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(The Empire Chronicles #1)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  3,317 ratings  ·  178 reviews
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 s
Paperback, 252 pages
Published November 19th 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published November 15th 2013)
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Brandi {BusyBwith3}
Jan 25, 2014 marked it as to-read
Waiting for them all! I don't do cliffhangers!
Jan 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

Warning you might actually want to read Flight The Crescent Series first this is a spinoff but there are so many connections to the first series that you may feel a little lost like me! I didn't read the Crescent Series first because I was intrigued by this book, i didn't think they were became apparent they were. These are also connected to her Dire Series which was the one i read, first, first so mayhaps because i knew a little about the Pterons already i wasn't as lon
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
4.5 Stars~
I absolutely adored the Crescent Chronicles so how in the world could I resist reading the spin off series, The Empire Chronicles? Well, I can't, so I didn't. In fact I dove right in eager to get back to the world of the prenaturals (yay Pterons!!) that Rose created.

How could I resist another book filled with the hunky guys that stole my heart in the first series? And this time, this time it was all about Toby, someone that some how, all circumstances aside, managed to weasel his way
Jess (the cozy reader)
Dec 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Big thanks to Alyssa and Kelly for an ARC copy for review.

I love being back in the Petron world again. I was beyond excited that I get to see more of characters that I have grown to love, as well introducing some new ones, and a new city. Yes New York City to be exact, or Toby's territory as appointed from King Levi Laurent. Gosh I love saying that. *giggles*

Casey was a great character. She was quick witted and fierce, just like my girl Allie. I love how Alyssa makes her main female heroines str
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Alyssa Ivy
Nov 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: paranormal, new-adult
Soar is now available :)
Jen | Jen Talks Audiobooks
Just not in the mood for this - yet another YA paranormal romance that's trying too hard.
Nereyda (Nick & Nereyda's Infinite Booklist)
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
Vi (like the letter)
Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Soar was everything I was hoping for in this spin-off series, and so much more. I loved the Crescent Chronicles and was so happy to hear that Alyssa would continue writing about this unique and interesting world she created. In Soar, you get POVs from Toby, a somewhat “bad guy” from the Crescent Chronicles, Jared, Levi’s Head of Security of The Society, and the new girl, Casey. Let me forewarn you, there is a love triangle brewing, but triangle naysayers need not fear, Alyssa does a great job wi ...more
Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It's no secret that I am a huge Alyssa Rose Ivy fan. One of my favorite series that she has written is The Crescent Chronicles. I was thrilled to find out that Alyssa Rose Ivy was writing a spin-off series based on The Crescent Chronicles and have been anxiously awaiting it's release. In Soar, book one in The Empire Chronicles, we get to know some of the secondary characters that we originally met in The Crescent Chronicles really well. The main characters in Soar are Toby, who I really grew to ...more
Nov 17, 2013 rated it liked it
My thoughts…

Source: Publicist

Format: eARC

Ratings: 3 Stars

Reviewer: Chyna

“Very satisfying world-building.”-Lite-Rate-Ture Reviews

I would be lying if ever I said that I loved the book because I liked it only to this amount. It wasn’t a very complicated read that would drive a reader mad, but it was a story more on romance. I preferred it more if Alyssa wrote the story focused more on the mystery and the society of her book. Her pacing was incredibly fast and not very consistent, the next thing she
Kylie Lacovich (The Reading Cow)
I wasn't exactly 100% sure what to expect from this book, but I can honestly say that it blew my mind! I absolutely loved it! It was a unique story that kept me intrigued over the course of the book.

Casey is taking time off college and is staying with her cousin in a tiny New York apartment. She works at a coffee shop, and has had her eye on Toby since he became one of her favorite customers. She didn't think that Toby even knew her name. At a mutual friend's party one night Toby asks Casey out
Jan 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
I have mixed feelings about this book. Not whether or not it was good because I was really engrossed in it! It was the story that made me have mixed feelings.

Casey is a very down to earth girl that works a lot to try and pay for NYC. I really liked her character but you can tell she has a dark background. At times she would surprise me because she sort of acted too innocent when it seemed like she knew more.


I am usually all for love triangles also. Casey starts to date a wonderful guy
Heather andrews
Oct 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Well we got to decide what team we are on Team Toby or Team Jared, me I'm not sure what team I'm on yet, I love both men equally. Toby, he's protective, "no. Stay away from her." Once again, I felt the urge to transform. I'm sure my eyes were already turning black." I have to say though in the beginning I was team Toby, Casey she keeps him grounded, "we're going to the market like normal people." Toby he's a tad bit possessive, "she's with me. Get the eff out of here." Toby strode over to Murphy ...more
I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I was completely with it until the big twist at the end. Even with this whole love triangle going on.

Lets forget the big twist at the end and focus on the characters. I like Casey, she is pretty down to earth. Everyone seems obsessed by her so I don't get that part as much but she is ok. Not that annoying or whiney character but still not great.

