Author: Kami Garcia
Series: The Legion
Publication Date: October 1st, 2013
Synopsis: 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.
Review: I finished this book over a week ago and I’ve held off writing my review because I really didn’t know what to think of the book. It’s very well written, it’s an engaging story and kept me so entertained that I read it in one sitting. But I kept asking myself ‘Did I like it?’ And I just couldn’t come up with an answer at the time. After reflection, yes, yes I did like it. I really like the concept of a legion of teenagers being thrown together after the tragic death of their parents or grandparents and battling ghosts and demons. You see as Kennedy comes to accept things about herself she never knew, things about her mom she never knew, and to find her place in this new group. You watch as they group from a group of strangers to her, to her family. As much as it’s a fantasy it’s as much a coming of age story. I’m really not interested in the romance that has cropped up in the book but it’s honestly not that big of a part of the book that it really bothered me. I do look forward to reading more books in this series.
I received an ARC of this book from the Little Brown Books on Netgalley. This in no way affected my review.