Review: Unholy Magic

I guess it says alot about this book that it has inspired such a tangled mess of emotions in me. I’m angry at Chess. I feel sorry for her. I feel like she deserves her misery, but I want it to all work out. Her self-destructive behavior doesn’t just affect her, but the fallout is landing on those around her. –And I’m getting ahead of myself.

Three months have passed since the events of Unholy Ghosts. Chess is still a raging drug addict. She is still sleeping with Lex. And she is still forging a friendship with Terrible. Only she can’t see that it’s really something more.

Her latest job for the church is to try and debunk the supposed haunting of a famous actor’s home. Meanwhile, her latest mission on the street is to figure out who is using a ghost to help them kill off Downside’s prostitutes and gouge their eyes out. Once again, I am amazed to find Chess surviving it all, considering her incredibly bad choices and divided loyalties.

But obviously, I am not feeling too charitable towards her right now. I guess that’s because Terrible has stolen a piece of my heart. The man is far, far too good for her. She proves it over and over. And yet, I want them to work things out so badly, it’s like an anvil on my chest. ((**sigh**))

I guess you can say I have grown invested in the series. It’s still kind of strange. But I’m getting used to it. Stacia Kane has created a world like no other I’ve read about. And her characters, while flawed, are very compelling. A powerful and unexpected ending that has me itching to find out what happens next. 4 1/2 stars.

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Unholy Magic
by Stacia Kane
Release Date: July 6, 2010
Publisher: Del Rey


  1. Yes. I do have to read these. – XOXO Parajunkee

  2. Great review Jen! Grrr…I really need to pick up my reading pace! So many books sitting on my bookshelf at home that I really REALLY need and WANT to pick up and read! The first two books of this series fall into that category! I wonder when the next book will be released…

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