Sunday, November 6, 2011

Review of Genesis by Kristie Cook - 5 stars!







Author: Kristie Cook

Title: Genesis
Series: Soul Savers (#0,5)
Release date: 19th of October 2011
Reading level: FICTION – Adult: Paranormal Romance
URL: http://www.kristiecook.com/
Pages: 207pages in ebook copy
Source: Book provided by the author for reviewing

Summary from Goodreads:

A father who reveals his truth.


Twins who take different paths—one light, one dark.
Angels who have plans for them both
And Demons who do as well.
So the Earthly battle for souls ignites…


A tale that is over 2,000 years old, this is the story of the Amadis beginnings.

My review:



I really was looking forward to read Genesis, because it is pre-story for Kristie Cook’s Promise and Purpose and since I liked both of these books and I knew that Genesis will tell the story of Amadis, I was counting days!



Genesis is well-written and gives a very good introduction to Soul Savers series.

Regarding the plot:



Genesis starts with prologue with Andrew who is a warrior angel and falls in love with the human woman. For this love he pays a high prize and he is condemned to live on Earth.

200 years later when Andrew is leaving the Earth back to the Otherworld he reveals his story to his children – to Cassandra and Jordan. Cassandra and Jordan are twins and have very special abilities and Andrew has protected them by keeping them away from the rest of the world which does not understand their abilities.

Cassandra’s and Jordan’s paths are going very differently. Jordan is drawn to everything demonic and Cassandra to everything angelic. The both have their beliefs they are willing to fight for.

There are quite some twists and turns in Cassandra’s and Jordan’s story, but what is most important, they impersonate the fight between thee good and evil which creates the need for Amadis.

I really liked how the author built the story up to the settings of Promise and Purpose and I cannot wait until Devotion will be published.

Regarding the characters:

My favorite character was actually from the evil side of the story – Jordan. It’s not because I liked him, but because Kristie succeeded to create him evil, devious, despicable. There were several times where I thought, how can Jordan do these kind of things to his own sister. Jordan’s hunger for power was well described.

I had some problems with understanding Cassandra. She seemed vague, especially when it came to her brother. He was her weak point, her Achilles’ heel. I would have wanted her to fight more and earlier, but I guess she was created too good hearted with the purpose – to balance out Jordan. She missed little spark in my opinion, the spark what Alexis has.

The supportive characters were well written; they had their role in the story.

Generally:

When you start reading Soul Savers series, then start with Genesis, it will give you a very good idea of what is Amadis and how it was created and why it was needed.

Genesis was easy to read and very interesting prequel to Promise and Purpose.


5 Flowers!
5 stars.


Thanks goes to Kristie Cook for providing me review copy of Genesis!

Happy reading!



5 comments:

  1. I think yours is the best review I have read so far. One was so vague that I thought Cass and Jordan were husband and wife. I'm really looking forward to this read.

    Thanks for posting!

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  2. Thank you Sophia!
    I thik all Kristie Cook's books are worth of reading!They are good.

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  3. Thank you, Inga, for the great review! I'm so glad you enjoyed the story. :)

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  4. Kristie, you are absolutely welcome!

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  5. Kristie, you are absolutely welcome!

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