Saturday, January 16, 2016

Shadow Sight (Ivy Granger #1) by E.J. Stevens

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...

My review:
I met E.J. Stevens at a reader con last year and am looking forward to seeing her again even more this year after reading this book. I love Urban Fantasy and I am so sorry it took me this long to start the Ivy Granger series.  

Shadow Sight is the first in what looks to be a fantastic series. Ivy Granger has a gift although she isn’t sure it isn’t more of a curse. She is a Psychometrist  - a touch sensitive. She can ‘read’ information contained in the energy of objects and learn information from the past, the present or details of the personality of the owner of an object and the epoch in which he/she lived by reading the energy that got stuck to this object. She and her best friend Jess (more commonly called Jinx due to her string of bad luck) have turned Ivy’s gift/curse into a way to make a living as a psychic detective. Ivy does her thing and Jinx keeps her organized and on track. Jinx also handles the people side of the business as Ivy isn’t a people kind of gal. Rounding out the cast of what I am hoping are future regulars in this series is a powerful witch, a Hob, a troll, a priest, a unicorn and a smoking hot Kelpie King. 
The first book in the series usually starts out slow with all the world building and such. Not so this one. E.J. Stevens brings you in kicking and sputtering and you just have to tag along and deal till you catch up and you do amazingly fast. Ivy and friends live in a world of humans and monsters and you can’t always tell which is which. The writing is fast paced and the world is vivid. You know the shape, sounds and smells of both friend and enemy. I’ve already started the second book in the series. If you haven’t found E.J. Stevens yet you are missing out.

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