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Two Reviews: Unmarked by Kami Garcia

Unmarked (The Legion, #2)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?

Hi! This is a feature where there will be two reviews of the same book from two different reviewers. Here are the reviews for Unmarked by Kami Garcia :)

               Unmarked was deliciously creepy; incredibly more so than the first. I didn’t even think that that was possible, but Kami Garcia – once again – has written an amazing story that I won’t ever forget. This is also why The Legion Series will continue to hold the spot as one of my favorite YA series.

                Unmarked did not waste any time whatsoever getting into the action. The recap from Unbreakable was quick and covered all that was needed in order to jump into this next one. At not one point throughout the novel did I become bored or want to take a break from reading it.
                What I would have liked to see more of however would’ve been a few more music references from Priest, who is my favorite character in the whole series. I know there were two or three songs that were mentioned, but since that’s what I believe defines him – the music he listens to - I truly think there was a lot of this missing in the story.

                The plot was VERY well thought out; there were so many little bits and pieces that when put together make up this incredible story. It was amazing to see how all these parts fit to create a big picture. And this didn’t happen just once, it happened on multiple occasions. And all these put together made up an even bigger picture. Just with this, I can tell that Kami Garcia really thought this through, and as a reader it is greatly appreciated. All character decisions were completely logical, which I always like to see in a book. I could feel the emotion pouring from every character in every scene; the relationships and conversations between all of the main characters felt real and authentic, so nothing seemed cheesy during the course of the book.

                This continuation far exceeded my already superior expectations. You can always count on Kami to create a beautiful, well-detailed novel that will blow you away with its plot, incredible characters, emotional rollercoasters, and witty humor.

                Any fan of Supernatural (like myself) will LOVE this series. So if you haven’t read Unbreakable yet, I highly recommend you do! And if you have, I want to know what you thought of it! You can find my Twitter handle and the link to my blog below.

--Review by J--
Twitter: @BookNerd054X
I was excited going in because I like Kami Garcia's writing and the plot so far has been very fast-paced and full of demons and poltergeists and so on and so on. The adventure continues on as Kennedy and her friends try to undo some of the damage that they've wrought. They've unleashed a demon that could destroy the world. Kennedy is dealing with a lot of guilt have been the one who did the physical deed of releasing Andras. I liked Kennedy's character, she was strong in her own way and even though she felt extremely guilty for a number of things and had lots of things weighing her down, she kept on going. The rest of the legion are very fun and when they don't have a friend to rescue or the world to save they're quite diverse and funny. However in this book things are getting more and more serious. It definitely feels more rigid and mature than the first book. This was a great sequel, it was very exciting and kept up everything that the first book had...and has even added more to the plot and depth of what the characters were dealing with, I thought.

There were some great plot surprises that were worked in very well that I didn't see coming. Things are getting much much deeper and new secrets and powers are being discovered. I had a lot of curiosity as to what Kennedy would become. The title of this book doesn't bide well with her chances with the Legion as Legion members get marked and unmarked would mean no Legion) and if not the Legion then what will she be? It's answered in part at the end, which was a quite but promising ending, but I still need to know more! We don't know a lot about what she's supposed to be but then neither does she. Despite Kennedy being guilty or sad or a bit broken during some of the book, the story remains hopeful and didn't get too dark, which I thought was good. And she also learns a lot more about her past and we learn more of why she's so hostile against her father and delve deeper into several of the characters' pasts and issues. So this was definitely a book of growth, you learn more about the characters, more about what they're facing, and the danger and excitement is increased :)

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was better than the first, maybe only slightly, but it definitely wasn't a disappointment like some sequels can be. If you enjoy supernatural stories about demons and so on I would definitely recommend this book. It's very exciting and even though it was a bit darker and more serious, it still manages to be an enjoyable read without being too dark for the reader. The characters were good, the plot was surprising in some parts and fast-paced throughout the book, I loved the cover, and I'm really excited for the third book! I'm giving Unmarked 4 out of 5 flowers.
Sara Bennett happens to be a slightly crazy girl. A slightly nerdy girl. A slightly strange girl who likes being that way.  A slightly obsessed girl when it comes to things she loves. A girl who cries when reading books. A girl who desperately wants her own personal library. A girl who is a total bookworm. A girl who would rather read than watch reality tv. A girl who wants to be an author someday. A girl who loves her Savior. And a girl who just loves to read.

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