When your mom died weirdly two weeks ago and you suddenly wake up in the middle of the night with a cat trying to kill you and two strangers taking down something they call a vengeance spirit in your house, you know things are about to change. It gets even weirder when they tell you that you are descended, like them, from a group of excommunicated monks sent to stop The Illuminati but who accidentally unleashed a demon (oops!), and as the next generation, you are supposed to carry on the fight to contain it. Hello? Kennedy has never heard any of this, let alone been trained in some specialty like the others have. She's pretty sure she doesn't belong, but with no one else in her life, she tries to keep up with the group while she figures things out. It may be a bumpy ride, but at least it might help her find out where she belongs.
It's one part Dan Brown-style secret societies, one part Buffy-type slaying, and a little flavour of heist movie-like specially skilled team dynamic. It's a fast read with lots of action, a touch of romantic confusion, and a whole lotta page turning. It's also the first in the new series The Legion from Kami Garcia, who brought you Beautiful Creatures, and it'll grab you from the start, even if you're not normally so into paranormal thrillers. I'd sworn I'd wait until series were done until I read them, but I am already impatiently hooked and waiting for book II now. *sigh*
Oh, and if you're reading ebooks, you can get it that way, too. You're welcome!