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Friday, 22 February 2013


Hook by Nicolas Tsamis
Rating: 4/5

Goodreads Summary:
Shortly before he dies, an elderly enlightened Teacher in India finds a way to leave his body and remain suspended in a dimension somewhere between life and death. Only Rahul, his loyal student, knows about the Teacher's plans, as the dying man gives him instructions for the future before leaving his body. Meanwhile, Konstantinos, a successful 35-year-old bachelor and owner of a software company, finds himself in the middle of the Teacher's grand plan without realizing it. His life is radically changed, along with that of the woman he loves and everyone else around them, as they all become involved in something so huge, it could positively alter the course of humanity.
Hook can be found on Amazon in paperback and kindle formats here: amazon link
My Review:
  I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. I found the concept and idea behind this book to be very interesting and very in depth and it had me thinking some very deep thoughts while I was reading and even after, which in case you are wondering that is a good thing in my world that is one of the many things I love about reading. I have read mostly YA for the past couple of years and so this is probably not something I would have picked up on my own I found myself enjoying it and I am glad I read it.
 With the arrival of "the Spirit" many people's lives are turned upside down, but in my opinion Konstantinos had the hardest part to play in the series of events that unfolded and my heart broke for him, but as I kept reading he handled himself really well overall even when things got more complex and difficult, doing as Hook advised him and a few others he put his ego aside to help others.
  Early on this book was full of a wide range of characters and the author does a great job weaving the stories and having them unravel in such as a way that I was kept interested and wondering what was building up, and now that brings me to the one thing that let me down a little I felt that it fell a little flat for me at the end.
Overall I enjoyed this read and I would like to thank the author Nicolas Tsamis for giving me the opportunity to step outside my comfort zone I built in Young Adult novels and find myself enjoying the ride.  

About the Author:

Nicolas Tsamis ( was born and raised in Athens, Greece. He works as a freelance program analyst while also writing. "Hook" is his first published novel, awarded as "Novel of the year 2011" in Greece.