Wednesday, June 23, 2010

PROMISE - book review

by debut author Kristie Cook
Release date: July 30th (see marker on the side for further information)

About the novel:

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 fa├žade 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.

My opinion:

I won this book as part of a giveaway in a contest hosted by Kristie Cook. The first thing I noticed was the cover. I love it. It's simple and beautiful. Then I opened the book to the first page and saw this--

The sensation of being watched clung to me like a spider web, invisible threads bristling the back of my neck and down my spine.

And I was hooked.

As you can see, the writing is beautifully done. The beginning starts off with action and keeps a great pace throughout the rest of the story. A definite page-turner.

The main character, Alexis Ames, is someone you immediately care about. And as other characters are introduced, the descriptions given are tantalizing, making you want to know more about them and their plight.

The storyline keeps you intrigued, pulling you into Alexis' world full of family traditions, friendships, and magic; topped with a battle between the armies of good and evil for good measure.

Quite honestly, this is one of the best books I've read since my love affair with the MORTAL INSTRUMENT SERIES. I highly recommend it.

If you love the blooming romance of TWILIGHT and the magic of EVERMORE, this book is right up your alley.


  1. hey, E.! Congrats on winning a book--woo hoo! And one you really like! Bonus! :o) cool to connect on yalitchat--I'll send you my book to review one day, and vice-versa! ;p

  2. Awesome! I'm looking forward to reading this one. Thanks for the review. :)

  3. great review - this is one I probably never would have picked up on my own, but that opening line as me hooked

  4. Thank you so much for the nice words! I'm so glad you liked it. And thanks for posting the countdown. :) The numbers on that clock scare me and excite me at the same time. LOL

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