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Review: City of Ghosts by Stacia Kane
City of Ghosts
Book Info

Released: August 5, 2010
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Downside Ghosts #3
Pages: 408

Dear Ms. Kane,

I finished reading City of Ghosts and I’m utterly speechless. This is one of my favorite books this year. I’ll be honest with you and say that after I read book one I wasn’t totally sold on the idea of a heroine with a drug problem, among her other issues.

After following Chess tumble across her life through the past three books all I can say is it takes a truly talented author to bring out so much emotion and the depth of connection that you’ve managed to achieve with your series. Downside Ghosts is dark and gritty, full of action, bad guys, tough situations and no easy way out.

City of Ghosts was a rough emotional ride for me especially with all the edge-of-your-seat action, heart-pounding, mouth-gaping, jaw-clenching moments, raw passion, thigh-clenching and shows a vulnerable side to all the characters. A lot of what made this book so amazing was the relationship between Terrible and Chess. First of all I can’t say enough how amazed I am at the awesomeness that is Terrible. I just want him. And they both battled a lot of issues in this book. I suffered right along with both. I had no sides. They were both wrong, they were both right, and they both broke my heart. And they were smutty-good!

Another great thing about this book was the storyline. Nothing went as I thought it would. Well, with the exception that I always suspected of the certain someone that wasn’t revealed until the end. Other than that I was left gaping at every turn and just thinking “Damn, would something just go the right way for once? Please!!!“.

At the end of the day, this book had it all! I am even more in love with Terrible, I like Chess a lot, even though she still pops her pills. And I actually liked Lex (‘cuz you know I wasn’t such a big fan of his in the other books and you know why).

But could I ask you a huge favor? Could you write faster? I really don’t want to have to wait until March now for the next book! I may sound like Chess now looking for a fix.

“You know I do, aye? Love you right, Chessiebomb.”

Your newest fan,


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  1. I have the first book but I haven’t started it yet. But if this turns into one of your favorites, I will crack this open very soon. This sounds like a book that will be very hard for me to put down. Very exciting and emotional. I can’t wait to start this, truly sounds epic. Thank you so much 🙂

  2. Another great review for this series! Looks lie I’m going to have to start reading, especially if I win SacrificialMagic. There’s no way I can start a series at book #6 is it? There’s just no way!
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