Saturday, July 28, 2012

Review: Shadow Sight by E.J. Stevens

Shadow Sight
Author: E.J. Stevens
Release Date: July 24, 2012
Publisher: Sacred Oaks Press
Ivy Granger Book #1
ISBN:   0984247580
ISBN13: 9780984247585
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Author

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...
Ivy Grainger makes her living as a psychic detective. She has no clue how she got her gift and she definitely doesn't always enjoy it but it pays the bills. I liked Ivy right away, she was quirky and interesting to follow. Her roommate and business partner Jinx keeps her on track and grounded. There is a great amount of action and danger throughout the book as Harborsmouth is a dangerous place to live. There are a wide array of paranormal creatures introduced and there is even a unicorn who really doesn't have much of a role in anything but is introduced nevertheless. Harborsmouth is well written about and described.  For most of the book we have no clue what Ivy really is and it isn't revealed until the end. I would actually like to read more about her and her biological father and why he left her.

Despite all that for a good portion of the book I just found myself bored. I'm not saying lots of good things didn't happen and I WAS entertained at points, I just didn't find myself getting that into it unless it was one of the action type scenes. Now despite saying that I'm still interested in seeing what happens next.

I gave it 3/5 stars