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Taking the innocent with them as the magic infused speed compels them to kill in the most gruesome ways possible   As if the streets weren’t scary enough the looming war between the two men in her life explodes taking even casualties and putting Chess suarely in the middle Downside could become a literal ghost town if Chess doesn’t find a way to s. I know I m not the only one who starts to get that feeling of dread as a series I love gets longer and longer There s a part of me that s always just waiting for the installment that jumps the shark It s not like it hasn t happened before And the first four books in this series have all been so good The stakes are even higher Well never fear As your advanced warning system I m here to happily wave the olly olly oxen free flag and assure you that this one is everything that we ve come to expect from Stacia Kane and I m weird and I love depressing books so Sacrificial Magic will probably always be my favorite but this one is a very close second I think that many of you less grouchy readers will find a new favorite in Chasing Magic which has bigger conseuences swoonier romance and about 100% gore Yes I said gore impromptu amateur autopsies murder scenes drenched in blood and flung body parts hoards of magical zombies I felt a bit underwhelmed by the mystery in Sacrificial Magic but in this one it s absolutely compelling And gross I loved every disgusting minuteThe overarching conflicts of Chess addiction her relationship with Terrible and the struggle between The Church and Downside also get page time in Chasing Magic which is exactly what I was craving I am so completely invested in this story and where it s going and a lot of that is because I have no idea what I m rooting for Do I choosea The all powerful ruling body that marginalizes the poor and has far too many dangerous secretsbut also rescued an orphan Chess gave her a safe home and apparently approves of gay marriage wholeheartedly Seriously is this what s going to need to happen for the US to legalize gay marriage Are we going to have to have a ghost fueled apocalypseORb The seedy underbelly of the city where gangs rule and the desperately poor barely survive but also where an orphaned Terrible found his place and where Chess feels the most at homeHow do I choose And importantly how will Chess choose when that moment arrives I can t wait to find out It s not a simple black and white villain vs good guy story and that s what makes it all the interesting Neither are the heroes shining virtuous do gooders They re violent killers and kingpins they re damaged girls and junkies They re misfitsStacia Kane always surprises me with the things that she gets me rooting for In the real world I would look at the relationship between Terrible who solves his problems with violence and Chess who solves hers with a little narcotic fueled selective amnesia and I would probably think they should both seek help before entering into any kind of romantic relationship But that s the thing this isn t our world This is a world constantly on the brink of apocalypse where survival is an everyday struggle And Stacia Kane is such a complete master at writing deeply personal realistic characters It s almost impossible not to feel for these two even as they are both making very unhealthy decisions Reading these books just makes me want to throw my nay saying rational brain out the window and believe wholeheartedly that these two crazy kids can make it work and save the world while they re doing itChess makes progress in this book as well which is both painful and therapeutic to read There are a few parts where she even seems to draw on her years of abuse and trauma as a hidden store of strength which I loved Chess is who she is wounded and damaged in many ways beyond repair But is that something that should be universally grieved or is there the smallest space where it can be accepted or even celebrated I love that these books make me swell with pride for all the recovering addicts the abuse victims the suffering the misfits There are some tough motherfuckers in that crewPerfect Musical PairingThe Antlers Putting the Dog to SleepWe all know that Stacia Kane can write a darn good swoony scene I mean this is a woman who actually wrote a book about great sex writing so clearly she knows what she s doing However I think that where she really excels is not so much in the physical swoon but in the emotional swoon And guysthere s a pretty fantastic couple of scenes in this book you re not going to want to miss My friend Maja sent me an email with the awesome subject line rooftops that was in part a gush fest about one of these scenes And this is my theme song for it Prove to meI m not gonna die alone sobAlso seen on The Readventurer

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Chasing Magic

Top both the war and the dark wave of death magic and the only way to do that is to use both her addiction and her power to enter the spell and chase the magic all the way back to its malevolent source Too bad that doing so will probably kill Chess if the war doesn’t first destroy the man who’s become her reason for living From the Paperback edition. Chasing MagicBy Stacia KaneNarrated by Bahni TurpinSeries Downside Ghosts Book 5I still enjoyed the book even though I gave it 3 stars I love the mystery world building and most of the characters I enjoy the fantasy aspects of the story The drug use and I am sorry from Chess constantly gets annoying I assume there will be another book because things need tied up but I am not sure I want to follow future books The first ones were great but now it s time for Chess to go to rehabNarration was excellent

