Focus (The Crescent Chronicles, #2)
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Focus (The Crescent Chronicles #2)

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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.
ebook, 387 pages
Published January 23rd 2013 (first published January 1st 2013)
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Jennifer
I loved Flight and immediately devoured Focus as soon as I received it. Allie is starting her freshman year at college and trying to get a fresh start. Levi isn't really letting that happen. He loves Allie and wants forgiveness. I love Levi but he did do a really bad thing in Flight. I didn't think he should be forgiven easily and neither did Allie. She makes him work for it.

I was happy Allie wasn't a push over but then at the same time I was eventually getting a bit annoyed with her not giving...more
Jessie
I just finished reading this early this morning. I pulled an all nighter alright, but it was so freaking worth it!


I am so in love with Levi. My gosh the way he treasures Allie, the things he did for her (sighs dreamily). Let me just say that I would definitely love to be his princess any day. Allie was still headstrong as ever, and boy did she make Levi work for it. There were a few times I was thinking gosh just forgive him already,...more
Louisa
Such a great book! I loved Flight, now I love Focus, now I can't wait for Found! Can't wait for more Allie and Levi!!!
Alyssa Rose Ivy
Jan 24, 2013 Alyssa Rose Ivy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: new-adult
Focus is now available :)
Brob
So here are some of the many reasons to fall in love with this series and specifically with Focus!

1. Levi continues to be completely hot. Despite his "stupid" streak in which he tries to leave Allie in the dark. He shows his sweeter side in this sequel as he tries to win her back over. I do love that he never loses that confident edge with it.

2. We see more of the supporting characters! I actually fell a little in love with Jared in this book. Strange idea if you have read Flight but you really...more
Autumn Review
Alyssa Rose Ivy is one of the most consistent writers I follow. Every time I read one of her books, I know that it will be a quality story. The Crescent Chronicles is probably my favorite series of hers. I read Flight last year and fell in love with the characters and the story. I couldn't wait to read Focus!

Ok, so at the end of Flight, things aren't looking too good for Allie and Levi's relationship. Levi wasn't particularly forthcoming in Allie's role in their relationship. Well, in this book,...more
Chantel Law
Once I finished reading Flight (the first book), I immediately wanted the 2nd book straight away. The cliffhanger at the end of book 1 was just too much to handle!!! However, i was quite surprised when i started Focus (the second book) as it started off really different to what i expected. The 1st book ended with a question which i thought would be answered by Allie at the beginning of the 2nd book. Although, the beginning of this book was still really good, i suppose i would of liked to see ho...more
Ashley
I really enjoyed the story-telling in this book. The writing may have been immature and annoying some of the time, but the world and story were really great. I read the whole series in one day so it wasn't a long book by any means, and it always left on a cliff hanger. It probably could have been just one novel if combined.

I really wish that the author focused more on the great world she created than the romance. It was pretty fascinating, and by book three I really wanted more information on th...more
Amy The Book Diaries



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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...more
Cecile
My opinion on this book:

I’m already a fan of Alyssa Rose Ivy books but.. this books blows everything away! Lately there are a lot of good books coming out and the competition is hard (especially for fantasy books) but this one, it’s very damn special. I love the writing style of this book, no of this whole series! When you start reading this book your just unable to put the book away. Sometimes I check how many pages I still have to read because I can’t concentrate anymore but with this book I...more
Catherine


I wasn't feeling Book #2 at all. I'm sure my Nook's happy I'm done reading because there were several times I did want to smash it. I was sooooooooooo X10000000 annoyed as hell with Allie this time around. She kept running hot & cold with Levi, and about the 1000th (totally exaggerating) kiss & than pushing him away I wanted to smash my nook!

Things that annoyed about Allie this time around me:
1. She kept leading him on
2. She didn't trust Byrant but when with him anyway & almost got...more
Tracey
After reading the first book, I was not impressed with Levi, despite all his good qualities because he tricked allie into a lifelong commitment with him. In this book I changed my mind. From the begining Levi showed his love and devotion for allie. you start to see that things are real between them. I love the fact that Allie is not giving into him easy, even though she wants to. Allie makes him work for her returned feelings. yes its still a bit wierd for me how he went about things with her. b...more
Amber
Alyssa has out done herself once again. I love her work, once I started reading Focus I couldn't put it down. I had to see where it went with each character. Absolutely AMAZING!
I felt like we got to see different sides of some of the characters in Focus,especially Jared.
In Focus, Levi is more protective and persistent than ever before when it comes to Allie. Allie, however, is still trying to figure out what she wants in life, she doesn't want the fact that if she chooses to be with Levi, mean...more
Jessica Johnson
Loving this series!!

In the beginning of the book I feel bad for Levi, I know Allie is upset for being set up by the guy she loves, eventually she gives him the benefit of the doubt and stops fighting. Levi and Allie are too cute together. I am loving all the characters and how they interact together. Jared becomes a more likable character in this book and you get to see his nice geeky side and I love Allie's new friends Anne and Tiffany. I was glad that Allie's friends find out the truth about...more
Catarina Szelsky †
OMGGG LEVI WAS SO FREAKING CUTE AND DREAMING IN THIS BOOK!
I'm head over heels in love with him...
Allison was kind of annoying in this book and Jared totally shone in it! Hailey totally rock it and I totally hated allie ex boyfriend ughhh


I WANT MORE ALYSSA, pretty please?

