Focus (The Crescent Chronicles #2) [NOOK Book]

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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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Focus (The Crescent Chronicles #2)

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Overview

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.

*New Adult - Contains Sexual Situations*
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016056609
  • Publisher: Alyssa Rose Ivy
  • Publication date: 1/23/2013
  • Series: The Crescent Chronicles , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 386
  • Sales rank: 9,221
  • File size: 173 KB

Meet the Author

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.

Other Books by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Derailed (Clayton Falls)
Veer (Clayton Falls)
Beckoning Light (The Afterglow Trilogy, #1)
Perilous Light (The Afterglow Trilogy, #2)
Flight (The Crescent Chronicles, #1)
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    5 Stars

    Great read! I was very hesitant to read this book after reading the first book of the series, as i didn't know where the author would take the story..but it didn't disappoint! I will be looking farther into the series. :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    Shut the front door! This book was ridiculously amazing!! I st

    Shut the front door! This book was ridiculously amazing!! I started it before bed and couldn't go to sleep until I had consumed every single page. Book 2-Focus, was such an addicting read.

    I just have to say that I LOVE Levi!!! Holy Smokes is he hot! Even though Allie is mad at him about how he mated with her, he did it because he truly wanted to be with her for life. How sweet is that? I find the romance between them to be full of chemistry and I found myself wishing for more between them. Then there is him being overprotective of his mate. Who said chivalry was dead? He is always there for her.

    I really like how Alyssa captured the freshman college experience in this book. She did a great job character building. Adding Anne and Tiffany into the fray added a different dynamic that this story didn't have before. I look forward to seeing how the two worlds mesh in the next book.

    The next book!!! OMG Alyssa!!! I hope you have smoke coming out of your computer from writing book 3 so fast!! I'm dying to know what happens now!!! I'm not a patient person, especially when it comes to books I'm in love with:)

    I don't think there are many more ways to express how much I love Alyssa Rose Ivy's books. She is truly an amazing writer. I look forward to reading the rest of her works that I haven't tackled, which isn't many. As a writer myself, she inspires me to be a better writer and to not be afraid to try new things. She is such a great success as an independent author.

    If you haven't picked up Flight or any of her other books, I suggest you do so ASAP!!! I promise you won't be disappointed. I would give this book more stars if I could, but I'll have to settle with five glittery stars for pushing the envelope once again and penning an awesome sequel to Flight!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    Training hollow

    Lunastar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2013

    Great

    I loved this book and the others in the series. Hot, romantic but not too much graphic sex.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    another great read

    another great read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2013

    "Found" is book# 3!! On kindle...

    But it's on kindle... I have the kindle app so I can only read it on my computer. I don't know when it will come out on the nook. The cover is a bare chest with black wings! I payed $3.99 to buy it. I have not finished the book so I can't give you the review. Sorry!

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  • Posted May 11, 2013

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    Thank you so much Alyssa for sending me an ARC of Focus. After f

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    Loved it!!

    This book followed the first book very well and i found myself not able to put the book down. I loved the romance and this book was really easy to understand. Also, this was quite short but a great read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    Ahhhhh

    Why can't book three be here already!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    ...

    All I gotta say is wholly effing A , that ending!!! Wow

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    Awesome

    Great read couldn't put it down can't wait for book 3.

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  • Posted February 25, 2013

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    Since I loved the first book Flight so much, I had to get my han

    Since I loved the first book Flight so much, I had to get my hands on this book. It did not disappoint me!




    So the plot dives right back into Allie going to college. And of course she is facing lots of decisions. Decisions about her, Levi, and her future. I like the plot gets better after the first half of the book. For me the first part of the book was well like a filler. Nothing really was moving or happening till the later on. Once you get past that first part, things begin happening. 




    Now, the love interest. The first part of the book bothered me a bit. Allie does this annoying thing of going back and forth. (NO! I don't you! But, Yes I do!) Chick, you giving me whiplash! Once Allie makes up her mind, things finally flow smoothly with Levi. Though she still keeps Levi at a distance, Allie is learning more about herself and Levi. I'm hoping in the next book  Allie will allow herself to fall in love completely and be trusting.




    Focus takes things to another level. Fast with lots of plot twist, Focus is a great adventure to read. It's easy yet predictable. 

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  • Posted February 25, 2013

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    I really loved Flight and have been looking forward to reading F

    I really loved Flight and have been looking forward to reading Focus since I finished it.  Focus begins with Allie and Hailey moving into their dorm at Tulane to begin their freshman year.  Allie is still really mad at Levi for tricking her into becoming his mate, and is a bit overwhelmed with exactly what that entails.  She also is a little perturbed by the fact that either Jared, Owen, or Levi is in all of her classes and one of them always walks her to and from her dorm.  At night, of course, Hailey is there to protect her, which she doesn't mind, since Hailey has quickly become her best friend.  She gets even more frustrated with Levi when he makes sure that anyone of the male species is quickly cut off if they try to talk to her.  Even though she gives Levi a really hard time, she can't deny her feelings or attraction to him, and Levi is very persistent and determined to get what he wants.

