{Review+Giveaway} Focus by Alyssa Rose Ivy

February 18, 2013 Giveaways, Reviews 12 ★★★★

Welcome to my stop on the Focus blog tour!
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Check out my review of the first book in the Crescent Chronicles- Flight HERE

Focus by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Published January 23rd 2013
Age Group: YA/NA
Series: The Crescent Chronicles #2

Summary: 

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.

I absolutely LOVED Flight, the first book in the Crescent Chronicles, so I was desperate to get my hands on a copy of Focus. I just thought the idea of a paranormal and shifter secret society that was not run by your average vampire or werewolf was super interesting. Plus, I am starting to learn that I love New Orleans for a setting. Especially as the setting for a paranormal book.
Focus picks up a little after the end of Flight. Allie is just starting her freshman year at Tulane. I liked that it started with the school year. It seemed like a fresh start for Allie. At least, that’s what it seemed like Allie wished it was. She was still hurting with what Levi did at the end of the first book and she was slow to forgive and forget. I actually really like that about Allie. She is not going to just give into Levi because she thinks he is sexy. But at the same time, she isn’t unreasonably stubborn. She tries to make things work and she always tries to do the right thing. I think she is a pretty cool chick.
Levi is cocky and all of the things that he was in the first book, but at the same time, no one can deny how strongly he cares about Allie. That is never in question. I thought he really made some progress in Focus and I really liked Levi. There is just something about him. He is intense, but you know he is going to step up and take charge. In a good way. The other characters are really fantastic as well. I loved getting to know Anne and Tiffany. I thought they fit in great with the crazy guys. I loved that we got to know some more about the various parents. Some of them kind of creeped me out.
If you were a fan of Flight, or of Alyssa Rose Ivy, you need to read Focus. You will love it. It is YA paranormal romance goodness. I thought it was a great follow up to Flight and I think it really set the way for a super awesome third book! Plus that bomb that Alyssa Rose Ivy just casually threw at us stunned me! It makes me just as anxious for the next book. I am loving this series.
4/5 gavels
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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About Alyssa Rose Ivy

Alyssa Rose Ivy is a bestselling New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and humor. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After surviving law school and earning her masters in library science, 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.
You can find her at http://www.alyssaroseivy.com/ or on twitter at @AlyssaRoseIvy

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12 Responses to “{Review+Giveaway} Focus by Alyssa Rose Ivy”

  1. Linda

    Love your review and can´t wait for my chance to read, =)
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Tuesday!
    //Linda
    fr_larsson at hotmail dot com

  2. Denise Z

    I have not read Flight or Focus yet, but am really looking forward to it. I love the setting and the premise and appreciate your sharing it with us today.

  3. Helena Ison

    I’ve been hearing a lot about Alyssa Rose Ivy lately, I just picked up a copy of Flight and would love to get my hands on Focus =-) Thank you for being a part of this tour! 🙂

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