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Ghost Light (Ivy Granger #2)

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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 Gra
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Paperback, 248 pages
Published July 9th 2013 by Sacred Oaks Press (first published June 30th 2013)
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Lorna
May 09, 2015 Lorna rated it really liked it
Don’t you love it when you find a main character in a book that literally ‘makes’ the whole series for you? I found that In Ivy Granger, psychic detective and fairy princess. She is smart, brave, and strong willed, with a side of snark a mile long. I guess when you live in a city that is a natural habitat for the supernatural, you have to be all those things. Turns out that Harborsmouth sits where several ley lines intersect. Ley lines evidently attract the supernatural, so that explains why the ...more
Shelley
**I received this book for free from the AUTHOR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Urban Fantasy
*Rating* 3.5

*My Thoughts*

Ghost Light is the second installment in the Ivy Granger series by E.J. Stevens, who graciously offered me this book in lieu of an honest review. Easy Peasy. Private Investigator, Psychic, half fae Ivy Granger is back four months after the end of Shadow Sight. Her life is a bit more interesting th
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Bob Milne
Jul 09, 2013 Bob Milne rated it liked it
With Ghost Light, Stevens doesn't really offer anything new, but she does develop the themes and characters of the first book. We get to see more of her world, and more of the magical creatures that inhabit it, which is probably my favorite aspect of the series. There's a real depth to the mythology here, with faeries, vampires, and mermaids falling into their own roles in society. It's not just a bunch of monsters dropped into the 'real' world, but a subtly different world where race extends be ...more
Wyrdness
[re-read 30th May, 2015. Originally read 13th September, 2013]

This book was painful to (re-)read and I give it 1 star of utter frustrated disappointment. This installment suffers from all the problems the first one did as well as a plethora of new ones that seem to mainly boil down to exceedingly sloppy storytelling.

My first issue with this novel is that the plot, if you could give it such a grand name, made absolutely no sense. Not even in a "well, it was so full of non-stop action that it seem
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Shannon (Twilight Sleep)
This review was originally posted at Twilight Sleep - a book blog of news, reviews, and giveaways!

It's always so hard to write my reviews for this series because the books are just SO. GOOD. WHY MUST YOU MAKE IT SO HARD, E.J.??? She's probably cackling away in her writing lair right now, soaking in my tears. But no matter. I'll find a way! *plays Eye of the Tiger*

"She better hope she had a leprechaun somewhere in her family tree, because that bitch was going to pay..."


Ivy Granger is back and b
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Amanda
Oct 09, 2013 Amanda rated it really liked it
Ghost Light is the third instalment for Ivy Granger if you haven't read the first Ivy Granger book "Shadow Sight" then it will help, as Shadow Sight really fills the characters in for you, introduces the town of Harborsmouth to you, where the residents are not always what they appear to be, there is a large Fae population, not that you would know they are able to glamour themselves, to the human eye they look perfectly, human, Ivy's gift psychometry allows her to see the reality (and the unicorn ...more
Lesley
Jul 08, 2013 Lesley rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
I loved Shadow Sight the first instalment in E.J. Steven's Ivy Granger series, I remember getting good book vibes right from the very first chapter so I was really looking forward to diving back into Ivy's world in Ghost Light. Even with a fantastic first book there's always a little part of me wondering if the second book will meet my lofty expectations but I needn't have worried as Ghost Light was another 5 star read.

After saving Harborsmouth in Shadow Sight Ivy Granger's detective agency busi
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Katy
Jul 04, 2013 Katy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of UF, the series, realistic Sidhe
Recommended to Katy by: E.J. Stevens
Book Info: Genre: Urban Fantasy
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: fans of UF, fans of the series, people interested in more realistic versions of the Sidhe
Trigger Warnings: kidnapping of children, threatening to murder children, the murder of children (in the past), violence, fighting, killing

Please note: This is a huge blog tour and giveaway associated with the release of this book starting on July 9, 2013, in conjunction with which I will be hosting a giveaway on my blog. Be sure to watch fo
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Sapphyria
Sep 18, 2013 Sapphyria rated it it was amazing
**Warning: There will be Book 1 and Book 1.5 spoilers!

"What do the names ghost light, friar's lantern, corpse candle, aleya, hobby lantern, chir batti, faerie fire, min min light, luz mala, spook light, ignus fatuus, orbs, boitatá, and hinkypunk have in common? They are all names for wisps" (Stevens, E.J., 2013, pg. 8 in pdf version).

Ivy has recently discovered that she's half-fae and half-human. Her fae side comes from her father; Will-o'-the-Wisp, who is the Wisp King. Yes, that makes her the
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Gaele
Jun 21, 2013 Gaele rated it really liked it
Shelves: jeep-diva
In the second full length book in this series, Ivy is back. Of course the myriad of threats still seem to come out of left field, and Ivy has a whole new set of conflicts to deal with. Further development of Jinx, her best friend and business partner, more about her love interest Ceffyl and his newly introduced ex-wife, and Ivy’s continued “no touch” status added to the enjoyment of the story.

