Alyssa Rose Ivy
Published By : Self Published
Released : Available Now
Details : Digital , 255 Pages
RATING: 3.75 LEVI STARS!
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.
BOOK REVIEW by Michelle :
I enjoyed this first instalment in The Crescent Chronicles series.
Allie and Jess, best friends, spend the summer working at The Crescent City Hotel in New Orleans. I always enjoy reading a story set against the backdrop of New Orleans. It is one of the places I would LOVE to visit.
Allie and Jess are eighteen year old girls taking a break before they start University. Allie’s dad just happens to own The Crescent and he puts the girls up in a lovely suite while he takes off on his business ventures.
Allie isn’t looking for love or a boyfriend and it would appear, Jess is up for anything.
Enter Levi ,aka Leviathan, Owen and Jared, the three mysterious boys that the bell hop Billy, and Alex the barman, warn them against.
We spend a fair bit of the story with the girls drinking and eating out with several boys. Jess hooks up with Jared and Levi tries the moves on Allie.
We learn some things about Levi, Owen and Jared but nothing more than the basics. Hailey is Jared’s sister and she is becoming a good friend to Allie.
I would have loved to have been fed more than the basics of what Levi and the boys were. I have not much to go on other than the physical.
When Allie stumbles across or gets showed things, it isn’t really for a purpose at this stage. In one scene with Natalie in a basement, Allie doesn’t receive answers. I would have liked more impact or more of a powerful response to the discoveries.
The book starts to move along in the last 80 or so pages, where things take a bit more of a leap. I would have liked more depth to some of the characters. I didn’t really connect with the potential of this story. I loved the whole idea of the thing that Levi and the boys were, but I don’t think it was used to its potential in this first instalment. I felt like I received more of a sightseeing tour of the many eating places and drinking of mystery drinks. More of Jess and her partying ways.
I thought the last 80 or so pages got the book cranked up and I felt Levi’s character more. I liked the villains.
Overall I liked this story, the cover is gorgeous and I loved reaching that part of the story and recognising the cover scene.
I am interested to know where Alyssa takes this series. I still rate this book well as the writing was good I just think maybe we could have edited out some of the story and injected it with more of Levi and his thing. Fastened up the pace.
Goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13570162-flight
Author Website: http://www.alyssaroseivy.com
Twitter: @AlyssaRoseIvy, https://twitter.com/AlyssaRoseIvy