Friday, January 25, 2013
Focus (The Crescent Chronicles #2)
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Mature YA Book
5 out of 5 Stars
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.
Thank you so much Alyssa for sending me an ARC of Focus. After finishing Flight, I was very anxious to read book 2 and see where Levi and Allie were headed. Although Allie really frustrated me while I was reading this, being the hard headed, stubborn person that she is, I was happy to see that she at least gave in somewhat. Focus picks up when Allie and Hailey head off to college. Here Allie and Hailey form a strong female bond, which of course Allie needs. Along the way she forms new friendships with other females in her dorm but also with the most unlikely person, Jared. I was really happy to see that friendship form. Of all the characters, I believe Jared is the most misunderstood. We get to see Jared's family and learn a lot of why Jared is the way he is. Focus brings in a lot of family dynamics. Not only with Levi's, Hailey and Owen's, and Jared's, you also see a different side of Allie's. In Flight, Alyssa gave us a bit more drama/action, where Focus gives us the blossoming relationship between Allie and Levi. Levi definitely does not disappoint with his charm, wit and arrogance. The patience that man has is admirable.
The story has a great flow to it, so much that even without the action it keeps your attention. I think the character development is the major piece of this book. Alyssa did so well with keeping all the characters involved and allowed you to learn about each of them. With the way this story ends, it's safe to say book 3 will definitely give us some action. Enjoy.