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 best-selling Ivy Granger urban fantasy series by E. J. Stevens.
©2013 E.J. Stevens (P)2014 E.J. Stevens
Fast Paced Read.
Traci Odom did a great job with this. She really has the snark down and is a great Ivy Granger.
There are a few moments that made me laugh because of Ivys' wit.
Ghost Light is the second book and for me, was the best yet. I loved Ivy in this one and the plot was fast paced. I love Ceff and Ivys relationship and enjoyed seeing it play out. There are some surprising revelations and Ivy has to embrace her destiny. E.J Stevens really stepped up her game in the series and I can't wait for the next one!
Ghost Light, as the second book in the Ivy Granger series, Ivy has made a lot changes in her life since we first met her in book one. She has learned that she is a fairy princess. Her father is Will-O-the-Wisp, king of the Wisps. She doesn’t remember her father, so this was a complete surprise when she learned this information late in the previous book. In this story, she learns what it means to be a fairy princess. She is dating Ceff, the Kelpie king. Lastly, her business has taken off after she saves the day in Shadow Sight.
This story starts with many of the fae showing up at her PI office because they are missing their children. Ivy has the task of trying to find all of these fae kids before anything happens to them. She also thinks she is seeing Ceff’s estranged lamia, or sea snake, wife around Harborsmouth. If that isn’t enough, she is having a hard time controlling her new fae powers and her skin keeps glowing when it is most inconvenient.
Ivy meets a new fae leader who is willing to align himself with her and help her along this journey. His name is Torn and he is a cat sidhe. He is a very mischievous cat at that, but I really like him. Ivy, Ceff and Jinx go to a fae club in Harborsmouth called Club Nexus to find Torn. This is when Ivy is forced to come out of the closet as a wisp princess. Club Nexus is an experience. Each of the different types of fae have their own little section set up just for them. It was a very interesting adventure just going through the club and seeing the politics.
Once again, I really enjoyed this part of Ivy’s life. We got to learn a lot about her father. She had to come some very hard truths. She even worked to patch up her relationship with her mother. Her relationship with Ceff continues to grow. They were even able to tough for the first time. I’ve really liked watching Ivy grow and can’t wait to get to the next books in the series.
I’ve really enjoyed Tracy Odom’s narration of this series. I think she does a great job bringing out all the different personalities of the different types of fae. I like her male and female voices and her pacing is perfect for me. I loved the voice that she did for the cat sidhe, Torn.
Really loving audiobooks, this has been the year of the audio for me. Huge booklover all the way around from romance to horror. :)
I woudn't know I have only listened to it and will probably continue to listen as I love the narrator.
Only listened to this series but she will be a narrator I will watch for to get more books from as long as it's a genre I love. :)
In the first book Ivy finds out that she is not all human and now she is dealing with figuring out who she is and she has her first boyfriend, the kelpy king she helped from the first book.
Life isn't all roses though because she finds out that kids from the paranormal community are going missing and she has to deal with Ceff's ex-wife. She really must find her father and have him help her figure out how to contain her magic before she upsets the fairy courts for not being able to control her light.
Not a dull moment when your with Ivy Granger! My favorite character is still the young troll as he is so truthful and he cracks me up.
Loved this book as much as the first one! Great fun and I recommend it to anyone who loves paranormal/urban fantasy type books.
I am at that half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lol
This was a good read.I listened to Traci Odens narration and it was well done. Ivy Granger other worldly detective,is in a bind.Only she can see the menacing lamia,who happens to be her boyfriends ex.She is trying to save lives while leading a normal,fae life.She finds she has friends on the street who can help her learn what she wasn't taught by her father.She also has enemies.Who to trust?
This audiobook was provided to me at no cost for a fair and honest review
It makes me happy to wake up everyday and look forward to listening. Many times I listen while doing artwork. I find it very relaxing.
I liked this story quite a bit. It was great for its genre. I accidentally listened to this before Shadow Sight but it worked. I think this can be listened to just fine as a stand alone but going in order is always best.
I can't type too much for having extensive work done on my shoulder and a lot of pain. Unforeseen issue.
Traci Odom did a better job on this one than Club Nexus. My only thing is the sharp, hard edged voice of a few characters. I still think it would be better read in a normal voice with inflections.
