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7.11.2015

Review: Shadow Sight by E.J. Stevens

Shadow Sight (Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective #1) by E.J. Stevens
Urban Fantasy, Mystery, Fae, Psychic
Ebook/Print/Audio (243 pages, SACRED OAKS)
Welcome to Harborsmouth, where monsters walk the streets unseen by humans...except those with second sight, like Ivy Granger.
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 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...
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...
Shadow Sight is the first novel in the award-winning Ivy Granger urban fantasy series by E.J. Stevens.

Author Site: website

A great start to what looks like a great UF series. (4 stars)

As much as I love the UF genre, I got into it for the mysteries with supernatural elements but I've felt like a lot of them devolve into sex-fests. Not that there's anything wrong with romantic and intimate relationships, I just really hate when those become the core of an UF series. I was so thrilled to get a listen to SHADOW SIGHT and find that wasn't at all an issue.

It's not often you get to enjoy a story where water fae are used and I've always loved kelpies so the plot was fantastic. Ivy and Jinx are a quirky team and I really enjoyed the secondary characters, especially Marvin. (I also have a soft spot for trolls). It reminded me of early Anita Blake or Allie Beckstrom. If you've been looking for an enjoyable urban fantasy I would definitely recommend checking it out.

I quite enjoyed Traci Odom's narration, I thought she suited Ivy very well. I will definitely be picking up the next book in the series soon.



Notes: Review copy received via author.

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