    I really enjoyed Focus.  I totally fell for Levi in the first book and was so excited to see more of him in Focus.  Not only is he hot, he really cares about Allie, and is very patient with her, considering everything, yet he is also very protective.  As much as Levi has opened up to her, there are still some big secrets he hasn't let her in on, which becomes apparent towards the end of the book.  I liked Allie, and understand where she was coming from, though I thought she "doth protest a little too much" before finally giving in to Levi.  I didn't care for Jared too much in Flight, but I really loved him in Focus.  I can't wait to see where Alyssa Rose Ivy takes his character next in the story, and I am also really curious about his attraction to Allie's friend Tiffany and where that may go.  We also get to know Hailey, Owen, and their new friend Anne, who is a hoot, better in this installment.  




    I loved the paranormal premise in this book which is fresh, unique, and creative.  The book is fast paced and I found myself reading it in one sitting, because I couldn't wait to see what happened next.  The chemistry between Levi and Allie is undeniable and the romance is really hot, as is Levi.  That mixed in with the mystery surrounding the Pterons and the Society, along with the danger, conspiracy, and the paranormal elements, make Focus a very interesting read.  I have to say I did not see the ending coming and was totally surprised by what happened, and I absolutely cannot wait to see what happens next in Found.  Alyssa Rose Ivy has set the scene for a very interesting and intense sequel.  I just hope I don't get my heart broken, because I really want to see things work for Levi and Allie.  If you can't tell, I am team Levi all the way.  If you are a paranormal romance lover, and are looking for a fresh twist and a lot of excitement, then The Crescent Chronicles is one series that I would definitely recommend checking out.  
      

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  • Posted February 24, 2013

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    This second book in the series was better than the first! Did I

    This second book in the series was better than the first!

    Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. I read it every free chance I had...it was hard to put down. 




    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 was better in this book. She didn't annoy me quite as much as she did in Flight. 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 more. He truly loves Allie, that is evident, and he is trying to make it up to her...tricking her into becoming his mate. (Which is still pretty unforgivable.)




    I think Hailey is sweet. I really like her. She is a wonderful friend, and protector, to Allie. And Allie really sticks up for Hailey and her brother, Owen, in front of the king. I also thought Jared was much more likable in Focus. We learn more about him and his family - especially his brother. You can't help but like him more and more as this story progresses. He really is a good guy. 




    The end...REALLY?!?!?!?!? Why? How can a book end like that? What a cliffhanger! I was looking for the next page. I kept trying to turn the page on my Kindle...but there was no page to turn to. I CANNOT WAIT TO READ FOUND! I have to know what happens next. 




    Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book, especially if you read the first book, Flight. 




    Will I read it again: I will not read this book again but I will most definitely read Found, book #3 of The Crescent Chronicles series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    Juvenile

    The relationships in this book reek of high school drama. And that is fine, high school drama has its place. Just didnt enjoy the contrived situations the author slogged thru to manufacture tensioon between the two main characters.

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  • Posted February 23, 2013

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    Focus is the second book in The Crescent Chronicles by Alyssa Ro

    Focus is the second book in The Crescent Chronicles by Alyssa Rose Ivy. I'm so  completely hooked on this series! You must read Flight, book one, if you haven't done so already! You just have to! In Focus, Allie is adjusting to her new life and doing it in her own way. I hate to admit it, but I would have probably forgiven Levi pretty quickly. I mean, it's Levi! How could you not? Allie, on the other hand, is stronger than I am and isn't making it easy on him. I love how Levi treats her as he's trying to get forgiveness and trust. It's so darn cute. And he doesn't lose his attitude in the process. This book brought us some new characters that were a fun addition to the story. Holy cow! The ending was unexpected! It will be agony waiting to see what happens next! With all it's many paranormals and secrets, I could live in this world Alyssa Rose Ivy has created and never miss reality! This is fast becoming one of my favorite series! It's a definite must read! 
    The ARC of Focus by Alyssa Rose Ivy was provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own. 

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  • Posted February 23, 2013

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    Focus is the second book in the Crescent Chronicles, a series th

