I haven’t read all the books in the Crescent Chronicles series, but from what I could tell, this volume is tied to the ending of said trilogy, so if you don’t want a spoiler for the Flight series, finish that first!
* I’m announcing some spoilers in the following review, so if you haven’t read it and would like to get a feel for it on your own, avert your eyes from this post =P *
I love Soar’s plot, even more so due to the ending, where Casey finds out she also has some powers and isn’t completely useless, YEEEEY! (unlike most of the female characters in YA novels) ^^
I even liked the whole cocky vs. nice battle the two studs wanting to win Casey had going on until the last quarter of the book. That’s when things went down hill and the main character is portrayed as a slut (even if she might be under magical influence, you just DON’T DO THAT to your heroin!!!) This turnout really made me want to rewrite the ending myself! [As you can see, I feel really strongly about this bit!]
Compared to the Crescent Chronicles, I felt that not only the story, but maybe even the decor was a little light. It could have used a bit more passion&heart in the detailing and the action.
Again, I loved the plot and the whole idea the book was going for, but maybe not as much the way it was put into writing.
Even though I was rooting for Toby, the guy needs to get his head out of his pants (panties, more likely) and find a balance between what his mind and what his heart [*cough cough, crouch] want! His character was portrayed in a rather weak way, not exactly the man you’d want dating your leading lady!
On the reading list, Soar might be somewhere at the middle, with the inclination to drop a few spaces nearer to the bottom, not because of the story, because of the poor writing [I am not trashing the Alyssa Rose Ivy, just to be clear! Her ideas are really awesome! I just really think she could do a re-write on this one :)]
Let’s hope Search is better, thus saving the series [but its book cover isn’t that encouraging :/] I’m half way reading through this sequel, so I’ll let you know how it turns out!
Expect more spoilers to come! 🙂