February 19, 2013

Focus Tour - Review & Giveaway

Hey everyone today we have a stop on the Focus Tour. I have a review of Flight and Focus for you all as well as a giveaway. I would like to thank Alyssa Rose Ivy as well as AToMR tours for letting me be a part of this great tour.

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
Allie goes to work with her friend at her dad's hotel in New Orleans. It is the summer before she starts college and she wants to have a little fun and get away from an ex boyfriend. She has sworn off boys but that may change when she meets Levi. He tries everything he can to get her to go out, but she keeps resisting. When her friend decides to go home early she begins to hang out more with him and soon has feelings for him. Levi shows her a whole new world when he reveals he is a Pteron. Now she has to deal with learning about a supernatural world. If that wasn't enough she also gets kidnapped when she decides to leave Levi for keeping secrets from her. Secrets that make her a powerful asset in the paranormal world.

Allie is such a great girl to read about. At first I thought she was going to be a stick in the mud but then she really started opening up. Learning their is supernatural creatures around she took pretty good. Watching her fall for Levi was a joy to read because she didn't automatically fall for him. It took time and that was nice. When faced with danger she tried to remain calm use her head. When she was lied to I could see how she would react the way she did. Levi is so yummy. Makes you want a Pteron for your own. At first he seemed so sure of hisself but I think Allie brought him down a notch or two. He does some stupid things in the book that make you want to slap him but you can see he does it because he cares for Allie. There is so many more great characters in this book.

When I started reading this book I never put it down till I was finished and was so glad I had the next one ready to be read. You really get a base for the characters and story line in this book that makes you understand the world you find yourself in. In a world were vampires are a low class of paranormal and the Pteron are the top it is a different but great read. The action really gets going at the end and you don't want it to stop. The romance is a little different than other books but I liked that. The ending will leave you begging for more as you just have to see what Allie is going to do. Be sure to pick this one up as it is a great start to a series.
4 out of 5 Bats~Pam
Title: Focus (Crescent Chronicles, #2)
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Release date: January 23, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Age Group: Mature YA/ New Adult

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.

My review
Do to some things out of her control Allie goes to college in New Orleans instead of Princeton. She still tries to make the best of it. Hanging with old friends and even making new ones. She has to decide what to do about Levi after he lied and tricked her all the while playing like they are a couple for the supernatural community and his parents. The more she learns about the paranormal the more she realizes she is in danger and must watch her back. Even some old enemies that she wasn't aware raise their head in the second book to this series.She has to sort her feelings for Levi, stay out of danger and get through her freshman year in college.

Allie has changed in this second book some and while at times she could get on my nerves for not making her mind up about Levi she also was great. Even while they aren't together she still is there when he needs her and that shows some strength on her character. Sometimes she doesn't use her head and that puts her in danger but this being a new world you can understand she isn't sure who to trust. Levi is fantastic but sometimes even he can be a bit to controlling. If he would tell Allie what was going on at times you could see they would have worked things out. I still love him either way he is super paranormal hottness. I have to say I want more Jared!! He really came to life for me in this book. You get to understand the characters so much more in this book than you did the first.

Most times the second book is not as good as the first. Occasionally you get one that is better and that is the case for me with Focus. I really liked Flight but Focus blew me out of the water. I read it in one day actually right after I finished Flight and I want more now. This series is becoming one of my favorites. You get to see more of the paranormal world in this book and really get to see how it works. There is lots of betrayal in this book and you never see some of it coming. The ending was a big shock to me it is a great twist. The romance between Allie and Levi is wonderful She doesn't let him off easy for what he did to her but she still cares for him and it shows. I love the chemistry between these two. I tried not to give spoilers so it;s hard to review the book but I will say I love this series and see it only getting better.
5 out of 5 Bats~Pam

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. This sounds like an interesting series. I will have to add it to my tbr list. Thank you for the review and giveaway chance.

  2. Great reviews! I really want to read these books. Thanks for the giveaway

    ~ Yvonne

  3. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing Flight and Focus. I'm excited you enjoyed them! :)