Release date: June 7, 2016
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
Relentless picks up a few weeks later after the ending of Powerless, and is a non-stop action fest from there on. Rex Malone has her boyfriend on trial and Kenna and her band of hero-villains are out to rescue him, and bring down the Collective which is hiding big secrets from the superhero world. Soon after, they are all on the run for their lives, as well as figuring out a way to stop Rex Malone. Kenna learns a bit about her past, and there is plenty of developments to actually get into here, so I won’t.
This book is miles ahead of the first one – that one was all action and not much substance, but here there is plenty of drama, development and reveals. I still feel enough attention wasn’t given to secondary characters, beyond the matching and pairing them up. As for the reveals, they were mind-boggling, one after another. I was hooked into the story and was sneakily reading it during work, too (shh!). My only grievance is with that anti-climactic ending – after all the raising of stakes throughout the book, I felt it came too easily. But otherwise, this book was a great sequel.
Received a free galley from Sourcebooks Fire, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
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