Genre: Shapeshifters

Average Rating: 4.2


Review: Soar by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Posted 12 January, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Soar by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Soar is the first installment to a companion series to The Crescent Chronicles. I absolutely adored The Crescent Chronicles and I was curious as to what happens to the side characters in that series. Soar follows a girl named Casey, who has taken a semester off of college in order to save up money for tuition. One night while taking out the trash, she is attacked by a large wolf and her life is completely turned upside down. Soar was interesting in a different way from The Crescent Chronicles series, but I still enjoyed it. This novel had the mystery that we were actively trying to figure out: why was Casey attacked? Then throw in the cute guy who bought coffee at the coffeehouse she worked at and her somewhat-mean and creepy manager, and you have a very interesting story. Casey was a lot different than Allie, in my opinion. Casey was tough and hardworking. At first, she wanted absolutely nothing to do with all of the craziness that she was going though. I think that she adapted pretty well, especially seeing as she was attacked by a giant wolf. I liked her. She was pretty simple and funny. There are three potential love interests introduced in this novel, but based on Casey’s reactions, there were only really two options. Toby is a pteron (Allie’s ex-lover) and the guy who […]


Review: Dire by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Posted 2 January, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Dire by Alyssa Rose Ivy

I have read and enjoyed various novels written by Alyssa Rose Ivy, so when I saw that she had a new series, taking place in the same world as The Crescent and Empire Chronicles, I was curious as to where the story would lead. Dire wasn’t a bad book. It wasn’t, however, as enjoyable as some of Ivy’s other novels. Dire focuses on a girl named Mary Ann who takes a road trip with her long-time crush, Gage, back home. They, however, end up stranded, and are essentially kidnapped by a pack of Dire wolves. And their leader, Hunter, wants to take Mary Ann as his mate. Dire was interesting, to say the least. I felt as if there were a few fuzzy areas within the plot, which I hope will be clarified in the next novel. The pacing was good, and there weren’t many slow spots once Mary Ann and Gage met the wolves. There were a lot of things going on in this book, and I am interested to see how the plot thickens in the second installment. Mary Ann was an okay female protagonist, but she wasn’t my favorite. At moments, I found myself disliking her because I just felt like she wasn’t the brightest of characters. Also, she seemed a bit one dimensional to me. Regardless of that, she was a very caring character. She was […]


Mini-Review: Found by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Posted 31 December, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Mini-Review: Found by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Check out my review of Flight (The Crescent Chronicles #1) Check out my review of Focus (The Crescent Chronicles #2) Found is the final installment in The Crescent Chronicles, and I am so sad to see this series coming to an end! But it went out with a bang—everything culminates in this last thrilling installment. Toby has Jess as a hostage and Allie is trying to figure out just how important she is in the scheme of Pteron politics. There was a ton of action in this novel, and at times, my heart was absolutely pounding. It was definitely an interesting read that kept me hooked from page one to the very last page. Allie was particularly independent in this novel, and I liked seeing that. She took matters into her own hands, especially because things seemed to revolve around her. She was selfless and brave and risked a lot to get her friend to safety. I felt like she was truly acting as the Queen she would become. The romance between Allie and Levi was as swoony as always—that is, when they weren’t arguing. Regardless, they are one of my favorite couples of all time, so I hope that they end up making cameo appearances in the spin off series, The Empire Chronicles. It is seriously heartbreaking to let them go. Found was an amazing close to an absolutely […]


Review: Focus by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Posted 3 April, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 2 Comments
Review: Focus by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Check out my review of Flight (The Crescent Chronicles #1) Favorite Quote(s): “‘Well, I love you.’ It was the third time he’d said the words, and although he said them casually, I could tell by the intensity of his gaze that he desperately wanted me to say them back to him. I’d said the words to a boy before. I’d said them to Toby so many times that they became nothing more than a greeting. Still, admitting my feelings to Levi was a big step, and I knew it was time to take it. ‘I love you, too.’ His eyes lit up. ‘I’m glad you’ve finally realized it.’” “‘Probation? That’s a new one. That could make for some interesting role play.’ His mischievous expression put me at ease. We might have been in a weird place, but he was still Levi.” Favorite Character: Levi… First Line: “‘All right, I think that’s everything.’” My Musings: Focus takes place a few weeks after Flight ended, with Allie and Hailey starting their freshman year at Tulane. Allie and Levi, of course, aren’t on the best terms due to the events at the end of Flight. However, you can still see that there is some major chemistry between the two of them, no matter how much Allie tries to fight it. In this novel, we see even more into the world of Pterons, now that Allie […]


Review: Flight by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Posted 4 March, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Flight by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Favorite Quote(s):  “‘Have you ever felt like your life was just a series of mistakes?’ ‘Sure I have. I think that’s what we call growing up. But sweetie, we aren’t defined by the mistakes we make, but by what we learn from those mistakes and how we move on.’” “Mom’s face turned to stone. ‘Do you mean to tell me you weren’t aware that Jess left weeks ago? You have no idea of this when you left our daughter alone in a hotel suite on Bourbon Street of all places and with Casanova over there?’ Mom pointed to Levi who smirked.” Favorite Character: Allie. First Line: “I’d sworn off men, or really boys, because those were the only types of males I tended to attract.” My Musings: Flight was a novel that I’ve had for about a year now, but have never had the time to actually enjoy. With winter break, I was finally able to hunker down and pull it out. It had a very unique premise, and I was in the mood for some paranormal goodness. “‘We’re Pterons,’ Hailey said gently. ‘Pterons?’ I asked, repeating the unfamiliar word. ‘We’re shifters, Allie,’ Levi said almost as gently as Hailey.” Paranormal goodness is what I got in full. Alyssa created her own paranormal world. From seeing the series’ covers, especially Found, I was expecting a novel about angels or fallen angels. Instead, […]