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Purpose (Soul Savers #2)

4.22  ·  Rating Details ·  4,326 Ratings  ·  262 Reviews
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 facade of normalcy .. until she discovers he's not exactly normal eithe ...more
Paperback, 377 pages
Published December 15th 2010 by Ang'dora Productions, LLC (first published December 6th 2010)
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Aug 22, 2016 ᑭIᑭEᖇ⒤ᗩᗰ rated it really liked it
Shelves: uf-series, pnr
Wow, this series is really getting good! The first one in this series was the authors debut and you could easily tell. She has greatly improved her writing style and emotional connection that was missing. Also the back and forth banter between characters felt real and genuine, not contrived as it did before. This storyline is quite common, Angels vs demons blah blah blah, but the author has put a unique spin on it which makes it all the more interesting. I'm looking forward to the next one. Oh, ...more
Dec 10, 2010 Jessica rated it it was amazing
It's funny because I'm siting here trying to come up with adequate words for this review when really I feel like saying " amazing....yippy...ohh...nice....need to fan self....HOT"...You think that's good enough? For those of you who have read this book already I know you are shaking your head YES because you fully understand what I am referring to. For those of you who haven't read Purpose, please do yourself a favor and purchase a little of Tristan for Christmas. You won't be disap ...more
Jan 23, 2012 Katelyn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, arc
I thought I liked the series opener, Promise, but I had no idea how much I would love the second installment. Honestly, it was even better than the first. I'm loving everything about this series and can't believe I have to wait so long to find out what happens next in the third book. Kristie Cook really knows how to keep her readers and fans wanting more!

Promise left me very sad at the end and I wad dying to know what would become of Tristan and Alexis would deal with everything that happened. S
Andrea Oakeson
This book was better than Promise, and I loved Promise! There is not much I can say without spoiling the book. I'll say that I couldn't put it down. I really got invested in Alexis and her emotions, almost like I could feel everything she did. It made for a pretty intense read. I can't wait till the next one comes out. Please hurry Kristie!! If you haven't read them, get on it!
Warning: There is a bit of language and sex. So steer clear if you can't handle that.

I received the book for free throu
May 04, 2011 Aimee rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2011
*Includes Book 1 Spoilers*

This wasn't an easy read. In the first book, we don't know the outcome of whether or not Tristian is alive. We see the birth of Dorian and the book comes to an end. The beginning of this we see that 7 years has gone by. And Alexis is still in a very emotional grieving process. I had a couple problems with this. It's been 7 years, she should have found a way to cope by then. She should have been rational to be a mother to her son. The extreme emotional breakdowns, after
Annette M Guerriero Nishimoto
Today's review is on the book Purpose by: Kristie Cook

Puropse is the second book in Cook's Soul Savers series and sadly is a big flop in my opinion.

The first quarter of the book focuses on Alexis and her self loathing. Even with Tristan being gone for 7 years she still mourns his loss to the point where I as a reader became bored out of my mind. She is so distraught that her mother has pretty much taken over as a parent of Alexis' son Dorian.

Finally, when I was just about ready to put the book d
Nov 29, 2010 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
I finished, it's BETTER than Promise, if that's possible!!!

LOVED LOVED LOVED it!! Though, how to even review it with out ruining it!!
Stacey (Sassy Book Lovers)
Jan 11, 2012 Stacey (Sassy Book Lovers) rated it it was amazing
After reading book 1 "Promise" I jumped back onto Amazon and bought Purpose I just couldn't wait to find out what happens next, I'm so glad I did. This book is 7 years later from the first.

Wow! Kristie Cook has done it again! This book seriously just blew my mind. Had me literally hanging on every word, I started reading in the morning and finished by night. Thank goodness I'm a woman cause the multitasking thing I concured! My kindle didn't leave my hand all day. LOL!

