Friday, February 10, 2012

Review Tour of Devotion by Kristie Cook - Review and Giveaway!


Welcome to my stop at Review Tour of Devotion by Kristie Cook! The tour is organized by the author Kristie Cook and it runs from 1 - 24 February. My stop includes a review and giveaway together with some information about Devotion. You can see the tour schedule at the end of the post, so feel free to join in and visit other blogs, too!



Author: Kristie Cook

Title: Devotion
Series: Soul Savers (#3)
Release date: 31st of January 2012
Published by: Ang'dora Productions, LLC
Reading level: FICTION – Adult: Paranormal Romance
URL: http://www.kristiecook.com/
Pages: 203 pages in ebook copy
Source: Book provided by the author for reviewing


Summary of Devotion:


With powerful abilities gained from the Ang’dora and Tristan back by her side, Alexis thinks she’s ready for the next challenge— protecting her son from what appears to be the inevitable. But she has so much to learn about her powers, her new world and the people in it. Nothing is what it seems to be on the surface, including the Amadis.


Power-hungry politicians comprise the council and make impossible demands. A traitor lurks among them all, inciting trouble that could destroy the Amadis and, ultimately, humanity. The Daemoni wreak havoc in the human world, with the ultimatum that they’ll continue attacking innocents until Alexis and Tristan are expelled from the Amadis’ protection. The couple’s own society begins to shut them out. But that’s not all.


Someone’s keeping a secret. A big one. Faith and hope in Alexis and Tristan will be restored if she can uncover the truth in time.


But the search for answers leads only to the discovery of more betrayals by those closest to Alexis. Her devotion is put to the test—devotion to her husband, to her family, to her people and to her beliefs—leaving her to question whom she’s fighting for and why she should even bother. But if she won’t fight . . . who will?

My review:

After I turned the last page of Purpose, which was the second book in the Soul Savers series, I could not wait to start reading Devotion! When I finally got it I read it in one sitting. Now, after finishing Devotion, I can’t wait till next book!

Devotion, written by Kristie Cook, was very good reading from the first page until the last one. Somehow Kristie has managed something that many authors lack – she is capable of turning each book in series into more intriguing experience and constantly surprises you. I loved that about Devotion!

Regarding the plot:

As said, there were many unpredicted turns in Devotion. Devotion picks up exactly where Purpose ended. Alexis and Tristan are visiting Amadis, but Amadis is getting more and more anxious about Alexis not having a daughter with Tristan and it creates disorder in Amadis’ council. Rina is asking Alexis to listen to council members’ minds to find out who is behind the weird behavior of council members.

Alexis tries hard, but does not succeed for a while, until she hears about a girl. After that so many things start to happen. Alexis is determined to find the girl even though none believes her. The only person standing behind Alexis is Tristan. Tristan stands by her even nobody wants to see these two together and even he has his doubts what is right thing to do.

Before you know, you find yourself in Australia, where Alexis and Tristan are escaping barely staying alive from another attack from the Daemoni. Nobody wants to help them because Amadis is sure that Alexis should not be with Tristan. Council turns against Tristan and after returning to Amadis, he is set for trial of betraying the Amadis.

Did I see that coming? No.


Did I see that coming who is the girl? No


Did I see that coming who is Tristan’s mother? No


Did I see that coming who was the person who influenced the council? No.

Devotion takes all your knowledge what you think might happen and turns it around. It surprises you. It is unpredictable and very interesting and fascinating! Brilliant development of the story!

Regarding the characters:

I loved Alexis in Devotion! So strong to her beliefs, so persistent of finding what she searches, so true to her love! I loved when she said: If he goes, I go! Kristie did absolutely wonderful job with Alexis in Devotion. The same goes for Tristan. He was willing to give up the dearest of them all, to show his love. Even though I do not understand such a sacrifice, I admired him for that. The relationship between Alexis and Tristan is stronger than ever.

Dorian was adorable. The relationship he developed with his father was so sweet and lovable. The way Dorian cared for her mother made my heart skip couple of beats – it was so beautiful when Dorian told her mom that he did not want mom to be like she was when Tristan was away. It almost broke my heart. I really hope that Dorian will not be part of the Daemoni and can take over the rule of Amadis. His heart simply belongs to the good ones!

There were some new characters brought in and out of the new characters my favorite was Char – Owen’s mother.

Generally:

Devotion was great sequel to Promise and Purpose and honestly, I was sorry when I finished reading Devotion’s last page. I was so sure that Devotion is the last book in the series, but I found out, that it is not. And I am glad for that, because the way Alexis and Tristan’s path developed in Devotion was so well-written and captivating that I am happy I can spend some time in their world when the next book is out.

