Published by Sacred Oaks Press on July 9, 2013
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.
With a vengeful lamia that only she can see on the city streets, reports of specters walking Harborsmouth cemeteries, and an angry mob of faerie clients at her office door, it's bound to be a long night. Add in an offense against the faerie courts and a few foolish bargains and one thing is clear--Ivy Granger is in some seriously deep trouble.
Ivy Granger is back, gathering clues in the darkest shadows of downtown Harborsmouth. With the lives of multiple clients on the line, she's in a race against time. Ivy finally has a lead to the whereabouts of the one person who can help her control her wisp abilities, but will she put the needs of her clients above her own?
If Ivy doesn't find a solution soon, she could wind up a ghost herself.
Ivy is back and she has a major case of missing Fae. I thought the perpetrators in this installment were an interesting mix. The cast of characters in the Ivy Granger series is always an interesting mix. Ceff’s ex is a strange one and I couldn’t figure out what he ever saw in her. He gave up a lot for that lamia, so will he still be able to help Ivy catch her? I liked how much we got to see of Ceff in this book. He’s a great, understanding boyfriend for Ivy. I also liked that Ivy is getting more comfortable using her psychic gift even if she is freaking about her new fae powers. I guess it really is a question of which is the greater evil.
The showdown and rescue of Ivy’s job was fast paced and had me eagerly rushing through the pages to see how each of the characters faired for their portions. What disappointed me was that I got to the end of that battle, and found I still had quite a few pages left. After the battle, we cut to Ivy trying to track down someone who can help her control her new, emerging powers. It was an interesting addition, but I felt like the two could have even been separate novellas. Though the second half of Ghost Light might not have had enough of a climax to warrant it’s own novella. We do learn interesting things and meet some characters that will be important in upcoming books. It just seemed like filler stuck at the end to me.
I did like how the ending is feeding straight into the next novella, Club Nexus. Reading these in marathon style, you see how each book is building to the next. It is probably not a series you want to try and read as standalones.
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