Thursday, July 12, 2012

Book Review: Shadow Sight

Title - Shadow Sight
Author - E.J. Stevens
Genre - Mystery/ Urban Fantasy
Stand Alone or Series - Book 1 in Ivy Granger Series
Publication - July 1st 2012
Format - Kindle Review Copy

Some things are best left unseen....

Ivy Granger's second sight is finally giving her life purpose. Ivy and her best friend Jinx may not be raking in the dough, but their psychic detective agency pays the bills--most of the time. Their only worry is the boredom of a slow day and the occasional crazy client--untill a demon walks though their door.

Demons are never a good sign....

A demon attorney representing the water fae? Stranger things have happened. And Things are about to get very, very strange as a bloodthirsty nightmare hunts the city of Harborsmouth.

There's blood in the water....

Kelpies have a reputation for eating humans. Unfortunately, Kelpies are the clients. When an Unseelie faerie this evil stalks the waterways of your city, you have to make hard choices.

The lesser of two evils....

First sentence

Welcome to Harborsmouth, where monsters walk the streets unseen by humans....except those with second sight.

I received this book in return for a honest review from the author from a giveaway on Librarything. I was drawn to this book by the synopsis it sounds so interesting I love anything paranormal. The book is about Ivy Granger a Psychic Detective who co-owns Private Eye with her roommate and best friend Jinx. Ivy is special she has the second sight, that means she can see the supernatural for who they are not what they want they want to be seen. In addition to being able to see who the supernatural's are Ivy can also get visions from touching an object, that being said not visions are warm and fuzzy so they affect her deeply leaving her haunted by nightmares, and in screaming fits. So Ivy wears gloves and is very careful what she touches to avoid unwanted visions.

They are hired by a Demon attorney who happens to be working for Kelpies a water horse fae who's king has gone missing, when his bridle was stolen. They learn that the bridle has been taken by the ever uisage, and since a Kelpie is controlled by who has the bridle it is assumed they control the king. A deal is struck between the Demon and Ivy, that she will find the bridle, after all the girls have to be able to pay rent. Ivy seeks assistance from a local very powerful witch Kaye to help her find the bridle.  With the missing Kelpie king the ever uisage are free to plan a attack on the city of Harborsmouth slaying all the humans.

Ivy sets out on a mission to recruit help from the supernatural community to fight the threat of the ever uisage before they can destroy the city. She makes many new friends, make deals with other supernaturals in the community that could bite her later, and risk her life for the city. This is a face paced, supernatural mystery, that keeps you on your toes and guessing what will come next. I really enjoyed reading this book, it was hard to put it down when I had real life stuff popping up and when I wasn't reading it's all I thought about. I wanted to know more. I like that the book plays off the supernaturals that aren't always the spotlight of the book a unique twist.

The characters are well written Ivy is a gem, you just love her right away, she's comes off as a real person she's special but it's not always a gift either. She really grows as a character, as you learn more about her as the book progresses. She lives with her best friend, one of the only ones to understand her Jinx who happens to be obsessed with shoes, and uses them to guilt Ivy. This book has it all, unicorns, vampires, trolls, hobs, witches, fae, demons, pixies and much much more. I really enjoyed reading this book, and look forward to the next one, the teaser at the end of this one did just that.

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