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Synopsis: Revenge is easy, but justice is worth fighting for…
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 is the continuation of last year’s Powerless, and like the previous book, it’s a quick, fun read and perfect for the summer. It begins shortly after where Powerless left off. Kenna and the other villains are set on rescuing her boyfriend Draven and her mom. She’s become the de facto leader of her group of villains and she struggles with both the responsibility that entailed, as well as her burgeoning powers. The banter is clever and witty and makes the characters even more appealing. Each of them is so well-written that they literally leap off the page. What I really like about this duology(?) though, is that nothing and no one are what they seem. There are quite a few shockers thrown which makes me question if this is really the end. While the plot is mostly wrapped up, there are a few loose ends which are fine if there is going to be a third book, but a bit frustrating if not. Overall, Powerless succeeds in being both a character-driven and plot-driven story. It’s an action-packed read, sure to appeal to superhero fans.