Chasing Magic by Stacia Kane


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My point it that these books are pure awesome, right? Right. Now add…Zombies to this awesomeness and you get Chasing Magic.
-The Book Slayer


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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About Stacia Kane

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Stacia Kane is the author of the gritty dystopian urban fantasy “Downside” series starring Chess Putnam and featuring ghosts, human sacrifice, drugs, witchcraft, punk rock, and a badass ’69 Chevelle. She bleaches her hair and wears a lot of black.
Published June 26, 2012 by Del Rey. 386 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Fiction Vixen

Reviewed by Samantha on Aug 17 2012

While I struggled through this book a bit, I am still looking forward to continuing on with the series. There’s no big cliffhanger this time...

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Smexy Books

Reviewed by Tori on Jun 21 2012

The story lines fascinate; merging the past and present to create a dark world with razor sharp edges.

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Heroes and Heartbreakers

Reviewed by Jackie Lester on Jun 21 2012 Chasing Magic the reader begins to get a clearer picture of Chess’s issues, combining her deeply troubled past with her fervent hope for a brighter future.

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Vampire Book Club

Reviewed by Chelsea on Jul 09 2012

Expect epic relationship growth with Terrible, Lex causing problems, zombies, dark magic and Elder Griffin getting married.

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Yummy Men Kick Ass Chicks

Reviewed by Julie on Jun 21 2012

This installment starts you off high and just keeps you going. It’s not heart gripping the entire time but even when Chess and Terrible aren’t running for their lives, you are still fully involved in the story...

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My Bookish Ways

Reviewed by Kristin on Jun 13 2012

This is one of the darkest books in the series, and yet, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, I promise. I loved this one, and can’t wait to see where the series goes from here.

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Drey's Library

Reviewed by Drey on Jul 24 2012

Chasing Magic is tightly woven story that will leave you wondering what’s next. After all, once some things are out of the bag, you cannot put it back in.

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Chronicles of a Book Evangelist

Reviewed by Chronicles of a Book Evangelist on May 03 2012

What I love most about Chasing Magic is that -- for the first time in her life -- gut-wrenchingly horrible things have happened to Chess, but this time she had a choice.

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Book Savvy Babe

Reviewed by Heather on Jun 25 2012

A lot happens in Chasing Magic, Chess has to deal with more black magic, drugs, and relationship issues. There is never a dull moment for Chess...

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Greyt Thoughts?

Reviewed by Greyt Thoughts on Jun 25 2012

The writing is just brilliant, nuanced and yet exciting at the same time, always fun and yet always thoughtful.

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The Book Slayer

on Jun 11 2012

My point it that these books are pure awesome, right? Right. Now add…Zombies to this awesomeness and you get Chasing Magic.

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Gizmo's Book Reviews

Reviewed by Shelley Romano on Jun 22 2012

...this book was probably the best of the series. I loved the storyline, as well as the mystery and suspense in identifying the true bad guy.

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Reviewed by KT Grant on Jul 05 2012

Chasing Magic is powerful not only with the story, but with the characters Stacia has created.

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