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Blood Rite

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I actually haven't gotten to tthis one yet, as there are others ahead of it in the series want to read first
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Blood Rite is a enjoyable and entertaining fantasy book. The characters are interesting and the storyline is entertaining.
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Easy sell for my customers! Great world building, characters who are fantastically easy to relate to and the story is compelling. LOVE this world! Can't wait for the next one!
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You probably shouldn't base your wanting to read this book on my review. I got this book as an ARC in exchange for a honest review. Unfortunately it didn't say it was book 6 in a series. So while I like urban fantasy and this book was written quite nicely and missed out on a lot of backstory and connecting with characters so it  didn't work for me. I might pick up the first book and see if I can get more of a feeling for the characters then.
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Blood Rite by E.J. Stevens, an interesting book, filled with interesting Characters, starts off fast and refuses to slow down.
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Blood Rite, by author E.J. Stevens, is the Sixth installment in the author's Ivy Granger series. The series is told in the first-person point-of-view of Ivy Granger. If you haven't started this series yet, let me summarize. Ivy is a psychic detective, fairy princess, and demon mother to Sparky. She's about to marry her boyfriend Ceffyl who just happens to be the Kelpie King. If that weren't enough, she also shares an apartment with her best friend & partner Jinx who is her human vassal as well as Jinx's fiance Forneus who just happens to be a demon lawyer. Oh, let's not forget that Ivy also has psychometry. 

Yep, Ivy has the ability to receive visions by touching an object. Comes in handy but it also comes with a cost which can be tricky when you are deep in kimchi or running from another villain set on world domination. Ivy has chosen to become a hero to Harborsmouth where this story is set. She has decided that nobody is going to mess with her people. She's been told by her friend Jenna, that a war is on the horizon. Truth be told, it's been on the horizon for awhile now. But, I digress. 

The story begins when a master vampire named Sir Gaius (who calls Ivy a corpse candle) arrives at Ivy's doorstep. Someone is robbing Harborsmouth graves under his auspices and he wants it to cease immediately. Ivy, of course, agrees to investigate. This leads her, Ceffyl & Torn, the Lord of the Cat Sidhe, to discover that a powerful necromancer is in town. Said necromancer is raising all sorts of fae. This includes clowns, Minotaur's, gryphons, goblins, and leprechauns. Nothing is ever normal or natural whenever Ivy is involved. It's especially telling especially with who her bio mother is. Nope, not spoiling! 

Ivy's relationship with Torn is always interesting to follow. He truly believes that Ivy is a hero who will protect her city at all costs. He, like Jinx & Ceffyl & Sparky, & yes, even Forneus for his baggage, are key parts of Ivy's life, so having him continue to hold a grudge over something that previously happened, is a waste of time and energy. The end of this story was by far the best part of the story. I won't bother spoiling it for you, but I will say it marks a new chapter in Ivy's life. Thankfully, I keep copious notes or I would have been lost. It has been several years since Hound's Bite was released, it will hopefully only be one more year until book # 7 is released.
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I discovered Ivy Granger – psychic detective – completely by accident and I’ve loved each of her adventures so far. This was no exception. In Blood Rite Ivy is pitted against a powerful necromancer, armed with (among other things) zombie clown. That even creeped me out! A great story. I even enjoyed the double wedding thread and normally that would have thrown me right out of a story. Recommend this entire series.
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I read the other novels in this series and was more than happy to request this ARC.
This is an excellent urban fantasy series, full of actions and humour, and I like Ivy and the cast of characters.
It was great to meet them again and read about their new adventures.
The plot is fast pace, full of twists and turns, and I read it as fast as I could.
I like the humour and the style of writing, the characters are fleshed out and the world building is well developed and interesting.
I look forward to reading the next instalment in this series.
Highly recommended!
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
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At first, thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for sending this gem in exchange for a honest review.

I have never heard of Ivy Granger and her unique family of supernaturals before, but since I love Urban Fantasy, it's wonderful to have discovered this series! 
Ivy reminds me of Cal Leandros with her snark and of Mattie Hathaway/Emma Rose Crane with her tragic and mysterious backstory.
I love all the characters in this series and E.J. Stevens' writing is fast paced and entertaining. 

In Blood Rite, Ivy has two big problems. The first is a powerful necromancer, the second a double wedding, hers and her best friend's...
I love how the gang always comes up with various ways to escape danger and to still honor the many laws of the supernatural beings they are dealing with. Beloved side-characters are never just filler, everyone has an important role to play, no matter how small.
The action is fast paced, the kelpie king is still hot and Torn and Delilah are a great distraction. Gotta love those two!

Overall, Blood Rite is a wonderful addition to the Ivy Granger universe and I can't wait for the next book.
If you like Urban Fantasy, snarky characters, a wide range of supernatural beings - this is the series for you.
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I received a free copy of BLOOD RITE (Ivy Granger, Book 6) by E.J. Stevens in exchange for an honest review.  Ivy Granger has been through a lot.  When she opened her detective agency, she thought she was a psychic human.  Later on, she found out she was a ‘Wisp royal.  Then, she met her mother.  Now, things have settled down, and Ivy’s benefitting from a well-deserved break.  Ivy and her roommate are currently busy planning their double wedding to their devoted beaus.  Most of all, Ivy’s looking forward to married life, to raising her adopted son, and to sharing her life the family she’s collected.  When an irate vampire arrives at her office and engages Ivy’s services to solve a grave robbing case, things seem to be continuing in their low-key manner.  That is, until Ivy actually starts working the case.  Break’s over!  It’s time for Ivy to get back to the hack, to the slash, and to the run-for-her life business as usual.

It’s been a few years since the last book in the series, so I was starting to worry there would be no more in the series.  I’m glad Ivy’s back, and she’s back in a big way!  I’m enjoyed this story, and I look forward to the next tale.  I recommend this series and this book to fans of urban fantasy heavy on the faery characters but containing other types of supernaturals. 

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I adore really good urban fantasy and this series is definitely one I’d recommend. Ivy has a voice that is believable and it’s very easy to get sucked into whatever trouble she finds herself in. In this book she’s struggling with zombie gerbils, vicious vampires, a dragon and a saucy succubus to name just a few. Add in creepy clowns, living breathing nightmares and you start to realise that the things that go bump in the night might be terrifying to you and me but to Ivy it’s just another case ! Yes she’s braver than you or I but trust me Ivy does know what it’s like to feel fear because she’s gathered around her a makeshift family that she will protect at all costs. Trouble is the cost isn’t one she would willingly choose or will she ? Don’t just trust my opinion though start reading the Ivy Granger series yourself because you too will start believing in Faeries !
This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from Netgalley and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair
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It's great to have a new book in this series. I read this book in one sitting. It's fast-paced and the action never stops, from cute zombie gerbils to zombie dragons to lich kings to queen. I can't wait to read the next book. #BloodRite #NetGalley
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