Monday, July 1, 2013

Review - Ghost Light

Title - Ghost Light
Author - E.J. Stevens
Series - Ivy Granger #2
Genre - Urban Fantasy
Format - Ebook review copy
Publication - Expected July 9th 2013
Publisher - Sacred Oaks Press 


Ivy Granger, psychic detective, thought she'd seen it all...until now.

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 novel in the bestselling Ivy Granger urban fantasy series by E.J. Stevens.

 “He’ll get fat, you keep feeding him like that,” Father Michael said.

Father Michael harrumphed as he stood, appearing from where he’d been bent over behind a podium.  The priest carried a stack of books and pamphlets, his glasses balanced precariously on the end of his nose.

“Can unicorns become overweight?” Ceff asked.  “I’ve never heard of an obese unicorn before.”

“An intriguing notion,” Father Michael said.  “It begs the question; do other fae gain weight while in horse form?  I would rather like to know.  I read a treatise once on kelpie anatomy, but the scribe’s penmanship left much to be desired.  I’m sure you could assist with…”

Mab’s bones, they had already started.  It always began with an innocent question or remark from Ceff, whom Michael was entranced with, and then the mad priest would be off on a tirade of wild hypotheses and theories.  Normally, I would ignore their conversation and sneak off with Galliel, but not tonight. 

I received Ghost Light in return for an honest review from the author.  Ivy is back with a new case this time faerie children have been going missing during the night with no trace. Ivy sets out to find who is taking the children revealing an unexpected enemy has come to Harborsmouth intent on taking what Ivy has. Ivy’s boyfriend Ceff’s ex-wife happens to make a few appearances at first Ivy think’s it’s her mind playing tricks but when she finds a scale and experiences the memories attached to it does she know that she’s real and causing the trouble.

With the help of Jinx and Ceff  on the case Ivy hopes she will be able to save the children since she promised their parents she will. Ivy decides that she needs to ask Father Michael about the kidnapping and the flute music she heard in the memory. At the church she also has her first encounter with a church grim the harbingers of death of children. Ivy refuses to let the happen so with the information from Father Michael she and Ceff head off to speak with the vampires. The vampires do have more information but at a cost that Ivy is willing to make if it will save the children.

Her next trip is to club Nexus to find out what Torn a cat sidhe might know since he knew she was the wisp princess which isn't public knowledge. However going to club Nexus will mean outing herself to the whole fae community a risk she will have to take. Not only does she learn about the piper’s possible locations she learns more about her missing father the King of Will-o-the-Wisp. As if saving the children isn't enough for Ivy, she isn't thrilled about coming against her boyfriend’s crazy ex-wife, plus her father’s curse.

I've loved Ivy since I read her first book Shadow Sight she stole my heart then and keeps pushing herself deeper as my favorite paranormal detective. She’s a tough girl who plays with witches, vampires, kelpies, trolls, hobs and keeps coming back for more. She has a fantastic roommate in Jinx who supports her as well as has a fun personality who helps lighten the intensity of the story throughout. Then there is Ceff what’s not to love hot Kelpie King who’s ok with not being able to touch? Awesome!! Love him for Ivy he’s perfect for her.  For me Ivy is my new Anita Blake she’s everything because her story is about the cases with a touch of romance.

Ghost Light is a captivating story which drew me in right from the start making it very difficult to put it down. It’s a fast paced action adventure from talking cats to exploding ghouls and then off to pet unicorns. I really enjoy the idea that the author mixes the humans with supernatural beings to create a unique world for our characters. I enjoy the mystery there are twist and turns that kept my guessing till the very end which I love. Ivy is a fanatic character I love everything about her, plus she has great supporting characters that pull at your heartstrings like Marvin.  The Ivy Granger series is an entertaining Urban Fantasy that keeps it clean aside from ghoul guts it’s one I can see teens as well as adults falling in love with. I can’t wait for another book; I want to know what’s going to happen to Ivy as she learns more about her father and what case she could be working. If you love Urban Fantasy I suggest you check it out. 
5 out of 5 stars

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