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(The Descendant Trilogy #1)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  85 ratings  ·  32 reviews
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, and the demons that want it.

Allison Stevens, a 21 year old single mother, gets thrown into the middle of this battle when Damien, the Leader of the Rising, decides to hunt her down and kill h
Paperback, 298 pages
Published February 2013 by Theresa M Jones
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Jodi Davis
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Alison is a young single mother who has just had her Power awakened. A descendant, born with the Angel's Power in her, Alison is thrown into the world of the Order. Training with Order member, David, so that she can face the leader of their enemies, the Rising, she discovers her strength and Power as she learns to control her abilities. The Rising leader, Damien, fears her to be the Descendant, the prophesied one who is descended with all the Angel's powers
Jan 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have read a few books involving battles between Good and Evil lately but every one of them has their own unique twist. Power is a fabulous story where World War lll is just beginning. It may lead to the apocalypse and those with Power need to step up to help prevent Evil from taking over the world.

Allison is the main character in the book and she is an amazing person. I felt I was able to connect with her as we are both mothers and would do anything to protect our children. She is a sweet girl
Danielle Smiley
Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy
Publisher Type: Indie

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 wi
Oct 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
When Theresa first came to me, asking me to be a part of her upcoming book tour I was excited and a little nervous. What if I didn't enjoy the book? There's nothing worse then having to write a bad review. But luckily that was not the case with this book at all!

Allison is just trying to live her life. But these weird dreams just don't seem to want to let her go. I liked her from the moment the story started. She's a single mother who's trying to do what's best for her daughter. But add in crazy
Feb 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
What stood out for me in this book, which to be honest could have been like every other novel of this genre out there, is the creativity that fills these pages. From the carefully crafted world-building, to the characters which read as wholly real, this book does manage to stand apart from the bunch.
Allison, the protagonist was my favorite character, and the one I felt was most developed. She manages to progress through the book, so that we really see a change by the end of it. This is what we
Feb 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
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I was infatuated with this story. It was an easy ready and I could barely put it down. I am all about having power. Lol. The story was compelling and I was able to connect with the characters especially Alison. She was strong brave and determined. The book was just amazing; I mean it made me feel like a child again. When I was young I loved anything that had to so with special powers and magic. I was fascinated by it and this book just captures those feeling for me. The romance with Dav
Christopher A
Jan 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Im not really a book reader much, but when I picked up this book, I couldn’t put it down!! The story follows a young woman, after she finds out she is descended from women who were infused with Angel power, and is a part of a large scale battle between the Rising (people with demon power) and the Order (the good guys…)

She and her daughter embark on a journey as she tries to learn how to use this power in order to save her family from being murdered by the hands of the Leader of the Rising.

Beth Crocker
Jan 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Having been an avid reader all my life, I have definite preferences about which books I choose to spend my time reading. I love good vs. Evil, angels and demons, etc., so I was predisposed to enjoy this book. Having said that, not all stories are created equal. I thoroughly enjoyed Power, and anxiously await the next installment. I found myself completely caught up in the story, to the point of staying up too late and getting up a little earlier (which is saying something, as I am NOT a morning ...more
Chris Jones
Jan 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the kind of novel I like to read. The kind that makes you feel like there could be so much more to this world. where a single, young mother is able to accomplish something great- after hard trials and diligent work.

The story is about a feisty, impatient woman names Allison, who is told she has Power. Because of this power, there is a man who wants to kill her. This man, Damien, has demon power, and wants to start the apocalypse. Things have already started by the beginning of the book. S
Feb 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a very well-written, flowing story about a single parent who finds out she has powers. She is whisked away to work on mastering her powers, along the way meeting some very interesting people. She is rumored to have a great destiny. To find out what it might be, you NEED to read this book! :)
Brent Crocker
Mar 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When I started reading this book, I thought… another angel book? But no! It isn’t! The story follows a single mom, Allison, as she tries to save her family from a ruthless killer. This killer, Damien, wants to kill her because he believes she is the prophesied descendant- the one female born to save the world.

In the story, behind the life that we live, there are humans that have Power. Power from the angels- these are called the Order, and Power from demons- These people are the Rising. And the
Apr 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
One of the things I've loved about Goodreads is that I have access to authors who I probably wouldn't have thought of by just going to Amazon or any of the bookstore sites. I've been lucky in that the books that I've gotten have been well written and actually have a story. One that I want to continue reading. Power, by Theresa M. Jones is one of them. I enjoyed this book. She has well developed characters and I can't wait to see what happens going forward. I'd highly recommend this to anyone! ...more
May 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Power: The Descendant Trilogy (Volume 1) by Theresa M Jones

4 Stars

As her 21st birthday arrives, Alison finds out she is one of the descendants, someone born with the power of the angels to help balance the good and the evil in the world. It is believed by some that Alison is the most powerful, descending from not one but all nine of the Primitus and as such will be able to conquer the most powerful evil.

