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- Print Length: 165 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: January 30, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00I6M9VOK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #183,964 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Relentless (The Forsaken Saga Book 3) Kindle Edition
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Nora is now leading this rag, tag group to try and locate where the elders hideout. Along the way, they are all captured and it's with extreme luck that her bear Gray saved them. They had already met up with Raphael, who was alive and well. He gave them a lot of information and told them of some potential weapons to use against the elders.
They must get to Egypt. But how? And what happens to Gray?? Is she really the one prophesied to take on the more corrupt and evil group on the planet? And can she ever see her family again? Hunter left her once.....Will he leave again? Friends or foes..only you can tell.....when you read the book.
Read on my friends.
This story starts out decently well in modern times with Nora in high school and Hunter as the mysterious new kid. There is precious little character development and barely even a relationship between the two before Hunter is spilling his guts about what he is and taking her to the dream realm. Lo and behold, someone spots Nora in the forbidden dream realm and Hunter is "so shocked" that she's now in danger and they are running for their lives. That's awesome that he feels responsible for her, right? Yeah you think that for awhile. And thus go the three long drawn out books. I have GREATLY lowered my standards as far as the characters in a lot of these type books but this is another book where I absolutely felt ZERO affinity with Hunter and I certainly didn't fall in love with him. And Nora was wobbly as the heroine...at times I was cheering for her and others I wanted to reach into the book and just slap her for some of her thoughts and decisions.
And all the way through the entire series I kept waiting for the "surprise twist" that never came (unless you count Nora's parentage being revealed at the very end). I thought it'd be Madison or Alexander revealed as a traitor but no...and not even Jacob. There was SO much potential with this story and yet, in my opinion, it just fell apart.
And even though it was almost painful at times I kept reading and was very disappointed that I did....when it comes out in the end of the book exactly who Hunter is, along with the fact that he has LITERALLY lied to Nora from the very second they met and she says "oh well, I love you anyway" (or something to that effect) I absolutely wanted to throttle her. He used her from the beginning. Their entire "relationship" was orchestrated by himself and Selaine...I was furious with that part of the plot.
And if Nora has no more self respect than to just shrug off something so outrageous then I can't imagine her being able to single handedly lead all the Vassiz.
Like I said, there IS a lot of potential here and I think the author is talented---but this was not a great series. I give it a 3 star based solely on the fact that there is great potential. As far as quality I'd probably give a 2 star at best.
One last thing that drove me nuts was the way that the book started out modern but the character language was definitely NOT modern, including Nora's. I could understand the vamps having a different dialect but she's a modern age high school student.
And there's my review...sorry if it offends, but it's how I honestly feel about the book (series).
The plot in Relentless is straightforward enough. Nora is ready to take the fight to vampire elders, partly for the sake of the angels, partly just to be able to live her own life without being hunted, and so she goes looking for the means to her objective. As in the previous books, it's following Nora herself that may be the greatest joy of this book. Sharp is able to make her vulnerable without making her whiny; she comes of as courageous but not stupid, cautious but not indecisive. It's a balance that many authors seem to have trouble finding, and it shines through all the more now that Nora and her friends are starting down a road that isn't thoroughly familiar. I should also note that the mythology seems to be given somewhat more consideration in Relentless than in the previous two books. My biggest complaint is that the ending is a bit abrupt; while it's fine that not everything has been fully resolved, both previous books had as a redeeming feature that they both had real endings, natural places where one part of the tale ended and another would begin. Relentless doesn't quite leave us hanging right in the middle of a crisis, but I still just didn't get that feeling of clear conclusion.
So, to conclude this review, if you've read Forsaken and Revelations, then by all means read Relentless, it's definitely the best of the series so far. It makes me glad I've stuck with this series up to this point and eager to see what comes next.