Monday, September 24, 2012

Review of Power by Kristie Cook - 5 stars!

Happy Monday!


Welcome to a tour for Kristie Cook's SOUL SAVERS book, POWER! The tour runs from September 2nd - 30th. The event is organized by the author Kristie Cook and by Jessica from Total Bookaholic. My stop includes a review of Power and some information about the book and the author.

First of all, let me tell you that I am so glad, that Kristie is an author. Her books rock and so does her personality! I have reviewed all her books so far, had interviews with her - she is always very kind person.

I was looking very much forward for the release of Power and when it came out at the end of August and I finished reading it, I couldn't wait to share my review with you. I just had to wait to my stop at Power tour. Today is the day and here is my review. Enjoy!



Author: Kristie Cook
Title: Genesis
Series: Soul Savers (#4)
Release date: 24th of August 2012
Published by: Ang'dora Productions, LLC
Reading level: FICTION – Adult: Paranormal Romance
URL: http://www.kristiecook.com/
Pages: 317 pages in ebook copy
Source: Book provided by the author for reviewing

About Soul Savers book #4, Power.  

As the stakes rise, can she find her true power?

As the Amadis prepare for war, Alexis returns to Florida with orders to relax, regenerate and replenish her depleted power. But her task list quickly grows—establish a new safe house, learn the art of conversion, find her AWOL protector, help a desperate fan, and protect her son. Oh, and figure out what’s going on with her husband, whose peculiar behavior just might get them killed.

But most important of all, her primary mission: recover her stolen pendant.

The stone in the pendant not only promises hope for the Amadis future, but its unknown qualities make it a possible weapon in the wrong hands. With guidance and power from an improbable source and an unlikely ally by her side, Alexis sets out to retrieve the stone before the enemy discovers its potential for mass destruction. But when she finds herself in the Daemoni’s lair fighting for her life, all hope seems lost. Will she discover the true power she holds in time? And is it enough to save herself, her family and the Amadis?

Power, the next installment of the Soul Savers Series, takes you on a hot and edgy ride with twists and turns you’ll never see coming, leaving you breathless and once again begging for more.  

My review:  

Power by Kristie Cook is an engrossing fourth installment in Soul Savers series. It is written with passion for the characters and for the story, and you can feel that passion because the story takes over and captures you until the very last page. There is love, there is hatred, there is grief and loss and the excellence of Kristie’s writing is exactly hidden in the ability of capturing the reader and not letting you go. You realize that she has put her soul into it and I love that I as a reader can feel it.  

Plot:  

The fourth book, Power, picks up where Devotion finished. Alexis needs to find the lost pendant; pendant which is crucial for the survival of Amadis. The pendant also quickly becomes a key for the survival of love between Alexis and Tristan. With the whole world on her shoulders, Alexis sets her goal to the pendant and save everything which is dear to her - her husband, her son and the Amadis.  

I had no idea how suitable the title Power was in this book. it was right on spot, because the story circles around the power. Alexis path finding her true power and the power of trust are the key topics in the novel. It's about Alexis starting believing in herself and what's even more important to have some faith in her power. It's a long and twisted road for Alexis and also for Tristan.

I was curious to see, where the author leads Alexis and Tristan and I was taken by surprise. Their relationship is not only challenged, their whole world is. Their trust towards each other and to the people around them was also a huge part of Power.

When the last page of Power was turned, I wanted to scream out loud. Seriously. The ending of the book was so shaking, so strong and so heartbreaking and it's one of the hardest cliffhangers to read ever. My heart was bleeding for Alexis and Tristan and most of all for Dorian.

Characters:

Even though Alexis is the heroin of the series, I think Power is book about Alexis. It's where her growth is biggest, she grows stronger as a person and matures heavily due to circumstances. All the other characters are present, but Alexis simply sparks and shines more. It's also understandable because of the story development, you see how Alexis becomes what she is destined to do - being the daughter of Amadis.

Tristan was little more in the background, but of course had an important role to play. I think the author did that on purpose, that Tristan's role had to be tuned down compared to Alexis. There were actually parts of the book where I thought, this is not the Tristan I am used to see, but it was how it was supposed to be. You'll understand when you read the book.

I missed Owen or I should actually say, that I missed "the old" Owen. Owen is darker, more tormented in Power and gone are his quirky fun comments and behaviour. He is changed man with questionable actions.

Kristie did an excellent thing with the supportive characters in Power. At the end of Devotion she brought in several new supportive characters and their stories are folding out in Power. You learn more about them and you get few surprises and twists and turns about the faith of the characters. New friendships are created and old ones betrayed. Brilliant!

Generally:

When I finished Power, I was again awed; awed about the writing style which Kristie masterfully develops with each book, awed about the exquisite story development and awed about the finesse Kristie brushes the images of her characters. It’s art. It really is.

5 Flowers!

5 stars. (I would give 6 if I could, but that would be against my own policy).

If you haven't started with Soul Saver Series, be quick and get the books, it's absolutely a series you grow addicted to!

Thanks goes to Kristie for the review copy and to Jessica for organizing the tour!

About the author



Kristie Cook is a lifelong writer in various genres, from marketing communications to fantasy fiction.
Besides writing, she enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and riding on the back of a motorcycle. She has lived in ten states, but currently calls Southwest Florida home with her husband, three teenage sons, a beagle and a puggle. She can be found at:

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
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You will find Power here: amazon Barnes and Noble   Happy reading!  

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for reviewing and for participating in the tour!

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  2. Awesome book! Loved Alexis's strong spirit. Wanted to shake Owen, growl at Tristan and hug Dorian!

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