Right from the start I was
Jan 23, 2011 Jenna rated it really liked it
The book as a whole was a satisfying sequel to Purpose, though you won't feel that on the first quarter of the book. Life and real action begins on the second quarter of the book. The thing that made it different from Promise is the fact that it reveals another aspect of Tristan and Alexis' love, and the Amadis in general. The way Alexis has different personalities and turned moody most of the time, really irritated me to the bones. and I admired how Sophia was able to stand up by her. There was ...more
Mar 06, 2011 Mindy/fangedmom rated it it was amazing

Purpose picked up where Promise left off so well. Again, I was SO GLAD I had it by my side when I finished Promise. I am EAGERLY awaiting Devotion in Feb 2011 and Genesis, a Novella available Oct 19th 2011 in ebook form!

Alexis is getting through life without the other half of her soul. Dorian keeps her busy and so does her writing. They keep her grounded and from falling over the edge completely.

This book was INTENSE! The imagination of author Kristie Cook is outstanding. I love the paranormal
Donna {Book Passion for Life}
3.5 rating! After that cliff-hanger at the end of Promise (book 1) I had to start this book straight away. I was dying to find out what happened! And again, Kristie Cook doesn’t disappoint with her story.

After the events in Promise….seven years have passed. Everyone believes Tristan is dead other than Alexis. As the years have gone by, Alexis has never given up hope but has slowly slipped into a state of depression. As Alexis tries to battle her inner demons, she is forced to choose between her
Lani Woodland
Jan 02, 2011 Lani Woodland rated it it was amazing
I think I liked this book even more than the first one. It was an action packed and romantic sequel. There is going to be a third book right?
Tianna scott
Jan 15, 2011 Tianna scott rated it it was amazing
All i can say is... im so very happy. lol. Kristie has done another amazing job and i cant wait for the 3rd installment. TEAM TRISTAN!!! WOOOT!!!!
May 17, 2011 Marsha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adults
"Purpose" is an equally enjoyable sequel to 'Promise.' This story takes place 7 years after 'Promise' ends. Alexis is a mess. Her moods and personality changes waver from depression, anger, madness and numbness. She has aged and gained weight and she just cannot get on with the business of living without her soul mate, Tristan. The only person that somewhat keeps her from ending it all is her son, Dorian. He is the love of her life and she does not want to leave him without both a mother and a f ...more
Stephanie  G
Dec 18, 2010 Stephanie G rated it really liked it
Alexis is heartbroken at the loss of her husband and soul mate. Each day is a battle for her sanity. With her son, mother and writing to relay on Alexis is barely making it till one day she decides something needs to be done before her delusions and demonic blood take her over the edge. Returning to a place with happy memories, Alexis makes a very dangerous decision involving the evil Daemoni that leads to an unexpected discovery.

This review contains spoilers from the first book in the series, P
I think this is probably the most emotional book Ive ever read. For the first third of it I felt everything Alexis felt. Utter despair and depression. I felt so sorry for her. I was desperately hoping the whole time that she would be reunited with her Tristan.

And without spoiling things too much I was so overjoyed when the story finally started working out for Alexis. Such was the talent and pure genius of the writing that I nearly cried with happiness for her.

