Monday, August 26, 2013

Wrath by Kristie Cook - Release Tour Review and Book Blast!

Happy Monday!

I am happy finally being able to post my review of Wrath. Wrath is the 5th book in the Soul Savers series written by an excellent author whom I have met personally and whom I consider being a friend - by Kristie Cook.

I had an amazing chance to beta read Wrath in the beginning of August and I am happy to share my review of it with you. Enjoy!


Title: Wrath
Author: Kristie Cook
Series: Soul Savers #5
Release date: 16th of August 2013
Genre: Adult: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
Publisher: Ang'dora Productions, LLC
Pages: 291 pages
Source: From the author in exchange for an honest review

My review:

I have always admired Kristie's writing style and Wrath was truly well written. It touches you emotionally in so many levels that while reading and after you finish the book you keep wondering about the talent of the author. I have written previously, that Kristie's writing is an art and Wrath is another proof of that.

Plot:

Wrath picks up exactly where the 4th book is ending. Dorian is gone and Alexis is left with nothing more and nothing less than wrath. She storms to find and kill the responsible for Dorian's disappearance, but the task in hand is not as easy as it seems. The Amadis politics plays a role and Alexis and Tristan need to slow down and create a strategy for finding Dorian and also satisfying the needs of the Amadis.

The plot is filled with surprises and there were things which I definitely did not see coming. Wrath is amazingly written and it gives the reader quite raw emotional journey. You will see both Alexis and Tristan losing it and trying to pick up the pieces and not losing the perspective. You will see already known characters showing up and also meet new ones you would like to know more about. You will see the Amadis changing into a whole new playground. Wrath is taking the fight between good and evil into a unknown territory and that is what I loved about the book!

One of the things which I need to mention, is the title of the book. Wrath is a brilliant title for the story, because it deals with the wrath of the mother whose child is taking away from her. Hell hath no fury...

Characters:

I have to admit, that I struggled with Alexis in the first third of the book. I did not like her very much because she acted irrationally, selfishly and without thinking. She reacted rather than acted and I had a problem with that. I did understand where she was coming from. It must be the hardest thing to a mother to deal with the fact that your kid has been kidnapped. And not only kidnapped, but kidnapped through the hardest betrayals. I'd do anything to protect my kid, but what Alexis did not do and which annoyed me, was to THINK what to do BEFORE doing it. She put her friends into situations which were so wrong and she did not see how the whole situation affected Tristan.

With that said, it did change though, both from my side as a reader and from Alexis' side as a character and I got back the Alexis I have loved from the book one. She grew as a character, as a wife, as a mother, as a daughter and as a friend. What I loved about Alexis and what was also said by Lucas towards the end of the book, that Alexis combines the Amadis' blood of good and Lucas' blood of evil into a powerful person. Alexis will be a great leader; she is already one.

What I missed in Alexis in the beginning of Wrath, I got loads from Tristan instead. I loved how Tristan was the only person capable of bringing Alexis back from where ever she was in her wrath. I adored him for that and I felt for him when he got angry with Alexis. I felt both of their pain like it was touching me personally. I was happy when Tristan forced Alexis to see, that she is not the only one suffering. When Alexis was the raw wrath in this book, then Tristan was her balance, support and brains.

This is what I love about Kristie's writing, she creates and develops characters who are not flawless, but very human (yes, even when we are talking about fantasy characters with superpowers). The dynamics between Tristan and Alexis was not only emotionally adorable, but it was also intelligently created. I wish every woman had her own Tristan and every man had his own Alexis. I loved their relationship in Wrath. Tristan knew exactly what Alexis needed and gave her that. Awesome!

I was so happy to see Jax back in the story and I really liked that author created a side story of Jax and Blossom to the main one. It is great to see, that the author gave a lot of effort to the supportive characters in the book. I loved that Winston appeared and giving some love to Alexis' mom and that Noah was brought to the story. I enjoyed seeing Vanessa developed into a character which I loved and boy, was I happy to see Owen reappearing.

Generally:

Wrath by Kristie Cook is a book which you do not want to miss out. It gives you so many wow-effects that the story simply blows you away! It grabs you emotionally from the page one and takes you to the grand finale which you will never ever forget! Brilliantly written!


5 Flowers!

5 stars.


Thanks goes to Kristie for allowing me to beta read Wrath, providing me with the review copy and being not just an awesome writer, but a very lovable person as well! Love you.


Wrath (Soul Savers 5) by Kristie Cook
Release Tour / Book Blast
Genre: Paranormal Romance / New Adult

Release Date: 8/16/2013

New Adult Paranormal Romance by bestselling author Kristie Cook**Mature Content**Recommended for ages 16+ due to sexual situations and language.

Will a mother’s wrath make her cross the line?

didn't want to cry. For once in my life, tears evaded me. Perhaps because I refused to grieve this loss, because it wasn't a loss in my eyes, in my heart. It was a call for war, yes. But not a loss. I wouldn't allow it.

Besides, I was too mad to cry, even in my exhaustion, and anger would get me much further.
 
As I curled my body around Sasha’s, though, I realized the anger within me had changed. I no longer felt irrational and blinding fury that dulled all other emotions. But that was okay. I really didn't want to be Psycho Alexis. This, what I now felt in every cell of my body down to the core, was better. My anger had condensed and solidified into a cold, hard stone settling within me. Something I could control and hold onto for the long term to keep me going and focused on the goal.

Wrath.

That’s what I felt. And there was nothing worse than the wrath of a pissed-off mother.

Wrath, the fifth volume in the bestselling, award-winning Soul Savers Series, will have you on the edge-of-your-seat-ravenously-devouring-junk-food as you experience the mysteries, magic, betrayals, and passion that you've come to expect from Kristie Cook’s writing.
 

Where to buy Wrath (Soul Savers 5)

Other Books by Kristie Cook 



About the Author

Kristie Cook is a lifelong, award-winning writer in various genres, from marketing communications to fantasy fiction. She continues to write the Soul Savers Series, a New Adult paranormal romance/contemporary fantasy, with the first four books, Promise, Purpose, Devotion and Power available now and the next book coming in June 2013. She’s also written a companion novella, Genesis: A Soul Savers Novella, currently available. Over 200,000 Soul Savers books have been sold, with Promise peaking at #54 on the Amazon Top 100 Paid list and at #1 in the Amazon Fantasy category. The Space Between kicks off her second New Adult paranormal series, The Book of Phoenix.
Besides writing, Kristie 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
The Book of Phoenix Website: http://www.TheBookofPhoenix.com
Soul Savers Series Website: http://www.SoulSaversSeries.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/kristiecookauth





Happy reading!
 







2 comments:

  1. Thank you for the amazing review, Inga! LOVE it! And yes, I consider you a friend, too. <3

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  2. Nice review and great book to read. thanks for your great blog.
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