Thursday, February 21, 2013

Review: Power by Theresa M. Jones

Book: Power
By: Theresa M. Jones
Published: February 2013
Published by: Self Published

Description: 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?

POWER is the first book in a New Adult (Mature YA) Paranormal Romance Trilogy and is the debut novel for author Theresa M Jones.

My Thoughts: Power is a drama filled new adult novel that shows that power of love over that of fear and hate. Told in alternating points of view, Power tells the story of fate and the role it plays in your life and the lives of those around you.

We follow Allison, a 21 year old single mother who has been having strange dreams lately about a dangerous man. She is also beginning to feel filled up with a strange purple substance all while dealing with the controlling nature of her ex-husband. One day, while she is meeting with her ex, her dreams and her reality collide with fatal results. It's not soon afterward that she learns about herself fully; That she has the power of Angels within her, and that she may be the descendant that has been prophesized to save the world. The story follows her learning experiences, both academic, romantic, and social and ends in a way that will have readers thinking about what prophesy really means, and about the power of love.

As a character. Allison was much like any young single mother who has been through a bad breakup and has not yet understood her path in life. She experiences an intense growth in this book, and becomes a much stronger person in the end. Her love interest, David is so sweet and intense. I loved seeing the book in his point of view. As for Damien, the "bad guy" I dont believe he's that "bad." He doesnt scare me in any way, and almost seems like a regular old guy who's expected to be bad and does so just to stay where he is and to defeat Allison. Lilith, on the other hand, is a terrifying thing to behold. Her manipulation and demented ways are the perfect recepie for her bad guy role.

I enjoyed learning a bit about the angels and how they impacted their descendants. I also enjoyed seeing the relationship between David and Allison blossom. I loved seeing her daughter and grew to feel affection toward her as if she were my own. Unfortunately, there were a few things I didnt like.

The lessons Allison recieved took up much of the middle of the book. At points, I felt mroe like I was receiving a history lesson than reading a fiction book. Additionally, most of the conversations between characters seemed too stiff and proper, and a lot of the conversations were entirely too dramatic for my taste. Finally, we learn that outside the secure compound where Allison it stationed, a few of the seven seals have been opened and people are rioting ant starving, and all hell is basically breaking loose. On her trip outside the compound to visit her mother, she sees the destruction of her old home, but other than that I didnt notice anything that led me to believe things were too much worse than before. There were no references to the hardships one would most likely face in those conditions and it made me feel disconnected from the story.

All in all, Power was a good story. I though it had a bit of a Matrix feel to it with the whole "you are the one" scenario, but the actual character doesnt believe it herself. I would recommend this story to those who like to read stories about humans who do the bidding of those in heaven and have to sacrifce their lives to save the world. My score is 3 stars.
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Lan said...

Huh, this book sounds so much like my NaNo novel! I've gotta give this a read.

Sue Bursztynski said...

Probably not a good idea, Lan. If you decide to do a rewrite, you'll never be sure you weren't influenced. ;-)

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