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Birthright

(Ivy Granger #4)

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Being a faerie princess isn't what it's cracked up to be...

Ivy must go to Faerie, but the gateway to the Wisp Court is through Tech Duinn, the house of Donn--Celtic god of the dead. Just her luck.

Unable to share her secret with Jinx, and with Jenna called away on Hunters' Guild business, Ivy must rely on Ceff and Torn to lead her to Death's door, literally, and back again.
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Paperback, 274 pages
Published July 14th 2015 by Sacred Oaks Press
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Mandy
I received Birthright in return for an honest review from the author. This is the fourth installment of the Ivy Granger series taking off right after the end of the third book. Ivy is in hiding after coming back from the dead because someone still is after her. With Ivy not working things are getting tough for her and Jinx and something has to change. After all Jinx is mortal it’s not like she can handle the paranormal investigating without Ivy. Most of their clients aren’t human. While Ivy has ...more
Shelley
**I received this book for free from (Publisher) via (NetGalley) 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* 3.5-4

*My Thoughts*

Birthright is the FOURTH installment in E.J. Stevens' Ivy Granger series. Welcome back to Harborsmouth, home to Psychic Detective Ivy Granger, and a plethora of Otherworld beings who can only be seen by those like Ivy who have the second sight. Ivy is also a bit different from t
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Sapphyria
Nov 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Desperate to learn about her father, Will-o-the-Wisp, and her non-human heritage, Ivy Grainger sets out to enter the land of Faerie. Armed with her boyfriend, Ceff, and an annoying sidhe ally, Torn, she manages to find a hidden portal that takes into the land the back way. A confrontation with unsavory creatures, including Death himself, has her worried that moving about the area isn't at all safe. When she finds her father's Court, her worry becomes even more heightened - especially when Ceff a ...more
Laura Thomas
Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I started reading this knowing it was the fourth book in the series. I hadn’t read the other books but I usually don’t have a problem jumping into a series midstream. Not so with this one.

The author has built a fascinating world in her urban fantasy series and to fully appreciate and understand the plot, I’d like to have read this series from the beginning. I’m huge on kick butt female protagonists and Ivy Granger is a new favorite of mine. She’s tough, funny, somewhat vulnerable, and loyal to h
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Madelon
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ivy Granger, the heroine of the series, continues to develop in complexity. In BIRTHRIGHT she must deal with some pretty startling revelations while trying to maintain the persona she has developed over her lifetime.

If you have been reading the series, you probably feel that the very title foreshadows what is to come. To some degree, in that you will not be disappointed, yet there will still be surprises.

I remain impressed with the first person narration and its cinematic appeal. (In case you m
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Lorna
(RabidReads.com) Humphrey the Gargoyle? Sparky the child demon lord? Marvin the troll teenager? Kitchen brownies, Hob and Skillywedden? All these, and lots more make up Ivy Granger’s friends in this series that takes place in Harborsmouth, home of many different sorts of supernatural creatures. Some of these are peripheral characters, but the author has realized them so well, that you wait to see them from one book to the next. My new favorite is Sparky-of course. He’s up to mischief at every tu ...more
Jason Crawford
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Today, I am reviewing the Urban Fantasy story Birthright by E.J. Stevens. The fourth full novel in the Ivy Granger series, it follows Ms. Granger down into Faerie, as she seeks her father and the knowledge she needs in order to prevent further Unseelie-sponsored assassination attempts. She brings along her kelpie beloved, Ceff, and the notoriously naughty cat sidhe Torn as they hunt down the court of the wisps, Ivy’s own people, and make some new and shocking discoveries on the way.

I give this
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Laurie
I have been a big fan of this series, so I was really excited to have the opportunity to be one of the first to read the newest installment, Birthright. In my opinion, E.j. continues to astonish me with the vivid imagery mixed with snappy dialogue from her characters. Ivy continues to be a supremely likable kick-ass heroine. She gets into jams, prevails against horrific evil foes, all the while staying loyal and true to her unlikely friends and powerful allies. The whole mythical realm is becomi ...more
AudioBookReviewer
My original Birthright audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.

