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Karen Marie Moning has called Stacia Kane’s Downside Ghosts series “dark sexy urban fantasy at its finest” Now in this breathtakingly suspenseful eBook novella Kane has written a preuel to her thrilling series Before Chess Putnam was a magic wielding Churchwitch she was a student in the Church of Real Truth with a keen sensitivity to magic a strong rebellious streak and a penchant for self destruction And in Fi The thing that always strikes me about these books is just how incredibly well Stacia Kane knows her own characters Her complete commitment to painting them faithfully is reflected in every single decision they make every word they say every gesture every reaction Of course this is something that authors are supposed to be doing but I rarely see it at this level of detail When it comes to her characters Stacia Kane doesn t write filler Nothing is wasted For example this tiny scene from Finding Magic where Chess is talking to a classmate Agnew Debunking I ve already talked to Elder Griffin you know about how that s what I want to do He said he d get me scheduled How No No she wasn t going to ask how he d managed to do that because it would make her look stupid Na ve She changed it to How do you like Elder Griffin He seems okay With that one sentence hesitation along with many other scenes in this book that are just as small she paints in a hundred tiny facets of Chess And when you ve finished these pages and stepped back from them what you get is a very rare and three dimensional view of our girl undiluted In this book Stacia Kane has lifted years of self medication and hardness from Chess and given us her much younger much vulnerable self Reading this very short novella was an intense experience just like every other Downside Ghosts book I ve read but in a few ways it was even intense Without her usual narcotic buffer in place we get to experience everything that Chess works so hard to suppress the memories that invade every corner of her life the way that her body betrays her on a daily basis her constant need to prove to everyone that she s worth something even though she knows it will never be true It s exhausting and although I would never say that it s an excuse for her to use drugs this story goes a long way towards explaining why she would want toHowever the most intense and heartbreaking thing about this story is getting to see the absolute potential that lies within Chess just how strong she really is underneath it all I love that Stacia Kane while showing us just how much was lost and allowing us to mourn for the pristine Chess that will never be also celebrates Chess wounds So much of Chess strength and her aptitude for investigation actually come from her traumatic past Even as her past is making her everyday existence almost unbearable it s helping her to be tough shrewd and dedicated I just know that someday Chess is going to realize that too and start to make peace with herself In the mean time I am in for every page of this rideAnd if all of that didn t convince you that this novella is worth a mere 099 then just allow me to innocently mention that TERRIBLE IS IN THIS BOOK For about two sentences but reallyisn t that worth 099 all by itselfPerfect Musical PairingThe Antlers I Don t Want LovePoor Chess I can practically feel her death glare every time I pick one of these wimpy indie anthems for her musical pairing She would never approve Too bad this is my review Mwa hahaha This song is about a hazy one night stand Every time he says I don t want love in that insistent but mournful way it reminds me of ChessiebombAlso seen on The Readventurer

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Finding Magic

Nding Magic a grisly ghost murder becomes Chess’s baptism of fire   When eighteen year old Chess Putnam is offered the chance to train with a special team of investigators known as the Black Suad she feels torn She’s never been a team player and hates how one male Inuisitor condescends to “the new kid” But at her first bloody crime scene she gets a taste for investigation and is hooked on the high Though the This review was originally posted at Vampire Book ClubOne of the reasons I recommend Stacia Kane s Downside Ghosts books so often is the remarkable character development Heroine Chess has hard edges deep seated issues and a big problem with seeing herself as valuable While Kane provided insight into Chess past in Sacrificial Magic this new preuel novella lets us to see what Chess was like beforeNot before the damage that pushed her to chemical dependency But before the pills Before the autonomy of living in Downside Before love Eighteen year old Chess is still working hard to prove herself worthy of being a part of the Church of Real Truth She agrees to do a week of job shadowing with the Black Suad not because she wants to be one of their elitist club but because she s frightened saying no will land her ass back in foster care That she could lose it allThe pressure of the job and the case she works to help solve while earning her dirty looks and nasty comments from the Black Suad team pushes her toward familiar coping mechanisms Kane manages to help fans of the Downside series understand Chess a bit by giving us this vulnerable view into her youthAlso there are ghosts bitches getting in her way reference to old religions and sex magic Expect a trip or two to the City of Eternity in this one And yes it still skeeves me outThis uick read is great way to get insight into Chess before diving into Chasing Magic on June 26

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Seasoned Inuisitors consider the series of ghost murders random events Chess starts to detect a pattern Is a psycho killer summoning ghosts from the City of Eternity and using them as murder weapons As Chess gets closer to the dark truth she puts herself in grave danger and risks losing everything she’s fought so hard for   Includes a special preview of Stacia Kane’s upcoming urban fantasy thriller Chasing Magi Hm was a bit strenuous Chess the protag doesn t ring true to call her a heroine seems to have a boatload of problems Had a shitty life Has addictions Has deep issues with herself And this was so prevalent that I couldn t enjoy this book much It had a fairly good story line some inventive world building some ok mystery part but Chess is just not a good protag for me There is no humor no courage no self esteem in her Just darkness doubt and self hate And all the inner monologue doesn t help to make her endearing I just got impatient So this didn t make for an enjoyable read At least for me


10 thoughts on “Finding Magic

  1. says:

    The thing that always strikes me about these books is just how incredibly well Stacia Kane knows her own characters Her co

  2. says:

    The Downside Ghosts series is my favorite Not just of books my overall favorite thing in life that may be a tiny exaggeration So you know I liked this novellaIt is a little peek into Chess' life during schooling and training That poor girl ca

  3. says:

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this preuel novella in the Downside series I knew it would feature a young Chess just getting star

  4. says:

    A fantastic novella about 18 year old Chess before she became a Debunker It answers a lot of uestions about how she came to be and neatly adds insight into Chess as a person her insecurities trauma drug abuse and skill and dedication with her role at the Church It's a great place to start as a tester to whether you'd like the Downs

  5. says:

    In Finding Magic we're introduced to an eighteen year old Chess who's in her final year of her studies Because of her impressive exam results Chess is given the opportunity to work with the Black Suad for a week in order to help her choose her furture career in the Church With no training Chess has to dive straight in when the Black Suad ar

  6. says:

    This review was originally posted at Vampire Book ClubOne of the reasons I recommend Stacia Kane's Downside Ghosts books so often i

  7. says:

    Hm was a bit strenuous Chess the protag doesn't ring true to call her a heroine seems to have a boatload of problems Had a shitty life Has addictions Has deep issues with herself And this was so prevalent that I couldn't enjoy this book much It had a fairly good story line some inventive world building some ok mystery part but Chess is just not a good protag for me There is no humor no courage no self esteem in her Just darkness doubt

  8. says:

    This is a pretty dark novella Gritty Chess is a girl abandoned at a very young age and raised by The Church but

  9. says:

    This was a well done preuel to the series This shows us a young 18 yo Chess while she's still in training She is struggling to put her past abuse behind her She's so insecure and so desperate to have a normal life Sad for the reader cuz you kn

  10. says:

    This is an introduction to the Downside Ghosts series and my least favorite since it occurs before Chess meets Horrible There are series inaccuracies here in that Chess meets people that in a later book she meets a

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