Published by Sacred Oaks Press on June 17, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy
I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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's bound by her deal with the glaistig. Too bad there's no wiggle room in faerie bargains.
Ivy must rid the city of imps, keep Jinx from murdering her one solid link to Hell, and fulfill her bargain with the Green Lady--with sidhe assassins hot on her tail.
Just another day's work for Ivy Granger, psychic detective.
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 power and controlling it is one of the items at the top of Ivy’s to-do list but just may have to take a backseat to the more pressing items that will weaken her if not fulfilled quickly.
I was really scared about the Green Lady’s demand. Apparently the glaistig doesn’t trust the Fae favor compulsion so she takes a little action that will ensure Ivy fulfills her bargain. This puts Ivy into a really bad position, that may jeopardize the friendships she has built.
Burning Bright has the main mission, (Ivy’s bargains) but also takes you on a side mission to retrieve essential ingredients to the grand plan. I really enjoyed this mission and the dangers and unknowns were definitely interesting and kept you on your toes.
My favorite demon gets some recognition which pleased me to no end, and we get a new addition to the group. I have to admit, I find myself much more interested in the side characters. Ivy is working her way up in my book by growing and becoming braver as she adjusts to spending more time in the Fae world, but she still annoys me at times. Forneus is my favorite out of all of them. The more face time with him the better!
Overall, I enjoyed the adventures of Ivy and crew. The world just keeps evolving and growing with each installment. We’re all set with a least a couple more story lines that I am sure will bring some great missions!
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