Monday, 4 August 2014

Monday's Review: Relentless by Author Karen Lynch



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Blurb:
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.

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About the Author:
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Karen Lynch grew up in Newfoundland, Canada - a place rich in colorful people and folklore to which she attributes her love of the supernatural and her vivid imagination. She moved to Charlotte, North Carolina years ago and was immediately charmed by the southern people but she says she will always be a newfie.

Though she loves supernatural fiction, she has a soft spot for Charlotte Brontë and Jane Austin. She is a fan of classic rock, country and classical music but her favorite music is the sound of a good thunderstorm or a howling blizzard. Two of her favorite past times are baking artisan breads for her friends and spending quality time with her two German Shepherds.

A voracious reader, she fell in love with books and writing at an early age and it grew into a lifelong passion. Relentless is her first published work and she hopes it is the first of many.
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Review of Relentless

Rating: 4 stars

Sara is a girl full of secrets, but ones she has to keep in order to protect her friend’s human or not. Her loyalty to others is amazing and it was one of the qualities in her that I loved about this book.
The world building and creatures we get to meet, are cool my favourite being the trolls, who would be friends with trolls but Sara. She has a way with everyone, even Animals; she is a pretty cool person. I loved her relationship with Peter and Roland they were funny, but they also have secrets of their own.
Sara’s dad was murdered ten years ago and she now lives with her uncle, who is very very human, but she always tries to find out what happened to her dad, and while investigating she gets the attention of a twisted vampire but is saved by a warrior Nikolas, who is moody, dark and is always there to protect Sara even if she doesn’t want saving. She really can stand on her own two feet, but when she’s hunted by a vampire that will stop at nothing to have her, Nikolas is all that stands between them. I just loved the tension with Nikolas and Sara, they were back and forth all the time, it was definitely a love hate relationship.
The amount of twists and turns in the story was great and it kept me reading long into the night. I just loved this story, my favourite thing was definitely all the supernatural creatures we get to meet.

I would highly recommend this book to all paranormal/fantasy and romance readers.