Birthright is the fourth book in a series called Ivy Granger Psychic Detective by E.J. Granger. Ivy Granger is a private detective in the world of the supernatural. Having recently discovered her non-human parentage, she is desperate to find out information about her father. She is also presumed dead as the bounty hunters who had hunted her for her inability to control her powers and jeopardize the secrecy
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Melanie
My review and an extended sample of the audiobook are posted at Hotlistens.com.

I was really excited to finally get to revisit the world of Ivy Granger. I was hoping that it would come out on audio, and I was glad that I waited and was able to get a chance to review it. I’ve been a huge fan of Ivy Granger since I met her in the first book, Shadow Sight. I just love her, all of her friends and the world built around her.

In this book, most of the story takes place outside of Harborsmouth and in the
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Tanya Davis
Jul 04, 2015 rated it liked it
I really think that this series, at least the main books, should be read in order. It has been a year since I read Burning Bright (book 3), and I felt a little lost at first trying to remember the details on why Ivy was in the situation she was in. The main idea is present, but I struggled trying to pull the scenes from my head.

The opportunity that Ivy has been waiting for is finally here. I was a little upset at how much of a secret Ivy kept her plans. I am a big fan of the side characters in t
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Gaele
AudioBook Review:
Overall: Stars: 4 Narration 4 Story 4

Firstly – you should start this series from the beginning – each new book builds on the last, and you would be wondering just where this or that element came from. For those who have read the earlier books in the series, this picks up after the events in book three, Burning Bright, and poor Ivy is right in the mix.

By this point, we know that Ivy is able to ‘feel’ others, and is determined to ferret out the abnormal events happening in Harb
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Martha
Jul 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was more engaged with this installment and really enjoyed all the dangers navigated by Ivy and her friends. My rating 4.25.

Ivy has saved Jinx but she has to leave her behind protected by Forneus. Ivy can’t tell them where she is going as she sets off to follow the clues to find her father. She cannot continue to hide out pretending to be dead so she has to find a way to convince the Faerie court to drop their death order on her. Ceff and Torn are by Ivy’s side to face the dangers as they journ
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Laura Thomas
Jul 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
I started reading this knowing it was the fourth book in the series. I hadn’t read the other books but I usually don’t have a problem jumping into a series midstream. Not so with this one.

The author has built a fascinating world in her urban fantasy series and to fully appreciate and understand the plot, I’d like to have read this series from the beginning. I’m huge on kick butt female protagonists and Ivy Granger is a new favorite of mine. She’s tough, funny, somewhat vulnerable, and loyal to h
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Reader's Hollow
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
**We received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review**

Yay! We got to dive right into the world of Faerie, and E.J. Stevens didn't skimp on the details of the world. I liked learning about her new identity when reaching their destination, and how she dealt with some of the tricks of the world.

Ivy's character hasn't wavered from entertaining, snarky, and kind-hearted since the beginning of the series. She's had a lot to deal with, but she still has her roots. What was new about this
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Koolaid
Jun 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The ending came out of nowhere on this one for me. I can normally see what is going to happen later on and just have to wait fot it. Not this one. It blindsided me and then all of it came together. If I would have read the first 3 in the series, this might not have happened, but I am glad it did.

Ivy has to visit Faerie to get to the Wisp's Court. She takes a couple of cohorts with her and then the fun starts. It might be bad for Faerie Land, because she decides she needs to kill a few of the mai
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Ln Winchester
The weakest of a decent series

Birthright is the 4th in a pretty solid series and as the title says, it's pretty weak. From dumb typos that spellcheck would have picked up ("squeeled," "sissys"), to monsters who aren't described until they're already being fought, to the heroine deciding to not do *anything* productive when something really bad happens, to a sappy feel-good ending with extra sap, this was just a misstep. It feels rushed and sloppy and kind of dumb.