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A DEADLY HIGH   Magic wielding Churchwitch and secret addict Chess Putnam knows better than anyone just how high a price people are willing to pay for a chemical rush But when someone with money to burn and a penchant for black magic starts tampering with Downside’s drug supply Chess realizes that the unlucky customers are paying with their souls and. It s no secret that the only reason I continued reading this series instead of dropping it after Unholy Ghosts like I d initially planned is because of what a superb human being Stacia Kane isAfter Chasing Magic though I am DONE Done with Chess her drama llama ways and her majorly screwed up life I highly doubt I ll be continuing Downside Ghosts after this one because frankly I m beginning to hate Chess To sum it up Chess s self pity party never ends I understand she s been through a lot and I ve honestly never judged her for being a junkie or whoring herself out for drugs but while that was sadly understandable before now it s gotten to the point where it s simply unbearable There s absolutely nothing wrong with this woman except for a lack of self control and being unable to get over the past She doesn t have to use sex for drugs any she s a Church employee with a decent income she has a man who s completely and utterly in love with her yet she still goes through the whole I m worthless trash Terrible s wasting his time and he ll wake up soon and realize it crap over and over and effing OVER I tried my best to bear with it in the last book because yeah this is all new to her and she doesn t know how to deal with love and affection but if she still hasn t grown up and moved on after five books I can t be bothered enough to read furtherThe action part as in the previous books bored me to death I can appreciate dark urban fantasy just fine so maybe Downside Ghosts is simply not for me I ve officially given up on this series for good unless Chess and Terrible get married in the next book and finally come to terms with the fact that being a fan of Kane does not mean I have to be a fan of her novels For reviews visit my blog


10 thoughts on “Chasing Magic

  1. says:

    Chasing Magic the 5th book in Stacia Kane’s highly addicting Downside Ghost series is officially my favorite I want to have babies with it book for 2012 Chasing Magic is the only book this year that brought me close to tears because it was an uber intense read No other book has done this There’s a scene toward the end

  2. says:

    It's no secret that the only reason I continued reading this series instead of dropping it after Unholy Ghosts like I'd initially planned is because of what a superb human being Stacia Kane isAfter Chasing Magic though I am DONE Done with Chess her drama llama ways and her majorly screwed up life I highly doubt I'll be continuing Do

  3. says:

    Aww I do love a man who's willing to hold your hair for you while you throw up all over the place They're so hard to find these daysYes that's right My Terrible love continues I honestly don't know what it is about this scarred ugly beast of a

  4. says:

    I know I’m not the only one who starts to get that feeling of dread as a series I love gets longer and longer There’s a part of me that’s always just waiting for the installment that jumps the shark It’s not like it hasn’t happened before And the first four books in this series have all been so good The stakes are even higher Well never fear As your advanced warning system I’m here to happily wave the olly

  5. says:

    ARC review contains no spoilers but assumes familiarity with the series itselfChasing Magic is the fifth book in Stacia Kane's Downside Ghosts series and is easily one of my favorites so far The war in Downside between Bump and Lex is very real now after Slowbag's demise in the previous book Sacrificial Magic Chess is caught in the middle still having ties with Lex for her seemingly never ending drug use and

  6. says:

    I love writing the number 5 Not 45 or 47 it is a 5 I sooo loved this book and only had 2 problems with it 1 I am now at an impasse on my favorite book of all time with this being tied with City of Ghosts2 I have no Downside books waiting in the wings to save me from a slumpI’m really not even sure about how to go about a review for this book If you are reading Chasing Magic you already get what it is going

  7. says:

    The absolute suckiest thing about finishing this book? There is NO release date for Downside #6 NONE I know Alan Rickman It sucksWhat did I lov

  8. says:

    Chasing MagicBy Stacia KaneNarrated by Bahni TurpinSeries Downside Ghosts Book 5I still enjoyed the book even though I gave it 3 stars I love

  9. says:

    Oh Terribleyou make me feel so very happy when I sigh and say your name Ms Kane how do you take huge scary ugly mob enforcer and make him swoon worthy? In real life I would definitely run across the street and walk in the opposite direction if Terrible was around When I read Chasing Magic I found myself clutching my ereader to my chest and sighingChasing Magic has Chess once again fighting her inner demons If you recall from pr

  10. says:

    I’m writing this review at the end of April but will not post on GR until the beginning of June a little closer to the official release date I do this mainly so I can purvey the appropriate amount of ass kissery to Stacia Kane that she so richly deserves I would hate to think that any delay in putting thoughts to paper would dilute my com