Lissa's Review: Relentless (Relentless #1) by Karen Lynch
REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: Audible Studios
NARRATOR: Caitlin Greer RELEASED: January 5, 2016 GENRE: YA, Paranormal Fantasy LENGTH: 12 hours and 27 minutes FORMAT: ebook, paperback, audible
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. FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
I had purchased Relentless, awhile back. It went on to my ever growing TBR pile. But why did I wait so long?! I have no idea. I don’t always make the best decisions. So when I was looking for a new audiobook for my drive. I added the audible. And I’m really glad I did.
This is probably one of the best Paranormal/Urban Fantasies I’ve read/listened to in a really long time. It’s not my usual go to genre, but when it’s done right. It’s the best thing to read! There is so much danger, secrets, and powers throughout this story. There is a mixture of characters, from different walks of life. And there was never a moment, where I got bored or it just felt drawn out.
Sara has been dealing with a lot and at this point in her life. There are surprises around every corner. But one thing for sure she is as stubborn as a mule. She’s really hanging to how her life was prior to all of these things that have come to light. I’m not going to give any of those away. Because I want you to enjoy this as much as I have.
Relentless is an intense and addictive read. I loved how Caitlin Greer narrated this story. She brought to life, all of these different characters. I felt as if I was there myself. Nothing like listening to an audiobook, and really connecting with the characters of the story.
Overall, Five Boundless Stars. I can’t wait to jump into the next book, Refuge.