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Being a faerie princess isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Ivy must go to Faerie, but the gateway to the Wisp Court is through Tech Duinn, the house of Donn - Celtic god of the dead. Just her luck.

Unable to share her secret with Jinx, and with Jenna called away on Hunters' Guild business, Ivy must rely on Ceff and Torn to lead her to Death's door, literally, and back again. As if that wasn't dangerous enough, there's no saying what horrors lay in store within the Faerie realm. Too bad the Wisp Court is the one lead Ivy has in the search for her father - and possible salvation.

Maybe hiding away and dodging sidhe assassins isn't so bad after all.

Birthright is the fourth full-length novel in the award-winning Ivy Granger urban fantasy series by E.J. Stevens. The world of Ivy Granger, including the Ivy Granger Psychic Detective series and Hunters' Guild series, is filled with action, paranormal mystery, magic, dark humor, quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, flirtatious demons, sarcastic gargoyles, sexy shifters, temperamental witches, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines.

©2015 E.J. Stevens (P)2016 E.J. Stevens

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Good story

I started this series with book 4. I feel that i missed a lot but the story line was pretty good. It is about Ivy Granger who solves cases with her friend. She is half wispTand half human.

The main part of the story is she goes to Faerie along with her fiance, Ceff who is the king of the Kelpies and Thorn who is a cat Sidhe and a brownie named Skilly. She goes to Fairie to find out about her father and her to get information to try to stop assassination attempts by the Unseelie.

She meets her uncle, Cade, and he teaches her about her powers. Meanwhile, Ceff and Thorn disappear along with the adder stone of her people. It appears they left and stole the stone. However, all is not what it seems. There is secrets about her birthright as princess of the wisp.

She looks and looks for her friends but cannot find them. Finally after a long time in Fairie she decides to continue her learning and embrace her role. After a bad day in the court she and Skilly find a hallway she has not seen before. They find here uncles room and it has hidden passageway. Once they down the passageway they discover a hidden dungeon and then all secrets come to light.

I receive this audio book free for exchange of an honest review.

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Five Incredible Stars!


Wow, what an entertaining story!

I really enjoyed this audiobook and performance; however, because I didn't listen to the first three stories in the series, I felt I was missing some details BUT this did not in anyway impact my rating. Birthright does provide enough information, back details, and is such an intriguing story, with a plot that really drew me in. I didn't feel lost, but do think the plot would have been much richer if read in order.

This was certainly a fast paced story, full suspense, action, some romance and great character development. I really liked Ivy!

Melanie and Anthony provided an excellent performance which enhanced the overall audiobook experience! They really brought the characters to life.

Overall, this was a fantastic, and I'm going to have to go back, and listen to the prior stories!

I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Great Urban Fantasy Story About Ivy Granger

Birthright is the 4th book in the Ivy Granger series. I have not read the first 3 but I really enjoyed this one.

Ivy is a great character and it is easy to get sucked into this story. All characters are well developed and easy to follow.

I like having 2 narrators. It makes it a nice addition to the listening experience. You will find mystery, suspense, action, and romance in this book. And some betrayal as well... It is quite entertaining!

This book is very well written with a great heroine. I'm going to look for the previous 3 and listen to them as well.

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Great Urban Fantasy Story

What did you love best about Birthright?

This is an enjoyable adventure through the land of farie with many twists and turns, I enjoyed it

Have you listened to any of Melanie A. Mason and Anthony Bowling ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, Having two narrators enabled both the male and female characters to be fully expressed

Any additional comments?

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher

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Fun and Exciting

What made the experience of listening to Birthright the most enjoyable?

I really liked the characters and loved listening to this book.

What other book might you compare Birthright to and why?

There are many books that are paranormal romance, some of my favorites are the Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole, Thea Harrison's books, as well as J.R Ward and Kerrlyn Sparks. All these authors add myths and magic to modern day settings and make alternate worlds which show how these creatures adapt with the centuries and shows you their hidden worlds.

Which character – as performed by Melanie A. Mason and Anthony Bowling – was your favorite?

I liked the little demon, he was super cute, other than that it was the main female character.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Girl is a princess of her people, she is forced to fight for her life and goes on a journey to fairy to try to visit her father's land.

Any additional comments?

I got this book in exchange for a review from audibook boom.

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Loved it

Any additional comments?

I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review. I was surprised how much I enjoyed this book because I have not read/listen to the other books in the series.

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An Entertaining Listen

I am a late comer to the Ivy Granger series of novels. I was able to enjoy book four without having read the previous books, but there were things that I think I would have understood much better if I had read the other books. If you like the urban fantasy genre then you should like Ivy Granger. I personally have no specific complaints about book four. I enjoyed it. It just didn’t move me as passionately as the vast amount super positive of reviews out there suggest it should have.

Finally this audio book was provided by the author at no cost in exchange for an honest review, courtesy of Audio Book Blast.

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Bigs things for Ivy!

Note: Even though this is Book 4 in the series, I think it works mostly OK as a stand alone.

Ivy Granger, paranormal PI for Harborsmouth, is in hiding. Supposedly she’s dead and she doesn’t want to let her enemies know otherwise. But she needs to work in order to buy groceries. A simple wispy job will lead Ivy on a quest through the Celtic underworld to the Wisp Kingdom in order to learn more about her father.