There is some good action and Amadi
Oct 15, 2011 Gabrielle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nook-own
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Mar 22, 2012 Amanda rated it it was amazing
With Tristan missing and nothing but complete heartache all Alexis has is Damon, her mom and her books. She has become a very famous author but she hates the fame because all she can think about is how much she misses her soul mate, and since their wedding her souls other half. Once Rina joined there souls in he Amadis ceremony there actually became one. She Alexis starts feeling really weird and not even her precious 7 year old can pull her out of it, she decides to leave so she don't hurt them ...more
Nov 14, 2011 Tamara rated it really liked it
Read this in 5 hours...very good follow up! It took a while to get going though. The first part of the book didn’t have much action and in a nut shell, Alexis is now 27 years old. The first 25% of the book covered the 7 years without Tristan. 7 long, depressing, sad years. 7 years that Alexis fights the thoughts that Tristan is dead. Her writing and their son Dorian is what keeps her going during this time, but even with that, she is depressed. She lashes out at her mother and Owen. She lets her ...more
Autum Reimer
Jan 25, 2012 Autum Reimer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The wonderful Kristie Cook has done it again! Just like with her first novel, Promise, I fell in love immediately! I cannot wait until I can get the next one! This book takes place seven years after Promise ended. In that time poor Alexis has been in a horrible state of depression and many other mental problems. Her mother is still with her to help her care for her son. In this novel Alexis goes through many moods that she would classify as Foggy Alexis, Evil Alexis, Angry Alexis, Almost Normal ...more
Jan 26, 2011 Jane rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle, 3
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Feb 17, 2011 Anaiz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed-on-blog
I greatly enjoyed Purpose more than the first book Promise. While the beginning is a bit depressing to read as Alexis struggles through her daily life, the ending to Purpose was much more hopeful and happier than the first book (big time). If you haven't read the first book just know that Alexis is suffering a lot and since this book takes place 7 years after Promise I think she should've recovered at least somewhat in the time. I can understand her pain and I thought a certain someone would've ...more
Sep 26, 2011 Sassyandizzy rated it really liked it
I don’t know about anyone else, but the beginning of this book was hard to handle. I won’t go into detail in case you haven’t read the first book, Promise, in this series, but Alexis is very depressed. The depression is what makes about a large portion at the beginning of the book. The author takes us where Stephenie Meyer did not take us in New Moon. In New Moon, most of the depression is skipped over and shown with simple pages marked with a month. In Purpose, the author explains the emotions ...more
Cynthia Cene
Dec 24, 2011 Cynthia Cene rated it really liked it
I instantly bought this book after I read the Promise, the first book in the series. It takes place 7 years later from the end of Promise. And let me tell you it is heart wrenching. Alexis is in a dark and emotional place. Still not over her loss. To help distract herself she started writing and became pretty famous but later in the book there is a great twist that deals with her writing.

She is raising Tristan and her child with the help of her mother and she has never given up on Tristan being
Stina Madison
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Purpose is even better than the book that came before it! If I could give this book an infinite rating, I would. In Promise, Kristie Cook showed us the joy and happiness of first and true love. But in Purpose, she shows us the opposite; the heartache and despair left behind when that love and hope is taken away.

It's been seven years since the Daemoni attack that took Tristan away from Alexis. It's unknown whether he's alive or dead. The o
Oct 18, 2011 Katrina rated it really liked it
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Jun 19, 2011 Beth rated it it was amazing
This week has been a very good week because I read Kristi Cook's first and second novel in the Soul Savers Series! My only complaint is that I have to wait X (?) amount of months for the third novel to be published.

Highlights of this novel for me included the different personalities Alexis would take on in dealing with her grief in losing Tristan. Having lost some loved ones to early in life, I know the feeling of Psycho Alexis lashing out at little things as she is unable to deal with everyday
Jun 10, 2011 Shari rated it really liked it
There is so much I could say about Purpose, I'm not sure where to even begin.

This is an incredible sequel to Promise and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Alexis struggles as she tries to live her life with out Tristan and is most definitely failing at the living part. She's just barely getting by - existing in the hopes that her heart's promise that Tristan still lives is right. Her greatest lifeline is clearly her son... her only connection to her beloved Tristan.

A refreshing twist from most YA paran
Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)
It was more than easy to fall in love with the first book in the Soul Savers series – Promise. With an incredible story, writing and amazing characters that stick with you, I knew that as I read the last page I needed to know more. Thankfully I didn’t have to wait but a few short months for the second book – Purpose to be released. Let me just say that Cook has totally outdone herself. Her writing and story from one book to the next blended and flowed and her characters were the same that I fell ...more
X. Williamson
Mar 31, 2011 X. Williamson rated it it was amazing
Kristie Cook did it again with this book! It was just as good as I hoped it would be. After reading Promise I wanted to read more about the characters, I wanted to continue reading their story.
Purpose was different from book one in many aspects, but that is what made it so good. I could feel how the characters had evolved, Alexis was not in the same state of mind and this helped me empathise with her even more. Many questions I had from "Promise" about the background of the characters and small
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Kristie Cook is a lifelong writer in various genres, from marketing communications to fantasy fiction. Besides writing, she enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and riding on the back of a motorcycle. She has lived in ten states, but currently calls Southwest Florida home with her husband, three teenage sons, a beagle and a puggle. She can be found at
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“Dear God, please help me.You are so powerful and I can't do this without You.I need You.He needs You.I offer my self as a tool.Use me however You need to.Just please save him.Please, dear Lord, save Tristan.” 18 likes
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