Thursday, July 9, 2015

*Review - Ghost Light by E.J. Stevens (Urban Fantasy)

Series: Ivy Granger # 2
Published by: Sacred Oaks Press
Release Date: July 9, 2013
Source: Author
Format: E-book, 248 pages
Genre: Urban Fantasy

With a vengeful lamia that only she can see on the city streets, reports of specters walking Harborsmouth cemeteries, and an angry mob of faerie clients at her office door, it's bound to be a long night. Add in an offense against the faerie courts and a few foolish bargains and one thing is clear—Ivy Granger is in some seriously deep trouble.

Ivy Granger is back, gathering clues in the darkest shadows of downtown Harborsmouth. With the lives of multiple clients on the line, she's in a race against time. Ivy finally has a lead to the whereabouts of the one person who can help her control her wisp abilities, but will she put the needs of her clients above her own?

If Ivy doesn't find a solution soon, she could wind up a ghost herself.

Ghost Light is the second installment in the Ivy Granger series by E.J. Stevens, who graciously offered me this book in lieu of an honest review. Easy Peasy. 24-year old Private Investigator, Psychic, half fae Ivy Granger is back four months after the end of Shadow Sight. Her life is a bit more interesting these days. After helping save Harborsmouth and the king of the Kelpies from nasty evil creatures, Ivy and Jinx's business is booming. Ivy even has a new boyfriend in the Kelpie King Ceffyl Dwr aka Ceff. What could possibly derail their happiness?

How about Ceff's vindictive, murdering ex-wife Melusine who is stalking Ivy? How about dozens of fae children disappearing into the night? How about the fact that Ivy's fae side from her missing father is suddenly becoming more and more powerful to the point where she's glows when she gets emotional? EJ also tosses in a rather interesting new character by the name of Sir Torn, the Cat Sidhe Lord. I can't help myself, I started calling him Rip Torn almost from the get go. I know, I am totally weird. 

If you missed my previous review of Shadow Sight, my one complaint about Ivy
was that she didn't really stand out as a kick-ass heroine. She was a character who stood in the background as her friend Kaye and her hunters fought to save their town. She collected on favors, and brought all sorts of supernatural together in order to save her town. Her ability to see visions via psychometry is a pain in the ass at times. She has to wear gloves all the time, which doesn't really allow much sexy time with your dashing boyfriend. But, thankfully, that definitely changes this time around.

Ivy is eager to find a way to defeat Melusine, and return the Fae children to their homes. She is eager to go further with Ceff. She's also eager to remove the black from her mind so that she can get answers from her missing father. She even goes as far as exposing herself for what she really is; A fae princess of the Wisp. I'm kind of scared that Ivy is over extending herself with all the favors she's offered to various supernaturals, including the vampires. One might ask if this is leading up to something big. One might also question certain allies to ensure they don't stab a katana in your back. 

In conclusion, the first 3/4 of this book was really entertaining. The last 1/4 wasn't as exciting but stills sets things up for the next book called Burning Bright which I will be reading and reviewing soon. I feel for Jinx at times. Girl can't cut a break with all her accidents. I want to see how the unicorn Galliel comes into play. He's just sort of a background prop at this point. 

**I received this book for free from the AUTHOR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

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