I’ve said before that this is a series that is geared to a more adult reader, language can be strong, i
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Traci (Mad Hatter Reads)
Jul 08, 2013 Traci (Mad Hatter Reads) rated it really liked it
I received an e-book from the author in exchange for an honest review

I find myself enjoying the Ivy Granger series more and more with each passing installment. Granted, we're only in book 2, but with the novella, Blood and Mistletoe, which takes place between books 1 and 2 we're up to three stories so far. Each installment not only takes us deeper into the supernatural world of Harborsmouth, but main character Ivy experiences quite a lot of growth.

Speaking of Ivy's growth, she kicked serious ass
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Kim Bishop
Jul 18, 2015 Kim Bishop rated it really liked it
**Audiobook provided by the author for an honest review**

In this edition of the Ivy Granger Series, Ivy is knee deep in a serious case. Ivy has an incredible encounter with her boyfriend's dead wife! YIKES!! Although Ceff's ex is a present danger in their lives, the experience takes them into uncharted territory within their relationship. On the back burner, but rearing it's ugly head is Ivy's past, her heritage, her unknown real father. Ivy has been ignoring the fact that she is half fae, but n
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Reader's Hollow
Jun 14, 2016 Reader's Hollow rated it really liked it
**We received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**

I didn't think the environment that E.J. Stevens created in Book #1 "Shadow Sight" and the novella "Blood and Mistletoe" could become more rich, yet she managed to introduced a new type of fey, and bring Ivy smack in the middle of another mystery.

I received the audiobook for "Ghost Light" so I'll say right off the start that I felt she managed to pull of Ivy's empathy and attitude really well, embodying the character so that her
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Heather
Sep 02, 2015 Heather rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Welcome to the 2nd installment of the Ivy Granger series.

Where the 1st book was more of a fleshing out of the main characters, this book continues on with more depth and Ivy becomes the kick ass heroine that I love to read about.

You also get to see Jinx, her trusty sidekick, blossom some more.

I also like the fact that more supernatural characters show up in this book. Lamia, faerie queens, demons, and many others. Some of the visitors aren’t written about very often and it’s nice to see some new
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Susan
Nov 15, 2015 Susan rated it really liked it
Ghost Light by E. J. Stevens Note: Even though this is Book 2 in the series, I think it works fine as a stand alone.
Ivy Granger, psychic detective, and her best friend Jinx must solve a most disturbing mystery: someone has snatched over 30 fae children and their parents are clamoring at Ivy’s door for assistance. As Ivy digs further into the mystery, she has a run in with Melasine, a deranged lamia and former wife to Ceffyr, Ivy’s current beau.
I enjoyed this book a little more than Book 1, Shado
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Susan
Note: Even though this is Book 2 in the series, I think it works fine as a stand alone.

Ivy Granger, psychic detective, and her best friend Jinx must solve a most disturbing mystery: someone has snatched over 30 fae children and their parents are clamoring at Ivy’s door for assistance. As Ivy digs further into the mystery, she has a run in with Melasine, a deranged lamia and former wife to Ceffyr, Ivy’s current beau.

I enjoyed this book a little more than Book 1, Shadow Sight, as the plot was tigh
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Melanie
My review and an extended sample of the audiobook are posted at Hotlistens.com.

Ghost Light, as the second book in the Ivy Granger series, Ivy has made a lot changes in her life since we first met her in book one. She has learned that she is a fairy princess. Her father is Will-O-the-Wisp, king of the Wisps. She doesn’t remember her father, so this was a complete surprise when she learned this information late in the previous book. In this story, she learns what it means to be a fairy princess. S
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Melissa Hayden
On top of Ivy being stressed over her boyfriends crazy wife haunting her, she's got fey parents lined up at her door waiting for her help in finding their children. And there are rumors of ghost sightings by the humans as well (not good). While she's out investigating the missing children, Ivy has to be careful not to let her wisp side show by glowing in front of humans. She could find herself in serious trouble with the fey world if she does. What would help is if she could find her father and ...more
Andrea at Reading Lark
Review Posted on Reading Lark 7/8/13: http://readinglark.blogspot.com/2013/...

E.J. Stevens has always written stories that suck me into them, but she truly has outdone herself with the Ivy Granger Series. It's deliciously addicting reading and the moment I finish one installment, I start to salivate waiting for the next. Stevens is one of those writers I wish could write faster. Sadly, I almost want her to put her YA series (which I love) on hold to focus on Ivy. Harborsmouth and its inhabitants
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Jennifer at BookShelfery
Jul 20, 2013 Jennifer at BookShelfery rated it really liked it
I was really excited to get the ARC for Ghost Light. E.J. Stevens is quickly becoming an Indie favorite of mine, with her two other books in the Ivy Granger series, Shadow Sight and Blood & Mistletoe. Ghost Light didn’t disappoint!

