Thursday, February 5, 2015

Unmarked - by Kami Garcia

Published: September 2014
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Copy Provided by: Borrowed
Summary: 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?


I am often weary of second books.  On the one hand I am eager to see how the plot continues from Book #1 and on the other, second books often fail to live up to the excitement found in Book #1.  I am happy to say that Unmarked DID NOT suffer from Second Book Suckitis.  I don't think that you should read this review if you have not ventured into reading Book #1.  There will be spoilers and you may be confused.

So Book #2 begins with Kennedy knowing that she has possibly released the most fearsome supernatural creature on earth which will lead to the destruction of mankind.  What an excellent way to start your day eh?  She is about to lead a very sad, troubled life with the weight of the world on her shoulders.  Her super sleuthing was incorrect and she is constantly questioning whether she is actually meant for membership in The Legion.  She reminds me of Kevin Tran from Supernatural.

A new player is on the scene to accompany Kennedy.  Her best friend has been thrown in the mix and while she is untrained and lacks the natural skills that Kennedy and her fellow Scoobies have, she seems to be able to hold her own. 

On another side note, I am still not seeing the chemistry between Jared and Kennedy....maybe I should try picturing one of the guys from Supernatural and a cute supermodel....ahhh...that's better.... 

Overall, I like the way this series is heading. There are a lot of unique elements to the plot which I really enjoy.  References to the Legion vs. another secret organization (trying to be clandestine here) are fascinating.  So when Kennedy doesn't receive her mark from the Legion, it leads to suspicions of her being the last member of this group.  Book #2 carried through smoothly and continued to flow nicely without losing momentum.  

1 comment:

  1. Second Book Suckitis! Lol!! Awesome review!! I'd been wondering about this series and I think I'd like it based on your thoughts. (:

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