Saturday, March 12, 2011

Promise by Kristie Cook - Review


From Goodreads :
Alexis Ames decides to learn who she really is, with or without the help of her mother, who guards their secrets closely. After meeting Tristan Knight and discovering that he s not normal either, the secrets begin to unravel. Their union brings promise to the future of mankind. But it also incites a dangerous pursuit by the enemy. Because they are a match made in Heaven and in Hell.

This was the first Kristie Cook's book I read.  It was recommended to me by one of the Twilightmoms and I was eager to read it. I didn't have to be disappointed, I really loved this book. It was easy to read, had some cute humor in it and very interesting plot. 

Meet Alexis - college girl who is constantly on run together with her mother Sophia. Alexis is different, she can heal beyond normal understanding and this is exactly the reason of their running away. At least that is how it looks in the beginning of the book.

Alexis starts studying in new college and meets Mr. Beautiful. Tristan is good-looking, friendly hot guy who is taking an interest in Alexis quite quickly. Alexis and Tristan start to study together and as the story goes, their relationship is becoming more and more intensive.

Then everything changes. Alexis finds out about who Tristan is and even more importantly, who she and her family are. That shocks her and she pushes Tristan away. Alexis is from heaven and Tristan from hell and their story is a struggle between their roots and backgrounds.

I loved the plot! I was really surprised to find out that Tristan knew Alexis from her birth, that he was the one who picked her name and that their relationship and marriage was planned by Alexis' family already years ago. In one way I found it fascinating and it was a twist which I absolutely loved about the story. Nowadays planned marriages are not something you meet very often, at least not in western cultures.

The other thing I loved was that the understanding of Good and Evil was mixed in the characters, especially in Tristan and also for some extent in Alexis. Tristan has won over his dark side and I have a suspicion that Alexis will be struggling with her dark side in the next book.

You should be warned - you can simply not put this book away until it's finished. And the end of this book leaves so many things unfinished and you will be eager to start reading the second book of the series immediately. I have already purchased the next book - Purpose.

This book gets 4 stars out of 5.


  1. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing! I'm glad you liked it. :)

  2. Thank you too for reading the review! You know, it is always a pleasure to read a good book and then review it.

  3. Not being able to put a book down is exactly why a book should be read! Those are my faves!

    Arranged marriage at birth? I think the part you talk about Good vs. Evil is what really gets me interested!

    I am adding this book to my list!