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(Relentless #2)

4.49  ·  Rating details ·  14,207 ratings  ·  814 reviews
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
Paperback, 326 pages
Published December 9th 2014 by Karen Lynch (first published November 25th 2014)
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Jan 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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
Muse-ic ♬
Read #2


Guys....I think need help......I have fallen for another handsome and wonderful Russian warrior who doesn't exist.....what am I supposed to do with myself!!!


I am broken.
And I thought I had the next book stashed in my Kindle library somewhere but I actually DON'T! DO YOU GUYS REALIZE WHAT A DISASTER THIS IS??

Admittedly, it was a bit difficult to get into at first because I read the first one so long ago that I reall
Heather Holman
Sep 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
A.M. Martin
Dec 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 27, 2015 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 jus
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 somethi
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Solid series so far. 3.5
Lena K.
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, dnf
DNF 69%

I give up. This is unbearable, and even Nikolas annoys me.
2 stars go to the two hellhounds which were awesome.
Apr 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I never in a lot of years thought I would ever fall in love with a YA anything ever again but Karen Lynch, girl, I'm sold. I absolutely devoured this second installment. Remember all those monsters I talked about in book one? She takes it to another level in book two. For real, for real.

I just want to gush about all the different aspects of this story. Before I get all up in my feelings, here's the gist. At the end of the first book, Sara agrees to go to the Mohiri compound to train to be a
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just when I thought it couldn't get better, it gets better. I thought this book was even better than the first. I am on to book 3 immediately. I'm really enjoying this world and the side characters are some of the best I've seen. There are so many great characters in this book. Normally there's maybe a couple, but I really like all the side characters and especially all her little, and not so little, animal friends. Just go into this blind and have the next books handy! Luckily, there's NO CLIFF ...more
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.
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The second book continues from the point where the first one ended. Again In this book we have a lot of action and breathtaking scenes and above all the great love between Sara and Nikolas who continues to warm my heart. One of the most romantic books I've read full of passion and also written so well like the first one.
I marked 179 highlights and 13 notes. That means a lot!
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
Arooha Tariq
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
Lucie V.
This series continues to be filled with action and intrigue and I would dare say that this book was even better than the first one. It was different, in a good way, we get to meet new characters and to discover new places.

Sara is now living with the Mohiri where she is training to become a fighter (even though she spent the first book telling Nikolas that she was not a warrior). There she meets other orphans like her, and some of the new characters are awesome. Especially Jordan and Desmund. Jor
Dayna Wadge
Jun 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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
Jul 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am really enjoying this series and I'm already starting the third book.

I loved Desmund so freaking much in Refuge! Seriously, he's one of my favorite character in this book. Next is probably Nikolas. Ah, I love to read how the relationship develop between him and the FMC. Can't wait to see more of them.

As for the 'twist' (if you can call it that), I saw it coming from the start. (view spoiler) Also, I'm not sure how I feel about that ending.
Huh. I was wholly won over by the first novel in this series, Relentless--it surprised me in so many ways, and I was struck by how well Lynch could write and tell a story, much better than I had expected. (I recognize good writing, but I'm also a sucker for a good story, and I notice that a lot of indie authors may be better at the latter than the former, if good at either.) I found myself really caring about the characters and excited to learn about the world, even though paranormal is not at a ...more
Nikki Jefford
Nov 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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

★★★★★ (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! Afte
This book is really good. The beginning was boring. It was annoying because nothing was happening. Then the second half was full of surprises. The revelation that Sara is Nicholas's mate, Nicholas's possessiveness towards Sara and almost everything was excellent. The plot twist when Nate turned out a Vampire and I almost thought he would die. He is one of my favorite side characters and it would be devastating. But luckily he didn't die and was also turned human again and now he can walk.I was a ...more
Mar 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Tushar Patel

“The only problem with so many books was choosing one.”

This book is seriously good one, This is second book in the series It improved then first.
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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
Apr 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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. ...more
4,5 stars
I really enjoy reading this series!!!
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
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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 (Relentless, #1)
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