The Search: Book 2 in The Descendant Vampire Series

The Search: Book 2 in The Descendant Vampire Series

by Kelley Grealis

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BN ID: 2940045191883
Publisher: Kelley Grealis
Publication date: 08/27/2013
Series: Descendant Vampire , #2
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 913 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kelley Grealis has loved all things vampire since she was a kid. It was that fascination, combined with the need to know how the first vampire was created, that compelled her to write the type of vampire novel she had always wanted to read. Kelley was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and continues to live in the area with her husband and their two fur babies. She likes her cars fast and motorcycles loud and is a craft beer snob. When she’s not writing, she’s working at her day job, cruising in her convertible or enjoying a beer at her favorite local brewery. Connect with Kelley on her website www.KelleyGrealis.com.

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The Search: Book 2 in The Descendant Vampire Series 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
APratt0414 More than 1 year ago
At the end of The Descendant, the first book in the series (see my review), Allison Carmichael is confused, lonely and just a wee bit upset at how her life had changed from what she once knew.  She takes off and leave the Drakes and everyone else behind.  Book 2, The Search, picks up months after Allison had fled.  She has been binging on humans the entire time.  Not good.  She is at risk for exposing vampires to the mortal world, but she doesn't seem to care.  All she cares about is satisfying the need, the drive for human blood.  Well, and she says she's still searching for her husband Matt.  Must be in between the humans she's consuming!
Andrew_of_Dunedin More than 1 year ago
Allison Carmichael has gotten herself in the middle of a serious family conflict. DARNED serious. Her ex-husband Matt is involved with an angel, her current beau is siding with vampires; the vampires are having their own internal struggles. Allison has a definite interest in how things work out, as Vincent IS a vampire. And, he has turned Allison, as well. “The Search” is the second book in the Descendant series. As the middle tale of three, it reminded me a lot in spirit of “The Empire Strikes Back”. The first story, “The Descendant”, like “A New Hope”, introduced the concepts, environs, and characters. It had an innocence about it, in which good can overcome overwhelming odds and defeat evil. THIS tale, however, like “The Empire Strikes Back”, is much darker in tone. Not only do “the good guys” find out that its not enough to be pure of heart to defeat a powerful adversary, but it becomes obvious that the line between hero and villain isn't as clear-cut as it first appears. Further, as in the Star Wars analogy, this middle tale has the FEEL of a transitional story. It stands on its own, but it also serves as a bridge between the innocent introduction and the no-holds barred conclusion of the 3 story set. I'm looking forward to reading the 3rd and final book in the series. After that, I hope that the author rediscovers her muse, as she has been silent for far too long in the literary world. RATING: 4 stars. DISCLOSURE: I was provided a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! The author continues to weave old myths and lore together with the modern day and the result is a fantastic tale about vampires and how they came to be. The characters continued to capture my attention as they navigated through all the twists and turns in the story I never saw coming. Just like the first book in the series the plot still continued to stay entertaining without all the x-rated sex scenes and super graphic fights that I am used to seeing in this genre. And though there is nothing wrong with either of those things in a story this was still a nice change of pace. The author has definitely captured my attention and I am truly curious to see where this series could possibly go next. In my opinion The Search is definitely recommended.
Crickerz More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in The Descendant series. The Descendant series has a great twist on the subject of Vampires. The series has a biblical base on the story line. This one is five stars for sure. Allison is having trouble controlling her taste for human blood after running off in search of her husband alone. Being a newly made vampire she left before she could be taught more about control by her new family. Her sister Marlo is finally able to find Allison and convince her to return to the family home by promising Allison that they have located Allison's husband Matt. Upon her return her brothers Felix, Lorenzo and Max explain how they were able to locate Matt. They agree to take her to Matt but first she must agree to their terms. She had to stay with them so that they could help her learn to control her urge for human blood. Allison agrees and is told where Matt can be located. She and the Drakes (her new family) leave to begin their journey to locate Matt. On the way they make a stop to save a family from some other vampires. It is here that Allison learns that her worst enemy is still very much alive and it is here that she comes face to face with the man who stole her humanity from her. She also meets an important vampire and she and the Drakes are ordered to report before the vampire council the following night. At the meeting the Drakes are given twenty-four hours to locate Vincent and return with him, while Allison remains with the council as their prisoner. It is in prison that Allison meets Jal a Gypsy who comes to free her and help her escape. Jal also tells Allison that the trip she and the Drakes had planned to take to find Matt would be a waste of time because Matt is not where they think he is. Jal then gives Allison the answer she needs to find Matt. This one is full of twists and turns, unexpected plot twists and just wait until you finally witness the reunion of Allison and Matthew. You will also want to know if Vincent is really a good guy or a bad guy, are the Drakes really everything they claim to be? Do they really want what is best for Allison? Those questions I am sure will be answered in "The Truth" which will be released October 21st
Book_worms77 More than 1 year ago
I was gifted this book from the Author for an honest review. I gave this book 5 stars. This is book two in The Descendant Vampire Series.  Stars: 5  Book: The Search: The Descendant Vampire Series There is more to this book than meets the eye and honestly while reading this I didn’t think Allison could go through anymore throughout her life. Getting sick, hearing her husband is dead, meeting this new guy who is supposedly her new boyfriend, and of course other things I don’t want to give away in this review. In this second book she is in search for her missing husband, though she seems to be getting lost in her blood lust more and more as time goes on. There were a lot of things I didn’t see coming in this book and I was on the edge of my seat the whole time while reading it. Nothing is at it seems in this book and I always love a good twist in a mystery. The characters were so well rounded and Kelley Grealis did a great job making me jump back and forth between who I should trust when it came to characters. I liked the first book a lot but I have to say that I loved this book even more. I seriously couldn’t put it down, because I had to know what happened. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery and wants to be up late stuck in a book because you “just have to know”. I can’t wait for the next book, I have so many questions left after this one.
