Unmarked (Legion Series #2)

Unmarked (Legion Series #2)

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by Kami Garcia
     
 

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The heart-pounding sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller, Unbreakable, by New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures co-author Kami Garcia.

"A rare sequel that surpasses the original."--Ransom Riggs, New York Times bestselling author of Hollow City

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Overview

The heart-pounding sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller, Unbreakable, by New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures co-author Kami Garcia.

"A rare sequel that surpasses the original."--Ransom Riggs, New York Times bestselling author of Hollow City

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?

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
11/01/2014
Gr 8 Up—Starting off 19 days after Unbreakable (Little, Brown, 2013) ended, Kennedy Waters's story continues as she deals with her mother's death and having unknowingly released the demon Andras from bondage. The teen is struggling with the aftereffects of her mistake and the fact that being Unmarked, her connection to the Legion (a group of teens whose charge is to protect the world from demon invasion) is increasingly tenuous. Separated from the Legion and forcibly placed at Winterhaven Academy by her aunt, Kennedy is helplessly aware of the havoc that the loose demon is causing. Unspeakable evil has been unleashed upon the world and young girls (who bare a remarkable resemblance to Kennedy) go missing daily without a trace. When Jared discovers the protagonist's whereabouts, he reunites her with the rest of the group. Kennedy's unmarked status makes it obvious that for mere survival, the missing fifth member of the Legion needs to be found as soon as possible. In their quest to find the mystery member, the teens soon discover just how deep Kennedy's past is entwined in the groups' existence. The story's twists and turns have riveting appeal and will keep readers engaged with a perfect balance of romance, fantasy, adventure, and intrigue. The narrative pace is fast and filled with suspenseful anticipation from the start. The Boston setting allows the author to interweave historic sites and events into the fantastical story line.—Sabrina Carnesi, Crittenden Middle School, Newport News, VA
From the Publisher
Praise for Unmarked:
2014 Bram Stoker Award Nominee for Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel
"A rare sequel that surpasses the original."——-Random Riggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and Hollow City"

Get ready to scared, surprised, and thoroughly entertained. A fantastic read."——-Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of Legend"

UNMARKED is both gorgeous and hideous. A frightening and disturbing tale spun with great beauty. Absolutely riveting."——-Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Rot & Ruin and V-Wars

Praise for Unbreakable:
2013 Bram Stoker Award Nominee for Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

"Tense and deliciously twisty, Unbreakable is a breath-stealing midnight run through some of the creepiest locales I've seen rendered in fiction. . . . It's about forgiveness and redemption, love and loss, and it's anything but predictable. I loved it."—Ransom Riggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"

Unbreakable is a fantastic adventure — strong, engaging characters and a romance to die for. The twists will leave you breathless."—Rachel Caine, New York Times bestselling author of the Morganville Vampires series"

Unbreakable is a fast-paced, relentless race through a world of demons and spirits, darkness and light — and the finish line comes when you least expect it. I can't wait for the next book!"—Ally Condie, #1 New York Timesbestselling author of the Matched trilogy"

Paranormal action, secret societies, and romantic suspense! The Legion series is now definitely on my must-read list."—Richelle Mead, #1 international bestselling author of Vampire Acadamy"

'Supernatural' meets 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer.' Kami Garcia is Joss Whedon's talent-sister! I didn't just read Unbreakable; I lived it. When it comes to supernatural suspense, Garcia is the Slayer."—Nancy Holder, New York Timesbestselling author of Buffy: the Making of a Slayer & the Wicked saga"

Unbreakable keeps you engaged and on edge. I found myself intrigued in Kennedy Waters' world and not wanting to put this book down. Looking forward to Book 2!"—Jason Hawes, co-creator and star of "Ghost Hunters" and a New York Times bestselling author"

An eerily fun and emotionally accurate venture into the complex layers of paranormal encounters from both sides. Looking forward to Book 2!"—Grant Wilson, co-creator of "Ghost Hunters" and a New York Times bestselling author"

Unbreakable is a haunting, chilling tale that reminded me of Stephen King and Dean Koontz. Creepy places, believable characters with some of the best teen dialogue I've seen, and plenty of suspense. I loved it."—James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner Series

Praise for the Beautiful Creatures novels:
"The Beautiful Creatures novels contain a potent mix of the gothic, the mythic, and the magical. Readers can look forward to more of what they love in the final installment, Beautiful Redemption, as they follow Ethan's compelling journey to its bittersweet close. With original characters, complex world building, and crackling prose, this is masterful storytelling."—Deborah Harkness, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches"

In the Gothic tradition of Anne Rice, the authors evoke a dark, supernatural world...Give this to fans of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight or HBO's "True Blood" series."—School Library Journal on Beautiful Creatures"

The authors ground their Caster world in the concrete, skillfully juxtaposing the arcane, magical world with Gatlin's normal southern lifestyle. . . Fans will devour this latest book and plead for more."—VOYA on Beautiful Darkness, starred review"

