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Series: The Legion #1
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on October 1st, 2013
Genres: Action & Adventure, Ghosts, Horror, Love & Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult
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.
I wasn’t expecting this mystery surrounding a secret society combined with ghost busting. And I was happy that it was something different from all the other books that I read. I rather enjoyed it minus the lovey dovey romance.
There were scary instances where I felt creeped out. I could imagine everything happening like watching a movie in front of my eyes. I don’t like getting scared in books and it doesn’t help that I read this in two sittings well into the night. The pacing is fast, and I loved it. I pretty much devoured it in just two sittings and it helped that it was pretty short. Right from the get-go things happen and they happen quickly. It turns out to be the catalyst for the entire story no matter how morbid it became.
I wasn’t a big fan of the love triangle. I didn’t think it was necessary to have both twin brothers be interested in the shiny new toy that was Kennedy. There was also the lack of personality from all of the characters. Where were their shining personalities, and the sarcasm? There was too much brooding and not enough development for my taste. Glad that I took a chance on this one because I was highly entertained. The pacing was pretty much perfect. The story was interesting enough to keep going and the characters were good.