Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Review: Chasing Magic by Stacia Kane

 Title: Chasing Magic 
Author: Stacia Kane
Series: Downside Ghosts#5 
Genre: Urban Fantasy 
Publisher: Del Ray
Number of Pages: 356
Source: Netgalley

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 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 more casualties and putting Chess squarely in the middle. Downside could become a literal ghost town if Chess doesn’t find a way to stop 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. 

This book was so amazing that I thought it deserved something different. My review in Haiku:

I have Terrible Fever.
Chessiebomb breaks my heart so much.
Lex is still big trouble.

Downside is in trouble.
Chess and Terrible work together.
They give me goosebumps.

Chess has big time issues.
They will make you squirm a little.
You will shake your head.

Oh Chessiebomb, why, why?
She makes a Church Elder a bit sad.
Terrible is in trouble.

Lex attempts to help them.
Trouble awaits them around every corner.
Will they save the day?

Stacia Kane is amazing.
Her writing will leave you crying
and wanting more. 

I just have to say that out of all the books in this series this one is my favorite! I know I say that after each one, but it's true! This series is everything an Urban Fantasy series should be.