Sunday, August 25, 2013

Indie Book of the Week: Found by Alyssa Rose Ivy

This weeks Indie Book of the Week has to go to Alyssa Ivy Rose and the last book in her Crescent Chronicles trilogy  Found. I have loved this trilogy since the very first book and the conclusion to the series was just awesome, which, let's face it, doesn't always happen. 

Alyssa is an amazing author and creates some pretty imaginative worlds and characters. Her writing is always 
pretty flawless and I can't help but get caught up in the story line. 

Title: Found
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Series: Book Three in the Crescent Chronicles Trilogy
Published: July 16, 2013
Genre: YA Fantasy
Source: Purchased

Book Description:
Levi might be hot, strong, and have a cool set of wings, but it's not enough to make up for keeping Allie in the dark.

Allie's tired of being left with more questions than answers. She's tired of loving a guy who refuses to level with her. Most of all, she's tired of her life spinning out of control.

Desperate to save Jess no matter the personal cost, Allie has to face the possibility that the only one she can trust is herself.

About 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.

My Thoughts and Review:
I fell in love with this series and with Ms. Ivy's writing after the very first book. To say I adore it and the characters she created would be an understatement. I truly have so much fun reading with each book and I have anxiously been waiting for the release of Found.  I couldn't get my hands on it soon enough and after having to read through a few earlier commitments, but the time I was able to pick this up, I was going crazy having to know how it was all going to end and sad that it would be the end.

I would say that I read this series solely for the loveable sexiness that is Levi but the truth is, I read it for all the fabulous characters, and fabulous they all are. It is hard to find a tight knit group as loyal, loving, and fun as there are in this series. Every single one of them has gotten better and better as the series and their stories have progressed. 

They have all become stronger, fiercer and more capable and even more loyal to one another. They all have a bond of friendship that can not be broken and I absolutely love that about this series. I love watching characters not only grow stronger but grow closer to one another as well.

It is rare that there isn't a lot of drama when you put a big group of friends together, and while these friends do have their problems, they work through them together and come out better for it and their bonds even stronger. How could an author ever go wrong with friendship and relationships like that?

While I didn't start this series and stick with it solely because of Levi, he really is a big part of why I love this series. He is so true and kind and loving to Allie and even though he doesn't always make the right decisions when it comes to her, he does it always out of love for her. He really stepped up in this one and showed just how much he loves her, cares about her and trusts her. 

Allie too grew as a characters, as a friend and as a princess. She too doesn't always make the wisest choices or even the best ones but again, she does it all because she thinks it is what is right and she does it for those that she loves. I love how accepting she finally is of Levi, his lifestyle and her future life with him. She really brings it as well and I was thrilled with how this ended.

I am even more excited that there will be a spin off series. I want more of the Pterons and I wasn't ready to completely say goodbye to all of them. I can't wait for more.

*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author. I was not compensated for this review.*


  1. Levi's loveable sexiness is a big draw to this series! LOL But I loved all the characters and their group dynamic. Jared was always funny. Allie was often rash but I think she grew as a character. I hope by now she FINALLY realizes Levi loves her. I wish I could see more of their journey and how they fare being King and Queen. Hopefully we see a little bit of that in the spin off series with Toby.

  2. I have seen plenty of Alyssa's books around but haven't got to read any of them. I really like the sound of this and I really love books about angels. It seems amazing and I'm so glad you enjoyed :)

  3. I was smitten with this series from the start. So sad to see it end, but excited about the spin off. Great review.

  4. I know what you mean Jennifer, I am hoping for the same thing!!

  5. Tanja, this really is a good place to start with her writing if you decide to give her a try!

  6. Thanks for stopping by Mandy, I am so glad you love this series too. :)

  7. You and Jennifer are big fans of this series and I have been wanting to check it out since last year. I am so behind now. So glad it is a stellar series.

  8. good thing this is a trilogy so you have time to catch up Heidi! :P

  9. Awesome review. I absolutely loved this series I think it is my favorite of hers so far and I can't wait for the spin off. Levi is my favorite to and didn't it end just perfectly.