Written by: E. J. Stevens
Narrated by: Traci Odom
Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
Series: Ivy Granger, Book 1
Welcome to Harborsmouth, where monsters walk the streets unseen by humans...except those with second sight, like Ivy Granger. 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.
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.
Other characters like Jinx, Kay, Hobbs and Marvin were all well done, in my mind. They were unique in their telling. I enjoyed how the reader's (Traci) voice changed to suit each character as well.
There was a mystery as well. It had a lot of interviews and talking, but she's a detective right? And this allowed us to explore much more of her world. It reminded me a little of Harry Dresden meets Anita Blake with all the crazy supernatural fun that was going on, though not quite as much action. I also appreciated that E.J. didn't stick with the usual suspects when it comes to urban fantasies. She dove straight for water fae, which for me, was a change and introduced a whole new world.
My only issue was with some of the interruptions. There would be a tense moment and Ivy would dive into a lengthy explanation regarding facts that pertained lightly to the situation. I felt this could have been tackled before or after the "moment", but otherwise, I enjoyed the overall tale that was spun.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
E.J. Stevens is the author of the SPIRIT GUIDE young adult paranormal romance series, the HUNTERS' GUILD urban fantasy series, and the award-winning IVY GRANGER urban fantasy series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines.
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.
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