Friday, July 27, 2012
Review: Shadow Sight
Shadow Sight by E.J. Stevens
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Book Info: Genre: Urban Fantasy Reading Level: Adult
Disclosure: I received a free eBook ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review and to post in conjunction with her blog tour. There will be a giveaway on my blog starting Monday, 7/30/12.
Synopsis: 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 – until a demon walks through 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...
My Thoughts: I’ve been interested in E.J. Stevens’ previous urban fantasy series for awhile, and jumped at the chance to read and review her latest. Ivy Granger has a distinct and amusing voice, and I laughed a lot while reading this book. In fact, Stevens gives each of her characters a unique and interesting voice, and reading this was a real treat. Additionally, there was a lot of terrific research done on the various fae that Stevens uses in this novel, which must have meant a great deal of reading of old fairy tales and lore and legends (and I’m so jealous, ‘cause I love reading stuff like that); it’s obvious she put a lot of effort into getting this stuff right.
As I mentioned, this book is very humorous, and I laughed like a loon, especially, at the meeting with the vampires (The Boss, Stinky, Dusty, and Shorty) and the pooka orgy. IN some place the humor is a bit wry, but this is a very entertaining start to what promises to be a highly enjoyable series.
The second book in this series, Ghost Light, is scheduled to come out next year. I know I’ll be watching for it. If you enjoy Urban Fantasies, and especially if you’re interested in the fae, you should definitely check out this book. Watch for a giveaway, starting Monday, 7/30/12, on my blog, Now is Gone, where you can win a copy of this book or other prizes!
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