Flight by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Release Date: August 16, 2012
Age: YA/Mature YA
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format Reviewed: ebook
Source: A Tale of Many Reviews Blog Tour
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Sometimes you just have to take flight.Just looking at the cover I thought, how cool is this book going to be. And, sometimes when I go into a book really excited about its premise I am let down, but that was not the case this time. Alyssa Rose Ivy has successfully created a new kind of paranormal romance, using elements we're used to and making it her own, that left me needing more of Levi and Allie.
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.
Allie is in one word, fiery. She's not susceptible to Levi's charms (and boy does he seem charming), and the chase is what I love to see. Their romance is heated and intense, but doesn't happen suddenly and I couldn't get enough. Allie seems to be the perfect balance for Levi and him for her. In the words of several characters, they just work. I really enjoyed Allie's friend Jess as well; her character was the polar opposite of Allie and fun to follow. I hope we get more of her story, and secrets revealed, in upcoming installments.
Flight is rich in characters and isn't lacking in personality. Owen and Jared, both friend's with Levi, are two complex and mysterious characters that I'd love to read more about. But, my favorite character in Flight was definitely Hailey, Owen's sister. She is a tough cookie and I'm looking forward to her role in book 2, Focus.
In the background of Flight is the glowing and lively city of New Orleans, a place I have always wanted to visit. It's the perfect setting for this dark and mysterious story and Alyssa does a great job putting the reader on the streets with her detailed writing. Playing the city and recent tragedies into her book the author creates a well rounded plot that includes all angles.
By the end of the book Alyssa Rose Ivy had me pining for the next story, Focus, which is due out in January. This page turning drama isn't over yet, in fact it's just the beginning and I can't wait to read more. Flight is a book that will stick in my head for days!
If you're looking for a new paranormal romance series to keep you on your toes, frustrate and confuse your heart, make you want to side with both the head strong female and the hopeless male then pick up Flight. It was everything I was looking for in a read and more. I can't wait to see how this series plays out.
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