Monday, August 30, 2010

Promise by Kristie Cook

Alexis Ames has a life full of promise…but not all promises can be kept.

When Alexis Ames is attacked by creatures that can’t be real, she decides it’s time she learns who she really is, with or without the help of her mother, who guards their family’s secrets closely. After meeting the inhumanly attractive, multi-talented Tristan Knight, however, Alexis retreats behind her façade of normalcy…until she discovers he’s not exactly normal either. Then their secrets begin to unravel.

Their union brings hope and promise to her family’s secret society, the Angels’ army, and to the future of mankind. But it also incites a dangerous pursuit by the enemy – Satan’s minions and Tristan’s creators. After all, Alexis and Tristan are a match made in Heaven and in Hell.

Kristie Cook has written an age old tale of angels and demons, but with her own unique vision. A battle between good versus evil occurs within Tristan as he fights against the bonds of his creators in order to be at Alexis' side. I loved every moment of this book and the romance was sweet yet powerful. The book flowed smoothly with unexpected twists that kept me turning pages long into the night. Alexis is very much an outcast in the beginning of the book, having these quirks; like being able to heal herself within moments of being injured, and little understanding of why she is so different from everyone else. And before her mother can explain these quirks Alexis must experience the Ang’dora, a life changing occurrence that cannot be explained only experienced. And it will make Alexis more like her mother...and more like Tristan. Alexis is attacked by strange creatures shortly before her and her mother, Sophia, move to Florida where Alexis will be attending college, and even though her mother convinces her that it was just her imagination, Alexis can't help but feel that there is something more that her mother is not telling her. Within her first week of college Alexis meets Tristan, an intense, handsome stranger who continually shows up where ever she is. As their relationship blossoms, Tristan's interest in Alexis angers her mother, but Sophia is unwilling to explain her harsh feelings toward Tristan until a terrible accident that almost kills her and Alexis, prompting Sophia to give Alexis the information that might very well save her life. After meeting Tristan, Alexis becomes more confident in herself and watching her character grow was a real treat. The end of this first book in the Soul Savers series was beautiful but painful to read, and I can only hope that in Purpose, the second book in the series, Alexis and Tristan's story takes us on another heart-wrenching and heart-warming journey into Kristie's world with her incredible writing.


  1. Wow! The book sounds fascinating. Thanks for the review!

  2. this sounds good. Alot like my WIP which err. but sounds good.


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