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Angel Leigh
The second book in the series. I enjoyed this book just as much as I enjoyed the first one. Which is a great because quite often the next books don’t live up to the first one. I really liked the sexual chemistry between Levi and Allie in this book.

Levi did something wrong, and Allie fights him every step as he tries and proves that he loves Allie. I normally aren’t one for books where the partner has to prove themselves, but the tension between the two of them make it worth it. And realistically...more
Melissa Simão
It was only 3/4 into the book where I started to think Levi was decent. He does have a sweet and genuine side which I was thankful for because I was going to stop reading this series if he was going to be an arrogant tosser the whole way through.

We see Allie have more of a backbone in dealing with Levi and when she finally gave into Levi completely, you can see why (we get to know Levi's more sensitive side with Allie, otherwise I would be like "Why the f**k are you with that guy!").

By the end o...more
Booknut
When female protagonist start resisting the advances of the guy they really, really like...you know how it's gonna end before it begins!

I wish the focus of Focus had been a little more solid - less on the obvious goggling and innuendo. Not that I'm complaining about the hotness that is Levi!!

Nickyrian
Rating: 3.5/5 stars

I was thankful that this second installment did not consist a love triangle. In book one, it had stated that Levi was a crowned prince of the paranormal society in New Orleans. He was forced by his dad to take a mate in order to keep the reign of the Laurents. Coincidentally, he met and fell in love with Allie. He didn't want to lose her, and so he deceived her by bonding with him unknowingly. In this book, Allie was making Levi pay for his deceitfulness, which annoyed the hec...more
Dana
I don't really know what to think. But I know the next book will frustrate me cos she'll go and do something stupid!
Danielle Hartsell
I loves this book. I can't wait for the 3rd on to come out.
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Holy Levi! Can I just say i love that boy! He is so dam funny and lovable and yes he does make mistakes. Yes readers be for warned Levi is not perfect. Almost but not totally perfect and in Focus he is paying the price for something he did to Allie.

Allie is excited to be starting her freshmen year of college. She will be there with her best friend Hailey and they can't wait to start classes. Allie knows college is going to be hard but she never thought she would have the extra stress of Levi. Le...more
Stacy
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...more
Sana
Focus begins a little after the events of Flight as Allie and Hailey are settling in Tulane as freshmen. It felt good to be treated to Allie's feistiness again and see her stand up for herself. However, as normal as she'd like her college life to be, it isn't surprising to see Hailey, Owen, Jared and even Levi accompanying her to classes. At first Allie thinks it's just a Pterons thing but things are much more serious than Levi let on.

As Allie is transitioning into her college and dorm life and...more
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
I have been waiting for this sequel since I finished Flight. I couldn't wait to sink into it and find out what happened next.

Can I tell you how excited I am about this series? It really is different and fun and just something that I needed to break up the sameness that sometimes happens in the YA genre.

Ivy did not disappoint with this sequel, not at all. We once again get lots of Levi. And while he can sometimes he cocky and a little alpha male, I love him for it. There is just something about h...more
Cocktails and Books
It had been a while since I read the first book in the series, so it took me a few chapters in to remember what was going on and why, but once my memory was refreshed the storyline reminded me about why I was so anxious to continue on.

At the end of FLIGHT, Allie discovers she's mated to the Levi, the prince of the Supernatural community. She feels used and lied to, since Levi wasn't quite so forthcoming about what it meant to accept his ring and then have sex with him. Giving up her dreams of go...more
Twinsie Talk Angie J
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I got this book from the author for a truthful and honest ARC review.


OMG I am flipping out... I mean FLIPPING out!! The ending of this book left me completely insane!!! UGH!!! I. NEED. BOOK. 3. NOW!!!! I also must say Levi is my new book boyfriend!! I am totally in love with him...Watch out Ms. Allie!!


Ok so last book Levi tricked Allie into something (dont wanna spoil it). He pretty...more
Jennifer Bielman (Reading and Writing UF and PNR)
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3.5 stars

At A Glance
Things are just starting to get interesting. I can't wait for the next book, but I still wish more happened in Focus.

The Good
Focus is all about Levi and Allie's relationship. Allie still hasn't forgiven Levi for tricking her into getting engaged and becoming the princess of a supernatural society where Pteron (supernatural creatures with wings) rule. Forced to stay close to Levi for protection, Allie is now going to college in New...more
Vi
Alyssa has won me over again with Focus. Like with Flight, I found myself grinning from ear to ear the whole time I was reading this book, and I really don’t know why?! After reading Flight, I immediately dived into Focus because I honestly loved this world and these characters so much.

In Focus, Allie goes through her first semester in college, meets new people, and there are plenty of good times that ensue. She also has to deal with what’s expected of her, being Levi’s “mate”, which comes with...more
Damaris (GoodChoiceReading)
This review isn't easy for me to write. FOCUS is one of those books that was on my must read list and sadly I have to admit that I was a bit let down. I am not sure what I was expecting, but I wasn't happy with this sequel. Don't get me wrong it wasn't horrible, but there was way too much back and forth for me, and when the story climaxed it flat lined very quickly. I am all for a story moving along and being fast paced, but there were scenes I wish were more dragged out and a bit more detailed....more
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Alyssa Rose Ivy is a bestselling New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and humor. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After surviving law school and earning her masters in library science, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husba...more
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