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by Kami Garcia
Release date: September 30, 2014
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Awesomeness
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?
THE EXCLUSIVE CONTENT
Can I just say that I freaking love the responses Kami gives in this video? Not just her answers, but the delivery of those answers. "PFFFT. MAGNETO." I laughed out loud.
To piggyback on the blurb that Ransom Riggs gave UNMARKED, it’s a rare instance where one can say that a second book in a series is as good as the second. To say that sequel is even better than the first? Almost unheard of. Matter of fact, I can think of only one time I've found that to be true in my recent reading history. Until now. UNMARKED is the second time I've run across a sequel that's even better than the first of a series. I’m STILL on a sugar high after finishing this book a few days ago.
The most memorable scenes of the series (so far anyway) have occurred in this book. Except for that one time Kennedy and Jared got walled in by those one kids, my favorite scenes of the series are found here in this second installment. Not just memorable scenes, but reveals! Like, BIG reveals that reveal…big information! And don't forget the practically non-stop action. The pacing fit my anxiety level perfectly. Garcia hit a homerun with this one.
As I’ve come to expect from Garcia, we have characters running around in a world that is so vivid, so well described that I felt physically affected by her writing. I literally (And I do *literally* mean literally) felt cold while reading a certain set of scenes. You’ll know it when you see it. Grab some hot tea while reading this one because things are about to get real, real cold up in here.
And let's give it up for characters that remain consistent, yo. Now, don't mistake consistent to mean unchanging in this case. Rest assured you'll see a good share of character development from ALL members of the legion and...others in this installment. Instead, I mean those moments when you're reading a paranormal book and "convenient" plot twists or magical powers appear to help move the story along. Those get me a little riled up. As you may know, Kennedy and the legion struggled in book one. They continue to struggle in book two because there are still THINGS they have to work through without the author providing a loophole to save them. THAT's what I mean. Consistency FTW. This book reminded me of how much I love a good paranormal story.
Certain portions of this story remind me of Supernatural and I would encourage all you Sam & Dean lovers to give this series a shot. Me thinks you'll like it.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kami Garcia is the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures Novels and DANGEROUS CREATURES & the author of the instant New York Times bestseller and Bram Stoker Award nominated novel UNBREAKABLE, and the sequel UNMARKED, in the Legion Series.
BEAUTIFUL CREATURES has been published in 50 countries and translated in 39 languages. The film adaptation of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES released in theaters on February 14, 2013, from Warner Brothers.
Kami is fascinated by the paranormal, and she’s very superstitious. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found watching disaster movies, listening to Soundgarden, or drinking Diet Coke. She lives in Maryland with her family, and their dogs Spike and Oz (named after characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
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