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Burning Bright (Ivy Granger #3)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  325 Ratings  ·  38 Reviews
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
Paperback, 282 pages
Published June 17th 2014 by Sacred Oaks Press (first published June 1st 2014)
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Jun 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
**I received this book for free from author EJ Stevens 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*

Burning Bright is the third installment in the Ivy Granger series by author E.J. Stevens. EJ was kind enough to send me books #1 thru #3 plus (2) novellas in return for an honest review. Mission Accomplished. If you haven't yet read this series, let me summarize for you quickly. The Ivy Gra
Loves To Dive
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Harborsmouth is the home of monsters, but not to worry because Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective is on duty and nothing is going to hurt her town. Things could be going better for Ivy, she’s a woman who can’t come in physical contact with anything without having visions, which makes having a relationship with the king of kelpies, Ceffyl Dur a big tricky. Her best friend and partner, Jinx has some sort of malady that seems to be sucking the life out of her, she owes two boons to the Green Lady and a ...more
Jul 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Ivy's story continues in book 3 with detective work focused on personal matters - specifically in regards to her best friend and co-worker, Jinx.

The first half of this story introduces a variety of fae, demons and witches. The descriptions and basic lore of each creature gives a good sense of Ivy's otherworld exposure.

The second half of the story has the action scenes that show off Ivy's paranormal and fighting skills. Oh, a bit of Ivy's on-going romance is included as well.

Another, fun summer
Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Review to come.
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love language. The way it is used by different writers probably explains my reading addiction. Some are given to language so beautiful the flow carries me along in worlds far from my stark reality. Others, use language sharp and modern. One is not better than the other, but they are certainly different. I thought about this while reading BURNING BRIGHT because I also realized that point of view has a lot to do with the way language is used. I'm old-school, never end a sentence with a prepositi ...more
Melissa Hayden
Jun 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
There are many great friend moments in this book. Moments that show how important those you keep near are and how you can help them. Ivy gives some great advice in this book, and learns a few things about those she judged harshly. I liked the advice she gave to Arachne and having to face what she did. We don't get to search for Ivy's dad just yet, even though she's trying and wants to. There's a reason for it. Ceff points out that Ivy's search for her father could be used against her, a
2 reviews - audio followed by Arc

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 gir
Dec 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I've been an Ivy Granger fan since Book 1. You can find my reviews of the other books in this series by visiting Goodreads or Amazon.

Ivy is still on the quest to locate her father, Will-o'-the-Wisp, since he seems to be the only one that can help her rein in her developing powers. Plus come to find out, her father may be the local paranormal community's most significant weapon for the war that has been hinted about. Now it's just a matter of time to see which group locates him first. As she prog
Jan 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My review and an extended sample of the audiobook are posted at

E.J. Stevens continues to pull us in with this wonderful world she has built in Harborsmouth. Ivy Granger is deep in the thick of things as she does her best to save the city and her friends while she proves that she is a great friend and a wonderful girlfriend.
The story starts off with Ivy’s best friend, Jinx, getting herself into a bit of trouble at the fae bar, Club Nexus. She wakes up the next morning with glowing
I received Burning Bright in return for an honest review from the author.

Burning Bright is the third installment in the Ivy Granger Series. Ivy is a private investigator but she’s been doing less investigating and more hunting since Jenna was shipped off to the old country. When she finds her best friend covered in kisses and drained she rushes to Kaye the most powerful witch in Harborsmouth who puts Jinx in a circle to keep the incubus from draining more of her. With the help of her friends Ivy
Jason Crawford
Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Today, I am reviewing the Urban Fantasy story Burning Bright by E.J. Stevens. The third full novel in the Ivy Granger series, it explores what happens when Ivy’s friend succumbs to fell influence, Ivy herself is drawn into honoring a terrible bargain with a fae queen, and the consequences of our protagonist’s halfbreed heritage come to the fore. As always, Stevens gives an engaging read and a thrilling story. I confess that I bought this book as soon as I found out that it was released, even tho ...more
Maghon Thomas
Feb 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I don't think I can say it enough, I LOVE THIS SERIES!! And I know I said this would be a 5 Paw review, but I lied... So, Ivy is back, and boy did she have a rough time with this one. And she still can't touch anything without horrible visions, and she has a remarkably totally awesome HAWT boyfriend, and a whole lot of things trying to hurt her. And now, Jinx, her BFF and partner, is in serious trouble. Ivy is willing to give up almost anything, including her own life, to save her best friend. S ...more
Tanya Davis
Jun 30, 2014 rated it liked it
I knew Ivy had quite a few "bargains" out there, but wow, did everyone have to start calling them in all at once?! At first I was really overwhelmed with all the tasks on Ivy's to-do list, but it does even out and everything comes together so that those bargains become manageable.

I like Ceff, and I like the relationship that Ivy has managed to have with him, despite him being a king of his people, and her a princess of hers with a pretty annoying power. I should say two powers now. The newest po
Ivy is up to her neck in trouble! Harborsmouth is under attack, and Ivy has promises to keep. The stakes rise as she becomes embroiled in a multitude of seemingly unrelated urgent problems. Worse yet, she is having difficulty masking her own growing Fae powers which may have dire circumstances since secrecy is paramount.

