Wednesday, 22 June 2011

A Review for Promise (Soul Savers #1) by Kristie Cook

Posted by Donna
Published Date: July 10th, 2010
Finished Date: June 20th, 2011
Source: Brought
Format: Kindle
Pages: 368

The Blurb 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.
The Review: I’d wanted to read Promise for a while, I’d heard so many great things about it and even though I’ve rated it 3.5 stars, don’t let that put you off by reading it. 

Alexis Ames has always known she was different. She’s always known because when she would fall over and hurt herself in school, she always healed so quickly that people soon started calling her a freak. Alexis does want to find out why she is different but with her mother reluctant to give her answers, it’s kind of a lost hope…that is until Tristan comes into the picture. A handsome boy that has secrets of his own and for some reason Alexis’ mother dislikes him. Soon both, Alexis and Tristan’s secrets start to unravel they are swept up into a whirlwind romance that quickly leaves them realising their soul mates but with a dangerous evil lurking nearby will they get a happy ending? 

Firstly, I want to say that Kristie Cook has done a fantastic job by creating a whole new world that involves Good vs Evil. I’m not going to go in to much detail as I don’t want to spoil it for you but it’s a world that will leave you guessing all the way through. It’s a new take on Good vs Evil and one I really enjoyed. 

The characters were great. Alexis and Tristan are wonderful together, their relationship happens so fast but I honestly don’t think it feels forced. It was a nice pace throughout the story. I have to say I was utterly shocked where their relationship goes….it’s not bad thing but there are so many good things that happen between these two characters that unite them to become one and my, it doesn’t disappoint. The secondary characters were also a great addition and Owen, Rina, Sophia never disappointed throughout. I was kind of expecting a love triangle between Alexis, Tristan & Owen to pop up during the story but I for one am thankful the author didn’t go there. 

Now, I bet your wondering why the 3.5 score then? Well as much as I enjoyed the story and the characters…..for some reason I sometimes found I couldn’t connect with the characters as much as I would have liked. There were some great scenes that I believe I should have been quiet emotional at and I just….wasn’t. Maybe it was just me. I read this book with a few other people for Book of the Month and they all loved it. I think my main reason may have been, I was only reading little bits at a time due to work etc, and I think I needed to just read it all in one to feel the full effect but again, I did still enjoyed the story regardless of this. 

Overall, I really enjoyed this world Kristie has made and it does sometimes makes me wonder why author’s that have a lot of potential and talent haven’t been published yet. I urge you guys to go buy this book and support the author….support all indie authors because they do work just as hard as any other author. 

Oh. P.S I wouldn’t recommend this to a younger audience…quite a bit of sex references.


Laurie said...

Liked your review. This book is on my TBR and I now have moved it up the stack. I also love the cover. It is so beautiful but it puts me more in mind of a christian literature book rather than a Paranormal romance.
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Book Passion for Life said...

I love the covers...there really eye catching :) Hope you enjoy it.

Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

Great review. It sounds like a good solid read. Is it a series?

Alba said...

I just won both her books and now with this honest review of yours really can't wait to get into it!