Revenge is easy, but justice is worth fighting for...
Kenna is tired of being lied to-and hunted by the very allies she once trusted. Unearthing the dark secrets of the superhero world has not only endangered her life, now her boyfriend faces execution for crimes he didn't commit and her mother is being held captive in a secret governmental prison.
Kenna is determined to stand up for what's right and save those she loves from unspeakable fates. It's time for the betrayal to end. It's time for the real criminals to face justice.
But the truth is even more terrifying than Kenna could imagine. A conspiracy threatens the fate of heroes, villains, and all of humanity. If Kenna's going to survive, she must draw on her deepest strength: her resilience. Because when Kenna's pushed to the limit, she doesn't break down. She fights back.
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Relentless is the epic conclusion to the duology by two incredible authors, Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs! I didn’t know it was a duology really until I finished this one! We get a sense of finality to the story, but that never means another adventure might not be waiting around the corner! Only time will tell.
We pick up shortly where we left off. Kenna and the villains realize that Rex Malone, the superhero leader, is one bad dude. He now has Draven and Kenna’s mother in his possession, and he also has Rebel under some sort of influence that makes her very un-Rebel like. Kenna will do everything it takes to rescue them all. And that’s where we find ourselves in the first chapter.
It’s no surprise that after that mission, the villains must figure out how to stop Malone for good. But they have to figure out how to undo whatever was done to Rebel first. For she is still acting like the heroes biggest supporter, and we all know that’s not the real Rebel. When Kenna uses some of her smarts left by her mother, they’re able to think of a suitable plan to get the old Rebel back.
This was one awesome read! I’ve always enjoyed the comic book movies, never read the original comics myself. But I find the stories fascinating! This one included, because we don’t have just ordinary people here, they’re super heroes and villains and the villains aren’t really what you would expect! Nor are the heroes for that matter! I think that’s part of the appeal here with this series. Nothing is what you would expect and I love that!
The pacing was incredible too! There’s not much for dull moments in this one. Our villains are always moving from one plan to the next. For the grand goal becomes to take Malone down.
We get a new character added to the mix, her name is V and yeah, she’s a villain too. She was left behind to watch over the Power Twins by Anton. Which I was kind of surprised that the leader of a villains really did just make a walk on appearance. After he leaves, we don’t see him again, at all. I would’ve thought he would at least pop up once or twice before the end. Or at least at the very end, but there was nothing. It was a minor disappointment but nothing to get too upset over. But back to V! She’s one awesome villain! She pretty much takes her “babysitting” job seriously and watches out for the boys. It’s not long before Jeremy is totally smitten with her and tries to gain her affection. It was funny too, because V is not your girly girl type! I loved watching them banter!
And naturally, the chemistry between Draven and Kenna is still spot on! I love how these two have become close. And sure, in a sense you could say it was insta-love, I can’t really remember how quickly they fell for each other in the first book, but the “L” word is thrown around in this one and yeah, it’s cheesy, but still gives you some gushy feels during the eye-roll! LOL!
We get quite a few shockers thrown at us in this one! Ones I wish we could see further in a sense, but as I said, I get the feeling that this is the last book. While everything is pretty much wrapped up, I just wished there was more details to a few things. Like Y and Z happened…but I just want to know more about those aftermaths! It’s more like getting a statement of fact thrown at you and that’s all there is to it. A few more pages with added details would’ve been nice as well. But I can see from the way the book ended, with another particular event, that overall aftermath will just have to be left to the reader’s imagination.
Relentless was an action packed, amazing read! I pretty much loved every moment of it. (Not counting those two little nuisances!) It’s a duology that will keep you reading late into the night! It’s especially addicting since it deals with superheroes and villains, and since my primary reads are filled with paranormal beings, I quite enjoyed this breath of fresh air! So if you’re looking for an exciting read that’s outside the box, be sure to pick this duology up!
Overall Rating 4.5/5 stars
Relentless releases June 7, 2016