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Nov 20 2013

Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

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Simon and Schuster, 2013. ISBN 9781471118531.
(Age: 14+) Paranormal. Thriller. Ghosts. Kennedy Waters is in trouble. Her mother has been murdered and then twins Jared and Lukas Lockhart break into her room and destroy a spirit that has been sent to kill her. She discovers that her mother was part of an ancient secret society, all five members of which were killed on the same night. Five new family members must step up to fight the demon and Kennedy is one of them.
The first in a new series, this action packed book will appeal to readers who enjoy the paranormal and who like plenty of thrills and a difficult romantic threesome. Teens will have no problems imagining that Kennedy would go off with two boys she didn't know and will enjoy the suspense and problem solving that faces her as she and the other members of the Legion, the twins, Priest and Alara, try to battle ghosts and the demon.
Character development is not the most important part of this book, but as the first in the series, the reader knows that more will be coming that will fill in the back stories of the main protagonists. Kennedy is an interesting character who uses her photographic memory to help solve where the weapon that could kill the demon is to be found. Priest is also a memorable character.
The suspense and excitement of the book will be appealing to teens who enjoy paranormal stories and the open ended conclusion will have fans waiting for the next story.
Pat Pledger

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