Saturday, 3 January 2015

Mini Reviews, Audiobook Edition, Part Three!


See Part One HERE and Part Two HERE.  


    Shadow Sight: Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective Series | [E. J. Stevens]
  • Written by: E. J. Stevens
  • Narrated by: Traci Odom
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins 
  • Unabridged Audiobook


  • Release Date:04-24-13
  • Publisher: E.J. Stevens

  • Some things are best left unseen...
  • Welcome to Harborsmouth, where monsters walk the streets unseen by humans...except those with second sight, like Ivy Granger.
  • 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 Ivy Granger urban fantasy series by E.J. Stevens.
  • ©2012 E. J. Stephens (P)2013 E. J. Stephens

  • "A solid start."

    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
    Yes. This is such an enjoyable read and a great introduction to the Ivy Granger series.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
    The plot was sufficiently fast paced to keep me hooked and it really picked up the pace towards the end.

    What about Traci Odom’s performance did you like?
    Yes. She is such an awesome Ivy and knows how to grab the readers.

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
    Ivy is so snarky that it's impossible not to snicker during the book, so yes, I had a good few laugh out loud moments.

    Any additional comments?
    Shadow sight introduces us to the snarky and kick ass heroine Ivy Granger. When she touches an object she can "read" that object. She doesn't know why or how she has the gift but she learns to deal with it. She opens her own Detective Agency and has the name to investigate the weird.
    Ivy is such an awesome character and I loved her wit and sass. I can't wait to read more in this awesome world and look forward to the next book.


  • Ghost Light: Ivy Granger, Volume 2 | [E. J. Stevens]
  • Written by: E. J. Stevens
  • Narrated by: Traci Odom
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins 
  • Unabridged Audiobook



  • Release Date:04-29-14
  • Publisher: Sacred Oaks Press

  • Ivy Granger, psychic detective, thought she'd seen it all...until now.
  • With a vengeful lamia that only she can see on the city streets, reports of specters walking Harborsmouth cemeteries, and an angry mob of faerie clients at her office door, it's bound to be a long night. Add in an offense against the faerie courts and a few foolish bargains and one thing is clear - Ivy Granger is in some seriously deep trouble.
  • Ivy Granger is back, gathering clues in the darkest shadows of downtown Harborsmouth. With the lives of multiple clients on the line, she's in a race against time. Ivy finally has a lead to the whereabouts of the one person who can help her control her wisp abilities, but will she put the needs of her clients above her own?
  • If Ivy doesn't find a solution soon, she could wind up a ghost herself.

  • Ghost Light is the second novel in the best-selling Ivy Granger urban fantasy series by E. J. Stevens.
  • ©2013 E.J. Stevens (P)2014 E.J. Stevens

  • "Amazing Second Book."

    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Ghost Light in three words, what would they be?
    Fast Paced Read.

    What about Traci Odom’s performance did you like?
    Traci Odom did a great job with this. She really has the snark down and is a great Ivy Granger.

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
    There are a few moments that made me laugh because of Ivys' wit.

    Any additional comments?
    Ghost Light is the second book and for me, was the best yet. I loved Ivy in this one and the plot was fast paced. I love Ceff and Ivys relationship and enjoyed seeing it play out. There are some surprising revelations and Ivy has to embrace her destiny. E.J Stevens really stepped up her game in the series and I can't wait for the next one!


  • Club Nexus: Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective | [E. J. Stevens]
  • Written by: E. J. Stevens
  • Narrated by: Traci Odom
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins 
  • Unabridged Audiobook



  • Release Date:06-05-14
  • Publisher: E.J. Stevens

  • A demon, an Unseelie faerie, and a vampire walk into a bar...
  • This Ivy Granger anthology contains short stories set in Club Nexus, the hidden haunt of Harborsmouth's paranormal underworld.
  • "Iced": A bargain gone wrong leads a highborn Unseelie faerie to life as an enslaved bartender with a taste for revenge.
  • "Dusted": Being a highly skilled predator doesn't necessarily put you at the top of the food chain at Club Nexus. A southern vampire with a hankering for blood and wanton violence may have bit off more than he can chew.
  • "Demonized": The demon attorney we love to hate has his eye on a certain rockabilly human. Too bad she's brought a crossbow loaded with holy-water-dipped bolts for this night on the town.
  • "Jinxed": Just when Jinx needs a carefree girl's night out with Ivy, a smoking-hot demon tries to buy her a drink. She really is the unluckiest human on the planet.

  • ©2013 E.J. Stevens (P)2014 E.J. Stevens

  • "Enjoyable addition to the series."

    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What about Traci Odom’s performance did you like?
    She has a really pleasant voice to listen to and she pulls you into the story.


    Any additional comments?
    Club Nexus is 4 short stories about the same incident but in 4 different POVs.

    In Iced we have the POV of an Unseelie Faerie who is a slave to the owner of Club Nexus.
    In Dusted it's from a Vampires POV.
    In Jinxed its from Jinxs POV.
    And finally in Demonized its from Froneus POV.

    This in itself made the book so enjoyable. I've often wondered what the POV is from other characters, and now I find out!! I thoroughly enjoyed Club Nexus and would highly recommend to fans of the Ivy Granger series.


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