Saturday, November 23, 2013

Soar Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway



ABOUT SOAR:

In the city that never sleeps the Chronicles continue…

Serving coffee is temporary, just like Casey's year off from school. She’s going to come up with a plan to stay in New York City and go back to college, and that plan does not involve dating a paranormal creature—let alone two.

Running the supernatural society of New York is not as fun as it sounds, especially when you still have to answer to your ex-girlfriend’s fiancé. Toby doesn’t mean to bring Casey into the chaos of his life, but he can't resist the girl who makes him smile when he thought no one else ever could.

Jared's in New York checking out a security risk for his best friend, the king. He plans to return to New Orleans quickly, but not if it means losing his chance with the brunette who pretends she wants nothing to do with him.

In over her head with a bunch of winged creatures who most definitely are not angels, Casey has to figure out who to trust with her life and maybe her heart.

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My Review!

4.5 Soaring Stars!

The Crescent Chronicles series by Alyssa Rose Ivy is one of my favorites. I loved the crazy world of the Pterons and I didn't want to stop reading about The Society or the characters. So, when I heard that the author wasn't finished with the Pterons and that there would be another series, I WAS SO EXCITED! Plus, I'd heard that Jared would make an appearance and that he would be one of the main characters. *happy dances* Oh, how I love that sexy bad boy! 

Okay, so by the start of this novel, Levi has taken over as King and Toby's been given the New York sector to be the boss of, taking the place of his grandfather. He's still heartbroken over Allie choosing Levi, and now his city is being attacked by wolves and bears. Not the real animals, but shifters. Shifters who think the king is weak and want to get everyone's attention. These shifters are out for blood, and they think it's time for the Pterons to step down. 

But I'm getting ahead of myself here. Much of the beginning revolves around the developing relationship between Toby and Casey. I still had love/hate feelings for Toby because of what he'd done in the last series, but he did grow on me. However, I was already biased for this "love triangle" because I love Jared. A lot. But I did like the friendship between Toby and Casey. However, I didn't expect that fast of a turnaround for the romance. I want more development between these relationships in book two.

Now, I loved the characters. Casey is sweet, sassy, and totally kickass. When she learns about the Pterons and that there are shifters, it doesn't scare her. In fact, she doesn't find it frightening at all (and there's a pretty big reason why). And, like I said, I had a love/hate relationship with Toby. He's done some pretty awful things, yet he's also redeemed himself by protecting the women he cares about. I found myself liking him this time around. And last but not least: Jared. I loved him in the first series; I was SO EXCITED when the author announced that he would have a bigger role to play in The Empire Chronicles. I love his humor and how he takes care of the people he loves. I was also so glad to see the other Pteron members present! Levi, Allie, Owen, and Hailey. It was nice to see this gang of friends back together again. They love to tease each other, and they also make sure to take care of each other. It was nice to read about their tight friendship again, and the additions of Casey and Toby were great, too. Even if it's still awkward for them. 

This plot had so many twists, ones I wasn't expecting at all! That ending has me so intrigued for the next book, and I'm excited to see what happens to these characters as the series progresses. 

Soar was full of a wonderful plot, lovable characters, and an intriguing world of animal shifters.


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About Alyssa Rose Ivy:

Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.