If you read this, I hope you rem
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Abra
I really liked this book. The only thing that kept me from giving it five stars is the cardboard nature of Ceff, the heroine's boyfriend. Birthright the fourth novel and Ceff has been in all of them (and a novella), but he still remains a two dimensional character. There are no conversations about his life the six days a week he's away from Ivy, the heroine. We don't know why he loves Ivy or even how old he is. All we know is that Ceff's ex-wife killed his sons, Ivy killed her, and Ceff morns fo ...more
Becky Price
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Really, really good! Ivy is finally getting answers about her abilities and her parents. A lot of super interesting things happen in this book that only make you want book 5 even sooner. Series with a lot of books in them can be intimidating to start, but trust me, you will not regret starting this series. It's seriously a rabbit hole you will not regret falling in. ...more
Shannie
Feb 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-obsession
Well that was interesting lol Loved it!
Archer
Apr 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Maybe hiding away and dodging sidhe assassins isn't so bad after all...

What a ride, love the world and the characters in it.
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Miranda Shanklin
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I never saw the twists in this book coming! This is the most exciting book of the series so far. I can't wait to see what happens next!! ...more
Manda
Jun 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this series, now I have to wait for the next one. Sigh. :)
Rabid Reader
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This fourth urban fantasy novel in the Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective series find Ivy, Ceff and Torn heading into Faerie to discover more about Ivy’s father’s whereabouts, and so that she can hopefully learn to control her growing powers and get off the Fae’s hit list.
This story is a continuation from the prior books in the series and so to fully understand the problems and relationships between the characters it is better is the books are listened to/read in order. This story has lots happening
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Lorena
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the fourth full-length novel in the Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective series by E.J. Stevens. This story is a continuation of past entries in the series and would therefore be best read in order, but it is written so that it can be enjoyed on its own.

I thought the plot was interesting enough, but what entertained me most was the dialog. I laughed quite a bit while listening to this. Ivy occasionally annoyed me a bit with some of her choices, but I could generally understand why she behaved
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Colin Rowlands
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have read/listened to some of the earlier books in this series, but not the previous two and was thus pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to jump back into the series. While things have changed quite drastically for Ivy, these changes are readily covered in passing in this new book and do not detract from my enjoyment of this instalment, which is a credit to the author as getting the balance of progression and accessibility right is a tricky task the more books there are in a particular se ...more
Regina
Apr 02, 2018 rated it liked it
** Review of Audio Format **

Fun and Sassy

Ivy must travel to the land of her descendants to continue her search for her father. She has never been there, doesn't know how to get there and has no idea what's in store for her once she gets there. But she has to know about herself and find her father if she can.

This book is fun and sassy and there is a lot of action. I began with book four so I feel there are parts I missed in getting certain moments in the story but it didn't detract from the gener
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Jan
First I had to wrap my head around the Ivyverse because it is quite different from the Mercyverse, Dresdenverse, and others. While there is enough angst and a fine collection of baddies, this place is basically a whole lot more fun. The characters are really interesting and engaging, but I missed Jenna. The publisher's blurb gives hints and there is no need for spoilers, but that can't begin to prepare for the addictiveness of this book! I loved it!
My copy is audio and the narration has Melanie
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Roger
Jun 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Birthright: Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective, Book 4, my eleventh read from author E.J. Stevens and my ninth Ivy Granger read. Well-written with intriguing characters. 7-hours 4-minute/272-pages of psychic detective enjoyment. This time Ivy travels to, wait no spoilers here, buy the book, read & review the book. 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 & Anthony Bowling’s narration adds ...more
Curly's  Ramblings
Sep 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Audiobook review: Birthright is well written and allowed me to lose myself in Ivy’s world. The slow unfolding of Ivy’s history kept me glued in the hopes that I could figure it out. The storyline is captivating and includes strong and interesting characters. The narrator did a fine job providing unique voices for each character and appropriate tone inflections for each scene. I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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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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Ivy Granger (9 books)
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  • Ghost Light (Ivy Granger, #2)
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  • Hound's Bite (Ivy Granger, #5)
  • Blood Rite (Ivy Granger, #6)
  • Watertight (Ivy Granger, #7)
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