This review is from Jonathan R., from the YAG at Northern District branch.
Unbreakable, by Kami Garcia
Protagonist Kennedy Waters seems to be living a normal life, when suddenly her life is turned upside down by ghosts. She embarks on a journey to discover the legacy her family left behind, and to save the world from powerful demons and ghosts. The story is set in a world that is familiar to us all, the modern world. It is fairly simple, but what is interesting about it is that it takes very ordinary things and gives them a unique spin and instills a fear of ghosts into the reader. Things like salt, water and anything made of iron are turned into valued and important items. The story is packed with emotion, humour and action and is easy to follow, making it the backbone for all the other elements.
The characters are a big part of the novel. There is romance, suffering, joy and so much emotion felt by the characters that is then passed on to the reader. One critique I could give is that I felt there was not enough character development, partially due to how fast paced the story was. The plot moved along at a fast pace (which I felt was to the novel’s detriment, but that’s just preference), the characters were given little character development and the romance felt a bit forced.
Overall, the novel was a good and fun read. It was imaginative, action-packed and keeps the reader engaged.
Also available as an ebook.