Review: Soar (The Empire Chronicles #1)

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Soar (The Empire Chronicles, #1)Title: Soar (The Empire Chronicles #1)

Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy

Published: 2013

Pages: 252

Version: E-Book

Started: 2017/01/13

Finished: 2017/01/15

Rating: 4/5

Goodreads Synopsis: 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.

My Thoughts: So I read this book not realizing there is a whole series of books to read prior that set up the world.  Hopefully this didn’t spoil too much and I’ve heard that the other books are even better then this one so I’m excited to pick it up.

Reading this book I constantly found myself thinking that this would be a great tv show.  I think it’s the pace of the book, it moves relatively fast and bounces between multiple points of view.  I actually don’t typically enjoy books that do this but I felt this was done really well and helped flesh out the story in a subtle way.

If you can’t tell from the synopsis this falls under the Urban Fantasy category, I feel like lately all of the books I’ve read in this genre have taken place here in Washington so it was a nice change for it to be in New York this time.

I really enjoyed this book and while I’d like to read the next I need to start from the beginning but I look forward to eventually doing a series review.

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