Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Unbreakable + Icons / Review

I'm not sure how to start this review, first because I didn't finish one of the books, but we're get to that point. I still can't understand how this happened but, it did.
When i read the Beautiful Creatures saga by Kami Garcia and Margareth Stohl, i liked, i really, really liked it. They were the kind of books that even when one of the principal character annoyed you in some parts, you ended loving it.
So it wasn't a surprise that of course i read the short story wrote by Kami Garcia, Red Run, and really liked it. The book was easy to read too, it was a spoky story with the kind of ending that i like.
Everyone in the Louisiana backwoods knows never to drive down Red Run at night, especially Edie. Her brother was murdered by the ghost that haunts the road -- a ghost Edie is hunting.

Suspense and Southern gothic meet in this modern ghost story, where nothing is what it seems.

And then I read about Margaret Stohl  new book coming up in may, you can imagine how excited i was, waiting and waiting. Kami Garcia anounced that her book would be released in October, so i decided to wait. For some reason i wanted to read the book, one after the other, so i tried, really tried.
Supernatural meets The Da Vinci Code in this action-packed paranormal thriller, the first book in a new series from New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia. 

I never believed in ghosts. Until one tried to kill me.

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 the ones 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 — battling the deadly spirits he controls every step of the way.

Suspense, romance, and the paranormal meet in this chilling urban fantasy, the first book in a new series from Kami Garcia, bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures novels.

When i read "Supernatural meets..." i never thought it would be so literal, i mean we have these two characters, twins, which personalities of course remind you totally to Dean and Sam Winchester. And then we have another character who reminds you to Kendra, the first vampire slayer that came to takes Buffy's place (yes, i was a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire slayer).
There are other similarities, like went to a haunting place to another, and so on. Trying to find something to kill a demon and liberating it in the process. The demon trap, the arms conditioned to salt bullets. It's like read about Dean and Sam in their teenage years.
Do i hated it? of course not, i do love Supernatural, and this book is pretty decent, if you let behind the Winchester vibe, or if you never saw Supernatural in your life.
The main character, Kennedy Waters, is kind of annoying, i'm not sure why, but in some aspects she reminded me to Lena (from Beautiful Creatures), you know with special powers, and suffering because she can't be the special one, that kind of stuff that in some point make you wish you could be a character in the book only for go and slap her in the face!

Everything changed on The Day. The day the windows shattered. The day the power stopped. The day Dol's family dropped dead. The day Earth lost a war it didn't know it was fighting.

Since then, Dol has lived a simple life in the countryside -- safe from the shadow of the Icon and its terrifying power. Hiding from the one truth she can't avoid.

She's different. She survived. Why?

When Dol and her best friend, Ro, are captured and taken to the Embassy, off the coast of the sprawling metropolis once known as the City of Angels, they find only more questions. While Ro and fellow hostage Tima rage against their captors, Dol finds herself drawn to Lucas, the Ambassador's privileged son. But the four teens are more alike than they might think, and the timing of their meeting isn't a coincidence. It's a conspiracy.

Within the Icon's reach, Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas discover that their uncontrollable emotions -- which they've always thought to be their greatest weaknesses -- may actually be their greatest strengths.

Bestselling author Margaret Stohl delivers the first book in a heart-pounding series set in a haunting new world where four teens must piece together the mysteries of their pasts -- in order to save the future

To be fair, i have to say that i didn't finish this book, some people may love alien book, i guess i'm not one of them, or maybe was the way it was wrote, i'm not sure. The nicknames for two of the characters "Dol" and "Ro" were the first thing that annoyed me. And then the mix of spanish words like "Padre" and the name of the church, well, i guess i really care about those details, because, in some way i started to get bored with them. But then i realized that it wasn't only those details, the book was the kind of book that i can't read, let's just leave it in that, because maybe you read the book and really like it, i don't know, but for me, i just simply can't read it anymore, not even for discipline. 

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