Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Enduring Light Release Day Celebration: Review and Giveaway

Today the final book in the Afterglow Trilogy, Enduring Light, that I know I have been dying to read is finally here! Today I have a review of Enduring Light and there is also a Release Day Launch Giveaway.

ABOUT THE BOOK
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Title: Enduring Light
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Series: Afterglow Trilogy #3
Publication Date: August 20, 2013
Length: 217 Pages
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Fighting darkness takes light.
Desperate to save James, Charlotte scours Energo for answers with Calvin and Liam at her side. Kevin and Samantha head to Alaska to find the one item that might destroy Blake, but the search is only the beginning.
As time runs out, Charlotte and Kevin discover that keeping Energo from eternal darkness will take a sacrifice no one expects.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 
Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult
author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.
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MY REVIEW
It is here, it is finally here! I have been waiting for Enduring Light since Perilous Light came out last March! The Afterglow trilogy holds a special place in my heart because this series is the one that introduced me to Alyssa Rose Ivy, and my minor ok maybe major obsession with everything she writes. Beckoning Light, the very first book in the Afterglow Trilogy, also was my second review request ever received shortly after I started Unabridged Bookshelf almost two years ago. I still cannot believe it has been almost two years since I started this trilogy or that with Enduring Light it is actually over. 

After the end of Perilous Light, I was pining away for Enduring Light and even though it was a long wait, it was worth every second in the end. Enduring Light is a remarkable end to a series that will always be one of my favorites. With surprises that I never saw coming and the impending battle with Blake, Enduring Light kept me on the tips of my toes. I believe with the stakes higher than ever before to save Energo, Enduring Light is the most emotional book of the series, and a very fitting end to the Afterglow Trilogy. 

Obviously the tensions between Charlotte, Calvin and Liam are at their highest with Charlotte stuck in the middle between the boy she has been in love with for most of her life, and the boy from Energo she has been destined to love since walking through those garden gates. While love triangles are something that is over used and most times done poorly, Alyssa Rose Ivy handles it beautifully. It is hard to choose a “team” because both guys are amazing, but if I had to choose I would have to say I always go for the childhood love of the boy next door. With alternating viewpoints between Kevin and Charlotte, we also get to experience Kevin and Samantha relationship as they head out on a separate mission to find a weapon that may turn the tide in the war on Blake. I love the sweetness in their relationship and I could not help but root for them.

Sometimes when you finish a book series, it leaves you feeling unsatisfied or that the story is not fully complete. I will always want more Energo and Afterglow, but Enduring Light ended with a feeling of wholeness that will let me move on happily from this wonderful series. 


**Unabridged Bookshelf received this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review**


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1 comment:

Kathy Geiser said...

Great giveaway. Thanks for the Chance to win.

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