    Focus is the second book in the Crescent Chronicles, a series that has become near and dear to my heart. The first book is Flight, and if you haven't read it yet you should definitely not be reading this review. But, you can go and check out my review for FLIGHT.
    Focus started with Allie and Hailey moving into their college dorm, with the help of those hunky guys that I adored in book one; oh and the man that is making Allie crazy. Levi was the icing on the cake for me in this book, and the last book. Everything about this book spells awesome, from the suspenseful parts to the adorable ones and especially the fun dialogue. Alyssa Rose Ivy's Crescent Chronicles is a series no paranormal romance fan should miss! If only to be introduced to Levi, give it a try, I know you'll fall in love!
    As promised, Alyssa gives us more of Owen and Jared, my favorites from book one. They up their appearances as body guards to Allie and show up in all of her classes, it was a lot of fun to watch this book unfold as stubborn Allie meets her match(es).Jared really became something else in this installment, he's more than just a pretty face with a lot of conquests ladies. We get to learn why he is the way he is (sort of) when we meet his brother, Bryant.
    I love Allie's character. She's strong, always stands up for herself and does what she needs to do. Even when her willful ways made me want to shake some sense into her, I still absolute love her. When in a tough situation she's analytical and while a bit dependent on Levi, she's reliable and determined. Levu and Allie's relationship is more than just attraction, while that is an intense and steamy part of the book; throughout this story, even in the time apart, I really saw them moving closer together.
    This may possibly be one of my favorite sequels, ever. The way Alyssa ended the last book just about killed me. I know Allie's personality and I know what Levi did to her really made him untrustworthy but man, they're supposed to freaking be together. The intense stares and sexual frustration, and the chase, make this book like a book one. He doesn't really have the girl yet, or does he, it's consuming to watch the events unfold. The fact that Levi doesn't let up and doesn't give up, makes it that much more fun. And, then the bathroom scene, oh my goodness. Good job, Alyssa, you devious rock star you."You're going to kill me, girl. Kill me."I felt like a lot of this book was set in a club, bar, or party; especially in the beginning. It really set up the college atmosphere and the New Orleans life. As more budding romances develop in this series I feel close to these characters, like I really know them. Following even the secondary characters, like Jared, from Flight into Focus I've grown really fond of them and am anxiously anticipating Found. Come on Found!"Halloween was a kit scarier when you knew monsters actually existed."This book closes wonderfully. There is a complete shock delivered at the end and I am on pins and needles for the next book, but I happen to love that. Alyssa does a great job pulling her readers in and keeping them interested, then hooking them like junkies onto the series. The book is fast paced and incredible and I recommend it to all fans of Paranormal Romance novels!

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

    A fantastic follow-up to Flight, Focus continues The Crescent C

    A fantastic follow-up to Flight, Focus continues The Crescent Chronicles with a story that did not disappoint.

    After finishing book one, I immediately jumped into Focus. I wanted to know how Allie was going to deal with being unwittingly tied to the supernatural world, and Levi. How she was going to deal with her feelings for Levi, but her desire to make her own choices and live her own life. In Focus, the author didn't waste time picking up the story, and the hits just kept coming.

    It's really hard for me to discuss Flight too deeply without spoilers. I will say that I love how the author handled Allie and her feelings. on-going ramifications of her becoming involved in Levi's world. Her feelings of anger, betrayal of trust, and intrigue all made her into a much more believable, genuine character. I loved that Levi, though he's not really sorry for pulling Alli irrevocably into his life, still tries to make things right with her. That he gave her her space, allowed her time to think and deal with her feelings, helped his cause. Despite their sketchy start, I just really enjoy these two as a couple.

    Focus, like Flight, moved along at an incredibly quick pace. Not too fast, but enough to hold my attention and keep me wondering what was going to happen next. There were some funny moments, some really sweet, steamy moments (which are more of the fade-to-black variety), and a nice twist at the end.

    With Flight and Focus, Alyssa Rose Ivy has given readers a very cool series. I'm really glad I decided to give the books a try. The Crescent Chronicles will continue with Found, this summer, and I cannot wait to see where the series takes Allie and Levi next.

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

    Alyssa Rose Ivy is one of the most consistent writers I follow.

    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, Allie is still pretty angry. She feels like Levi tricked her and lied to her. That's tough to overcome. And believe me, she doesn't give in easily. I appreciated that though. I think if she had forgiven him too easily, that would have bothered me. I think Levi needed to work for her trust again. 




    I love the characters in this series. Levi is absolutely dreamy, despite his faults and Allie is likable. The character that grew on me the most in this book was Jared. He kind of took me by surprise. He came off a bit jerky in the first book, but we start to see him in a different light in this one. 




    The paranormal elements to this book kept me intrigued. It's been a while since I've gotten really into a paranormal story. We learn more about The Society in this book and what Levi's role will be in the future. I also loved the Halloween scene. It certainly led into a very interesting "experience" for Levi and Allie. 




    Overall, I really enjoyed Focus. I flew through this book in one sitting. I felt like there were a few big surprises and it definitely left me wanting more. I absolutely can't wait to see what happens in Found. If you are looking for a well written, different type of paranormal romance, look no further. The Crescent Chronicles is refreshing and unique. I'm so glad I found it. 




    Quote:
    ~"What, you think you'll become even more than a mate, or that if you let me have you too many times you'll be under my mind control?"-Loc1692

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  • Posted February 20, 2013

    I really enjoyed reading this second book, in the Crescent Chron

    I really enjoyed reading this second book, in the Crescent Chronicles. I liked how there were a lot of scenes of Allie acclimating to college life: classes, parties and gaining a sort of independence. Also, there's Levi, and after their relationship sort of went on the rocks in book 1, you'll definitely read them trying to get back together, even now that Allie knows a whole lot more about The Society, and Levi's potential role in the future. I have to say, the ending sent me off in a loop, because there's a character, that was close to Allie once, that is actually a threat to The Society, and the last page, definitely had me wanting to read more, so I look forward to book 3 :)
    My Rating: 4/5PG-13 Rated

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