Stevens plunges us back into the world of private detective Ivy Granger, who now knows she is a halfie-fae Wisp princess, although that’s a secret to the rest of the fae community. Or so she thinks. Things are hunky dory with Ceff. Again, or so she thinks. And then
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Laurie
This is the highly anticipated 2nd book in the Ivy Granger series, and I’ve got to tell you that I enjoyed it even more than the first. Additionally, this book can be read just fine as a stand-alone which in my estimation is always a big plus. Even better, the story is complete within the book; E.J. is to be commended because this book has a satisfying resolution. I particularly appreciate not having to contend with the frustration of a new major event erupting at the end that leaves readers in ...more
Maghon Thomas
Jul 08, 2013 Maghon Thomas rated it it was amazing
I'm so in love with this series! Let me just say, that I AND Ivy got my wish in this book but I won't tell you what it is, because you NEED to read this series yourself. All news twists, and fanatical crazy ex after Ivy, children going missing, exposing your new self to the Fae world, all the while getting to be with that HAWT piece of a Kelpie King. Seriously, you are missing out if you haven't read this series!

Ivy is changing. She never wanted to touch ANYTHING because of her gift/curse. Now,
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Mandy Sickle
I received Ghost Light in return for an honest review from the author. Ivy is back with a new case this time faerie children have been going missing during the night with no trace. Ivy sets out to find who is taking the children revealing an unexpected enemy has come to Harborsmouth intent on taking what Ivy has. Ivy’s boyfriend Ceff’s ex-wife happens to make a few appearances at first Ivy think’s it’s her mind playing tricks but when she finds a scale and experiences the memories attached to it ...more
Loves To Dive
Jul 03, 2013 Loves To Dive rated it it was amazing
The town of Harborsmouth is a hotbed of all things supernatural. When the supernatural community is in need of a little detective help, there is one place to turn – Ivy Granger Physic Detective – owner of Private Eye. By touching an object, Ivy gets visions of the item’s owner, not always a good talent to have. To keep herself from be swamped, Ivy covers herself from head to foot and avoids all contact, again not so good when your beau is the hunky king of the local kelpie – Ceffyl Dwr, Ceff to ...more
Jason Crawford
Jun 20, 2013 Jason Crawford rated it it was amazing
Please note - this review is on the ARC for Ghost Light and was provided in return for a free copy of said ARC. However, this is an honest review and reflects only the opinions of myself, Jason Crawford.

My overall rating for this book is 4.8/5.

Here is my breakdown, as usual:

Characters: 5/5. The development of the characters of Ivy, Ceff, Jinx, and the rest are logical, reasonable, and entertaining. It is thrilling to watch Ivy struggle through the implications of her true nature, her self-im
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Krystal Willingham
Jul 09, 2013 Krystal Willingham rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the first book in this series (Shadow Sight) that I had to keep going and find out what was going to happen with Ivy. Well, I have to say that I was not disappointed and I am happy to see that everything is as thrilling as the first book. E.J. Stevens' writing grabs a hold of me and keeps me engaged with every word written. The characters are thoroughly thought out, mysterious and thrilling all in a single beat. I have loved the relationship between Ivy and Ceff since the beginn ...more
Adrienne Testa
Apr 26, 2016 Adrienne Testa rated it liked it
An interesting psychic detective story, that is part fantasy, mystery and romance. Its not the usual psychic detective story, many twists and turns that leave you guessing until the end. Unique characters and the main female character that leaves you cheering.
BookLoversLife
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 pa
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Susan  Baratta
Feb 28, 2016 Susan Baratta rated it liked it
Almost a DNF for me, I just don't particularly like Ivy. The romance is pretty poor, too. I skimmed some parts. I'm interested in the mystery surrounding Ivy's father but not enough to continue with the series.
Teressa
Aug 03, 2015 Teressa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I liked this story quite a bit. It was great for its genre. I accidentally listened to this before Shadow Sight but it worked. I think this can be listened to just fine as a stand alone but going in order is always best.

I can't type too much for having extensive work done on my shoulder and a lot of pain. Unforeseen issue.

Traci Odom did a better job on this one than Club Nexus. My only thing is the sharp, hard edged voice of a few characters. I still think it would be better read in a normal voi
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E.J. Stevens is the author of the SPIRIT GUIDE young adult paranormal romance series, the HUNTERS' GUILD urban fantasy series, and the award-winning IVY GRANGER urban fantasy series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines.

When E.J. isn't at her writing desk, she enjoys dancing along seaside cliffs, singing in
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Ivy Granger (8 books)
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