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Monday, October 1, 2012

Flight by Alyssa Rose Ivy (Review, Guest Post and Giveaway)

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September 18 Guest blog

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September 21 Interview and review

September 22 Review

September 23 Promo

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September 24 Interview

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September 28 Guest blog and review

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October 1 Guest blog and review

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October 5 Interview and review

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October 9 Guest blog

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October 12 Interview and review

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October 13 Promo (Music Playlist) and review

October 14 review

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October 15 review

October 15 Review

Title: Flight (The Crescent 

Chronicles, #1)

Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy

Genre: Mature YA/New Adult Paranormal Romance

About the Book: 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.

About the authorAlyssa 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. 

You can connect with her at the following places:

Meeting a Real Paranormal Creature
by Alyssa Rose Ivy

In Flight, Allie is given no warning before being thrust into a paranormal world. When writing her story, I found myself wondering how I’d react in that situation.

In most paranormal-human encounters in books and movies the human reacts in one of two ways, either they think it’s really cool, or they are terrified and run away from it. I’d like to think I’d find it cool, but the truth is I’d be the type who would run away. Even my experience in writing paranormal books would be no match for the reality that those kind of creatures could actually exist.

Hopefully after some time to think about it, I’d return and at least get some good ideas for my next book.

How do you think you’d react?

My review:  I took an instant liking to Allie, but I had a hard time imagining her as an 18-year-old the summer before college - she seemed older.  (I have an 18yo senior in high school right now and can't imagine being comfortable with her in a new city with as much freedom as her parents gave her. . . - but then that's just me) But anyway, she ends up in New Orleans, living in a suite at her dad's hotel with her girlfriend Jess, sharing a cushy job with her where it appears she can set her own hours.  Who wouldn't like that gig!?

On her first night there she meets Levi, and while she tries to give him the brush off, this just makes her more desirable in his eyes. Even without encouraging him she can't deny the attraction that she feels for him.  Jess seems taken with his friend Jared so it is inevitable that they end up spending a few evenings together.  

Jess heads home after things heat up between her and Jared and she crosses a line that she isn't comfortable with, and since Allie is left basically alone in New Orleans, Levi steps in to keep her company.  She is quickly pulled in to his world and discovers that she likes the adrenaline rush that it leaves her with and even makes a new girlfriend, Hailey - who will also be a college freshman in the fall. 

The book moves along at a rapid pace - read it in pretty much one sitting - but it basically lays the groundwork for the series.  There are a lot of people introduced and lots of questions left unanswered - many of which I am sure will be addressed in the books to come. I like the way the relationship is left between Allie and Levi and can't wait to see where it will eventual lead.  The second book, Focus, is due out in January 2013. 

~I received a complimentary Ecopy of Flight as part of the Bewitching Blog Tours in exchange for my unbiased review.~

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warisha_jayanti said...

The books sounds really good!

thank you for the review and giveaway

Christina Fiorelli said...

Christina K. in the rafflecopter

This sounds so so awesome! Love New Orleans, so this is perfect:)

Thank you, really wonderful review:)

holdenj said...

I liked your comments about Allie and her age. The story sounds like a good read! Thanks!

Jackie Hauver said...

This sounds like a great book. I love that the setting is in New Orleans. Thanks for the giveaway!

Alyssa Rose Ivy said...

Thanks so much for reading and reviewing Flight! I am so glad you enjoyed it!

ZaraAlexis said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!


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