s got secret societies, evil spirits and a demon. It’s also got an awesome heroine with a special gift: an eidetic memory. Kennedy is awesome and she’s also a talented artist. As someone who also paints, I can relate to her. If I had her ability, my art would be so much more realistic. Sadly, Kennedy is sent to a boarding school, but then, the day after Christmas, is rescued by the Legion members: Jared, Lukas, Alara and Priest, with Kennedy’s best friend Elle, in toe. They’re trying to find away to stop the demon, Andras, who Kennedy accidently set loose in the previous book.

We also learn about another secret society, The Illuminati, which Kennedy has an unknown connection too. I hear all about this Illuminati conspiracy stuff from the History Channel, but the author takes it to a more supernatural level. The Illuminati may not be evil as the Legion thinks. They want to stop Andras too. Andras can only be killed a certain way, and he has to be inside a body. He’s been consuming souls and possessing many different people, but what happens when he possesses someone Kennedy cares about?
This story has so many layers and is a fast read. There’s a lot going n and tons of mysteries and secrets to uncover. One of my favorite things about this book is the artwork and symbols inside the book. Not many YA book include illustrations, usually only middle grade and under have them. There are a lot of symbols that you may see on Supernatural or Constantine. There’s also a few paintings too.

This book quenches the thirst of Supernatural and Constantine/Hell Blazer fans. It’s like the Winchesters as teenage twin brothers and part of a secret society called the Legion, but the story is told from the perspective of a teen girl. That’s basically what this book is like. This book series and Anna Dressed in Blood are the only YA books I can truly say are similar to my favorite TV show, Supernatural. I recommend it to those who love YA paranormal and Supernatural. There’s evil spirits and demons and symbols and devil’s traps! Also, recommend it to fans of shows like Ghost Adventures, Ghost Hunters, Constantine, Grimm and other paranormal shows and horror movies.

Cover Art Review: The cover is great with the big gothic U and a face. I love the texture of the cover.

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