Review: Search by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Posted 14 January, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment

Review: Search by Alyssa Rose IvySearch by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Series: The Empire Chronicles #2
Publisher: Self Published on April 15, 2014
Source: Gifted
Pages: 227
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Casey isn't human.The revelation should terrify her, but it doesn't. Instead it excites her. Too bad not everyone is as excited as she is.

Torn between two lives, the only one she's ever known and her life as a paranormal princess, Casey has to decide whether she can trust the man she loves.

Sometimes being a princess isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Here Are My Thoughts

Check out my review of Soar (The Empire Chronicles #1)

Why I Picked It Up

Search is the second installment in the companion series to The Crescent Chronicles. The first novel was great, so was really excited to read book two.


Search takes place after we find out that Casey isn’t exactly human—in fact, she has wings. Black ones, in particular. So of course, that creates problems, especially once they find out who her father is. I don’t want to spoil anything so I won’t talk about that point. Nonetheless, it throws a wrench in everything. I thought this installment was definitely more interesting than the previous one, especially because we have a few battle scenes and a kidnapping. It was an intense book.

Leading Lady

Casey was definitely stronger in this novel, especially given all of the knowledge that was being thrown at her. I thought she held up very well and that she handled the situations she was in strongly and bravely. I am interested to see how she will handle the problems that were presented at the end of this book.

Leading Male

Toby was definitely the better of the two in this book. I had favored him before this installment, and even more so afterwards. Jared, on the other hand, is a total flake. My previous description of him as a jerk definitely still stands, and was even proven, in this installment. We see something spark in him, though, towards the end of the novel, which seemed promising and hopefully are, because I would really like to see under the jerkish exterior he presents.


The romance in this novel was mainly focused on Toby and Casey. To be honest, the possible love triangle has completely been obliterated with what happened to Casey. I liked seeing Toby and Casey together. I though that they complemented each other well, and I love that Toby didn’t just drop her when he found out about her heritage. I thought it said a lot about how he felt for her, and how genuine it was. I am excited to see if their love can overcome the inevitable obstacles they will face in the next installment.


Search was another great installment to what I am sure will be a great novel. With the ending presenting yet another wrench in the plot, I am very interested to see what will happen in book three!

4 Stars
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About Alyssa Rose Ivy

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Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. 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. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.


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