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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

BBReview: "Ivy Granger Series 4: Birthright" by E.J. Stevens

Genre: Adult - Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Publishing Date: July 14th, 2015
Page Count: 274
Source: Sent for Review
Format: E-Book

Description from Goodreads.com:
Being a faerie princess isn't what 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...
Review:
Like all of the other books in the Ivy Granger Series, Birthright was fast paced and full of danger. The type that makes you want to crawl into a corner, cover your eyes, and hope for the best. And, like always, I loved it! Ivy needs to figure out what and who she is. And in order to do that, she needs to go to  Faerie, more specific the Wisp Court where her father once ruled. However, the road to get there is not an easy one. Honestly, when does anything come easy to Ivy?

What I really liked about this book, that is different from the others, is that it is focused on Ivy's self discovery. I mean, the general theme of this series is Ivy trying to figure out who she is, but in this one she finally gets some answers. And, she finally gets the training she desperately needs in order to keep her abilities in check.

This book isn't all self-discovery and flowers, though. A lot of shit goes down. For one, Ceff and Torn go missing, and Ivy has to try and find them, alone. No one is willing to help her find them in Faerie and I was honestly a little disappointed in her poor search for them. Ivy is used to having some kind of mystery to solve every day, it's her job, but when Ceff and Torn go missing I felt like she only barely tried to find them. As if there is anything more important than finding your friends. She's off eating pancakes while they could be getting eating alive, for all she knows.

The only thing I didn't like about this book is one of Ivy's decisions. She didn't tell Jinx where she was going. WHAT! To be fair, she did leave instructions for Forneus so, I guess she still kind of did the right thing, but when she gets back I can guarantee that there will be hell to pay from Jinx.

The best part of the book is what Ivy finds out about her mom. Oh-em-gee did I not see that coming. I really hope it doesn't go to Ivy's head, because it kind of did when she was still in Faerie. I absolutely cannot wait for the next book to see what will happen next!

Overall:
Really, really good! Ivy is finally getting answers about her abilities and her parents. A lot of super interesting things happen in this book that only make you want book 5 even sooner. Series with a lot of books in them can be intimidating to start, but trust me, you will not regret starting this series. It's seriously a rabbit hole you will not regret falling in.

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 4/5


**The books cover, description, and info was all found on Goodreads. A link back has been provided. All other work and ideas are of my own creation. This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.**

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