Series: The Legion #1
Publication date: 2013
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genres: YA Paranormal
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.
OH MY GOD! This book is probably my new all-time favorite. I LOVED IT.
The beginning was not even that slow, and about 30 pages in.. BAM.. Welcome to your new life Kennedy!
In "ghost hunting" there is a lot of different concepts like grave jumping, poltergeists and vengance spirits. This book explains all that in a way that is understandable and does not feel forced.
I am not that easily spooked, and a book have never EVER made me scared before. But this one, oh god, this one made me want to keep the lights on because I was afraid that some ghost would kill me in my sleep. I was seriously afraid of reading this book in the dark, because WHAT IF some ghost was with me WHAT IF it wanted to kill me.... I could not sleep....
I can understand why somepeople are not so fond of Kennedy, but when she first meets Priest, Lukas, Jared and Alara, she changes. She becomes another person that is selfish and brave - that is the Kennedy I like.
I love everything paranormal, I really like watching ghost horror movies (grave encounters is probably my favorite one). I love The Da Vinci Code (unlike a lot of people I know) and this contains all of it perfectly somehow.
Downside is that this book ends on a killer cliffhanger! AND the second one doesnt even come out till 2014 - hopefully it comes out in 2014!
Have you read this? And if yes, what did you think? If no, do you want to read it?