By Alyssa Rose Ivy
The Crescent Chronicles, Book 1
Genre: Mature YA/New Adult Paranormal Romance
Number of pages: 250
Sometimes you just have to take flight.
A summer in New Orleans is exactly what Allie needs before starting college. Accepting her dad’s invitation to work at his hotel offers an escape from her ex-boyfriend and the chance to spend the summer with her best friend. Meeting a guy is the last thing on her mind—until she sees Levi.
Unable to resist the infuriating yet alluring Levi, Allie finds herself at the center of a supernatural society and forced to decide between following the path she has always trusted or saving a city that might just save her.
Alyssa Rose Ivy lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children. 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.
My Thoughts and Review:
I really (almost) wish I hadn't started this book.
Why you ask?
Because, it is going to be an awful long wait until the next one is out and that, well, that just makes me sad. I didn't want this one to end.
I wasn't ready for it to be over. I want more. More Levi, more Allie, Hailey, Owen, Jared. more of the story.
What happens next? Do they make it? Where does their story go from here?
So yeah, needless to say, I fell in love with the characters, the writing, the story, the whole thing.
I loved the whole idea, the concept, the uniqueness that made up the whole world that Ivy created. It was full of win amd darn it, I want the second book to be out, like now.
I am not even going to go into the details of this story because I don't want to ruin anything and it is hard to know what I can and can't say that will give something away.
I will give you a little hint though, if you like hot leading men with a little bit of an alpha complex, a heroine that is just your average girl but is feisty and can hold her own. And yeah, a world full of the paranormal in the spooky city of New Orleans, then this is the story for you.
The romance in this one was perfect, not over the top or insta love at all, in fact, the ending will surprise you even.
No body is perfect in this one, the hot leading man Levi? He made mistakes, big mistakes in fact but I still loved him and was still rooting for him, which honestly surprised me.
And Allie, well, she isn't perfect either. She is stubborn and head strong and isn't always smart either and that just made me like her all the more too.
That doesn't always work in a story, but it did in this one.
Ivy did a beautiful job making it all work. It wasn't perfect and things were left out of the story, everything didn't end happily and all wasn't explained but, hey, that makes me want to read the second one all the more. Because, I want all those questions answered and all the details to be uncovered. And yes, I want more Levi. I can't help it, he did a crappy thing but he did it out of love and because of that, my hopeless romantic side can't hate him.
So well done Ivy, you got me hooked! I will anxiously be awaiting the release of Focus.
I give this one 4 Stars!!