Jan 10, 2015

ARC Review--Dusk by Alyssa Rose Ivy

The Dire Wolves Chronicles continue...

After you have sacrificed your freedom what else is there to lose?

Mary Anne has given her word to Hunter that she’ll stay as his mate, but every second she spends with him takes her further away from Gage when he needs her the most.

Caught between love and duty, Mary Anne discovers that her troubles are just beginning, and that sometimes love comes at a great price.

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

As you all know I was totally and utterly blown away with Alyssa Rose Ivy's Dire, and when Dusk came up for review, I put it at the top of my review pile! And it was as epically awesome as the first, if not more!

We pick up right where we left off with Dire. Mary Anne has agreed to be Hunter's mate if he turned Gage Dire. He did and now she's his. Though Hunter is not at all the pushy alpha male you would expect from a Dire. He's very kind and considerate of Mary Anne and her feelings. He know she won't forget Gage so quickly and is willing to take things slow with her. He never forces himself on her. I have to admit, I love Hunter. Yes, I found him to be a bit obsessive of Mary Anne at first. She was the girl from his dreams with a prophecy he hopes to fulfill. Hence, the sort of obsession. He believes wit her, he will be able to protect his pack.

While Mary Anne seems to feel some attraction to Hunter, she hasn't forgotten Gage. She's still in love with him. I felt bothered by this. True, I wasn't expecting her to gush and love Hunter lickety split. But I felt like Gage suddenly "loved" her all too quick when he never really seemed to notice her at first. They were always friends. Then they had sex and it's like he suddenly loved her. I felt irked by that, hence why I was immediately drawn to Hunter! But despite Hunter's attempts at wooing Mary Anne, she's still hooked on Gage and all the more I keep telling myself I better start liking Gage. (sort of)

Gage decides to take on the witches with Marni's help but that only leads to disaster and soon the pack is on the move and headed to NOLA. I was quite surprised that they run into some familiar characters. After Gage makes yet another mistake, he's on trial in front of the king. And we all know who the king of New Orleans is. That's right! Levi makes an appearance, as does Allie! And I loved this! For some reason I wasn't expecting these two series to collide! But collide they did!

Alyssa is my favorite New Adult author! I have to say that I haven't read a lot of New Adult books because there's a strong lack of Paranormal titles. Though some are on the rise, but Alyssa was one of the first ones I stumbled upon with Flight and I am soooo glad I read it! It's been an amazing series! And now The Dire Wolves Chronicles is fast becoming my favorite--don't tell Levi!--and it makes it even better that it's crossing over into The Crescent Chronicles! It's truly the best of both worlds!

There's lots of action in this one! We see the witches again briefly, but I don't know if we've seen the last of them! It also so happens that the Pterons and Dires are enemies of a sort. So there's more collision bound to be ahead! All the while Hunter is trying to win Mary Anne over, and it was quite sweet to see this alpha male break for a young woman, and then of course there are a few stolen moments with Mary Anne and Gage...this read was just...wow! I loved it! I sooooo cannot wait to read the next one! I hope this isn't the end of seeing these two series collide!

Overall Rating 5/5 stars


  1. Great review! I love the crossover between the two series as well. It makes it exciting!

  2. I haven't read anything by this author, but this sounds like something I might be interested in. I do enjoy the New Adult genre, but I'd like to read more with a paranormal twist. Thanks for sharing :)

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds


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