Hello all my fellow readers, how goes it? This entry is a book review for the first three books in a four book series that I just finished titled The Crescent Chronicles. I didn’t include this in a Series Spotlight because, although I enjoyed it, I wouldn’t consider it one of my all time favorites.
Genre: Paranormal Romance, New Adult
Age: The first book could pass for 15+ but the content matures significantly between book two and book three, so if you want the over all maturity level I would say 17+.
Recommendation: Yes, this was an interesting view of paranormal love. Not the usual vampires, angels, demons or werewolves.
Type: Series, it includes Flight, Focus and Found. The fourth book is First and Forever, a male POV for Flight and it also includes a little something new at the end. I didn’t read the fourth book, the first three hit the spot.
Summary: +Interesting type of paranormal +interesting plot – mildly annoying heroine + hot love story + lots of action -short books +first one is free 🙂
( As always when reviewing a series, I will not give away any spoilers so the blurb provided is from the first book only.)
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.
( I do love a description that is short and sweet, all too often they are wordy and boring.)
First, I should mention I started off like I always do and was immediately interested in the cover before I even read the blurb. Busted! I really get on my own nerves sometimes. Not to mention I have about fifteen books I have dedicated to review but I just couldn’t stop myself from trying this one out. Although my bank account is a little lighter, it was worth it in the end.
Flight is the story of a girl who always has her ducks in a row. She always has everything planned out and never colors outside the lines if she can help it. After breaking up with her boring boyfriend and before starting college in the fall, Allie decides to take her estranged father up on his offer and begin to work at a hotel he just purchased for the summer. Along with her best friend, Allie begins to experience adulthood in New Orleans, of all places.
Allie is well developed but she gets on my nerves. I liked her character but I really just wanted to her to make up her dang mind. She was back and forth about several things for most of the books and even though I was rooting for her, I had to urge to smack her upside the head. I love the relationship between her and Levi, minus her fickle nature. Levi is..well frustrating and intriguing at the same time. Just what I like to see in my book boyfriends. The plot is interesting, the reveal about who and what Levi is, is completely original but the moment itself fell flat. I wish it had been built up a bit more. The author did a decent job of world building but there is still a lot about the hierarchy of beings that wasn’t really explained well. People just came out of the woodwork randomly without much explanation. The books are pretty short, first one is a little over 260 pages and the books that follow stay around that length. I was entertained, and obviously I liked it enough to spend money on book two and three. That really is saying something because I am pretty cheap ( ha..but seriously though.)
I would recommend it to mature paranormal book lovers that don’t mind a short read with a semi-annoying heroine. The sexual situations are not romance book focused, some are a little more graphic but not up to the level most adult novels are. There is definitely a NA/YA feel to this series.