Review: Ghost Light (Ivy Granger #2) by E.J. Stevens

July 8, 2013 Review 11

Review: Ghost Light (Ivy Granger #2) by E.J. Stevens

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.

Title: Ghost Light
Author: E.J. Stevens
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Burning Bright, Burning Bright
Published by Sacred Oaks Press
Source: Author
Published: 9 July, 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 248
See the title at Goodreads
Purchase your copy: Amazon
Visit the Author's Website

Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames

In the second full length book in this series, Ivy is back. Of course the myriad of threats still seem to come out of left field, and Ivy has a whole new set of conflicts to deal with. Further development of Jinx, her best friend and business partner, more about her love interest Ceffyl and his newly introduced ex-wife, and Ivy’s continued “no touch” status added to the enjoyment of the story.

I’ve said before that this is a series that is geared to a more adult reader, language can be strong, it has all the feel and hallmark of a fun YA read. E.J. Stevens has also upped her game in this story: there were fewer instances of over-description and repetition: characters that were introduced were shown more than just talked about and that served to improve the flow and cause less hesitation. With fewer spelling and grammar issues, Ivy starting to both accept and offensively act in her role rather than being the back-up or defending, she has grown to become a kick-ass little heroine: despite her flaws.

While there are romantic connections, they are still more frequently abstract rather than sexually explicit: Ivy still is testing both her own boundaries with Ceffyl and his feelings. It was a fun and enjoyable read that grabbed the potential shown in the first book and ran with it. Want a clever, fun and unique Urban Fantasy? This is the series to check out.

I received an eBook from the author for purpose of honest review for the Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

Kallysten

                       

11 Responses to “Review: Ghost Light (Ivy Granger #2) by E.J. Stevens”

  1. Danielle Schneider

    I have just heard about the series and I am wondering what took me so long to find out about it! I can’t wait to read the series!

  2. Janice Hougland

    I love the combo of romance and mystery and the paranormal. This story sounds frightfully delicious. 🙂 Thanks for the introduction to a new-to-me author, E.J. Stevens.

  3. Karl

    No I haven’t read any of these series, but the description sounded interested and I am a fan of fantasy/paranormal.