BOOK TOUR REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Focus by Alyssa Rose Ivy


by Alyssa Rose Ivy

The Crescent Chronicles, Book Two

Book 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.

*SPOILER ALERT: This review is for the second novel in a series and therefore will contain some spoilers for the first book, Flight.  My review of Flight can be found here.*



Focus by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Allie’s freshman year at Tulane is off to an interesting start. Since Levi tricked her into becoming the future princess of the Pterons, she’s majorly pissed at him, and doing her best not to fall prey to his charms again. The problem is, his parents and the rest of the supernatural world doesn’t know they’re apart, so Allie has so pretend everything’s OK in the public eye.

In addition, Levi’s making sure Allie’s got a Pteron guard everywhere she goes. There is the threat of the royal throne being usurped, and the enemy is not above targeting Allie to get to Levi. Allie’s not one to shy away though, so whatever danger is ahead, she wants to be prepared to face it as well.

Wow, wow, wow, was this book better than its’ predecessor! There was so much heat between Levi and Allie, and I felt I learned more about the Pteron world, which I appreciated.

So, Allie’s very mad that she became Levi’s mate without her knowledge, and who can blame her? I’m just the reader, and I’m pretty mad myself at what he did to her. She’s freezing him out, but she has no choice but to let him stay close to her. I liked Allie’s character much more in this book. She stood up for herself, she was courageous in front of Levi’s parents, and she didn’t let anyone push her around. Just one thing though: I can’t decide if Allie’s decision that sleeping on the couch with Levi is OK while the bed is out of the question, is funny or annoying. Come on girl, you aren’t fooling anyone, not even yourself.

Allie’s roommate and sidekick is fellow Pteron, Hailey. I really loved that even though Levi has basically inserted himself into Allie’s world, she doesn’t cave to him and leave her friends behind. She still goes out with them, has girl time, and wants to make sure her girls are safe, always.

Now, let’s talk about the chemistry between Allie and sexy shifter boy Levi. He’s persistent and steadfast, put in no way pushes Allie to do things she doesn’t want to do. He’s willing to allow Allie to come around on her own time, and he loves her completely in the meantime. He also knows she wants him just as much as he wants her, and believe me, he uses it to his advantage. With a hot, powerful, passionate man like Levi after you, any girl is bound to give in after a while.

This book didn’t have a ton of action, but it put shifter politics into play and let the reader more into the shifter world. We also learned a lot more about several characters. I believe it set everything up nicely for the next installment. Although I’m totally not in love with the major OMG moment and cliffhanger at the end! (OK…yes I am.)

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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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Posted on February 21, 2013, in book tour, books, free, Giveaway, reading, review. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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