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Friday, February 6, 2015

Relentless: Book 1 by Karen Lynch


Book description: Sara Grey’s world shattered ten years ago when her father was brutally murdered. Now at seventeen, she is still haunted by memories of that day and driven by the need to understand why it happened. She lives a life full of secrets and her family and friends have no idea of the supernatural world she is immersed in or of Sara’s own very powerful gift. 

In her quest for answers about her father’s death, Sara takes risks that expose her and her friends to danger and puts herself into the sights of a sadistic vampire. On the same fateful night she meets Nikolas, a warrior who turns Sara’s world upside down and is determined to protect her even if it’s the last thing she wants. 

Sara’s life starts to spin out of control as she is hunted by an obsessed vampire, learns that her friends have secrets of their own and reels from the truth about her own ancestry. Sara has always been fiercely independent but in order to survive now she must open herself to others, to reveal her deepest secrets. And she must learn to trust the one person capable of breaking down the walls around her.

Stars: 5

I loved this book. Before I downloaded this book I checked it out on Goodreads. It had an average rating of 4.33 stars, which is a lot for a book you can get for free on amazon! So I "bought" it (it was free for digital download) on amazon yesterday and could not put it down. I truly loved this book. What did I like about the book without giving it all away?

1. The main character, Sara, was an extremely likable heroine. She was fearless, kind, loving, and such a bad ass. She seemed to be looking for trouble for all the right reasons! Every bad situation she found herself in was because she was trying to help someone else.
2. They did not beat us over the head with a love story. I LOVE love stories, but if the girl gets the guy in the first book, I am much less likely to read the second book in the series. 
3. SHE HAD FRIENDS! I hate books that portray the character as the lone wolf. I loved that she had a rag tag group of friends that would do anything and everything for her. They loved her just as much as she loved them and they stood by her until the end.
4. She loves and helps animals. A regular fauna of the forest! Animals were drawn to her, she would befriend anything and everything :). She regularly found wounded animals and healed them with her healing powers (no matter how scary they were). In the end, her selfless acts came back to help her out!

I can't wait to read the next book in this series, Refuge. Karen, you did a fabulous job with this book and I can't wait to see what else you write! Please don't stop!

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