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October 3, 2014

Blog Tour: Unmarked by Kami Garcia – Review and Giveaway

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Hello everyone, and welcome to our Tour Stop for

Unmarked (The Legion #2) by Kami Garcia!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

Unmarked

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?

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Unmarked (The Legion #2) by Kami Garcia
Publication Date:  September 30, 2014
Publisher:  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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You can check out our review of book 1, Unbreakable, HERE!

Gabby-2013When I read Unbreakable by author Kami Garcia about a year ago I have to admit that I was pretty underwhelmed. It wasn’t as great as her co-written Beautiful Creatures and I did have a hard time getting into the story despite how interested I was in the premise. Understandably, I was a bit worried when it came to reading Unmarked. I can say after having finished the sequel novel that it was surprisingly very good in comparision to the novel that came before it and with that being said I’m looking forward to find out what will happen next after Unmarked.

Taking place after the events that occurred in Unbreakable,  main character Kennedy Waters is recovering from having released the demon that the Legion has spent centuries trying to keep locked up. As her aunt tries to return her life to its original state, Kennedy is once again pulled into the world of demons and secret societies. This time the stakes are raised when she and the other Legion members delve deep into the secrets behind the Illuminati and attempt to keep the demon that Kennedy released from harming anybody else. Then Kennedy is reunited with the love of her life and discovers family secrets that are best left burried. Unexpectedly the life of somebody she loves most is left hanging in the balance and it’s all up to Kennedy to make the ultimate decision.

What I liked most about Unmarked was the fact tha tKnenedy’s character has changed so much from who she was in the last book. The girl from Unbreakable was annoying and borderline Mary Sue. The girl who I got in Unmarked felt like an entirely different person. Kennedy made decisions that were make-or-break, she did and saw things in the novel that she wouldn’t have even thought about in the last book. Kennedy’s character growth is definitely what’s finally won me over into being a fan of The Legion series.

A lot more is happening in Unmarked. There aren’t any chapters that feel like filler and there aren’t any scenes that felt unnecessary. Everything that happens happened for a reason and went to push the plot forward. Every chaper made sense and certain clues were left behind that slowly begin to felsh out the details behind the murders of teenage girls and the reasons behind why they’ve been killed. Not to mention we get to see a bunch of new characters who have taken a class in badassery.

Of the new characters we get to see, none of them are identical. They’re strong and independent and not afraid to look a demon in the eye and threaten to send them right back to where they came from. With these new characters also comes new information on the Legion and the Illiuminati as well as details on Kennedy’s deceased mother and her deadbeat dad.

My only real issue with Unmarked and Unbreakable is the writing-style. It’s too simplistic. There are intense scenes that are all just lacking the right amount of details. I found it too hard to get a clear image of just what was happening in the scenes and had to fill in a lot of the empty spaces myself. It took away from the experience and I wish there could have been more for her to build up the world in my imagination.

I would recommend the Legion series to readers who are looking for a novel that is very much like Supernatural. Any readers who are fans of the paranormal or want a novel that is all about hunting monsters should give the series a shot.

Chapter-by-Chapter-header---About-the-Author

LITTLE, BROWN BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS DANGEROUS DREAM

Kami Garcia is the #1 New York Times & international bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures Series and the author of UNBREAKABLE, the first book in the Legion Series, releasing October 1, 2013.
BEAUTIFUL CREATURES has been published in 50 countries and translated in 39 languages. The film adaptation of Beautiful Creatures released on February 14, 2013, from Warner Borthers, starring: Viola Davis, Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum, Alice Englert, and Alden Ehrenreich.

Kami has always been fascinated by the paranormal and believes she’s very superstitious. When she is not writing, Kami can usually be found watching disaster movies, listening to Soundgarden, or drinking Diet Coke. Kami lives in Maryland with her family, and their dogs Spike and OZ (named after characters from the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Find out more about Kami Garcia and the Legion Series at: www.kamigarcia.com &TheLegionSeries.com, or on Twitter @kamigarcia.


Connect with the Author:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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15 Comments

  1. melissa cushing
    10/3/2014

    I have read the Beautiful Creatures Saga and would love to read this new one! I love her writing! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Linda romer
    10/3/2014

    Unbreakable and Unmarked sound like great book. I would like to read these. Thank you

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  3. Erin P
    10/3/2014

    I read Unbreakable and it was anything but short of amazing! The book rocked and I can’t wait to read Unbreakable!

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  4. Judy Cox
    10/3/2014

    I would like to read this because I know I would enjoy. The excerpt really caught my attention as being a good read.

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  5. Joseph Hawkshaw
    10/3/2014

    Looks wonderful would love to read.

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  6. Viki S.
    10/3/2014

    I like her other books so I figure I should read this series as well :).

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  7. bn100
    10/3/2014

    It sounds different

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  8. Mary Preston
    10/4/2014

    Sounds interesting.

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  9. Lisa Richards
    10/4/2014

    I loved the Beautiful Creatures series so this is a must read for me.
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  10. Melissa Robles
    10/5/2014

    I want to read Unmarked because I LOVED Unbreakable. It was so awesome, I need to find out what happens next :D
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  11. sarah c.
    10/5/2014

    I read the first book in a little under 5hrs and could not put it down..It left off with me needing to read more!!! I cant wait to read this book..Its a must for me!!!!!

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  12. Mary G Loki
    10/5/2014

    I loved the Beautiful Creatures series and I just bought the first book in the series. :)

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  13. Lauren M.
    10/6/2014

    I read and really enjoyed Unbreakable. I tried to get an ARC of Unmarked but I was denied. :(
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  14. Courtney Whisenant
    10/14/2014

    I really enjoyed Unbreakable and can’t wait to see what happens next :)

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  15. Alisha Sienkiel
    10/30/2014

    I loved Unbreakable so I definitely am excited to read Unmarked!

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