"Power" by Kristie Cook
This is the fourth installment of the "Soul Savers" series by Kristie Cook
As the stakes rise, can she find her true power?
As the Amadis prepare for war, Alexis returns to Florida with orders to relax, regenerate and replenish her depleted power. But her task list quickly grows--establish a new safe house, learn the art of conversion, find her AWOL protector, help a desperate fan, and protect her son. Oh, and figure out what's going on with her husband, whose peculiar behavior just might get them killed.
But most important of all, her primary mission: recover her stolen pendant.The stone in the pendant not only promises hope for the Amadis future, but its unknown qualities make it a possible weapon in the wrong hands. With guidance and power from an improbable source and an unlikely ally by her side, Alexis sets out to retrieve the stone before the enemy discovers its potential for mass destruction. But when she finds herself in the Daemoni's lair fighting for her life, all hope seems lost. Will she discover the true power she holds in time? And is it enough to save herself, her family and the Amadis?
Spoilers for the series ahead already in the synopsis LOL
So I've been wanting to read this book for a while, simply because I feel in love with Alexis and Tristan in the first books. When I finally got around to reading it now though, I was slightly disappointed. I can't really say why, but I didn't connect to the characters as much as I did in the first books anymore. It might be due to the fact that between the last one and “Power” there were a few months time, I don't know. All I know is that it took me about half of the book to really get into the story and feel as if I wanna read as much and as fast as I can because of how good the book is.
It definitely got better in the second part, when the story line also picked up again. I still am in love with Tristan, but with everything that happens with him in this book, it just seemed....I don't know, sometimes I was feeling like: Does this really have to happen? I know people go through heartaches, but with them it's like they go from one to the other, without having time to breathe. I think I was just hoping at least for a little reprieve for them.
Also, everything involving the storyline of Owen and that chick who's name I conveniently forgotten is just weird as well. At least that's what it felt like to me. I really liked Owen, but in this book I couldn't quite get a grasped on him and I don't really like when that happens LOL I mean, why would you do something like that with a character that everyone likes?? That's what I just don't get....and I tried, I really tried! Ask Julie, she can tell you LOL
So the book was still good, it just wasn't as great as the ones before. I will, however, definitely continue with the series, as I wanna see how it all works out, that's for sure! And I'm hoping that the next one will be better again!