Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Focus (The Crescent Chronicles) by Alyssa Rose Ivy Blog Tour Stop and Flight Review

FOCUS Tour Information

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) –

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Focus-Book-Two-Crescent-Chronicles/dp/1482061236/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360870893&sr=8-1&keywords=focus+alyssa+rose+ivy

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/focus-alyssa-rose-ivy/1114216428?ean=2940016056609

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15781433-focus

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

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Flight-Book-1-Crescent-Chronicles/dp/1478292849/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1360871781&sr=8-2&keywords=flight+alyssa+rose+ivy

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/flight-alyssa-rose-ivy/1112483612?ean=2940014873161

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13570162-flight

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.

Tour Giveaway: (1) print copy of FLIGHT and FOCUS set – US/Canada Only and (10) eBooks of FOCUS – International. If you would like to offer the tour giveaway, please use the Rafflecopter code below. You will need to copy/paste it into the html (text) tab when creating a post.

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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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Flight Review:

Wow, what a captivating and infuriating book! I loved the premise, but I really had a problem with the love interest Levi.

First of all, I loved the cover. I think it fit well with the story and the setting of New Orleans. I felt the author did a great job of transporting readers to New Orleans and I enjoyed the mentions of the rebuilding in the post-Katrina city.

I wasn’t a huge fan of Allie for probably the first half of the book. I just didn’t feel a connection to her and some of her reactions seemed really off. I couldn’t really understand why she freaked on Levi’s friend Jared for sleeping with her friend. It wasn’t like he forced her. Then, she just seemed way too cool after the reveal that Levi and his friends were a type of paranormal creature.

However, I grew to like her. I think she became more believable in the second half and I could cheer for her. I liked that although she was perceived as a spoiled rich girl, she turned out to be much tougher than that.

As for Levi, I can honestly say that I probably never wanted to throttle a boy in a book more. He drove me crazy! At first, I thought I would grow to love him in the same way I did Allie. But no, he only made me angrier! He was rude to her parents, ordered her food for her, answered her phone and kept insisting Allie wanted him although she kept turning him down. And then he does something so crazy that I’m not sure how Allie could ever forgive him.

Hailey and Owen were great secondary characters, I especially loved Owen and wouldn’t mind seeing more of him in future books. The mythology surrounding the characters was also well done. I felt the author really did an exceptional job of bringing a fresh concept to the paranormal genre.

Can Levi be redeemed? I’m not sure. Crazier things have happened in series and maybe Levi can turn out to be a hero I can cheer for. The ending will make readers eager to check out the next installment.

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

I received a copy of this novel through ATOMR Tours


  1. Levi sounds maddening, and I am glad that you came around to cheer for Allie.
    I haven't looked much into this series, but I am intrigued now.
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  2. Ahhhhh matters of the heart are sometimes difficult to read about. Especially when we forgive the seemingly unforgivable... Great review, as always. WRITE ON!

  3. Thanks for reading and reviewing Flight!