Wednesday, July 2, 2014

BBReview: "Ivy Granger 3: Burning Bright" By E.J. Stevens

Genre: Adult - Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Publishing Date: June 17th, 2014
Page Count: 282
Source: Sent by the author for review
Format: E-Book

Description from
Burning down the house...

Things are not going well at the offices of Private Eye. Jinx is having demon problems, the city is overrun with pyromaniacal imps, and Ivy's wisp powers are burning out of control, attracting the attention of both the Seelie and Unseelie courts.

Along came a faerie queen... It's the worst possible time for the Green Lady to call in a favor, but Ivy's bound by her deal with the glaistig. Too bad there's no wiggle room in faerie bargains.

Ivy must rid the city of imps, keep Jinx from murdering her one solid link to Hell, and fulfill her bargain with the Green Lady--with sidhe assassins hot on her tail.

Just another day's work for Ivy Granger, psychic detective.

I know I probably sound like a broken record, but I absolutely loved Burning Bright. I say this about every book in this series, but they all are truly great. I will say, though, that I think this one might be my favorite thus far, because I was completely enthralled by it. Every time I picked it up I was sucked in until I was too tired to read further. Burning Bright also feels like it is the most action packed so far. Ivy has so many things to take care of in this book that I honestly thought she wouldn't be able to make it. I even thought there might be an unfortunate ending to this book that would cause serious tears, and just to be a jerk I won't tell you what ended up happening in the end so that you can feel it for yourself.

I was extremely excited to see that the storyline between Jinx and a certain demon continued in this book from the prequel Club Nexus. I was really hoping that E.J. was develop it more and I was so excited when I started reading and found out that she did, because it was definitely one of the plot points that had me hooked.
There is also a new character and creature that we meet in this book named Sparky whom I absolutely adore. The way he is described makes him sound like the cutest little guy and I am so happy to see some real, deep character development happening for Ivy. She is becoming more and more comfortable in the paranormal world and is finally learning to let go of some of her prejudices while still being smart.

I wouldn't completely say that this book is a lead up to book four, but it kind of is. It definitely has it's very own plot and storyline that make this book stand on it's own and wonderful, but it does give clues to what is to come in book four and it sounds like big trouble is coming to Harborsmouth. I absolutely cannot wait to read more from this series. I am crossing my fingers that book four isn't the final installment, because I can't get enough from Ivy. She is amazing! I do see that there is a spin-off series in the works, Hunting in Bruges, which is about the hunting guild in Harborsmouth and is told from Jenna's point of view. The description alone for it has me buzzing with excitement, but when I read the chapter one excerpt I was over the moon. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for that series as well.  

Burning Bright is my favorite book so far in this series. It was packed full of action and had me hooked from page one. I absolutely loved that the storyline between Jinx and Forneus from the prequel Club Nexus was continued on in this book and I love our new character, Sparky. Ivy's life gets extremely complicated in this book, but from what I gather in the clues given to us by this story is that the next book is going to be even more complicated for Ivy and I can't wait! If you still haven't check out this series, I honestly don't know what is wrong with you, because it is a MUST read!

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 5/5

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**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.**