Monday, September 29, 2014

Unmarked by Kami Garcia

ARC, 384 pages
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Published by: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
The Legion, #2
Source: ATWT
For fans of: Paranormal, Romance, Horror, Supernatural



     The heart-pounding sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller, Unbreakable, by New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures co-author Kami Garcia.

     "A rare sequel that surpasses the original."--Ransom Riggs, New York Times bestselling author of Hollow City

     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 THOUGHTS*

     After reading Unbreakable I wasn't sure whether or not I wanted to continue with this series, because while it was good, the characters and romance just weren't that great to me. But in this one, it definitely got better. Not the characters, but the romance. 
"There are some fights you can't win."
pg 18
     There were definitely some things I liked better than the last one. For example the writing style was better. I said I liked it before because the chapters were short, but it was almost the opposite this time. I liked them because they were a little longer. It made them more suspenseful. Which was again my favorite part of the novel. There's so many changes and things that we think we know about Kennedy and Jared, but all that goes out the window the moment things start getting heated. And when I say get heated, I mean scary. Because what happens to one of them is one of the most chilling things ever. 
"There's nothing more dangerous that going to war without knowing your enemy."
pg 95
     What I wasn't a fan of though, was Kennedy. Again. She was was so naive about everything all the time. And she picked the worst possible times to do certain things. Like you want to get in an argument with someone you haven't seen in forever? Yes that's fine. Let's just please not do it when things are trying to kill you. And yes we know that you are only alive for the one man you've ever loved so him going through anything will hurt you. But do you really need to give up and kill all the free world because of it?! She was really making my head hurt for a minute there. 
"My mother used to say that girl should be seen and not heard. I say we should bee seen and feared."
pg. 108
     Then there was the romance. The only reason I liked it this time was the fact that there is an unexpected added factor in it. And trust me, it will shock you. I felt so bad for them both because I don't think there is anything they can do! It really feels like a hopeless case. I also liked it because there is another romance budding now, but this one isn't quite as obvious. And it's no matter where near as insta-lovey as the first one was. I really like the way this one was written because it doesn't seem like that "You saved me so I owe you" kind of love like the last one. 
"It's easy to call yourself a hero. It' much harder to be one."
pg. 232
     One thing that sort of made me upset though was the ending. This one ends on another cliff hanger, but this one is a little more intense. At the end you find some out some really important things and then you're just left hanging as Kennedy and the crew are trying to sort them out. I'm guessing there will be another installment to this series (I wasn't sure when I started reading this one) so I'm interested in seeing how Garcia's writing style will be when she actually has to write an ending. 
Overall, I give this


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