Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Power by Theresa M. Jones: Blog Tour Stop with Review and Giveaway

I am so excited to be a part of the POWER tour!!!
I had been drawn to the book based on the cover alone (love the purple!!!)
and the story totally rocks....
wait, let me tell you about the book before I review the book.
Tee hee hee ... told ya, I'm excited!!!!
So here we go........

(The Descendant Trilogy #1)

Thousands of years after the battle between the angels, when Lucifer was defeated by Michael in the Heavens, the war is still being fought on Earth by the humans who have their Power, the Angel’s Power.

Allison Stevens is a 21 year old single mother who gets thrown into the middle of this battle when Damien, the Leader of the Rising, decides to hunt her down and kill her because he fears she is the descendant prophesied to save the world.

David, a member of the Order, takes Allison under his wing in order to show her the ropes, and hopefully groom her into being the one they have been waiting for. The only problem is that they start to grow more attached than a teacher/student relationship should allow.

But that isn’t all. Damien wants to open the Seven Seals and bring about the apocalypse and it’s up to Allison to not only save herself and her family, but save the world, all while trying to keep her heart from breaking.

No problem… right?
Genre:  New Adult Urban Fantasy
Publisher Type:  Indie
My Rating:  *  *  *  * 

My Review:
I could do a serious happy dance over what a great find Power is!  I love, love, love the creativity that went in the world building: the gifts, their origins, the colors, the artists and dancers..... it's so very WOW!  I want to clap for joy!!!

The writing is great as well.  The plot flows smoothly, with beautifully crafted images and the mystery of everything unfolding at just the right moment.  The author does make us wait, teasing us with just a peek here and there until we fully understand what's going on.

I adore the main character, Allison.  She's likable from the get go, but has her issues that she must "grow" through to become that really great character.  I so appreciate a strong female lead, who must fight her own battles, but still has that vulnerability that makes her relatable.

I did have a couple concerns.  First off, the other characters could have had a bit more depth.  There's an amazing cast in Power, and while no one felt "flat," I didn't feel deeply connected to any of them, either.  I also felt that we were given some conflicting data about the gifts, but I can't really explain without spoilers (which I try never to do).  Overall, these are minor issues and none marred my enjoyment of the book.  I'll definitely be stalking the author for news on the rest of the trilogy!!!

Cover Art:
As I mention every chance I get, I love purple!!!  And it SO works with this cover.  The subtle details (like the eyes) and a cover model who truly reflects the mc's sweet demeanor, makes for an A++!

Now, allow me to introduce this fantabulous author.......

Theresa M Jones is just a regular small town, Texas girl. When she isn't at work at a local Medical Equipment provider, you can find her at home with her husband and two beautiful (and rambunctious) kiddos.

In her spare time- as if there ever was such a thing as "spare time" - she reads and reviews books on her book blog, and writes paranormal romance novels.

POWER (The Descendent Trilogy #1) is her debut New Adult (Mature YA) Paranormal Romance novel.

Get to know Theresa on her blog, Keeping up with the Jones in the Book World, as well as on Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads.

You can purchase Power (the book, not world domination ... at least as far as I know) on Amazon.
And don't forget to add this awesomesauce book to your Goodreads TBR.

And if you'd like to win Power (again, not the world domination type)
enter in the Rafflecopter form below.  YAY!!!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for participating!! This is a great review!!!

    -Theresa Jones