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
I received this book to give an honest review.  AHHHH how do you write a review without giving anything away! It is so hard to do especially with this story. This is one book you have to read. Man I thought I truly liked book one but in this one wow! You are swept away with this one. You leave off right where book 1 stopped. Allison has been on a spree trying to find answers to her husband's whereabouts but is she truly finding out anything? When Allison "adopted" family tells her that they may know where Matt is, Allison is all for trying to find where he is, she wants to see the love of her life again. But at what cost?  Vincent doesn't play too big a part within this book being as he comes and goes throughout the story, and of course he still loves Allison even though we all know she doesn't love him.  I found myself on the seat of my chair wondering towards the end is the bad guys going to accomplish what they have set out to do? Or will Allison and the new characters stop them? You get to meet new characters and lets just say there is a revelation that I really did not see coming and I loved that. This author has a way to keep you engaged in the story and wanting more of what is to come next. You get more of a depth within this story line with the new characters. They play a bigger role than you would have ever thought before which is great. Now I for sure can not wait to read book 3.
JoyceHays More than 1 year ago
You know, it's absolutely fantastic when an author tops themselves in a sequel. This book picks up right where the first one left off and doesn't waste any time getting things moving. This is a hard book to say anything about because if I say too much, then I give away things from the first book. And of course, if you've followed me for any time at all, you know I don't do spoilers. I was excited to dig into this book. So much so that I put off writing the review for the first book just so I could read this one. I'm glad I did, too. The title is so apt for this story. More than one search is happening. Secrets unfold as answers and curve balls abound. I was riveted from start to finish. While not exactly enemies, a short truce is called and Allison and her family gain much needed support from some temporary allies. As much as I enjoyed the first book in this series, this second book has cemented Grealis as an author I plan to watch. Occasionally I mention that box I label "favorite authors" on those rare occasions when I move. She just ensured I have to start a second box. I was up until 3:00a.m. so I could finish this story. She's also ensured I don't start her books when I have to be in at 6a.m. the next day. Unlike book 1, "The Search" was perfectly edited. I found no errors in my reading.
FaeRhiannon More than 1 year ago
Small Spoiler of Where We Left Off: ** Allison has taken off, run away from her fate, after killing a big, bad guy and finding out that her husband is still out there somewhere.  There’s other stuff in there, but I really don’t want to spoil anything for anyone who has yet to read the first book. I was a little disappointed by this book — and I do mean only a little.  After reading and reviewing the previous book, The Descendant, (my review for that book found here ), and after yelling at my eReader for the abrupt ending of book one, I suppose my expectations were a bit high for this. Do not get me wrong, this is still a very good book; however I was not as drawn into it as I was with the first.  There are moments that tend to drag out a bit too much… and overall, I think a lot of the book could have been edited down to a smaller/shorter book. But let me discuss the things I liked! I like giving positive reviews and I do like Kelley Grealis’ style of writing — I even made a note that I love the font used for the chapters (i.e. “Chapter 1″, “Chapter 2″, etc.) — I want that font. It looks awesome. There was a point that made me giggle because as one character is trying to escape being captured, he pulls the old “HEY LOOK OVER THERE!!” trick and runs away — and being a vampire, he can run quite quickly. I scoffed at first, thinking the others should never have fallen for it, but it was quite believable and then I just giggled. It’s an old trick in the book, simple, yet clever and effective. I also enjoyed the new knowledge — or relearning the lore that vampires are also compelled to count grains of sand or salt.  This comes into play within the book and I remembered that members of the Fae must do this, but I hadn’t remembered that vampires (in some lore) are also compelled to do so, which is why they can’t cross a line of salt. The lore is that they cannot move until they have counted every single last grain. I LOVED that this was used. So kudos to Ms Grealis! Let it be known that, while there are no sex scenes in this book, there are still a few heated glances that make me look forward to book three, which will be coming, though a set date has not been announced. I will continue to read this series and any other books Kelley Grealis decides to grace us with because I do enjoy her style and the storyline — as I mentioned in my previous review, I enjoy her take on vampires and how it’s different from others. I love the religious aspect and I love how she brings lesser-known myths and lore into her writing. It’s creative and new in a world of books that seem to be cookie-cutter formats.  She cuts her own path and for that I will forever respect her. In summation, this is a great book — it didn’t quite live up to the previous one, but it still leaves me thirsting for more.  Check out this series if you enjoy new takes and lesser known lore. Honestly, I’m loving it!
ssims1021 More than 1 year ago
The Search is the second book in the Descendent Series. Allison is a rogue vampire at this point and has become addicted to human blood. She continues to search for Matt, unsuccessfully. Found by Marlo and taken back to the castle, the Drake family now has to go before the Counsel with Vincent and to hear their case. Will Vincent be able to prove he received permission from Allison to turn her? The Search takes a deeper look into the twist that Grealis puts onto the Biblical story of the Garden of Eden. You will learn the relationship between the vampires & gypsies and whether they can find the Garden of Eden. I found that there were a lot of twists & turns in The Search and may secrets are revealed. Her relationship with her creator seems to change when he finally gets the chance to explain himself. However, you don't really find out what happens to Allison's best friend. I am hoping in the next novel this is explained and am also looking forward to see where Kelley takes us next!