The Ivy Granger series is an urban fantasy series written by E.J. Stevens. The series is told in the first-person point-of-view of Ivy Granger, a psychic detective with ties to the paranormal underworld of Harborsmouth–ties that ensnare Ivy and her friend Jinx in the Machiavellian schemes of the city’s teeming population of bloodsucking vampires and psychotic faeries.
Books in this series: Shadow Sight (Ivy Granger #1), Blood and Mistletoe (Ivy Granger #1.5), Ghost Light (Ivy Granger #2), Club Nexus (Ivy Granger #2.5), Burning Bright (Ivy Granger #3).
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E.J. Stevens is the author of the Spirit Guide young adult series, the bestselling Ivy Granger urban fantasy series, and the Hunters’ Guild urban fantasy series. When E.J. isn’t at her writing desk she enjoys dancing along seaside cliffs, singing in graveyards, and sleeping in faerie circles. E.J. currently resides in a magical forest on the coast of Maine where she finds daily inspiration for her writing.
Birthright Series: Ivy Granger #4
Published by Sacred Oaks Press
Published on: July 14, 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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.
Humphrey the Gargoyle? Sparky the child demon lord? Marvin the troll teenager? Kitchen brownies, Hob and Skillywedden? All these, and lots more make up Ivy Granger’s friends in this series that takes place in Harborsmouth, home of many different sorts of supernatural creatures. Some of these are peripheral characters, but the author has realized them so well, that you wait to see them from one book to the next. My new favorite is Sparky-of course. He’s up to mischief at every turn, and Ivy and her sidekick, Jinx, spoil him like you would any child. What if he is supposed to turn into a scary demon when he is older, it doesn’t matter to Ivy and Jinx. He was one of the funnest part of this read for me. Just a heads up, there will be a few spoilers coming if you haven’t read the previous books.
As I have said in previous reviews, Ivy and all the supernaturals make these stories for me. In addition, the premise’s never disappoint. This time, it mostly revolves around Ivy, and her newly dead status. At least that’s what the Fae assassin’s think. They don’t know that Ivy was able to get around that little problem, and now has to play dead until she can find a way to glamour herself in front of humans. Until she does, when she gets upset or hurt, she lights up and glows, and the Fae powers that be are not happy about it. Ivy is a princess of the Wisp realm, and her hunt is on for her lost father, King Will o’ the Wisp. She feels that only he can teach her what she needs to know about her fellow wisps and how to glamour herself. So Ivy, her fiance, Ceff(King of the Kelpie’s), and Torn, the lord of the cat sidhes, set out on a journey to find Ivy’s father and birthright. This takes them to the land of Fairy.
To keep the spoilers to a minimum, I will just say that the land of Fairy is definitely nothing like I always assumed a Fairyland to be. There’s danger at every turn, and possible death at any given moment. Things that happened in this realm were certainly surprises for me and nothing I could have anticipated. What should have taken just a short time, took much much longer. Of course fae time and human time are different in this author’s excellent world building. This author certainly knows how to keep the reader on her/his toes!
These books are always well written, the characters(as I said before)well realized, and the premise of each, exciting-usually with lots of action. This keeps the pace moving perfectly. Ivy has more than her share of snark, bravery, and is loyal to her friends to the max. Her romance with Ceff is sweet, with a side of mild heat. All of this has made this series a must read for me. I can’t wait to read the next one, titled, Hound’s Bite. Highly recommended to adult urban fantasy/fantasy fans.
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