Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway of Flight by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Flight Blog Tour
Welcome to the Tea, Daydreams & Fairytales tour stop of Flight by Alyssa Rose Ivy hosted by ATomR Tours!
I took part in the Cover Reveal earlier this year and though the book’s cover was so gorgeous I had to be involved in the Blog Tour as well
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.
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Series: Crescent Chronicles, Book #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Age: Young Adult/New Adult
Published: September 2012
Sworn off men Allie goes to New Orleans to work for her father in the hotel business before starting college. Moments after arriving at the hotel however she catches the eye of an smoldering sexy guy and is shortly introduced into a paranormal society of Pteron’s crow like shapeshifters who can fly and are like the royalty of the supernatural world. Allie wanted an adventure before starting college and boy did she get one!
Allie was a difficult main character to enjoy. She was quite bitchy and standoffish throughout the beginning of the book especially to any guys who tried to pick her up. Seriously if you had sworn off men why on earth would you hang around with a party animal friend and go out to clubs. Or if you did want to hit the clubs why bother dressing up in a manner that would garner attention, you can’t have it both ways in my opinion. As much as I felt that Levi and his persistance in hooking up with her was out of line, I really felt that she handled him poorly and to be honest I don’t think many guys would have bothered with her considering she came across as a bit of a stuck up know it all. She did melt a bit as the story progresses but still I can’t say that she would be someone that I would choose to hang out with, way to uncomfortable in her own skin – prickly on the outside and insecure on the inside.
Levi started out in this story as a cliched player whose ego was well and truly overinflated. He seriously had some completely bad pick up lines and was pretty much an asshole. I thought he was growing on me as the book progressed but then he did something towards the end of the novel that was well and truly not on! Yep Levi was a big dissapointment personality wise.
While I didn’t particulary enjoy either of the main characters they really did have some great chemistry and the relationship was quite steamy. It did seem to move a little suddenly from Allie wanting nothing to do with him to him sharing his big life secret to her which puzzled me a bit but these two did work as a couple. I really enjoyed the secondary character of Hailey, Allie’s New Orleans besty she was by far my favourite character in this book – really fun and a good source of information on the Pteron’s and Levi.
This is a very light paranormal book with quite a large portion of the novel spent more on contemporary issues such as relationships, college, parent issues. Quite a bit of it covers the New Orleans party scene which I found quite enjoyable and interesting. I loved hearing about the cuisine the live music and the city in general. I’ll be interested to find out more about the Pteron’s and their link with the city in the future installments.
While I had some issues with the characters in this book I did find it a fast fun read and perfect for the summer days we’re experiencing here in Australia. I’ll be interested to see how things develop in the sequel!
About the Author
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.
I received my copy of Flight in exchange for my honest opinion from the author for the ATOMR Book Tour.