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Refuge (Relentless #2)

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To keep the people she loved safe, Sara left everything she knew behind. She soon learns this new world is nothing like her old one, and she struggles to make a place for herself among the Mohiri. But it soon becomes apparent to Sara and to everyone one around her that she is not your typical warrior.

As the weeks pass, Sara builds new relationships, copes with her new trai
Kindle Edition, 1, 309 pages
Published December 9th 2014 by Karen Lynch (first published November 25th 2014)
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Heather Holman
Dec 01, 2014 Heather Holman rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: ya paranormal fans
ARC Copy for an Honest Review

I inhaled the first book, Relentless, in May and immediately went searching for it’s sequel. After 6 months of waiting, I was not disappointed.
The second book in the Relentless series contains the same unique storyline filled with intrigue and action that made the first book fabulous. Karen Lynch creates a setting that the reader can fully immerse themselves in and Sara continues to be a rock-solid female lead. Her relationship with Nikolas develops with twists and
Ash Reads
MAY 2015: *sigh* I really do love these books. I am almost pissed at myself for giving in and rereading these months before the 3rd book comes out....damn you cliffhanger! I forgot how big of a bitch you were.

This book is different than the first book. Not in any bad way....New place, new characters. Nikolas isn't in the beginning, it is actually a while before you see him...its all sorts of sad. I love him more than all of my other fictional boyfriends...I think, anyway....well currently I love
Nikolas...oh Nikolas!
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I mean, don't get me wrong, I didn't read the book just for him - honestly! *coughs loudly & glances away*

This book was just as amazing, if not better than, the previous book and I am super-duper excited to see what is to come in this series :)

NB: Three cheers for Desmund! By far one of my fave new characters, he reminded me a lot of Myrnin from The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine - a little crazy, but a good guy at heart <3
Dec 01, 2014 Ashley rated it it was amazing
ARC copy of Refuge--- For honest review

Exceptional Read from an amazing author.
Karen Lynch wrote a wonderful story, full of suspense action and romance. It has a little bit of everything in it. The whole story flows together so smoothly, that your in the book, between the pages with the characters and forget where you are.
Lets talked about Sara. I absolutely love her, she was great in the first book, but she grows more in this one i think, and her empathy for everyone and everything is just
Apr 29, 2015 Cody rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I wasn't too sure what to make of this series when I first heard about it so I took a chance and downloaded the First book Relentless because it was free of my Kindle/Amazon! I was soon speeding through and enjoying the book but when it came to the ending I just HAD to order Refuge! It wasn't left in a typical cliffhanger way but from the moment I read the last line I just HAD to know what came next which is really a credit to the author because the story was just
Arooha Tariq
Jul 02, 2016 Arooha Tariq rated it really liked it
This series is AHMAZING!!!


It is one of the lesser known series, but it is seriously good. I was genuinely shocked to see that it wasn't more famous. The second book in the series isn't as great as the first one but it is still very very good. Although there was a bit of stereotyping of Arabs in the first book, the second book didn’t have that problem. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys reading YA fantasy books: You will love this!

This is the way you’re going to feel once you have read
Dayna Wadge
Apr 01, 2016 Dayna Wadge rated it it was amazing
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It took me a Relentless amount of time to figure out what to say about this book. (No pun intended) ;) I just can't express how much I love this series.

I was close to giving up on Fantasy/Paranormal YA books before reading Relentless and now Refuge. They have opened the genre up for me once again, this series is fantastic, I'm never bored when reading Karen Lynch's world. I love everything from the characters to the monsters to the enemies...
These are my most beloved books that I have ever rea
Oct 20, 2014 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: any YA Fantasy fan
I was lucky enough to get my hands on an ARC copy of Refuge. In an effort to keep this spoiler free, I'll keep my review simple.

Karen Lynch wrote another riveting, action-packed installment in Sara's quest to outrun the Master vampire hunting for her. The page turning pace kept me reading well past my bedtime, and the romantic tension between Sara and Nickolas had me chanting, "Come on...kiss!" in my head. Nicolas continues to be the strong alpha character we got to know and love in the first bo
LOVED the first one. Mostly liked this one.. But there is such thing as too much sass. In first book I admired Sara's strength of character, independence, and kindness. (She was a little immature, but I legit go because she was 17!) This book felt like the author knew I liked those things so she amped them up and gave them steroids. Each one of those things ended up annoying me by the end of the book. Her strength and convictions turned stubborn and obstinate, her independence was over the top ...more
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A small part of me was worried that this book wouldn't be as good as good as Relentless but it totally was.

