Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Teaser Tuesday #140 ~ Relentless (Relentless #1) by Karen Lynch

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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My Tease for this week comes from:

(Relentless #1)
Karen Lynch

First - The Blurb:

Sara Grey’s world shattered ten years ago when her father was brutally murdered. Now at seventeen, she is still haunted by memories of that day and driven by the need to understand why it happened. She lives a life full of secrets and her family and friends have no idea of the supernatural world she is immersed in or of Sara’s own very powerful gift.

In her quest for answers about her father’s death, Sara takes risks that expose her and her friends to danger and puts herself into the sights of a sadistic vampire. On the same fateful night she meets Nikolas, a warrior who turns Sara’s world upside down and is determined to protect her even if it’s the last thing she wants.

Sara’s life starts to spin out of control as she is hunted by an obsessed vampire, learns that her friends have secrets of their own and reels from the truth about her own ancestry. Sara has always been fiercely independent but in order to survive now she must open herself to others, to reveal her deepest secrets. And she must learn to trust the one person capable of breaking down the walls around her.

Second - The Tease:

I don't think I've stomped off like that since I was five. Nikolas made me feel like throwing a tantrum; how could one person be so damn aggravating? But then a couple hundred years is plenty of time to learn how to piss people off.

OH. MY. GAWD. This was one awesome read. Right from the very first page, I got caught in the story and had a hard time putting it down.

For years, Sara has known that she is different, that the world around her consists of supernatural beings, and that her father's death was the result of a vampire attack. However, unable to share her knowledge with any of her human friends, she keeps everything she knows a secret until the night she meets Nikolas.

Nikolas is a vampire hunter - a Mohiri - half human, half demon. Following the trail of a particularly nasty vampire, he crosses Sara's path. As the demon inside of him senses the presence of the one inside of her, a connection is formed between them. After saving Sara from the vampire which threatens to kill her, Nikolas explains her true heritage - that she is a Mohiri, like him.

Finally having an understanding of who she is and where she came from, Sara steps up the search for her father's killer. Only, the closer she gets to discovering the truth, the more her life becomes in danger. Having appointed himself Sara's own personal guardian, Nikolas is there in almost every instance to save her.

I loved the angst between Sara and Nickolas, the way they butt heads each time they meet. Although there were no hot and heavy scenes in this installment, the tension between these two characters more than made up for it.

If you like a story filled with tension, paranormal beings and high impact action scenes, then this might be a series you might like to delve into.

My Rating: 5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

If you liked my Tease, please leave a comment below.


  1. Oh, wow! This sounds like an amazing read! I love your thoughts on this! Btw, I could of at least a couple of people who make me want to throw a tantrum. And I didn't have to know them for a hundred years. ;)


  2. I have not heard of this one. But you have my interest- a couple hundred years is enough time to learn how to make people mad.

    My Teaser

  3. Haha!! Oh that's funny! This is a totally new to me series! Definitely might need to add this to my massive TBR Mountain of Doom because it just sounds too cool!

    Great review too! ;)

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  4. That tease made me giggle there at the end. :) But I can tell just from that there is some great tension going on. This book does sound really, really good. I might just have to check it out, Marilyn. ;)

  5. I can't wait to find time to read Relentless! I have it in my library and it looks so good! Also, The Crescent Chronicles by Alyssa Rose Ivy, is FANTASTIC! She even has a spinoff series that's really good too! I highly recommend! I'm getting my hands on The Heir by Keira Cass today!! EEP! the library got it in on ebook and I was quick enough to get one of the first copies <3 happy Tuesday!

  6. That was a fun teaser! Glad you enjoyed this one so much!! :D

  7. Haha! Love the teaser!
    It is always a great when a book can grab you right from the beginning! I think I'll have to try this one!

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