This richly imagined series has all the elements of a successful Southern gothic supernatural romance....Genre fans will love it."—VOYA on Beautiful Chaos

Deborah Harkness
Praise for the Beautiful Creatures novels:
"The Beautiful Creatures novels contain a potent mix of the gothic, the mythic, and the magical. Readers can look forward to more of what they love in the final installment, Beautiful Redemption, as they follow Ethan's compelling journey to its bittersweet close. With original characters, complex world building, and crackling prose, this is masterful storytelling."
Richelle Mead
"Paranormal action, secret societies, and romantic suspense! The Legion series is now definitely on my must-read list."
Nancy Holder
"'Supernatural' meets 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer.' Kami Garcia is Joss Whedon's talent-sister! I didn't just read Unbreakable; I lived it. When it comes to supernatural suspense, Garcia is the Slayer."
Ally Condie
"Unbreakable is a fast-paced, relentless race through a world of demons and spirits, darkness and light -- and the finish line comes when you least expect it. I can't wait for the next book!"
James Dashner
"Unbreakable is a haunting, chilling tale that reminded me of Stephen King and Dean Koontz. Creepy places, believable characters with some of the best teen dialogue I've seen, and plenty of suspense. I loved it."
Rachel Caine
"Unbreakable is a fantastic adventure -- strong, engaging characters and a romance to die for. The twists will leave you breathless."
Ransom Riggs
Praise for Unbreakable:
"Tense and deliciously twisty, Unbreakable is a breath-stealing midnight run through some of the creepiest locales I've seen rendered in fiction. . . . It's about forgiveness and redemption, love and loss, and it's anything but predictable. I loved it."
Jason Hawes
"Unbreakable keeps you engaged and on edge. I found myself intrigued in Kennedy Waters' world and not wanting to put this book down. Looking forward to Book 2!"
Grant Wilson
"An eerily fun and emotionally accurate venture into the complex layers of paranormal encounters from both sides. Looking forward to Book 2!"
VOYA, December 2014 (Vol. 37, No. 5) - Christina Miller
At the end of Unbreakable (Little, Brown, 2013/Voya February 2014), book 1 of The Legion, members of the Legion become separated. In this second volume, identical twins, Lukas and Jared, Priest, Alara, and Kennedy regroup to eradicate the demons that are causing murders, suicides, weather abnormalities, and other violent events in communities across several states. The Legion must locate and travel to these hotspots and confront the demons in very creepy places, such as abandoned orphanages and penitentiaries, cemeteries, and haunted mansions. Fortunately, the teens possess special abilities, tools and weapons (salt and holy water, for example), and journals, left by their Legion forebears, that enable them to find and annihilate most of the vindictive spirits and demons they encounter. It is up to the Legion to save the world from destruction. This entails bravery, physical pain, and some incredible sleuthing, but it also requires trust—even in the face of deception and betrayal at every turn. Book 2 ends with a cliffhanger that will undoubtedly leave readers anxiously awaiting book 3. The author (with Margaret Stohl) of the Beautiful Creatures series has produced a fantasy series that is filled with cinematic action scenes, suspenseful situations, and paranormal fun. This seamless novel—sure to appeal to a wide audience—is a page-turner with lots of twists and female characters that rock. Reviewer: Christina Miller; Ages 12 to 18.
Kirkus Reviews
2014-07-29
In this much-anticipated sequel to Unbreakable (2013), Legion members seek to contain a demon unleashed on an unsuspecting world. Kennedy Waters is guilt-ridden: With the help of Legion members, she assembled the Shift, a tool meant to defeat the demon Andras; instead, it freed him from his centurylong imprisonment to wreak havoc on Earth. Soon, the four Legion members (Alara, Priest, Lukas and Jared) realize that Kennedy's unmarked—not their powerful fifth member. The team ends up relying uneasily on two Illuminati, members of a rival secret society, to help them recapture Andras. The demon's leap into handsome Jared's body complicates matters—extinguishing the demon now means killing Kennedy's heartthrob. Garcia poses new questions (was Kennedy's mother a top Illuminati agent?) to keep readers guessing and invents fresh terrors (Andras' unnerving progress from body to body, his ability to mark and follow souls) that will chill even hard-core horror fans. Occasionally, the self-defeating tone of Kennedy's inner dialogue sounds clichéd (she thinks of herself as "The girl who destroyed the world" and is certain she doesn't "deserve" Jared). But readers captivated by the cinematic, vivid prose and enthralled by Garcia's deft pacing and high-stakes plot are likely to speed past such moments as they figure out (along with Kennedy) her vital role in this unfolding paranormal drama. Fans hungry for more Legion tales will be left waiting breathlessly for Garcia's next installment. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316210232
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
09/30/2014
Series:
Kami Garcia's Legion Series , #2
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
39,191
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
12 - 18 Years

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