I only gave this book a 4.5 because Sara seemed different than in the first book. I wouldn't call her "weak" but she wasn't her normal more stubborn self until a little later in the book. I loved Nikolas though (maybe even more than in the first book). And there romance. Man, I didn't think it could get any better but it did! There were some great secondary characters, like Desmund, an
Lala_Loopsie [fire breathing B!tch Queen]
This book i might not have liked as much as the first, but it was good. There wasn't enough action in it for me.

Don't get me wrong, Sara still got into trouble, and attracted it, but she wasn't in danger as much as in the first book. And i wanted a bit more of that Russian Mohiri Nikolas, but all comes to those who wait, and here i am.
Kendall Berg
Jan 16, 2016 Kendall Berg rated it it was amazing


I really enjoy these books' new twist on an existing story line (half demon/half human).

I also enjoy that Sara is a bit different from everyone else so she is encountering her own weird set of issues.


Desmund - He is new, and wonderful, and...challenging. DON'T WORRY!!!! Karen doesn't give us a stupid love triangle. Just a new supporting character who is lovely to read about.

Nikolas - He gets even dreamier if that was possible. the scene with the Wet tee shirt...TRUST ME YO
Nikki Jefford
Jan 24, 2015 Nikki Jefford rated it it was amazing
Five bright burning stars!

Karen Lynch is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors -- and Sara one of my favorite heroines. She's the kind of character you root for all the way. She's kind to animals, in tune with nature, and sympathetic toward people, even when they're difficult, rude, and even traitorous!

One of my favorite lines: "I don't kill for sport."

Let me say how delighted I was by Sara's sympathy toward all creatures, even bazerats (demon rats). That was especially awesome since I've
Oct 10, 2015 Mary rated it it was amazing
I read Relentless back in March and the second installment in this series has been on my mind ever since. I knew the release date was coming up and luckily I was able to get my hands on an ARC of Refuge. I was glued to the pages every chance I got. Unfortunately work got in the way and slowed down my progress. I finished the book last night and I absolutely can't wait for the next one! I loved the character development and also the introduction of new characters to Sara's story. Thank you Karen ...more

(5 stars)

While I was strict rating the first book with "only" 4 stars, I'm happy to say that this book deserves 5 stars (even more) without hesitation!

The beginning made me a bit worried, because it seemed like the thing that slightly annoyed me in the first book did not change ((view spoiler)), but I shouldn't have been worried! After I st
I really want to give this 3 stars because the ending was so disappointing. After everything that has happened Sara still acts like an immature spoiled brat.

I loved the first book. It was one of my top 5 for the year. The first half of this book I felt that way too. I thought ok we are making progress!

But then she finds out about the bond with Nikolas and freaks. Seriously. What in the HELL is her problem? The best part of her is him! I am feeling very distressed over this. If she does somethin
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This was such a great sequel to Relentless.

I think I'm loving her character more here. It's awesome because we get to find out more about Sara's powers. This time, she's not as stubborb and reckless as before. She has learned the value of following rules etc.

Aside from meeting new friends and seeing new things, she's also starting to feel more and more for the warrior, Nikolas. And oh what a thing they have between them! I'd like to say that it's pretty shocking, but I actually expected it.. and
Feb 04, 2015 kiki rated it really liked it
I really couldn't decide if i like this series after the first book but Sara has turned into one kick-ass heroine and I'm looking forward to the next book.
This book was a lot of fun. In fact, even better than the first. Go Karen Lynch!! The first book is a lot of set up, Sara being in denial about everything, and pretty much being a brat. In Refuge, however, Sara gets settled into a little safe hold in Idaho.

