Unbreakable – book review

Unbreakable - Kami Garcia

Unbreakable is the eerie and alluring book, written by Kami Garcia.

When Kennedy Waters starts seeing ghosts, she thinks she might be loosing her mind. But she isn’t. She’s only loosing the life she used to know. After Kennedy finds her mother dead, her whole world crumbles. Confused and scared, Jared and Lukas Lockhard come to Kennedy’s rescue to protect her from the dangerous spirit that was going to kill her. Kennedy discovers that her mother was a part of a secret group dedicated to protecting the world from demons – a group where all five members were murdered on the exact same night.

In order to learn the truth about the world and stay alive, Kennedy must take her mother’s place in the Legion and battle deadly spirits to destroy the demon planning to destroy the world.

I liked reading Unbreakable, but not as much as I’d hoped to. I absolutely loved reading the Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl and I was really looking forward to reading this book. Unfortunately, this book didn’t quite live up to my expectations. The thing I loved most about this book was how Kami Garcia could create such a creepy and eerie book. A lot of this book was really scary and I loved how Garcia could so easily make the reader feel what the characters were feeling at these times and how she could create a creepy atmosphere. I discovered that I couldn’t read this book after 10pm, otherwise I would have no chance of sleeping. I was so engrossed in this book that the night I had started it, I stayed up reading until 11pm. After that, I was so freaked-out and I knew I wouldn’t be able to sleep, so I started reading one of the boring books that I haven’t been able to finish yet. At last, I had found a time to read the book that had been on my shelf, which I had been putting off reading because of the dull beginning. That book helped me sleep, but the creepiness still lingered around and had me wondering what was going to happen next in the story. I was intrigued by the story of Unbreakable from the very beginning and my interest was kept for the entire book. There were a few things that I didn’t like about this book. One would be the characters, the other would be Garcia’s attempt at a love-triangle.
I didn’t really find the characters in this book particularly special. Kennedy Waters is very unsure of herself from the beginning. This doesn’t help when Jared, Lukas and the others try to convince her that she’s a member of the Legion. Kennedy always denied that she was part of the Legion, even though the reader assumes that she clearly is. As you might already know, if there’s one thing I hate in a character, it’s self-doubt. Self-doubt is so frustrating! Kennedy would doubt herself and her talents all the time and sometimes I just felt like punching her in the face and telling her to realise that she’s not useless. I expected that she would probably deny being a part of the Legion in the beginning, like any normal person would, but she kept denying it and that really got on my nerves. The brothers, Jared and Lukas Lockhart, weren’t as developed as I would have liked. Both Jared and Lukas seemed really similar to me. I felt like Jared was supposed to be the witty and cocky brother and Lukas was supposed to be the kind and sweet brother, but this wasn’t explored enough. I felt like both of these characters needed to be more different from one another and I needed more of a reason to like them. I didn’t not like them, but I didn’t fall head-over-heels in love with them.
Another thing that I didn’t like about this book was how badly the “love triangle” was created. This love triangle seemed so typical. Twins. Of course. The love triangle is so predictable that it’s actually kind-of funny. It was extremely obvious from the very beginning which twin Kennedy was going to have feelings for. She shared “special moments” between both brothers, but these moments were hardly amazing. And of course the brothers had to be rivals and have underlying issues between them. Of course Kennedy would like them both, but feel a bit more of a pull towards one of them. The romance in this book was definitely not what kept me reading this book.
Overall, I liked reading this book. It wasn’t spectacular, but it was enjoyable enough. The one thing I liked the most about this book was it’s fast-paced plot and how Garcia can so easily create such a spooky scene. I quite liked reading Unbreakable by Kami Garcia and I’d give it a score of 7 out of 10. I’d recommend this book to people who like reading horror novels and to those who are not that interested in having much of a love triangle in a book.

Thank you to Simon and Schuster Publishers Australia for providing me with this book in exchange for an honest review!

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