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Burning Bright

(Ivy Granger #3)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  423 ratings  ·  48 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
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
Megan (ReadingRover)
This was such a fun paranormal mystery to listen to. It’s probably my favorite one so far by Stevens. It’s full of magic, mystery and humor. I love all the different magical beings. The characters are well thought out and the plot keeps you entertained. Its complex and keeps you on your toes. I’ve quickly become sucked into Ivy Granger’s world and can’t wait to listen to all the books in the series.
The narrator does a great job. The characters are easily distinguishable and each of their person
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
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
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
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
Shelves: favorites
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
Jun 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alpha-female, action, pnr
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.
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?

Shannon (Twilight Sleep)
May 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Another amazing installment in the Ivy Granger series!
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. ...more
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.
David Wright
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was slightly different to the others inasmuch as it felt much more personal when reading it.
After the events at Club Nexus, Ivy is woken by Jinx to discover that her friend is once again living up to her name. What unfolds is a great story full of fun, danger and death.
I love the fact that the characters in this series are really bonding and getting closer at every stage. Having read several of these books, you come to appreciate the quirks of each character and feel for how they woul
Rabid Reader
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is another enjoyable story in the Ivy Granger series. Ivy has her hands full when Fire Imps start sprouting up all over the place and leave fires in their wake, Fae assassins are on her tail, the Green Lady calls in her marker, Jinx becomes sick and a supernatural war seems to be brewing on the horizon. Ivy needs the help of Ceff, Torn, Forneus and Kaye to help her find solutions to the growing list of problems. The audiobook has dual narrators, Melanie A. Mason and David Wilson Brown, whic ...more
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
New characters light up the town as fire imps set Harborsmouth ablaze. This is far from the only battle Ivy and Ceff face as they race to save Jinx, meet face to face with vampires, old friends and enemies, and battle poisonous spider demons.
This series gets better with each new story. Ivy continues to grow into her wisp powers while unable to control her inhuman glow. New dangers threaten from shadows and fog, and old threats are brought into play as urban fantasy and fairy tale monsters clash.
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ivy Granger Psychic Detective

I'm into the 4th book in the series next and I'm HOOKED! SO Stevens perfectly blends urban fantasy with modern day reality and plenty of coffee which is right up my alley! And Kinks is the perfect best friend anyone could want,she deserves a series of her own! Anyone who likes Urban fantasy will love this series! And I plan to read the Hunters Build series next
Burning Bright (Ivy Granger, #3), my tenth read from author E.J. Stevens and my eighth Ivy Granger read. Well-written with intriguing characters. 7-hours 32-minute/282-pages of psychic detective enjoyment. E.J. Stevens has rapidly become a go-to author for me! I was given an Audible copy of this book & am voluntarily reading & reviewing it. Melanie A. Mason & David Wilson Brown’s narration adds to the book's enjoyment. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018). ...more
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.
Michelle VanDaley
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My review is based on the audiobook. Ivy's journey continues in book 3 and once again we get a story filled with action, suspense, romance and best of all magic & magical creatures. The narrator does an excellent job bringing the story to life. This is one of my fave series and Im excited to see where the author takes Ivy next. ...more
Candy Robosky
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Once again another wonderful book about the tales of Ivy Granger. Ivy's love and loyalty is shown to be so strong in this book. The characters are developed even more as Stevens adds even more to them in this story as she also shows them change as the story unfolds. The descriptive scenes are wonderful allowing the reader to be in the story. ...more
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.
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E.J. Stevens is the bestselling, award-winning author of the IVY GRANGER, PSYCHIC DETECTIVE urban fantasy series, the SPIRIT GUIDE young adult series, the HUNTERS' GUILD urban fantasy series, and the WHITECHAPEL PARANORMAL SOCIETY Victorian Gothic horror series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines. Her nove ...more

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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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