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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.
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Published January 23rd 2013 (first published January 1st 2013)
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Jennifer
Aug 22, 2012 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
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Angie
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 h
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angela
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very supernatural

Very good book 2 in this 4 book series, by Alyssa Rose Ivy. I love her books writing style and Characters.

In this book the Characters are very likeable, I enjoy the different supernatural elements and species. There's plenty going on to keep ones attention and watching Levi and Ally's relationship finally blooming, is wonderful.

Plus there's a supernatural fraction, trying to bring down Levi's family. Who are the leader's of the supernatural beings in there area's. Ally has been
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Catherine
Oct 24, 2012 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 killed agai
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Chelsea
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?!
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Louisa
Aug 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-reads
Loved reading this book again, Levi making things up with Allie, and them working again, before it fell apart again! Not that he knew it!

*First read March 22nd 2013*
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!!!
Jasmin
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
There was one sentence Levi said in this book that I couldn't forget, it was something along the lines of "A relationship is build on trust and open communication"

And that was rich coming from him.
Alyssa Ivy
Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Focus is now available :)
Yunn
This books are great. I'm actually reading them in one sitting.
Brob
Nov 22, 2012 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
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Ashley
Aug 09, 2013 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
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Lex
Oct 04, 2012 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 end
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Kimberly
Apr 25, 2015 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
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Shana
Jan 28, 2013 rated it did not like it
was hoping the second book was better. no dice. it was shallow and the conversations stilted and rushed. wont be wasting time on the next one.
Dana
Jun 02, 2013 rated it liked it
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!
K
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.
P.A. Lupton
Jun 03, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

This review is for all 3 books, Flight, Focus, and Found.

I didn't love the first book, but I was interested enough to continue on with the story for book 2 and 3. I enjoyed the premise, and I always love a story based in New Orleans. The author did a good job of making you feel her love of the city. What I didn't like is that sometimes there was absolutely no transition from one scene to another. I would be reading and then have to go back because I thought I missed pages. It was confus
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Jacklyn (ReadingBliss)
Much better than expected and I was always thinking about reading it when I wasn’t reading it, which is why I rated it 5 instead of 4 stars. If something has your attention like that, it deserves some credit where credit is due. I love that the first and this book both held at least one surprise for me and I can’t wait to find out the third book’s secrets.
Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)
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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
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OptimusRoo
May 04, 2020 rated it did not like it
So I'll try to put very few spoilers in as possible..

The main characters are still weak and Dont have much depth to them. Theres still a lack of description to any of the characters, scenes or anything really. The dialog is still lacking in detail and sometimes any emotion from the characters at all.

One thing I struggle with is to like the hero of the story at all. He remains a selfish egotistical, emotionless, controlling pig yet our writer seems to want the readers to like him, she seems to st
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Chantel
Feb 04, 2013 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
Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
A last minute decision has Allie staying in New Orleans to attend Tulane instead of Princeton. Not like she had a choice. If Levi would have been upfront in the beginning instead of tricking her to stay, she may have decided on her own. Now she may never know and now she is engaged to the Prince of a secret supernatural society. How did life get so confusing and out of control? But Allie plans to make the most of her first semester of college and enjoy it to its fullest. There is only one proble ...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
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Autumn Review
Sep 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review, blog-tours
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,
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Amy
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing



www.the-book-diaries.blogspot.com

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
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Christine
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
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Tracey
Sep 28, 2012 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
Amber
Aug 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review, arc
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
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Catarina Szelsky †
Nov 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
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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Tjasa
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
The second installment in the four part series didn't improve all that much from the first one. This one consist basically of the same drinking-partying-quarreling-dating-kidnapping-dating plot as the first one, except maybe with a bit more character development. I don't really have high hopes for book number 3 and I still believe that the supernatural world is completely underdeveloped but I will soldier through it just to see if it ends any differently from my expectations.
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