Oct 20, 2014

ARC Review--Stay by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Nothing could possibly get worse. Everything and everyone that could be in jeopardy already is, and Jared knows that he is The Society's only hope. If he doesn't find a way to escape he fails everyone including Vera, the bear shifter he can't seem to get out of his head.

Casey and Toby are in love. Head over heels in love, but is their love strong enough to survive a magic so powerful that Casey's mind is no longer in her control?

Vera will do anything to help her sister, and unfortunately that means she is well acquainted with Jared, the most frustrating man she has ever met. Now she has to find a way to fight her annoyance and growing attraction long enough to help save Levi and Allie.

Racing against the clock, all four must face their greatest fears to save The Society and all the people they love.

I received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review, I was in no way compensated for this review.


Stay concludes Alyssa Rose Ivy's Empire Chronicles, but it in no way concludes the world series! The ending of Stay--and Alyssa saying that there's definitely more to come--assures us of that! And definitely makes me one happy reader! I love this series and pretty much what will just have to be considered the world series as well because the Crescent Chronicles was equally amazing as well!

We pick up Stay pretty much where we left off in Search, which my memory was pretty poor on that front as well, but as I read along, the details were revealed and I remembered enough so I wasn't stalling out on memory lapses! Casey is safe with Toby after Jared helped her escape Tiffany, the-shock-of-a-lifetime villainess! I seriously did not see that one coming! Jared remains trapped as her prisoner and basically, chaos is running rampant everywhere!

This time we have four narrators and that really helps make the story go round and round! But it's not at all confusing. Pretty much Toby and Casey are always together and Vera--Casey's sister--is always with Jared. Hence the point of view changes between four people but in only 2 locations sort of thing. Make sense?

Casey and Toby are dealing with the aftermath of Casey's imprisonment and the shocking results that came with it. This might not have been revealed in Search, so I won't say anything here. In the meantime,  Vera not only helps Jared escape Tiffany's clutches but helps him with the new problem...protecting Levi and Allie. For Tiffany has quite the evil plot planned for the two of them. Her backstory was way intriguing as well! Very shocking in the details and truly, I'm still reeling in the fact that Tiffany was a villain! I totally loved her character when we met her in Allie's stories, but never did I think that she was evil incarnate! (in the sense that she is a villain!)

This was naturally a one-day read for me and oh boy did those electronic pages just flow! I was lost to the story and nothing could draw me out! I still find it amazing how deeply Toby changed from the boy we met in the Crescent Chronicles! Naturally, I feel it's safe to say, we were all a bit freaked out by that possessive boyfriend attitude he had going. Especially, when he was an ex-boyfriend! And he was kind of creepy-skeevy! But then in Soar, we saw that he was no longer that guy. He was totally changed and in part, Casey was the cause of that. Before he even asked her out on that date.

Casey and Toby's romance was definitely one of the more sweeter kinds I've read! I loved how they just clicked. And how they were even able to easily overcome Casey's dalliance with Jared, however brief and fleetingly it was. Toby remained a solid rock next to Casey and his devotion to her was just so endearing. I got all gushy and feely-like every time!

The ending to this one was astonishing! So many shocks and reveals! I have the feeling I know who our next hero/heroine will be in this world series! There's enough story fodder left over that points us in that direction! I even think I know who could be another possibly couple storyline, but it's too soon to tell on that one! But who knows! Alyssa may surprise us yet again with the added couple to the next series installment!

If you're looking for the perfect Paranormal New Adult series, I can never recommend Alyssa Rose Ivy enough, because her series are perfect! If you're looking for that story that's purely New Adult but with the delicious mix of paranormal goodness, then look no further than Alyssa Rose Ivy!

Overall Rating 5/5 stars

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