EJ Continues to entertain and astonish with her imaginative world-building. The supporting characters are endearing and wildly diverse! Even the villains have strong motivations
Becky Price
Jun 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Burning Bright is my favorite book so far in this series. It was packed full of action and had me hooked from page one. I absolutely loved that the storyline between Jinx and Forneus from the prequel Club Nexus was continued on in this book and I love our new character, Sparky. Ivy's life gets extremely complicated in this book, but from what I gather in the clues given to us by this story is that the next book is going to be even more complicated for Ivy and I can't wait! If you still haven't c ...more
Relina Skye
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
E.J. Stevens does an awesome job with "Burning Bright", her latest installment in her Ivy Granger series. Ivy is fighting the clock. The summer solstice will be her one and only chance to get to the wisp court. But there are a ton of roadblocks in her way. With Jinx's life in the balance, the Green Lady making an impossible demand, along with a city full of fire imps to contend with, can Ivy survive long enough to claim her throne or does the hand of fate have other plans?

Jun 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr, alpha-female, action
I really love the Ivy Granger series. The only reasons I gave this book four stars instead of five is that I have a fairly low angst tolerance and also there are several plot summaries during the course of the book. In the event I tuned out?

I recommend this series if you like books with the heroine in charge, lots of action, a cool boyfriend, and morally ambivalent side characters. I love them and I can't wait for the next book.
Jun 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Another great book about Ivy Granger, and her undying loyalty to her Friends and her City. Can't wait for the next book in the series and hope that she can find what she's looking for finally.
Ayanami Faerudo
May 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love it when a pairing who gets together early in the series continues to grow and develop together and as individuals, for better or worse.
Shannon (Twilight Sleep)
May 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Another amazing installment in the Ivy Granger series!
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Poor Ivy,she never gets a break.Even when she tries to do good things, they come back to bite her on the butt. She is dealing with a conniving faery queen her demon loving friend,pyromancing demons...luckilly her quit wit and sense of humor is always at the ready. Melanie A. Mason ,and David Wilson Brown are the perfect narrators.I was provided this book by the author,narrator or publisher.
Silver Surfer
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Book three in the series and there’s no letting up i the cracking drama. It’s even better than the first one, which I didn’t think was possible. As with my reviews before I don’t give plot lines. But I’ll tell you this, if you liked books 1 & 2 you going to love this one. Highly recommended must read.
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastical folklore inspired urban fantasy

Another thrilling installment! Adventure, drama and action packed all rolled into one exciting story. This series just keeps on getting better.
Got My Book
Jun 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Also on my blog Got My Book.

Real Rating = 3.5

A fun Urban Fantasy that skirts the edges of my standards.

Source: I received this book free in return for an honest review.

Burning Bright by E.J. Stevens, read by Melanie A. Mason & David Wilson Brown,  published 2015 / Length: 7 hrs 32 min

This is Book #1 of 4 (so far) in the "Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective" series. Book #4, Birthright just came out on audio.

**This review contains spoilers for the previous book(s).**

Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
These books are awesome!
Jun 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The primary character in this fun listen has a lot of sass and courage.

Ivy Granger has a very unique, and rather difficult psychic gift which has helped her build a successful Private Eye business. Ivy and her assistant, Jinx, usually stay busy with the business but Ivy has been distracted spending funds and energy trying to find her father. Meanwhile Jinx has gotten trapped in a life-draining situation. To save Jinx Ivy makes a bargain with the Green Lady which requires Ivy to kill Kaye, a powe
Note: Even though this is Book 3 in the series, I think it works fine as a stand alone.

Ivy Granger returns for a third installment in the series. Her best friend Jinx is in dire straights – and Ivy is the only one who can save her, but at a cost. Someone may just have to die. Additionally, there’s a hoard of fire imps running lose, creating havoc in the city of Harborsmouth.

Previously, Ivy made a deal or two with the Green Lady (aka the glaistig) in a chaotic moment. Basically, Ivy owes her a fa
4.5/5 stars “Ever play whack-a-mole with a jinca? No? Well then aren’t you the fortunate one.” When I read the first couple of lines like that in a book, I know I am in for a good time while reading. This author has never disappointed me with any of her Ivy Granger books or her Hunting in Bruges book. She sucks me in and I usually read pretty non-stop when I can, because I totally enjoy this series about the supernaturally infused city of Harborsmouth.

Ivy Granger has the gift of being able to to
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Reader's Hollow
Jun 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
**We received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**

Before we were learning a lot of about the fairy world that Ivy was coming to know in full detail. This round, it focused on fairy debts and the harsh prices to be paid.

Now that the series is progressing into full swing, the author decides to haunt us by threatening Jinx. An established character, and Ivy's best friend, this proves to be a heart pounding series of pages.

The action was well done, the new twists and turns to savin
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“You catch all that, Humphrey?” I asked.
“Get to eat demons for breakfast,” he said with a grin.
“Hey, only if they misbehave,” I said.
“Demons always do,” he said, licking his lips.
I had a sinking feeling that the gargoyle had a point.”
“I stomped on the spiders as I backed away, halting their progress. A brave one ambled forward and sank it’s dripping mandibles into its nearest kin. The other spiders followed suit, joining in the feeding frenzy.
“Oh, look, aren’t they cute?” Torn asked, pointing to where baby spiders were busy cannibalizing each other.
“Freaking adorable,” I growled.”
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