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Review: Unholy Magic by Stacia Kane

Jun 6, 2012

Unholy Magic
Book 2
Downside Ghosts Series

ENEMIES DON’T NEED TO BE ALIVE TO BE DEADLY.


For Chess Putnam, finding herself near-fatally poisoned by a con psychic and then stopping a murderous ghost is just another day on the job. As an agent of the Church of Real Truth, Chess must expose those looking to profit from the world’s unpleasant little poltergeist problem—humans filing false claims of hauntings—all while staving off any undead who really are looking for a kill. But Chess has been extra busy these days, coping with a new “celebrity” assignment while trying on her own time to help some desperate prostitutes.

Someone’s taking out the hookers of Downside in the most gruesome way, and Chess is sure the rumors that it’s the work of a ghost are way off base. But proving herself right means walking in the path of a maniac, not to mention standing between the two men in her life just as they—along with their ruthless employers—are moving closer to a catastrophic showdown. Someone is dealing in murder, sex, and the supernatural, and once again Chess finds herself right in the crossfire.

I gave this book a 5
     
Unholy Magic by Stacia Kane is an extrasensory trip, casting incantations that will be-spell readers.  Chess Putman is a high-functioning addict whose job it is to rid the city of killer ghosts.  She is a witch consumed by thoughts of drugs, making plans for the next time she will use, and dreaming of the high. For the first time in her life, Chess has finally found the one person who makes her feel safe, a person she considers a friend, and a person she wishes she could have more with.  That all changes when the life she leads shrouded in secrets, lies, and shame, come crashing down on her in the mist of an investigation. Kane once again gives a face to a character that is both tangible and mainstream.  Chess has numerous character flaws that only make her more enthralling. Riveting accounts of addiction and suffering make this character memorable, we want to be her friend, we want her to triumph, and we can't seem to get enough.  This book was so much more than just a witch's battle against a killer, it was exciting, bewildering and addictive. I'm going straight into book 3, because I need to have more.


Special thanks to Steph @ Fangs Wands and Fairy Dust, when you said you loved Chess, 
I had no idea.  Now, I understand.


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