Saturday, July 5, 2014

Review: Burning Bright

Title - Burning Bright
Author - E.J. Stevens
Series - Ivy Granger #3
Genre - Urban Fantasy
Published - June 17th 2014
Publisher - Sacred Oaks Press


Burning down the house...

Things are not going well at the offices of Private Eye. Jinx is having demon problems, the city is overrun with pyromaniacal imps, and Ivy's wisp powers are burning out of control, attracting the attention of both the Seelie and Unseelie courts.

Along came a faerie queen... It's the worst possible time for the Green Lady to call in a favor, but Ivy's bound by her deal with the glaistig. Too bad there's no wiggle room in faerie bargains.

Ivy must rid the city of imps, keep Jinx from murdering her one solid link to Hell, and fulfill her bargain with the Green Lady--with sidhe assassins hot on her tail.

Just another day's work for Ivy Granger, psychic detective.

Opening Line 
Ever play whack-a-mole with a jincan?  No?  Well, then aren’t you the fortunate one.  Not only do jincan look like overgrown caterpillars with pointy teeth, but they also breed like bunnies and have a knack for undermining integral weight-bearing structures, leaving piles of rubble in their wake.  Oh, and they smell like rotten eggs when squished—just my luck.

I received Burning Bright in return for an honest review from the author.

Burning Bright is the third installment in the Ivy Granger Series. Ivy is a private investigator but she’s been doing less investigating and more hunting since Jenna was shipped off to the old country. When she finds her best friend covered in kisses and drained she rushes to Kaye the most powerful witch in Harborsmouth who puts Jinx in a circle to keep the incubus from draining more of her. With the help of her friends Ivy heads off to the carnival where the green lady lives knowing that she’s the one who attacked Jinx only to learn that she’s calling in her favor. The Green lady wants Ivy to kill her friend Kaye or else Jinx will die.

 As if that’s the only problem that Ivy has to worry about, fire imps are on the loose starting fires all over the city. The vampires want Ivy to stop the imps, as do the cat Sidhe before it gets out of hand. Plus Ivy needs to figure out how to settle her debt with the green lady without killing her friend.  She also needs to avoid the faerie court assassins who are hot on her trail intent on killing her before she can expose them all. Ivy has her hands full will she be able to survive or will her death be the only solution?

I love Ivy she’s been one of my favorite characters since the beginning. Very much like a fine wine keeps getting better with age. Ivy’s life is anything but normal she lives in a world where she sees the monsters unlike her best friend who doesn’t. She is trying to find her father which is far from easy as well as needs to learn how to use her gifts. I also love her friends from human to demon she has a wide range which I think enhance the story perfectly. Plus than there is her love interest Ceff the Kelpie King who I just love he’s perfect for Ivy.

I was super excited to get the opportunity to read the next installment in Ivy Granger’s story. She is one of my favorite Urban Fantasy characters right along with Mercy Thompson they are my top two. Ivy’s lives in a world where supernatural beings exist but humans don’t know that they are real. I love the way the author has taken the private investigator concept and put her own unique twist creating a captivating new series. The whole book is beautifully written from start to finish I was drawn in right from the start unable to put the book down till the last page. Burning Bright is action packed right from the start mixing suspense and romance to create a complex story. I love that the book is mostly story with just little bits of romance that don’t overpower the story I feel like I get the best of both worlds. I loved the story, the book was amazing one of my favorites in the series. I can’t wait for the next installment of Ivy because I just have to know what’s going to happen next.   
5 out of 5 stars 

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