Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Rogue Review (Relentless #3)

Rogue (Relentless #3)
By: Karen Lynch

Sara Grey is done hiding and done being afraid. The Master thinks he has her running scared, but she’s taking matters into her own hands and taking her life back. With the help of her friends, she sets out to find the one person who can answer her questions about her past, and who may be able to lead them to the Master.

On her journey, Sara faces new challenges and dangers, and learns that the world of good and evil is not as clear cut as she had believed. She makes new friends, unexpected allies, and reconnects with people from her past. As her powers continue to change and grow, she transforms from a struggling girl into a strong young warrior.

But at what cost? How much is Sara willing to sacrifice in her need for independence and her quest for the truth? And will her newfound strength be enough to save her and the people she loves when she finally comes face-to-face with her powerful nemesis? Nothing could have prepared her for what is to come, and it will take everything in her to survive the final test of courage and love.

In this third, and final installment of the trilogy, we get a real sense of the power that Sara possesses and it's fantastic. Sara is growing stronger than she ever imagined she could be, and takes on some pretty formidable opponents on her quest to find her mother for information. Her power goes beyond anything that has ever been seen before as her mix of heritage is completely unique to her, which makes her the perfect match for Nikolas who is hailed as the best warrior of the Mohiri. 

My only complaint about this book is that I was bored throughout some of Sara's road trip adventure with her friends. The introduction of new characters, new enemies and new species were interesting but the journey and some of the conflicts she experienced were a bit more sluggish than I had expected them to be. I found the whole Greg scenario dull and pointless, it served no real purpose in the grand scheme of things. Although my lack of enthusiasm could have been because of the absence of Sara and Nikolas scenes. The redeeming factor for me was the extra use of Sara's powers. 

My absolute favorite part of the book came at the end with what I call "the big fight scene". Sara finally meets the ultimate evil character that has been, unknowingly to her, plaguing her throughout the series. The scene was so powerful that I reread it three times to make sure I didn't miss any part of it, and I cried every time. The narrative is unbelievable as the author makes Sara's pain so palpable the the reader can't help but her agony as well as every other emotion that runs through Sara as she experiences the worst loss and biggest fight of her life. Her character really blossoms in this scene as her power eclipses anything that we have seen from her thus far making her character truly awe-inspiring and terrifying all at the same time. 

With this book being the first novel that Sara and Nikolas were a couple in I was completely hooked on all of their scenes together. The depth of their feelings for each other really became apparent midway through this book. Their characters had a lot of obstacles to overcome, the least of which was Nikolas' annoying need to protect Sara from everything effectively smothering her in the process, but their characters really complimented each other. I loved that they were open and honest with each other and effectively went from arguing about their difference of opinions to discussing them with each other and trying to come up with solutions that they could both live with. It felt like a very realistic and undramatic way to deal with problems and was refreshing to read about in a novel that thrived on the dramatic. 

I was so sad when I came to the end of this book because I didn't want it to be over. I wanted to stay in the Mohiri world with Sara and Nikolas and was ecstatic when I got to a preview at the end of the novel for Warrior, the next Relentless book. Stay tuned for my review on it!

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Thanks for reading!

Opinionated Bookworm

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