Series: Downside Ghosts, Book 5
Author: Stacia Kane
Genre: Urban Fantasy
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.
Chasing Magic is like all the other Downside Ghosts books....a mess. I am sad to say that I could not finish this book. I usually get through the story because the way they speak amuse me but enough is enough. Chess is depressing! After the last book I was hoping that she was going to change her ways or show some type of growth from being a crackhead. NOPE, Chess is the still whining the whole book. I've gotten to the point that if Chess was a real person, I would push her off the nearest bridge. This chick has zero self-esteem and can't decide to live or die. I actually feel bad for Terrible. Dude actually loves her and want's to see her get better but Chess is like a dead weigh for him. Like you have to be bad to make a drug dealer/tough guy look WONDERFUL! Needless to say there will not be a moment boring enough in my life to make me want to pick up this book or the next book. Chasing Magic gets a colossal one DNF key.