Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on 2013-10-01
Genres: Action & Adventure, General, Love & Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult
I never believed in ghosts.Until one tried to kill me.When Kennedy Waters finds her mother dead, she doesn't realize that paranormal forces are responsible--not until mysterious identical twins Jared and Lukas Lockhart break into her room and destroy a deadly spirit sent to kill her.Kennedy learns that her mother's death was no accident, and now she has to take her place in the Legion of the Black Dove--a secret society whose five members were all murdered on the same night, leaving the Legion in the hands of the next generation: a misfit group with unique skills.As the new members race to find the only weapon capable of destroying the demon, they use their individual talents to battle paranormal entities and earn their rightful place in the Legion--except for Kennedy.If she is truly the missing piece of the puzzle, can she stay alive long enough to find out--without losing her heart in the process?Protect Yourself.What you can't see CAN hurt you.
This book was some of what I expected but a lot that I did not expect but it was an enjoyable read nonetheless. We start this book out by meeting Kennedy who is a girl that has her mom die and soon a demon tries to kill her. I liked that she got help in the form of two brothers named Lucas and Jared Lockhart. I think what I liked about the book the most is that there were so many similarities to the show Supernatural and I love that show. I love how we got to see so many of the devices they use for ghosts and spirits but the author put her own spin on them. Kennedy quickly learns that the brothers are a part of a group that her mom was also in but she knows nothing about. It was interesting to see Kennedy adjusting the learning curve that you can tell the others had more time to learn. They clearly had years of experience and she was the newbie in the group but as the story goes on you can tell she is needed.
As the story continues we learn more about what the group is about and why they were formed. I liked the premise the author created and there are so many fun scenes that happen in this book but a lot of creepiness also. The author amps up the scare factor throughout this book and I found myself wigged out a few times but they were worth it. Kennedy learns so much about herself as we get further into the story and the team heads off on a quest to find pieces to build a device that they believe will bring down the evil they are after. I liked the other characters in the book too with Priest being my favorite with all the cool things he is able to invent and how smart he is for his age.
Overall this was a quick and easy read and I am looking forward to the sequel because the ending was not what I saw coming. I am interested in seeing how the team will fix their issues and work to take down the evil after them. I am hoping to see more a clear cut lead for Kennedy too and not the little love triangle we have going that I don’t care much for. I think that was the only thing that really didn’t work for me in the story. I honestly didn’t see the point of it all. I would recommend this one to all my supernatural book lovers.