When I really enjoyed both Promise and Purpose, then Devotion took me to a different level of reading – it was intense, unpredictable, quick-paced, and dramatic and filled with action. It should be a must read for all fans of paranormal romance!

5 Flowers!
5 stars.




Kristie was so nice to offer a giveaway of 1 e-book copy of Devotion!!!!

Giveaway details:

To enter the giveaway of Devotion you must be a follower of Me and Reading.
Please enter your follower name and email in the comments and you are entered!
Giveaway is international and ends at the midnight of 24th of February.
Winner will be announced latest 27th of February.

Good luck!


Buy links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Kristie-Cook/e/B0046KG8R4
B&N.com: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/kristie-cook
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/kristiecook
Signed paperbacks: http://www.readourwrites.com/shop/
Connect with Kristie Cook:


Email: kristie@kristiecook.com
Author's Website & Blog: http://www.kristiecook.com/
Series Website: http://www.soulsaversseries.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorKristieCook
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/kristiecookauth
Tumbler: http://www.tumblr.com/tumblelog/kristiecook
Google+: https://plus.google.com/102746226001674797330/posts
 
The schedule:


Brenda@ http://brendapandos.blogspot.com/  – 2/1
Heather@ http://theindieelite.blogspot.com/  – 2/2
Mindy@ http://www.forbiddenreviews.com/  - 2/3
Stacey@ http://sassybooklovers.blogspot.com/  - 2/6
Lisa@ http://alifeboundbybooks.blogspot.com/  - 2/7
Jessica@ http://www.totalbookaholic.com/  - 2/8
Christina@ http://zodiacbookreviews.blogspot.com/ -2/9
Cynthia@ http://bookreaderaddictsgiveaways.blogspot.com/  - 2/10
Inga@ http://www.ingasilbergbooks.com/  - 2/10
Michelle@ http://insaneaboutbooks.blogspot.com/  - 2/13
Katelynn@ http://bookshelfsophisticate.blogspot.com/  - 2/13
Donna & Melanie@ http://bookpassionforlife.blogspot.com/  - 2/14
Trish@ http://shishyboo.blogspot.com/ - 2/15
Katrina@ http://pageflipperz.blogspot.com/  - 2/16
Amy@ http://simpleloveofreading.blogspot.com/  - 2/17
Autumn@ http://autumsbitchinbookreviews.blogspot.com/ - 2/20
Britney@ http://www.living-fictitiously.blogspot.com/ - 2/21
Tevya & Michelle@ http://readinglark.blogspot.com/  - 2/22
Tanya@ http://speedyreader-allthingsbooks.blogspot.com/  - 2/23
Patricia@ http://www.examiner.com/  – 2/24
 
Thanks goes to Kristie for the review copy and for writing a wonderful book!
 
Happy reading!
 

20 comments:

  1. Thanks for the book giveaway! Angie Adair angadair@nwcable.net

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  2. myrandomlife14 shopaholicc1414@aol.com Thanks for the amazning opportunity!

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  3. Thank you so much for the giveaway! shatterbooks(@)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. I follow you on gfc deanna_boocock (at) hotmail.com

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  5. I had to skim through your review a bit because I haven't gotten to this book yet. Really? More books to the series? Yay!

    Thanks for sharing your review and for the giveaway opportunity.
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  6. Thanks for review.
    GFC- Maritza Robinson
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  7. Yay! :D
    Eriele is my name and jan_eriele@yahoo.com is my email ad. :)

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  8. I haven't read any of the previous books yet. Your review sold me. If this book is that awesome then I must have missed some great reads. I need to remedy that. Thanks! Brenda Demko brendem7@comcast.net

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  9. I follow via email and GFC - you always have fantastic reviews that make me want to diveright in!

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  10. I can't wait to get this book. Thanks for the great giveaway!
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  11. The cover is great! Thank you for the giveaway.
    GFC follower as Diana

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  12. Kristie Cook is a new author for me but not for long. I look forward in checking out her works.

    Follower as booklover0226

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  14. I follow through email and GFC. My GFC name is theladyreads. My email is emilykaiser24(AT)yahoo(DOT)com.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! I can't wait to read this book!

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  15. Thank you, Inga, for the great review! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. :) Thanks for participating in the review tour. Good luck to everyone!

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  16. Devotion sounds like an amazing read!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
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  17. Thank's for great giveaway^^

    I'm follower your blog via GFC, my gfc name Imel Cullen
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  18. Thank you for the giveaway.
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  19. I am a Email subscriber and GFC- Kelley Johnsen
    thank you for the giveaway!
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