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Focus (The Crescent Chronicles #2)

4.13  ·  Rating Details  ·  6,230 Ratings  ·  273 Reviews
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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Feb 19, 2013 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
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
Jess (Little Book Heaven)
Jan 26, 2016 Jess (Little Book Heaven) rated it it was amazing
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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, but through it all their love for each other was very apparen
Mar 22, 2013 Louisa rated it it was amazing
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!!!
This book made me feel so many feels. Like seriously. But it took me a while to remember who Allie was and to remember that I actually liked being inside her head.

At first I was like,

But then I remembered

Then she reminds us of what Levi did.

And I was all

Even though Levi was all

While Allie was effectively tempting Levi with her "you can look but don't touch" look.

We finally meet Jared's brother, Bryant, and another female Pteron, Michelle.

And Allie's ex-boyfriend worms his way back into her life
Jan 05, 2015 Catherine rated it it was ok

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
Alyssa Ivy
Dec 01, 2014 Alyssa Ivy rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Focus is now available :)
Apr 18, 2013 Brob rated it it was amazing
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
Valorie Clifton
May 30, 2015 Valorie Clifton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series is so interesting to me! I can't say I've ever read about Pterons, or crow shifters before. Plus, as a Southern girl, the setting in New Orleans lures me in. This is book 2 of 4, and things heat up between Levi and Allie.

She's angry and stubborn... I'm not sure I'd have been as mad as long as she is in this book. It gets to be annoying to me because he obviously loves her, and he's committed to her for the rest of his life, and she just is too stubborn. I like him more than her, obv
This was a great second book in a series! I enjoyed Focus more than I enjoyed Flight, the first book in The Crescent Chronicles series. I thought Focus was better...more developed, I cared more about the characters and what was happening. Focus is exciting, has a lot of action, and a great love story.

Allie is still strong and handling the knowledge of who, and what, Levi is and about the world she lives in. Levi is still cocky but slightly more endearing in this book. I like him a little bit mor
Grace Touch
Nah. Just, Nah. I was no more impressed with this ridiculous excuse for a book as I was with the first one; even more so actually. Far too many of the scenes were way too forced and unnecessary.

I especially detested the "surprise plot twists." They were pathetic and not in the least bit surprising: the evil douch-bags were evil (WOW!), the crazy ex-boyfriend was crazy AND evil (shocker!!), and best of all, the love couple truly were meant to be, for absolutely NO REASON AT ALL (SAY WHAT NOW?!
I started and finished this book in feeling the same way: livid. The sexism is terrifying and disgusting: "Relationships aren't a democracy. Not everyone gets an equal vote." Yikes.
Autumn Review
Feb 22, 2013 Autumn Review rated it it was amazing
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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,
Feb 27, 2013 Chantel rated it it was amazing
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
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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
Aug 09, 2013 Ashley rated it liked it
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
Amy Dark Night Reads

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
Lex (Fastidious Reader)
Feb 09, 2013 Lex (Fastidious Reader) rated it really liked it
What will happen next?! I hope in this second book, the world of the supernaturals would be explain more. Well, I guess it's okay if not that much. I don't mind. I like how the first book was written. ;)

It's just... January 2013?! :O Well, at least it's just three more months of waiting. Hope it'll not be changed.

Ugh. What is with that ending?! >:( And that guy... He seriously is annoying the heck out of me. What's up with that.

This actually started out good. Continuing what happened at the
Jan 31, 2013 Cecile rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 02, 2013 Tracey rated it really liked it
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
Jan 26, 2013 Amber rated it it was amazing
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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
Apr 25, 2015 Kimberly rated it it was ok
Have you ever read a book that was just so GAWD AWFUL that you couldn't help but keep reading it just to see how much worse it could possibly get? Yeah...that's me right now. My feminist side is raging right now, my creative side is raging right now, my literary scholar side is raging right now. And yet, I'm still curious to see just how much worse the next book in the series could possibly get.

That, my friends, is the only reason I gave this book two stars...because as much as I absolutely hat
Liv's Love Book Blog
Dec 21, 2015 Liv's Love Book Blog rated it it was amazing
Shelves: supernatural
Just finished the second book in the series! I was going to eagerly jump into the next book but remembered I said I was going to post a review after each book.
Can I just start off and say how I wish my first semester of college went as amazing as hers? Not only does she have great friends but she has been going to bars and awesome parties and having the time of her life! Makes me want to go to Tulane and see if it's really like that!
I understood why Allie was so hesitant to jump back into a rel
Jan 21, 2015 Gemma rated it really liked it
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Focus is book #2 in The Crescent Chronicles series.

This book picks back up right after the end of the first book in the series Flight.

I love that Allie doesn't just immediately forgive Levi he totally doesn't deserve it. Prince Levi who would have thunk it lol!!!

I love the interactions between Levi and Allie because she doesn't put up with any of his crap. She does come across a bit spoilt and prissy at times but I l
Jessica Johnson
May 14, 2014 Jessica Johnson rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 08, 2015 Pupuce rated it liked it
I read Flight a long time ago so it took me some time to remember who was who.
I put off the second installment for a while, but I am happy to have finally read it!!! It was good, but not great.

I think this book starts almost where the last one left us. I was glad that Allie sticked to her wishes (even though she had to go to Tulane instead of Princeton). She had a life by herself, that not only centered on her badass boyfriend. Atta Girl. However, she spent a good half of the book playing hard t
why do they drink so much it..killer twist at end...
Jul 15, 2015 TheBookLionizer rated it really liked it
I loved it but I think the author has a thing for abrupt ending, totally make you disoriented when the book just ended and you know some shit is happening, or you don't know what the hell is going to happen. Thank God I have the 3rd book ready to devour and I think it's the last book, haven't check yet.

Okay, the plot was mostly about Allie getting back to Levi, working their difference. I am so glad that Allie doesn't give in to Levi and his princely/half bird status. I could say it in the most
Dec 13, 2015 Charity rated it liked it
Ok, so first I need to address the ending. Since there was absolutely no foreshadowing, it was literally the most jarring ending I have read to date. I didn't really enjoy the experience. I felt like the twist was just thrown in for shock value and the fact that it connected to very little made it feel like a very lazy way to end a story.

Second, I have warmed up to Levi, but I still hate him for the most part. Withholding sex is in no way the proper punishment for someone tricking me into spendi
Catarina Szelsky †
Jan 25, 2013 Catarina Szelsky † rated it really liked it
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?

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
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Alyssa Rose Ivy is the bestselling author of more than twenty novels with over half a million books sold worldwide. She loves to weave stories with romance and humor, and she is best known for writing about college boys with wings and skinny dipping. After surviving law school and earning her masters in library science, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. Although raised in ...more
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