November 18, 2013

SOAR by Alyssa Rose Ivy Blog Tour {Review/Giveaway}

Title: SOAR

Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy

Source: eARC from author for review

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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 fiancĂ©. 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.

My take...
From the moment I stepped into Ivy's world of shifters and Pteron in FLIGHT I was a goner. I think it has been my most favorite shifter series ever so far. I loved Levi like no other. But all good things have to end, right? Wrong. Ivy, being the brilliant and oh so crafty author she is, gave us another crack at these wonderful characters...all in a genius spin off series. Could the Empire Chronicles rival the Crescent Chronicles? Oh yes it can and it did. I think I might have enjoyed it more than I did the first series. How is that possible? I don't know, it just is.

I am going to be honest with you...SOAR is a love triangle story. I know some of you out there hate that sort of thing. And honestly, I don't know what to tell you. I absolutely loved it. It kept things interesting and you were never sure who Casey would end up with. I am sitting here typing this out and after finishing it the story, after that wild ending, I am still not 100% sure she will stay with who she ends up with. But I am loving what the author is giving us and I will gladly take it. Because however which way you look at it, whoever Casey ends up with is going to be a good pick. Both guys are sweet and endearing…in their own way, of course.

“I’m not going to hurt you, Casey. I’m not going to pretend I’m the safest guy for you to be around, but I won’t let anything happen to you.”
“Is that your way of saying you’re dangerous too?”

Throughout the book we get 3 different POV's: Casey, Toby, and Jared. You all remember Toby and Jared right? Well after being able to get a little closer to Toby, I don't loathe him like I did in the first series. I really do like him. Of course I adore Jared too, but I am just not sure he is the right person for Casey. I think his character is maturing as the story progresses, so he couldn’t be totally wrong for her. But I am still on the fence. I do however think Casey is a great gal and I liked who she is and what she brings to the story. She can be a bit of a character but all in all I liked her. I look forward to what will happen in the next book with her. Something big is about to happen and she is smack dab in the middle of it all.

I know when Ivy writes a story I am going to love it. But there is just something about this series (and the spin off) that is so very addicting. I will actually crave it while waiting for more. Almost as if her words are a written spell or a drug of sorts. Absolutely addictive.

While reading SOAR, I think enough is explained of the previous series, that you don't necessarily have to read it before this one. But I would absolutely recommend it. It was a fabulous series that you'd be missing out on if you bypass it. So keep that in mind. But, yes...I wholeheartedly recommend SOAR to all you NA lovers out there.

SOAR Blog Tour Schedule
November 18th
I Read Indie-Excerpt & Review
Always YA At Heart-Character Interview & Review
Anna’s Book Blog-Excerpt
November 19th
My Guilty Obsession-Review Only
Some Like It Paranormal-Author Interview & Review
November 20th
November 21st
Library of a Book Witch-Guest Post & Review
Lite-Rate-Ture-Review Only
November 22nd
A Life Bound By Books-Character Interview & Review
Reading Rainblog-Review Only
Reading Between the Wines-Excerpt
November 23rd
The To Be Read List-Review Only
Part Of That World-Review Only
November 24th
Word To Dreams-Author Interview
Simply Sarah’s Corner-Review Only
November 25th
Confessions of a Vi3tbabe-Guest Post & Review
Cocktails & Books-Review Only
November 26th
Whirlwind Books-Guest Post & Review
November 27th
A Dream Within A Dream-Review Only
Roxy’s Reviews-Guest Post & Review
November 28th
Mostly YA Book Obsessed-Dream Cast & Review
Rumpled Sheets Blog-Excerpt
November 29th
The Reading Cow-Review Only
The Last Chapter-Excerpt
Sassy Girl Books-Review Only
November 30th
December 1st

Here is an excerpt...
I waited for him to leave the room before turning to look at her. “Why hello, sleep over girl. Or should I call you Casey? Nice to see you again.”
She frowned. “Is it really nice?”
I didn’t like the frown. I needed to fix it. “It is, although I’m a little disappointed.”
“That you misled me. I thought you were a single woman who happened to stay over at her friend’s house.”
“I stayed in his guest room.”
“But was it really a friend’s guest room?”
“Yes. No. I don’t know.” She crossed her arms. “Just drop it.”
“I’m just looking for a straight answer. Are you, or aren’t you with Toby?” I was asking to mess with her, but I actually cared about the answer.
“You don’t know?”
“Listen, Jared. That’s your name, isn’t it?”
“Yes. Glad you remember it.”
“Whatever. I just survived a bear attack and found out that you guys have wings. Excuse me if I’m not forthcoming with answers about my love life.”
In my state of annoyance over seeing her with Toby, I hadn’t thought about the significance of her knowing who we were.
“And you’re okay hooking up with us anyway?”
“First of all, I’m not hooking up with you, and second of all, we weren’t hooking up. We were kissing.”
“Kissing horizontally with his hands underneath your clothes.  I was maybe five minutes early for the fireworks. Maybe ten if Toby’s decent with some foreplay.”
“Ugh. Shut up. We are not discussing this.” She blushed again, and she couldn’t hide how flustered I was making her.
“Why not?” I brushed my fingertips against the back of her neck.
She flinched but then leaned back into my hand. Interesting.
“Because I don’t discuss this kind of thing with random people.”

“Didn’t we just establish I’m not a person?” God, it was fun to push her buttons.

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.

1 comment:

  1. I love books that have different points of view…this sounds like my type of book.