Thursday, July 4, 2013
Review: Ghost Light
Ghost Light by E.J. Stevens
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Book Info: Genre: Urban Fantasy
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: fans of UF, fans of the series, people interested in more realistic versions of the Sidhe
Trigger Warnings: kidnapping of children, threatening to murder children, the murder of children (in the past), violence, fighting, killing
Please note: This is a huge blog tour and giveaway associated with the release of this book starting on July 9, 2013, in conjunction with which I will be hosting a giveaway on my blog. Be sure to watch for it!
My Thoughts: I've really been enjoying reading this terrific urban fantasy series as E.J. Stevens releases them, and honored that she values my input enough to allow me early access. One of the coolest things about this series is how much research into the various types of sidhe that Stevens has done to maintain a certain level of authenticity in regards to The Good Folk.
The cat sidhe are so awesome. Of course, as a person who loves cats it makes sense I would be particularly taken with the cat folk! I actually think lamias are pretty cool, too; it's too bad Melusine is completely off her rocker!
Ivy learns more about her past, her heritage, and her family in this book, and we see further growth in her relationship with Ceff, the kelpie king. I really did enjoy this book. It deals with more than just the children being kidnapped; the book continues well after that problem is solved, and provides more of an insight into how Ivy lives, and her friendship with Jinx, as well as Kaye. I really enjoyed this book—I've really enjoyed this whole series—and can recommend the book, and series, to anyone who enjoys urban fantasy, and books that treat the Sidhe in a more realistic manner. Check it out!
Series Information: Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective series
Book 1: Shadow Sight, read and reviewed July 2012, review linked here where formatting allowed.
Book 1.5: Blood and Mistletoe, read and reviewed October 2012, review linked here where formatting allowed.
Book 2: Ghost Light
Book 2.5: Club Nexus, scheduled to be released later in 2013
Book 3: Burning Bright, scheduled for release in 2013
Disclosure: I received an e-book ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Synopsis: 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.
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