*There are going to be some plot spoilers, so unless you want to be hungry for more, you might want to turn around… Ah, who are we kidding, I know I’d be curious! :D*
I read this book some time ago, and had to go back and re-read it to give it the review it deserves. Truth be told, the second time around was just as amazing as it was the first time!
Karen’s writing is superb. I was practically living with Sara and her uncle, loving her pets and imps. I fell in love with the world Sara lives in, the friends she makes, even from the most unlikeliest creatures (Nog and the hellhounds), and most of all, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the hell she puts Nikolas and Chris through.
Even though Sara gets in one mess after the other, there’s always someone or something that appears to help, even though she proves on numerous accounts that she’s more than capable of taking care of herself.
To give you a little run down of evens occurring in the book, Sara wants to find out more about her father’s murder, thus managing to get on a vampire’s radar. She soon finds out her best friends are werewolves, and that she has a demon living inside of her, reason for which there are two amazing Mohiri warriors looking after her 24/7.
There’s an attack on her, so deciding to get something to keep her uncle safe, she gets in even more trouble. This results in having to rescue troll children from a man who would do anything to keep from going insane, and a final stand off with her stalker vampire, where she dies, only not really.
The best part? You can tell from the fine print that Nikolas is interested in Sara, but there isn’t any teen angst or the frustration you find in half of the YA novels, because everything is focused on the action and the mystery surrounding Sara’s nature and powers [oh yeah, didn’t I tell you? she’s pretty bad ass!]
Did that get your attention? I know I loved reading this, so I hope you will too.
It came to no surprise to find Nikolas leaning against his motorcycle across from the mall entrance. At least this time he had stayed outside. We walked right by him on the way to the car, and his eyebrows rose when he saw the orange stain down one side of me. I thought I saw the corner of his mouth twitch, and I knew right then and there that I was going to haul off and deck him if he started laughing.
“What? You think vampires are messy?” I scoffed as I passed him. “Try tangling with the homecoming queen.”
Relentless, Karen Lynch, page 147.
Nikolas opened the door to admit Chris whose good-natured smile did not falter even when he saw our grim faces. Then he saw Remy. I didn’t think I had ever seen someone’s eyes go that round before. Roland shoved a glass of Nate’s whiskey into Chris’s hand while Nikolas brought him up to speed on all he had missed. […]
“Your little orphan is just full of surprises,” Chris quipped to Nikolas. “Never a dull moment.”
Relentless, Karen Lynch, page 203.
Hope you’ll enjoy this book, as well as the other books in the series, just as much as I did!
Also, Warrior is going to be available soon! Pre-order it now and see things from Nikolas’ perspective. I know I can hardly wait and I have a pretty big exam this weekend! Doesn’t stop me from jumping in my seat with eagerness! =D