Thursday, December 3, 2015

Swoon Thursday #164 ~ Refuge (Relentless #2) by Karen Lynch

The fabulous girls over at YA Bound created this super HOT meme.

Here's how it works. From the book you're currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag#YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog!

* ~ * ~ * ~ *

My Swoon for this week comes from:

(Relentless #2)
Karen Lynch 

First - The Blurb:

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 trainers, and tries to manage her ever-changing powers, while keeping her unique heritage a secret. Looming in the background is the constant shadow of the Master who will do anything to find her.

Sara finds herself on a journey of self-discovery that uncovers her true strengths and awakens a part of her she never knew existed. She experiences the delight of new friendships, the sweetness and pain of first love, and a loss so deep it could be the thing that finally breaks her. At the end of it all, she discovers that the one place she was supposed to be safe might not be the refuge she thought it was.

Second - The Swoon:

This was nothing like the tender first kiss we had shared. It was hard and urgent, and it sent a shock wave to the centre of my being. I gasped and he deepened the kiss, sending heat unfurling in my stomach and melting the bones in my body until my legs couldn't support me anymore. He tightened his hold, and my arms moved of their own volition to wrap around his neck.

As soon as I kissed him back, the tension drained out of him and his mouth became soft and searching. I responded in kind, my heart swelling with love. My body felt like it had been starved fro oxygen, and being with him was like taking a deep breath of air. I felt my Mori sigh contentedly and whisper solmi, and I trembled when it reached out and embraced Nikolas's Mori for the first time. An answering shiver ran through Nikolas. It was wondrous and frightening to know how deeply connected we were in that moment.

My thoughts for Refuge can be found HERE.

* ~ * ~ * ~ *

Okay, so what do you think?
If you liked my Swoon, please leave a comment below!


  1. I love the progression of kisses! I've not heard of this one before. Sounds like these two are a really great pair together. ;) Great choice, Marilyn!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  2. I love it when the tension leaves your body as you are kissing. There is something so sweet about it.

    My Swoon

  3. *fans self* Oh my! That's some swoon, Marilyn! The emotion in this scene is very well conveyed. ;)

  4. Wow... that is getting mighty hawt! Sounds like they needed that kiss!

  5. That is an awesome swoon! Fantastic choice!