Jared is cool, he sounds so hot and I would struggle over who to pick if it came down to him or Toby. Although
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I think I might like this series better than the Crescent Chronicles...
Honestly, I never n a million years expected to love Toby. I hated him throughout the Crescent Chronicles, so I was absolutely shocked to not only like him, but to actually love him and want him to end up with Casey.
Shock #2: JARED! When I started reading this book, I believed that I was reading JARED's book. That's how I always referred to it. The reason I read this book is because Jared is awesome and one of my favorite cha
Andrea Heltsley
Aug 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOW, just WOW!! I read this book in like 5 hours and it was awesome sauce!! I LOVED The Crescent Chronicles. In fact it's one of my favorite series. This book, Soar, may just be my new favorite!

I loved Jared in the Crescent Chronicles and am looking forward to reading more about him in the Empire Chronicles. Learning about Toby was a nice addition as well. It was good to get into his mind and see how he ticks.

And the plot twists!!! Let's just say that the author rocked them!!! I highly recommend
Feb 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: monsters, na
I love that these continue on from The Crescent Chronicles. Already knowing some of the characters made this book flow nicely for me. Toby is much more enjoyable and Jared is just as annoying. Jared reminds me of Levi, I guess that's why they are best friends. Casey isn't as interesting as Allie, but I'm sure that'll change through the series. I would recommend Alyssa Rose Ivys' books to any one who enjoys paranormal romance NA style.
Hadeel Moh
Sep 18, 2016 added it
Shelves: male-pov
I thought Flight was much better , but maybe the next book will change my mind.
Nov 07, 2013 rated it it was ok
I hated how the main character was so wishy washy about what guy to choose... I honestly hated the ending it showed she was a real slut.
Oct 05, 2013 marked it as to-read
I need to read this! I can't wait to find our more about Jared and Toby. This needs to come out now.!
Nov 22, 2015 marked it as kindle-freebies
Shelves: new-adult
Read: Flight The Crescent Series FIRST!
Oct 15, 2015 rated it liked it
I don't care about Toby or Casey. I read this book for Jared.
Nov 17, 2013 rated it liked it
I read The Empire Chronicles without reading The Cresent Chronicles first (or at all for that matter), so I was a little lost about what went down in the past of the characters lives. However, that did not deter me from getting my hands on Soar. Since Casey is a new character, and the main character of this series, readers learn about this world of wolves, bears, witches, hybrid birds (what they call Pteron) at the same time Casey does. The story is told in alternating POVs between Casey, Toby a ...more
Apr 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(3.5 stars)

When I first saw the summary for the Empire Chronicles, it features a three book set. So many times I've ordered a serf of book only to be disappointed so I decided to buy book one, "Soar" to see if I would even like it. It was pretty good but the last few chapters of t read were totally frustrating. Why? Because after a prolonged dating with one character, the heroine turns around and falls for another less enticing one.

Callie is a coffee barista and has watching a particular handsom
Connie N.
#1 in The Empire Chronicles romance/paranormal series

After I bought this, I found out it was the first in a spinoff series following The Crescent Chronicles series. But it sounded good and I went ahead and read it anyway. Although I found there was quite a bit of reference to the previous series, mentioning many characters and storylines that had already been completed, I still enjoyed this book very much. The characters were fun and appealing, and the storyline was a bit different and definitel
Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ok so this pretty much starts off from the end of Found, but we get to see more of Toby. He's fallen into the role of leader in New York and gets on with it but everyday his only piece of solace is getting coffee and seeing Casey. She makes him feel something again which has been difficult after Allie chose Levi, but apparently she also needs protecting. Casey's life changes when she's attacked by a wolf behind the coffee house but was it an attack? Things get worse when Jared arrives to check o ...more
J.D. Dexter
Jun 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book enough to immediately start reading the second book in the series. The MC, Casey, is a beguiling mix of insecure, brave, and dry-witted. Read that as: my kind of girl. I love me some "literal life" humor and Alyssa Rose Ivy delivers this very well through Casey. Casey's sarcasm and snark levels are high and tempered with an seemingly real desire to interact with the world around her.

I couldn't give it 5 stars simply because I had a hard time making sure I was in the right "h
Mar 03, 2019 rated it did not like it
This book is sorely lacking in many things.
1) plot structure
2) pacing, tension (this reads as a first draft as the writer rushes to get everything on the page first before ever beginning the deconstruction of their story)
3) developed characters (if it wasn’t for the names at the beginning of each chapter, I wouldn’t know who was narrating and none of the characters were interesting)
4) credibility (love triangle that doesn’t even feel convincing, events that feel forced)
5) good writing (there is
Angie ☯
May 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: z-fairytale-ammp
The book was pretty good - even without having read the Series that it is Spinning Off from. (I think I will probably read the Original Series and this Spin Off Series now....Like I needed more books on my TBR! ha!!)

The story has a little twist, part of which I thought would happen very early on and part that I didn't suspect.

If you like shifter stores with a little mystery, you would probably enjoy this one. But beware HUGE cliff-hanger! :-)
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Alyssa Rose Ivy is the bestselling author of more than forty novels with over one million books sold worldwide. She loves to weave stories with romance and humor, and she is best known for writing about college boys with wings. After surviving law school and earning her masters in library science, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. Although raised in the New York area, she ...more

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