Blog Tour: Focus by Alyssa Rose Ivy – Review & Giveaway!
Welcome to my stop on the Focus Blog Tour hosted by AToMR! Click HEREto check out the full blog tour schedule!
Release Date: 01/23/13
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
***ARC received by author for review purposes***
I really liked Flightand was excited to participate in the blog tour for Focus. As I’ve said before there’s something about Alyssa’s writing that I just love. For me, her books are like comfort food. It’s so easy to get sucked in one of her books right from the beginning (which is important for me since most of my books don’t survive the first 50 pages). It had been a couple of months since I read Flight and I was a little fuzzy on some of the smaller details but within a few pages, I was right back in the world of Pterons.
After Levi’s shocking bombshell towards the end of Flight it’s safe to say that Allie and Levi’s relationship is rocky. Allie is dealing with her new life as best as she can but her feelings for Levi just complicate things further. As much as she hates to admit it, she loves Levi but she is still understandably very upset for what he did. (It wasn’t cheating FYI) Levi is determined to make things work with Allie and not just because of his obligation to the Pteron world but because he loves her. But he has a lot of damage to repair and Allie doesn’t make it easy on him. I loved that Allie made him work for forgiveness and trust, but at the same time I was getting a little bit frustrated. Levi is so damn charming and sweet and cocky that I just wanted to see them back together again. But I did respect Allie for not giving in so quickly. Dealing with her new life, college, new friends, and her family is enough as it is without dealing with all of the Pteron problems and having to fear for her life. Just when Allie and Levi start to get close again some new shocking discovery scares her away. The moments they did share together I loved and I hope we get more of them in the next book. They were sweet, sexy and realistic (you know, except for the whole paranormal thing). Unfortunately Levi is still keeping things from Allie. She forgave him once, will she be understanding next time.
One of my favorite things about Alyssa’s books is that she has some of the most likeable secondary characters. Can Jared please get his own story!? Although he was a jerk in the first book, we get to learn more about him in Focus and I love the new friendship between him and Allie and his loyalty to Levi. I wouldn’t mind reading about Owen and Hailey either. I think we need to learn more about them! With plenty of shocking new discoveries and plot surprises, Focus was another hit for me. Whether it’s her contemporary stories or her paranormal stories, I am a fan of her writing and will continue to read whatever she releases next. With a cliffhanger ending (but not as huge as Flight), Focus will leave you wanting more! I can’t wait to read Found (did you see that cover?) and I really hope to see more of Jared, Hailey and Owen and some more sexy angel wing scenes please!
Some of my favorite non-spoiler quotes from Focus:
-”You’ll fly me home?”
“You know I’d fly you anywhere.”
-I tried to stay calm. Being mad at Levi was nothing new but it didn’t get easier. It’s hard to deal with a guy you both love and hate.
-“You never give up do you?”
“Not when it comes to you.”
-“Hey, how are you feeling, Sleeping Beauty?”
“You really like to call me princess names, don’t you?”
He laughed. “Well, you are my princess.”
- “So you’ve never done it with your wings out, right?”
He laughed. “No, I haven’t.” His hand settled on my very exposed leg.
“Come home with me, Al, and we can do anything you want.”
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.
(1) print copy of FLIGHT and FOCUS set – US/Canada Only and (10) eBooks of FOCUS – International.
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