Blog Tour: Soar by Alyssa Rose Ivy – Review & Dream Cast!

Blog Tour: Soar by Alyssa Rose Ivy – Review & Dream Cast!Soar
by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Series: The Empire Chronicles #1
Release Date: 11/19/13
Published by Self Published
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Paranormal
Format: eARC
Pages: 242
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Source: ARC received for review purposes

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.

ARC received for review purposes in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Despite my recent book slump that I’ve had for the past month, I actually read this one in a few hours.  I just got sucked into this from the begining and before I knew it I was halfway done.  I finished it that same night and now I’m really looking forward to the next book in this series.

I really liked Alyssa’s The Crescent Chronicles series and my favorite character was definitely Jared, Levi’s best friend.  I was surprised when I found out that this new series would be about Toby since he wasn’t a very likable person in the other books (although he really did grow on me by book 3).  I must not have paid attention to the summary the first time because I didn’t even realize that Jared would be involved in this series too until last week.  Before even starting the book, I was already torn on the love triangle.  It got worse once I actually started the book!

Most of the book is about Toby and Casey, Jared only has a few POV chapters and he doesn’t even make an appearance (in New York) into about the 40% mark.  By this point, I was 100% on board on the whole Toby and Casey relationship.  Then Jared showed up and I was like oh-uh.  Luckily, things get off to a slow start between Jared and Casey so I was back to Team Toby.  Towards the end of the book, we get more interactions between Jared and Casey.  The more interactions we got between them, the more my Team Toby flag started changing to Team Jared.

Although we are still pretty much in the same world as The Crescent Chronicles, the change or scenery and characters gives this story it’s own unique take.  While I ended up really liking Toby’s character, I thought he was (I feel horrible for saying this, or typing it I guess) a little bit too nice.  He let too many opportunities with Casey go to waste.  True, he was worried about her safety and he wanted to take things slow for her (and him) but this just gave Jared a chance to swoop in and swoon Casey.  My one issue with the book was View Spoiler »

Despite my issue, I still really enjoyed this one.  It was easy to get lost in and I love revisiting this world through new eyes.  I have to admit that I did not see the big secret coming at all!  The ending was awesome even if it was a bit of a cliffy.  I’m excited to see where this goes next with Casey, Jared and Toby and I will definitely be picking up the next book in this series!

Some of my favorite quotes from Soar:

“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?”

I probably could have found someone else to question, but drunk nymphs are easy to interrogate, and human or not, neither had a bad rack.

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***Dream Cast***
soar jared
Jared is the loveable bad boy. At least that’s how I see him. Sometimes he does incredibly idiodic things, and he has been known to put himself before others, but underneath he’s still a good guy. Matt Cohen fits my mental image for what Jared looks like.

soar caseyCasey is strong and beautiful, but she doesn’t always see herself that way. She often feels a little out of sorts with the rest of the world, but one thing she does know is that she’s got her hands full with the two Pterons in her life. Michelle Trachtenberg fits my image of Casey’s physicial appearance.
soar tobyToby is misunderstood. He’s attractive and strong, but underneath he’s still trying to come to terms with Allie’s rejection and his place in the Society. Matt Lanter fits my image of Toby.



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