Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Review & Giveaway: Focus by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Title: Focus (Crescent Chronicles, #2)

Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy

Release date: January 23, 2013

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Age Group: Mature YA/ New Adult

Book links:

Focus (Crescent Chronicles, #2) –

Book links to Flight (Crescent Chronicles, #1) –

FOCUS Description:

Freshman year of college is hard even when you're not tied to the future king of a supernatural society.

Allie dives into college head first with Hailey as her roommate and the city of New Orleans as her backyard. As things within The Society heat up, Allie realizes that whether she’s with Levi or not, she's in far too deep to turn back.

FLIGHT Description:

Sometimes you just have to take flight.

A summer in New Orleans is exactly what Allie needs before starting college. Accepting her dad’s invitation to work at his hotel offers an escape from her ex-boyfriend and the chance to spend the summer with her best friend. Meeting a guy is the last thing on her mind—until she sees Levi.

Unable to resist the infuriating yet alluring Levi, Allie finds herself at the center of a supernatural society and forced to decide between following the path she has always trusted or saving a city that might just save her.

My Review:
What I love about this series, is how different the story line, paranormal aspect and characters are.  In Focus, we pick up where Flight left off.  Allie is beginning her freshman year of college in New Orleans.  She is trying to stay true to herself, be there for her friends, and enjoy normal college life.  She is still pretty ticked at Levi for what he did in Flight and she is being pretty stubborn about that.  She does want him back, but she is so angry and determined to be strong and independent on the issue.  Levi is really sorry and wants her back and tries very hard on that front.  The problem is, that he is still keeping things from her.

The book flows rather nicely and keeps you turning pages.  I read it all in one sitting, and unfortunately didn't start it til late so I was up to the wee hours of the morning because I kept saying, just one more chapter.  The end has a bit of a cliffhanger, so I'm anxious for book three...Hopefully that is out soon!  I enjoyed getting to know Hailey and Jared better and hope to read more about them further in the series.  

Overall, I rate this book 4 stars!

About the Author

Alyssa Rose Ivy is a Young Adult and New 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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1 comment:

brandileigh2003 said...

A unique take on paranormal and great characters sounds like a winner to me.
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