Friday, February 8, 2013

Review: Focus by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Release Date: January 23, 2013
Publisher: Self Published
The Crescent Chronicles Book #2
Genre: Young Adult/ Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source: Author

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.

Now that Allie is forced to stay in New Orleans she is settling in to her new collage and life. Allie quickly learns that no matter her feelings she is in deep with Levi and there is nothing she can do about it.

Allie tends to make really stupid rash decisions. I totally see the reason for this being that she tends to get left in the dark a lot but it does tend to be a tad annoying. SO much drama could be prevented if she had just a tad bit of faith in others but I can see why she is hesitant to trust after the events that landed her where she is. I really enjoy the supporting characters, I loved seeing the friendship between Allie and Jared evolve. We get to know Jared a little more and his personalty flaws totally make sense now. The development of Allie and Levi's relationship was frustrating at times but totally fit in with their characters and made sense. Levi turns out to be a pretty awesome guy and I love where things are heading with them. They fit together well. The storyline moves at a nice pace and I was never bored with the events that happened. I really dislike Levi's Dad and continue to love his Mom after FOCUS. I cant imagine what I will think of Levi's Dad after book 3.

You will end the book on a cliffhanger so be forewarned. I'm dying to know what happens next, there is major stuff happening at the end of FOCUS and and I just know Allie is going to do something stupid once again that puts everyone in even more danger then they have to be.

I gave it 4/5 stars