Burning Bright: Ivy Granger Book 3 (Unabridged)
by E.J. Stevens
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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.
A fun and engaging Urban Fantasy series
AudioBook Review: Stars: Overall: 5 Narration: 4 Story: 5
I’d read this title back in June of last year, and he series itself never ceases to amuse or entertain. In this fourth installment, now in audio, Ivy is growing into her powers, learning what she can and cannot do, and learning to balance her desire to help with her need for self-preservation.
Many issues have arisen, Jinx seems to be fading away, her relationship is about what one would expect from a girl who can’t touch anyone, the hands are out for boons and tokens, and her father, recently found, is lost again leaving huge gaps in information shared.
Ceff and Ivy’s relationship is developing, despite her own reservations and his habit of disappearing without notice. And did I mention imps? Yes, Imps. As troublesome as one would expect, especially this gang of fire imps who have run amok. Not to mention Jinx and her relationship with the demon Forneus, and Ivy has more than just a few things to occupy her time.
While I noticed that Stevens uses humor and mixes in action to keep the plot moving forward, these elements were even more present in the audo book. Narration by Melanie A. Mason and David Wilson Brown added those moments of hesitation, emphasized dramatic moments, and presented the characters with flair, adding to the emotional moments and increasing their pace of delivery just enough to indicate the frenetic action on the pages. Descriptions and characters come alive, even subtle nuances in delivery and interaction between the narrators manages to convey the character’s reactions to, and subliminal feelings about, each new supernatural they encounter.
A fun and engaging Urban Fantasy series, I’m going to have to get the others in this series in audio to enjoy a second round with the characters.
I received an AudioBook copy of the title from the author for purpose of honest review for The Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.