I was immediately drawn into this story from the very first page. Initially I was curious abo
Heather B (Owlnestly Reviews)
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I wasn't sure when I started reading this if I would like it or not based solely on the fact that the main character was a single mom at 21. I felt like it complicated things, and it just made the book seem a bit more mature than the regular YA books that I read. I found myself pleasantly surprised to actually enjoy and come to love the main character that grew up from her teen pregnancy I also understood halfway through the novel why it was necessary for her to be a moth
Samaris Creech
Aug 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Being plagued by the same nightmare time and again is bad enough; finding out that your nightmare is actually a reality can be a tough pill to swallow. How does a single mother deal with the news that not only are her nightmares real but that is she does not leave the only family she has left behind they will die at the hands of said nightmare? As if that wasn’t enough to find out that you actually may have the power to stop all of ...more
Feb 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
When I first started this book, I really liked the idea that Allison was a single mom. To me that was a new idea for a NA novel.I wasn't sure how that would play into a paranormal NA romance.but the author makes it work. I Also liked the idea of descendants of either good or bad, demons, and angels. Allison is an average girl who had strengths before she finds out she has power, then with training she becomes baddass. The romance with David is a real one that's not overdone, and angsty. Which i ...more
Carrie (Book Fairy) Fort
Favorite line “He looked deep in my eyes, and I could see through the hazel-laced emeralds into his soul. “I love you with everything that I am,” he swore.”

Imagine having your moms old boyfriend come tell you that you have powers and you are meant to save the world?!? That's Allison's life! She thinks Rick is crazy but...... Ha you know I won't tell you but, I will tell you I really enjoyed this book. I was a great good vs evil book. With great characters and some scary thoughts about what could
Fangs for the Fantasy
The Rising are going from strength to strength, their demonic goal is nothing less than the end of the world. And to achieve that they’re opening the seven seals and unleashing the four horsemen. War has already consumed the planet, with worse to come.

Against them stand the descendants. Descendants of 9 holy women each with their own gifts and talents who strive to counter The Rising and hope for their prophecy to come true – that one will be born who is descended from all 9 of the Primatus.

Jan 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
First of all, isn't that cover gorgeous? Love it!

What a wonderful start to what I can only imagine is going to be a great series.
I must say I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading Power. Angel power? I can dig it. One girl to save the world while trying to figure out her own heart? This had to have been written with my tastes in mind. 21 year old single mother? Hold up, say what? Now we're stepping out of my typical territory. New Adult is the, pardon the epic pun-fail, 'new' big
Sherre Copeland
Dec 17, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Feb 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
POWER follows the story of Allison, a 21-year-old single mother who, after a series of nightmares and painful power outbreaks, learns that she is gifted with power from the archangel Michael.

Now there have been quite a few Good vs. Evil (or Angels vs. Demons) types of books out there these past few years, but the concept of Power was surprisingly refreshing and kept me glued to the pages. Without a doubt, my favorite part about this book was learning about all the different abilities that these
Kristy Centeno
May 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Redheaded Bookworm
Power is a great debut novel for Theresa Jones. Strange things start happening to Allison, an old acquaintaince comes back into her life and tells her very cryptically about her powers and she's whisked away from everything she knows to train these powers. I liked Allison from the beginning, but I wished we could have gotten a little more background story on her life before the powers. I would have liked to have seen more of her relationship with her fiance so we could see why the relationship w ...more
Apr 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
When I first started reading Power I learnt that Allison was a single mum at age 21 which is not the norm for books I just thought to myself when I read it, I was a single mum at 21 too so we had something in common oh and the fact they we are both impatient. I liked this book because Allison is not a stereotypical single mom and her powers have just awakened she is a descendant with Angel Power, who is to save the world against demons. Yes I have read several Angel versus Demon books but this o ...more
Theresa Jones
Oct 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
In case yall dont know...
Hope, The Descendant Trilogy #2 is now available for purchase on Amazon HERE!
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Power really resonated with me. I think we all kinda wish we were part of something big and important. And I was a single mom for a long time too.
The romance was sweet. The action was exciting. And the magic
.. was perfect
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Single mom + people descended from demons trying to end the world + a slow-building romance + people fighting the good fight with some angel blood
AWESOME, surprisingly enjoyable, fun, and memorable.

Darlena Ringley
Oct 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Can't wait to read the others in the series! ...more
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May 13, 2013 rated it it was ok
It took me forever to get into this book as I could not seem to connect with the story. I wanted to like Allison but I just felt her character was too one dimensional but I liked the idea of her being a single mother having all this undiscovered power. She then learned that she is the key to saving the world though a predictable story at times. I would have liked more background information and it just did not click with me.
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Theresa M Jones is just a regular small town, Texas girl. When she isn't working 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

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“Holding my hands in his, David kissed my knuckles before he swore to me, “I will love every day of the rest of my life.” 8 likes
“My heart started beating faster, and I felt my face flush with anticipation. He pulled away, just enough to look me in the eyes. I stared back into his, allowing him access to my soul, hoping he could see how desperately I needed him. I didn’t hold back at all.
Before I could even react his lips were on mine. The heat that I had felt when he kissed my cheek, was like a lit match compared to the forest fire I felt now. Every inch of my body was deliciously ignited.”
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