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In this edition of the Ivy Granger Series, Ivy is knee deep in a serious case. Ivy has an incredible encounter with her boyfriend's dead wife! YIKES!! Although Ceff's ex is a present danger in their lives, the experience takes them into uncharted territory within their relationship. On the back burner, but rearing it's ugly head is Ivy's past, her heritage, her unknown real father. Ivy has been ignoring the fact that she is half fae, but now her abilities are coming forth and pushing her into a frantic hurry to learn how to tamp them down. Can Ivy figure out how ghost's are appearing live, find the missing fae children, and learn the truth about her father all before she gets herself killed?? What a ride I had finding out!
The more I learn about Ivy and her past, the more anticipation I feel for what is to come! Ivy is destined for greatness and she has no idea what is in store! And the development in her relationship with the Kelpie King Ceff, had me giddy with joy as I listened! I can't hold my excitement in for this awesome new series that has been bestowed upon me! Now that we, (Ivy) knows what she is dealing with, (kinda) we can begin the journey that will hopefully unite her people and save her father! Book 3, Club Nexus is already downloaded and ready to go!
Traci Odom returns! YES! I love Traci :) She has a firm, no nonsense voice when narrating, but when it comes to her character voices, she completely transforms! Traci is a delight to listen to, and truly brings the story to life! I give Traci 4 Stars for her performance!
i would have loved if I hadnt tired of hearing "he said" "she said" and reiterating informayion from past chapters...as if the reader is too dumb to remember the information. it was good. not great.
Note: Even though this is Book 2 in the series, I think it works fine as a stand alone.
Ivy Granger, psychic detective, and her best friend Jinx must solve a most disturbing mystery: someone has snatched over 30 fae children and their parents are clamoring at Ivy’s door for assistance. As Ivy digs further into the mystery, she has a run in with Melasine, a deranged lamia and former wife to Ceffyr, Ivy’s current beau.
I enjoyed this book a little more than Book 1, Shadow Sight, as the plot was tighter and we spent more time on it as the main characters are already established. Ivy continues to grow as a character through the search for knowledge of her father and her growing relationship with the kelpie king Ceffyr. The rest of the characters remain pretty static, if interesting, and allow Ivy to bounce off of them. The romance with Ceffyr is a nice touch as it is all new to Ivy. The author does a good job of showing how important the relationship is to Ivy without boring the reader with mushiness.
Jinx continues to be the opposite to Ivy with her love of fancy shoes and flirtatious behavior. However, she does get to use a crossbow (yay!) and that makes her cute and deadly. Torn, a cat sidhe, is added to the mix. He’s mysterious and not entirely trusted by Ivy and her friends, yet he has info. Ivy used her psychometric abilities to gain a few visions of the missing kids and now she has a puddle of questions. She thinks the Wisps may be involved but she doesn’t know how or why. Being half Wisp herself, she feels a deep need to figure this out.
Once again, Ivy pulls in assistance from an assortment of folks – the resident Harborsmouth vampires, the witch Kaye, Father Michael, the Green Lady (a glastic who runs a local carnival), and others. The end to the mystery was full of action and danger. And then we have roughly two hours left in the book.
Yeah. Two hours. That’s kind of a long wrap up. Now, important and even interesting stuff happened during these two hours. Ivy learns a bit more about her father, king of the Wisps, and potentially why he left her and her mother. She also spends some time recovering from the big fight and getting to know Ceffyr better. However, I found that this section dragged a little for me. We already had the big action scene, the answer to the big mystery, and the resolution with the big baddie. It was awesome. The story arc for this book was complete. I was ready for a short epilogue and perhaps the next book. So I think it would have been better to have all the interesting bits of the last two hours sprinkled throughout the book instead of all lumped together at the end. Other than that little complaint, this was a most entertaining book.
I received a copy of this audiobook at no cost from the author in exchange for an honest review (thanks!).
Narration: Traci Odom once again had an excellent voice for Ivy Granger. I like her no-nonsense, weapon carrying voice. She had distinct voices for all the other characters, along with believable male voices. I especially liked her rapid, well pronounced Latin bits during the big fight scene.
I would fill a few holes in the story and inconsistencies that caught my attention. And cut some info drops that are a bit to long. And tighten up the story of the fey children and Ivy's personal ventures.
Most interesting: The case of the missing fey children.
Least interesting: The first chapter of telling me what's going to happen.
I've listened to Traci on the first book of this series. She's done well with this character and story. She's not over the top excited when reading Ivy and has slight voice changes for others in the story when they are talking.
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