Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

Kennedy is a relatively normal teenager - one bestfriend (check), absentee dad (check), and a photographic memory.  When Kennedy arrives home to find her mother dead, her mind tries to process the image of her cat sitting on her mothers chest, an image that comes back to haunt her when she wakes one night unable to breath and finds her cat on her chest.  In one moment Kennedy learns that there is more to the world than she knows - mostly because twins Jared and Lukas Lockhart crash into her life to save the day.

Now Kennedy is over her head, struggling to keep her head and figure out what is going on while mysterious forces work against her, the Lockhart's, and the other members of a team of teenagers who are trying to stop an unspeakable evil being released into the world.  It is a stressful time, everyone else seems so good at what they do, while Kennedy only seems to be good at screwing up.  When her face is splashed across the papers and television it makes things even more complicated - which is saying a lot considering what they are up against.

Unbreakable is a fast paced adrenaline rush that will appeal to fans of television series like Supernatural, Buffy the vampire slayer, Grimm and Warehouse 13.  The well thought out mythology supports a story that starts with a bang and ends with a bang, an exciting new world that exists alongside our own yet is just out of reach for most of us.  The teenage cast is well developed and makes you connect straight away with the story - especially the complex emotions and feelings of the main characters as they figure all sorts of things out.  The nice cliffhanger ending leaves you waiting for the next book in the series (which hopefully will be released sooner rather than later).

If you like this book then try:
  • Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson
  • The black tattoo by Sam Enthoven
  • Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  • Born at midnight by C.C. Hunter
  • The demon trapper's daughter by Jana Olive
  • Burn bright by Marianne de Pierres
  • Legacies by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill 

Reviewed by Brilla

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