I love Phoenix Rising! I bought the book on a whim, based on the description and the purple cover, and I'm so glad I did.
It's a great story with well-developed characters, excellent writing, plenty of action, and some nice twists and turns along the way. Daughtry is a dimensioinal and sympathetic heroine. She is vulnerable because of past trauma, and my heart went out to her. I felt like she grew in leaps and bounds from the beginning of the story to the end.
Cody is alpha, annoying, sexy, and wonderful. He's one of my favorite book boyfriends. His love for and possessiveness of Daughtry is equal parts amazing and frustrating, which is how alphas are supposed to be (at least in my opinion). I loved John and my hearrt may have broken for him.
Elise created a vivid, magical world in Phoenix Rising and I am so happy that I purchased the book! I can't recommend this book enough!