Reviewed by Victoria
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 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.
If you are like me and have read the Beautiful Creatures series and saw the movie, I'm sure that you would like this book. One of the co-authors, Kami Garcia, wrote this book and it is as good as, if not better, than Beautiful Creatures. I find that the characters, especially Kennedy, are very relatable. For example, in the beginning of the novel, Kennedy is heartbroken over a guy who used her for her school smarts. Later in the book, she also feels like she doesn't belong in the Legion. Those are all emotions that we all feel, but in different circumstances. Two other characters, Jared and Lukas, made me feel like I wanted to date both of them! Jared has this mysterious side to him; he most definitely has a past and a secret. Lukas is your general good-guy. And guess what? They both are in love with Kennedy! Alara, in the beginning is explained as a tough - as - nails, but absolutely gorgeous girl. Towards the end, she lets out her softer side. Priest is the resident kid genius of the Legion. He can create a weapon from anything, and that proves handy on more than a few occasions. Similarly, I find that the plot is interesting and keeps the reader of their toes, but not confusing, like Beautiful Creatures was at times. At times, it can be a little scary, but it is a fantasy book about demons after all! The purpose of this book, in my opinion, is solely to entertain. I learned just about nothing from it, but it was a fair read. The ending is super suspenseful and this is the first book in a series, so if you don't want to get into another series; don't read it. But if you have a few hours to waste, then read it. You won't regret it.