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Monday, 26 March 2012

ARC Review: Sacrificial Magic by Stacia Kane

Sacrificial Magic
by Stacia Kane
(Downside Ghosts # 4)

This is one of those series that has me biting my nails in anticipation of the next book. Waiting not so patiently and shifting from foot to foot for my next hit. Who would've thought this is where I'd be today and how I would feel.

Ms. Kane is one of the very few authors that can make me feel a myriad of emotions, all in one book. Sacrificial Magic is no different.

From the amazing writing, to the non stop story and characters that have stolen my heart. Sacrificial Magic will take you on such a ride, I really didn't want it to end. THAT I CAN GUARANTEE!

This book made me angry, sad, scared, turned on, rabidly pissed off, brought tears to my eyes and put a smile on my face. At times I was literally sick to my stomach, watching the train wreck unfolding; other times I couldn't help but cry at things that just broke my heart. But the whole time I couldn't help but put the whole world around me on hold because I couldn't put this down!

Downside is not a world I would like to be caught in. It's a scary place. And when Chess is assigned a Church job in Slobag's part of town to debunk a school that's alleging a haunting; things can get bad. Right from the get-go.
I don't want to ruin the story and tell you what happens, but expect to find dead bodies, evil humans, evil ghosts and some pissed off drug lords. Chess as usual is in the middle, and while she tries to do her job and she tries to help Bump, what she's really trying to come to terms with is the fact that she is in a relationship with Terrible. And she's never been in a relationship. To the point that she fucks up plenty, again.
Don't take this from me, because I am in love and love is blind and all, but Terrible is the perfect man. The way he loves Chess, so deep, it comes through in his acceptance of her. It's raw and powerful.

This series is a MUST READ!!! One of my favorite series, and Sacrificial Magic might be my favorite yet! Definitely unputdownable, and mind-blowingly amazing! Yes, I have to make up words to tell you how I feel about it.

I am preparing myself for the changes Chasing Magic will bring. It's going to be a lot more intense now that the stakes have been raised!

And these are some of the quotes that had my heart speeding, tripping and skipping:
"The sound of the exit door slamming back into its frame hit her ears at the same time his body slammed her against the back wall, farther into the shadows where no one could see him kiss her long and hard."

"My place is closer." "Aye." He leaned in to bite her neck; she shivered. "But mine's got thicker walls, dig, an I plan on makin you scream a few times afore we get to sleeping."

"I chose you," she managed, choking out the words in a strangled, warbly sounding whisper. "I chose you, I chose you all but I chose you, I love you so much and I chose you-"

"I want to be with you and if you weren’t there I wouldn’t want to be. I chose you"

“You got that, aye? Ain’t you know it? Love you right, till it hurts. Ain’t goin nowhere, don’t need to cry, ’sall right up—”
Release Date: March 27, 2012

Purchase Links: Amazon


Lupdilup said...

Woohoo!! oh yea!I can't await, it might be out on Kindle now, but I'll hold and wait for the audio (it’s fantastic!! BTW)..I'll wait just a couple days, if not I'll read it.
Thanks Francesca! Awesome review!

Book ♥ Soulmates said...

I am LOVING all the awesome reviews this book is getting! It has become one of my favorite UF series and Stacia has proved herself to be one kick-ass writer!

I can't wait to read this book too :)

♥Isalys / Book Soulmates

fishgirl182 said...

i just bought the first book on kindle which was on sale for $0.99. i better catch up because this newest book is getting great reviews. :)

Nikki said...

I need to get to this series. I've only read one Stacia Kane book, really liked it, just need to find the time for the rest LOL

Alexa said...

I can't wait to get caught up in this series because after reading Unholy Magic and having this ("Ms. Kane is one of the very few authors that can make me feel a myriad of emotions, all in one book.") happen to me I can't wait!

I need to know more about Chess and Terrible so I can't wait till my copies of books 3 and 4 get here.

Thanks for the great review.

Under the Covers said...

This series does get better and better with every book! Hope you all enjoy it as much as I am!


Timitra said...

I'm adding this series to my wishlist...thanks Francesca for the recomendation!!!!

Andrea said...

I love books that make me feel so many emotions. It's like I become a part of the book for a while.

Laurie said...

Thanks for all the reviews in this series, I am starting soon, thanks so much!

mcv said...

This book is going to the top of my TBR list.
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msmjb65 said...

What a oool series and great review. I can't wait to get started - as if I needed another series to follow! LOL
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molly.frenzel said...

Fantastic review! I couldn't have said t any better. The myriad of emotions you fell while getting sucked into Chess' world. It's fabulous.

Barbara E. said...

I enjoyed your review, and judging by your passionate reaction, I'm convinced I need to read Sacrificial Magic, as well as the rest of the series.

erin said...

Thanks for a great review! I have got to start this series!!!

Barbara said...

Great review...loved the quotes at the end! Fab cover too...nice tat!

Heather said...

I have not read one of her books yet. Thanks for all the great new authors