I’ve really been enjoying this series and Book 3, Burning Bright, has been my favorite so far. Parts of this book have that same quality as Book 3 but other parts felt like they were still in final draft mode and needed just another little push to tie everything together. It’s still a complete story and some significant things happen, so if you’re a fan of the series I still think it’s worth the time. I just think that Book 3 was more polished and that set the bar for this book.

Jinx and Ivy adopted Sparky, a baby fire demon, in the previous book. He’s still around and provides some comic relief. It’s also nice to see the domestic side to Ivy. Then we get to learn a little about Jinx’s family, which was cool. I love that Jinx still accessorizes with a crossbow.

Ivy has to leave on this quest to learn more about her father, taking Ceff (her kelpie prince boyfriend) and Torn (a flirtatious cat sidhe). There’s some pretty cool scenes as they make their way to the Celtic underworld. Very exciting! I love all the mythology built into the plot. Torn has some of the best lines, being a flirt and sometimes sarcastic.

Once we get to the land of the Wisps, big things happen to Ivy. She meets a relative, gets some life-changing news, and these events leave her changed. All of that, big picture-wise, is good. But the details felt penciled in. A certain character comes across as creepy and eventually evil long before the big reveal at the end and Ivy didn’t catch on. I want to believe she was glamoured but sometimes her own internal monologue seems to point out these things and then they’re dismissed in the next scene. I felt this was out of character for Ivy and found it hard to believe.

So we have this evil character and then Ivy’s friends are in peril. Significant time goes by in the second half of the book and I was left wondering why the evil character did not kill Ivy’s friends. It would have been simple, it would have solved problems. So that seemed like another break from logic.

Setting those criticisms aside, the big reveal at the end was great. I am very much interested to see where Ivy goes from here. Her life has been irrevocably changed by this installment in the series. I really like that Ivy is going to be forced to play in the big leagues by these changes.

I received a copy of this audiobook at no cost from the author in exchange for an honest review (thanks!).

Narration: Melanie Mason was once again a good voice for Ivy. She had to come up with some interesting sounds for Ivy when she was in the middle of fight or in pain. Anthony Bowling has replaced David Wilson Brown for all the male voices. Bowling did a fine job, but again, I had to adjust my inner expectations for inflections and such as I got used to Bowling. But once I did, all was well. I loved his voice for Torn, the cat sidhe. He makes a good flirt! I also liked his voice for baby Sparky the fire demon. I’m not too sure why the author keeps changing narrators with this series. I think if I sat down and tried to listen to them all back to back, it would be off-putting. They included a few sound effects, some of which worked well and others were slightly confusing until I was told what the sound, like the roar of the beast they meet on the way to the underworld. That didn’t sound like a roar at all. But other sound effects were spot on.

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Great Listen

Would you consider the audio edition of Birthright to be better than the print version?

Yes, mostly because the narrator becomes the voice of Ivy Granger. It is hard to imagine it any other way.

What does Melanie A. Mason and Anthony Bowling bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She gives the character more life. She IS Ivy Granger.

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

It was a great listen. I'm glad to have the opportunity to hear it :)

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OMG!

The ending came out of nowhere on this one for me. I can normally see what is going to happen later on and just have to wait fot it. Not this one. It blindsided me and then all of it came together. If I would have read the first 3 in the series, this might not have happened, but I am glad it did.

Ivy has to visit Faerie to get to the Wisp's Court. She takes a couple of cohorts with her and then the fun starts. It might be bad for Faerie Land, because she decides she needs to kill a few of the main players off while getting to the Wisp's Court. Writers should be real pissed at this author because she took half of their characters away in one book. But, as they say,"Oh Well".

As you can tell, I really liked this book. I think that I will have to read the first 3 in the series now. I would love to tell you parts of the book, but I do not revel a lot in my reviews. Just enough to get you to read it. The characters were developed with great thought and the plot moved along with ease. Did not bounce around at all.

Get it. Read it. Then put it on your shelve for a later date.

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  • Amy
  • 07-02-17

Birthright: Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective

What did you like most about Birthright?
There was so so much in this story ,especially as this is my second time listening to it.However a favorite part was what Ivy did in Tech Duinn, the house of Donn - Celtic god of the dead and what she learned there and who she met I am sure you will see the irony at the end of the book but by that time I can pretty much guarantee you will be in complete shock!
What does Melanie A. Mason and Anthony Bowling bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
The book itself is amazing but as much as I love the feel of paper and the smell of the pages I always prefer audio performances .The narration by Melanie A. Mason and Anthony Bowling was very good. they have a huge range of voices at their disposal and they give a real acting performance and I am sure Stevens would think it a worthy realisation of her prose.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
It was and they all are,I recently was given a copy of book 5 "Hound's Bite"so I listened to the whole series again and love it all the more.What E.J. Stevens did with that phenomenal ending that had me smiling ear-to-ear and teary-eyed at its sheer perfection. It was totally worth every time I cried and sobbed and went crazy over her devastating story got at times and gave me a solace of utter joy. Happiness is not a good enough word to describe what I was feeling when they were reunited.You will be in for a huge shock in this book! One that I did not see coming until a subtle trail of bread crumbs was dropped in the last half of the book.Creative writing wizardry!