Chasing Magic (Downside Ghosts #5) - Stacia Kane
Grade: Adult UF
Rating: 5/ 5 Stars
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 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.
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Just when you think The Downside Ghost series couldn’t get any more addictive (no pun intended) Stacia Kane delivers another brilliantly dark, gritty Urban Fantasy mystery to the series with Chasing Magic.
Our favourite Debunker, Chess, finds herself on another investigation, but this time its strictly for Downside. Someone is supplying dark magic induced speed, which is causing murderous rampages in Downside. Chess and Terrible must figure out who’s behind this horror and stop them before it’s too late. But of course this isn’t the only thing Chess has to worry about. Lex has declared war on Bump and his first target is Terrible.
I loved Chess’s character growth in Chasing Magic. She still makes mistakes, but Chess has become a much stronger person as she finds herself doing things that absolutely terrify her. She also fights her insecurities; all those horribly haunting things in her past, in order to be with Terrible. And that is why I find myself not only admiring Chess but also cheering for her every step of the way.
And her relationship with Terrible? Well now that they are finally together, it’s truly beautiful. Can’t wait for more Terrible goodness in the next instalment of The Downside Ghosts series.
Absolutely loved Chasing Magic. 5 out of 5
Orignially posted on Goodreads