Sparks fly between her and Nikolas, although, I would like to see more of the Sara Nikolas pairing as a team instead of just him being overbearingly protective of her. His protectiveness really causes Sara to push him away. Till the very last
Dec 03, 2014 Cathy rated it it was amazing
Reading a Karen Lynch book for me is like putting myself into a self induced magical coma, one I am loathe to wake from. It is in this state that I giddily succumb to a world where a courageous disaster magnet named Sara Grey struggles to understand where her and her unique gifts belong in this world.
I can't express how enchanted I am by the discovery of each magical/mythical creature I am introduced to throughout this story. Karen Lynch's ability to create such intriguing characters and portray
Jan 20, 2015 Szinna rated it really liked it
Ebben a könyvben az események kicsit lelassulnak, inkább a megértésre helyeződik a hangsúly. Az egész történet megmarad valahogy olyan földhözragadtnak, annak ellenére, hogy a fantasy lények olyan tömege jelent már meg itt, ami egyébként kiverné a biztosítékot. Mit tud Karen Lynch, ami miatt szinte egy ültő helyemben végigolvastam a történetet, és egy pillanatig sem éreztem az „elegem volt” érzést. Bár egyszer súroltuk a határát a szemét módon a hősnő pasijára hajtó másik nővel, ami már olyan ...more
Jun 16, 2015 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had read the first book in this series a long time ago. Luckily this was on my TBR list so when I noticed it was out I realized I had to re read the first book because I had completely forgotten about what happened. So I re read the first one and HOW IN THE WORLD COULD I NOT REMEMBER?! These books are freaking great! And now I have to wait for the third one! Why couldn't I have rediscovered this series when the last one was out? If you're one of the...lucky ones... I guess you can say then ...more
Feb 13, 2015 Chocolatealmonds rated it it was amazing
I was one of the fortunate people who received the ARC, I'm trying not to blurt out spoilers so I'm keeping this short.
Get your hands on this book because once you start reading, you won't stop.
Good job Ms. Lynch! I can NOT wait for the next book! :D
Melissa Joseph (Book Addicts Reviews)
These books just keep getting better!! I love her powers and the way she compels the animals. Let's just say Thanksgiving pops off. Last 1/4 of the book had me on the edge of my seat. And let me say I am so happy about this bond....
Dec 10, 2014 Ayse rated it it was amazing
Karen!! Your killing me with the cliffhangers!!


Not a lot of paranormal books keep me interested anymore but I loved both books even won a signed copy of the 1st one :)

Sooooo when is the next?? Lol

Dec 03, 2014 Jessica rated it really liked it
I was very pleased with this book overall and found it to be entertaining and well thought out. The author has a clear writing style with a balance of dialogue, character thought, and description. From about the 50% mark right on through to the end, my stomach was doing flip flops for Sara and Nikolas. The book kept me engaged and excited to find out what was next. It was really a beautifully written second book.
I often find second books for series to lack luster and are used as filler till the
4.5, so I rounded up. I think I liked Refuge even better than Relentless. It was one of those books that I was sad to see end.

Refuge picks up a couple of weeks where Relentless ended. To protect Nate and her friends, Sara has moved to the Mohiri compounds. She feels lonely without Roland and Peter, trapped because the Mohiri warriors are so protective of her and abandoned because Nikolas left after he dropped her off. She’s also frustrated because she doesn’t fit in. She isn’t able to work
Grace Touch
Aug 06, 2016 Grace Touch rated it it was amazing
I've adored "Relentless" many times, reading and re-reading and re-reading it over times again. Much as I adored Karen Lynch's first book, I does not hold a candle to the absolute perfection that encompassed this second addition to the Relentless trilogy, "Refuge." I could not have been more pleased with the story that I got. I was definitely worth the wait!

Sara is the same spunky, independent, no-nonsense girl that we knew and loved in Relentless. However, she is no longer as reckless as she o
Sep 13, 2016 Nathalie* rated it it was amazing
Lol what a great last line!

The characters got so much better her love interest got so much better.. She character did not diminish (thank god) she was herself from the first book :) Nikolas is amazing, her cousin rocks! She even has a girl friend who's pretty bad ass. No negative comments at all .. I sometimes find in a trilogy that book 2 and 3 kinda suck compared to the first.. This does not disappoint

I really love this series
Dec 09, 2014 Firefly rated it it was amazing
I was one of the lucky few to receive an ARC copy for an honest review:
In this second book, Karen Lynch did something a lot of other authors fail to do. She managed to take a story that was already very successful and make it more exciting and interesting. While this is the second book in the series, it does not suffer from middle book syndrome. In this installment, we find Sara trying to adjust to the changes in her life and get used to her growing powers. We have a strong female character who
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Karen Lynch is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.

She 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
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Relentless (4 books)
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