Monday, December 15, 2014

BOOK REVIEW - UNMARKED by KAMI GARCIA - THE LEGION # 2 - YA PARANORMAL - SIMON & SCHUSTER

By: Kami Garcia
Published By: Simon & Schuster
Released : Available Now
Details: Paperback from library, 382 Pages

RATING: 3.75 STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

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?

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

I enjoyed this installment in The Legion series. For me personally it wasn’t as good as Unbreakable, I felt like the story had less action, which you would expect more of.

I didn’t connect as well with all the characters this time round. I really loved Lucas and Jared and Priest in Unbreakable, but something felt a little less from them for me personally, in this book. 

I liked the bad-boy-geek glimpse we got of a friend of Alara's. I would like to see more of him.

I still enjoyed reading this book, but I felt like I lost some of the connection I made with Jared and Lucas, Priest, Alara and Kennedy. I felt that Elle is really only along for the ride for a bit of a love interest, even though we got a little twist.


I did enjoy the new characters brought into this instalment. I think that it made sense to bring them in as they are more knowledgeable and this group of Scooby Doo style gang were still bumbling about a bit with their knowledge of their forefathers.

I think I needed this second instalment to be tighter in plot and reasons for what was happening.

I did like the couple of twists. I have to admit it was predictable Kennedy’s father coming into the picture, but I’m really liking Dimitri and Gabriel. I think it was a smart move introducing them and it gave me that surprise I had been waiting for while reading. 

I didn’t really feel like I got a lot out of this sequel. I felt like we moved sideways, rather than forwards in story line. There were some really great things revealed to the reader that helped with the direction this series is going in. I thought they were great twists.

Andras, the demon of all demons, isn’t really that frightening considering the threat he is to all humanity. I want more evil from him, more convincing of his value in this series. I know he had his evil way with seventeen young girls, but as a character we see in front of us and what he is doing...not so much.

I look forward to seeing how Kami handles the next instalment.



Michelle

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