Book Review: Flight by Alyssa Rose Ivy

ebook: 164 Pages

Series: The Crescent Chronicles #1

Publisher: ?

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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.

The only argument in my defense is this book is like a train wreck, you can’t stop watching. In this case, reading.

Allie, the MC, along with her friend, Jess, accepts a job working in her father’s hotel, in New Orleans.

Having previously said that she’s done with guys – first or second page of the novel – of course the first thing she notices, when arriving at the hotel, is the hawt guy at the bar, Levi.

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By now, I was pretty sure they were meant to be. Because I’m psychic, obviously. Shh.

Levi is the most obnoxious, infuriating, arrogant and frustrating jerk ever. He also can’t take a bloody hint. Sure, she wants him. Yes, she’s lying to herself when she says she doesn’t. The lady doth protest too much, you get me?
But you know, OUT LOUD, she actually says no, repeatedly. What more does he want?

Moving on. He orders for her, embarrasses her in front of her parents, lies to her and eventually puts her life in danger, but let’s circle back to that later.

I didn’t like Jess any better. She starts off as a ditzy kind of friend, a total flirt and an irritating drunk. Guess what? By the time she’s out of the picture, there’s no character development whatsoever. Shocked? I know, baby, me too.

Characters and a proper, good, enjoyable characterization, really make a novel, but I can still partially enjoy it if, at least, the plot is interesting.

Sadly, Flight has little plot to speak of. Moreover, it doesn’t rear its ugly head until close to the end.

I liked the lore, unbelievable as it was (bird-shifters at the top of the supernatural chain? Color me skeptic), but the way it was handled and the execution were poor and lacking.

Levi, Owen, Jarred and Hailey are all crow-shifters. After spending a couple of days with Allie, Levi decides to bring her in on the secret, because..I don’t know. Because she’s “beautiful” and he wants to get in her pants, I s’ppose.

Allie reacts like a normal person, freaks the fuck out and gets the hell out of dodge. ~The End~

..

Gotcha! No, I wish that was it, but no. She thinks it’s cool.


A couple of weeks pass and Levi gives her a gift, an old family heirloom, a ring with rubies. Which, of course, means she’s been tricked to be his mate, can’t take off the ring and can never leave New Orleans again, because people want her and she’s in mortal danger.

She runs, she gets kidnapped, she gets saved.

I did appreciate Allie’s character, for standing up for herself when it comes to calling out Levi on his lies and not forgiving him off the bat. My psychic powers tell me it’s going to happen in the second installment, though.

Levi’s response to Allie accusing him of putting her in danger?
“I didn’t put you in danger, you put yourself in danger by running away”.

Jerk.Jerk.Jerk.Asshole.Possesive, asshole-y jerk! Oh, and liar.

He asks her for one more day, to try to convince her to stay.

Naturally, Allie – freaked and shaken as she is – says no and gets the hell out of dodge. ~The End~

She really doesn’t.

..aaaand, venting finished!

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