Friday, July 27, 2012

BBReview: "Ivy Granger 1: Shadow Sight" By E.J. Stevens

Genre: Adult -Paranormal/Fantasy
Publishing Date: July 24th, 2012
Page Count: 240
Source: Sent to me by the author
Format: E-Book

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Some things are best left unseen...

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 they 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...

A demon attorney representing the water fae? Stranger things have happened. And things are about to get very, very strange as a bloodthirsty nightmare hunts the city of Harborsmouth.

There's blood in the water...

Kelpies have a reputation for eating humans. Unfortunately, Kelpies are the clients. When an Unseelie faerie this evil stalks the waterways of your city, you have to make hard choices.

The lesser of two evils...

The Ivy Granger series is going to be a very good one! I honestly cannot wait to see what is in store next for this series =D

Ivy has second sight, which means that when she touches an object she can see the events it has been involved with. Usually these events are violent and Ivy has to live through them all each time she comes into contact with something. I really liked Ivy's character. She reminded me of myself a bit since she was pretty anti-social, wasn't afraid of being snarky and had a big attitude with others, even demons when she knows she should just play nice. She had a rough childhood with her parents and friends not believing her about her new gift and often being teased for it. She doesn't get close to anybody except her witch friend and her best friend Jinx.

 I really loved all the new creatures we are introduced to in Shadow Sight. I have heard of a few of the creatures mentioned, but definitely not most of them. I also found it very interesting that for the most part the paranormals mentioned were all in the same category--fae-- which means that there are tons and TONS of other paranormals out there that we haven't had any interactions yet in the literary world. I think that is one of the main reasons I am going to like this series, because you are introduced to so many new creatures. By the end I definitely loved this story, and don't get me wrong the beginning and middle are great, but I found that I kept waiting for something to happen. I won't tell you what, because it is a spoiler, but it ends up happening in the end and it completely made the story for me. I think if it didn't end up happening I would have had to re-read the story so I could appreciate it more. Either way I still would have continued on with the series, because it is VERY interesting!

I did find a few grammatical errors in the book (misspellings or words being flipped), but I am pretty sure the copy I received was an ARC so I am sure those have been fixed. If they haven't, they aren't too bad. There is only a handful and, at least for me, it doesn't distract from the story being told.

I really liked Shadow Sight. It is a very interesting novel, because you learn about so many different paranormal creatures that you may or may not have ever even heard of before. I loved Ivy's character and I wouldn't have changed a thing about her. Another character I really loved was a certain mythical horse, but that is all I will say about that. It only played a very small part in the novel, but I loved it! I recommend this novel for anyone interested in the paranormal or the fantasy realm. I will DEFINITELY be continuing on with this series =D.

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 4/5