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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 girl who can’t touch anyone, the hands are out for boons and tokens, and her father, recently found, is lost again leaving huge gaps in information shared.
Ceff and Ivy’s relationship is developing, despite her own reservations and his habit of disappearing without notice. And did I mention imps? Yes, Imps. As troublesome as one would expect, especially this gang of fire imps who have run amok. Not to mention Jinx and her relationship with the demon Forneus, and Ivy has more than just a few things to occupy her time.
While I noticed that Stevens uses humor and mixes in action to keep the plot moving forward, these elements were even more present in the audo book. Narration by Melanie A. Mason and David Wilson Brown added those moments of hesitation, emphasized dramatic moments, and presented the characters with flair, adding to the emotional moments and increasing their pace of delivery just enough to indicate the frenetic action on the pages. Descriptions and characters come alive, even subtle nuances in delivery and interaction between the narrators manages to convey the character’s reactions to, and subliminal feelings about, each new supernatural they encounter.
A fun and engaging Urban Fantasy series, I’m going to have to get the others in this series in audio to enjoy a second round with the characters.
I received an AudioBook copy of the title from the author for purpose of honest review for The Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Ok so maybe Ivy Granger is not having the best of weeks.Remember The Green Lady? Well she is calling the favor Ivy owes. Ivy's bound by her deal with The Glaistig and can not refuse and the more she procrastinates the worse its going too get.If you guys remember the deal then you will also remember that Ivy had no real choice and no time to negotiate or utter disaster would have stuck.Jinx is having ...lets say issues with Forneus.And there are utterly crazy Imps running around setting fires to anything and everything.Ivy needs to find out what they want and where on Earth,or other places,they are coming from if she has any chance to save her home and Its residents both Sidhe and human.Oh and did I mention the assassins?Ivy is not with out allies and friends though .Will their help be enough to get them all through this alive? You will see sacrifice,comedy,Lore and wonder in this tale and these books are just getting better and better.Oh and a new fantastical scamp of a character,Sparky.really Ivy should know better than to name things.
I liked the dual narration that along with the story was extremely original and clever in that it delivered a genuine voyage of discovery. I think this one is very enjoyable and I was left with more of the the same sense of wonder and it had the same "page-turning" qualities.As the previous books in the series.
It is a clever book that gets you rooting for our heroine and her crew and slightly sympathizing with same of the "bad guys". This book covers issues of morality, decency, survival and has probably one of the most unique treatments of the age-old battle of the "good" and "evil" I have ever read But when dealing with the Sidhe nothing is really black and white at a glance.I love it when Jenna makes an appearance in these books and hope that the Guild hunters series by E.J Stevens is released in audio format soon