February 10, 2013

Review: FOCUS by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Title: FOCUS

Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy

Source: ebook from author for review

Please do not read if you have yet to read FLIGHT. My review will contain spoilers for those who have yet to read the first book.

You can read my review of FLIGHT here

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.

My take...
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 problem: Levi. Even though she is denying her feelings for him she just can’t stop thinking about him. Will Levi be able to convince her to forgive him for his inability to tell her the truth this past summer?

Let me start off with saying that I love, love this series. Even after reading Ivy’s other books, this series has captured my heart. It is by far my favorite of hers and I just cannot get enough of it. I was so eager to read FOCUS and see Levi work for Allie’s heart and win her back. He knows he messed up royally (ha! I made a pun) but he really does care for that girl and wants to be with her. That boy knows how to crawl into a girl’s heart and take up residence. He is so unbelievably adorable…yes he is cocky…but adorable nonetheless. I mean, who doesn’t love a guy that is a little sure of his…abilities? Yeah, that is good word for Levi.

But lord help me, if I had to listen to Allie whine one more time about Levi I was going to scream. How can she not see his feelings for her are true? For 200 pages I had to watch the girl live in denial about her own feelings for him and it soon got a little old. But Ivy did a great job building up the tension the two felt between each other…it was undeniable and irrefutable.

And I must say I just love Ivy’s take on the whole supernatural world of shifters. Yes she has vamps and witches mixed into the story, but shifters are the big focal point of the story line It really is different and I think readers will enjoy her creativity and ideas. Plus the added fact that she gives her secondary characters such a prominent role is first rate in my eyes. I love when I can connect to the other characters just as much as the MC’s. I am thinking spin offs, eh. ;)

This is definitely one of my favorite series out there and I am eagerly waiting for FOUND to be released. I just hope I can last until the summer waiting for it. FOCUS is a must read for those who love supernatural tales and New Adult reads. Now go getcha some!


  1. I loved the first book, though I'm still not sure how I feel about Levi deceiving Allie. Can't wait to read Focus. And the cover for Found is so good!

  2. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing Focus! I'm so glad you're a Levi fan. :)