Today, I’m excited to bring to you a short review for Power, which is book 1 in the Descendant trilogy. Continue to read for more information on the books, and the author. This post also includes a giveaway. Enter for a chance to win.
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.
This story was definitely interesting and very intriguing. As a mother, I could definitely relate to Allison and her desire to do everything that is needed to make her daughter happy. However, she is stronger than she believes herself to be, which is what I admire about her the most.
Though a set of events she cannot control is unleashed upon her, she does what she needs to keep those she loves safe. It is during this self-discovery process that she realizes not only who she is, but how important she is as well.
I really enjoyed this story because it does not only involve the supernatural, but it shows how strong humans (mothers especially) can be when we have to fight to save ours.
Theresa did an amazing job painting a picture of a person I could totally relate to, and yet, create a world that goes is by far different from the one we actually live in.
The Descendant Trilogy is a series I enjoyed 100% and because of this, I will be picking up more titles from this author.
If you’re looking for a paranormal plotline with unexpected twists and turns, with a strong female lead, and a stimulating/gripping story that will keep you on the edge of your seat, then this is the right read for you.
Book Two: Hope
Allison now understands who she is and where she comes from, but will it be enough to save the world? She went through a dangerous journey, dragging her young daughter along for the ride, in an attempt to stop the evil Rising Leader, Damien, from opening the Seven Seals and bringing about the Apocalypse.
But she hasn’t succeeded yet. The Rising still thrives and Lilith has made it her mission to open the remaining Seals so that she and her minions can rule the Earth.
David and Allison hope that love can conquer all, but in reality, love is never enough. Will they, along with the rest of the gang back at the Compound, be able to stop the Rising?
And where is The Descendant that is prophesied to save them all?
Excerpt for Hope:
Chapter 18- Russia
Finally I looked around. I noticed all the bodies lying around the room. Death hung heavily to every inch of the dreadful place. I could no longer see the beauty it once held. Then I saw him. Before I realized what I was doing, my legs moved faster beneath me and I weaved my way through the maze of lifeless bodies that scattered the floor.
When I came to him, I knelt down. His blue was gone, his body wasn’t moving.
“He was gone before I could get to him. He had been fighting the man they call Frank. Apparently he is a leader of sorts, as the other Rising members answered to his commands.” He explained. I barely listened.
I placed my hands to his head, and pulled it up into my lap. I was already covered in blood, so the blood that dripped from his ears and nose didn’t bother me. Tears ran down my cheeks slowly, the salt they contained mixed with the scent of blood already heavy in the air.
My body shook as the full weight of what I had lost wrenched my heartstrings and twisted them in unnatural knots. I placed my forehead against his chest and cried without cease.
I tried pulling him closer, his heavy body sagged against my legs as I attempted to pull him onto my lap. I held him in our last embrace and cried more fiercely. I was angry that he was gone. Angry that he could have been taken from me. He was so Powerful! But he was gone.
Finally Nicholas and the Guard came back in.
“The sequence was stopped. We have won.”
“Won?” I shouted at him. “How the hell can you call this winning?” My voice cracked as I screeched the words at him.
Book 0.5- Arise
A Prequel Novella
Rick is an Order Member, which means he has inherited the Power of the Angels. Ann is now a single mother, as her husband died less than a year ago. Allison is an only child, now fatherless. But together, they make for an exciting tale of love and loss.
Rick is sent on a mission to bind Allison’s Power, but he got more than he bargained for as her mother, Ann, stole his heart in the process.
Read this prequel novella to find out more about Ann’s and Rick’s relationship, and to see how it all began before Allison turns 21 in Power.
$25 Giftcard, Ebook copies of Power and Hope.
About the 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.