Review : Sacrificial Magic by Stacia Kane


April 2, 2012 by thebookslayer

Sacrificial Magic by Stacia Kane

Sacrificial Magic (Downside Ghosts, #4)
Rated : 
There was so many awesome moments in this book I just have to share a two quotes for all of you Chessiebomb and Terrible Fans!
“Seeing him was like being hit in the chest. Like something exploding inside her, a quick ravenous fire that made her shiver. So bright and hot it still amazed her that no one else seemed to notice it, that every eye in the place didn’t turn to her while she went incandescent.”

“Always want you, Chessiebomb. Always.” 

Recommend: Everyone who has read and loved the Downside Ghosts Series! If you haven’t read any then shame on you. These books are an addiction. Once you start you just can’t stop.

The book starts off in an abandoned building with Chess doing what she does best, getting rid of Ghosts. This time around though she has help in the form of Riley, a new graduate. They quickly track down what all the noise is about as they stumble upon 3 teenage boys looking for a thrill.  They got more than they bargained for when not 1 not 2 not even 3 but 4 ghosts show up on a rampage.  Chess starts spouting of things that need to be done such as make a circle and get the kids out etc. Riley freezes and then freaks out. 

“In its reflection, Riley’s face looked even paler. The only thing keeping hers from looking the same-assuming it didn’t, which she was just going to go ahead and assume- was the fact that she was still just high enough to be not quite as scared as she should be. And the fact that she was an absolute fucking expert at lying to herself.”

She is left with a split second decision to either try to talk Riley into helping or pull-up her big girl panties and do it all. Now the option she chooses is the one that we know and love her for making, she takes on 4 ghosts all by herself and gets those boys the hell out of that room. YEA Chess! This women can seriously kick-butt!

After she gets rid of all 4 ghosts, Go Chess, she makes her way to Trickster’s Bar. She spots Terrible along the back wall and her blood gets pumping and her heart starts racing 100 miles a minute. 

“Knew, too, that the face she looked at wasn’t ugly, that it was strong and it was Terrible’s. That meant it was hers to look at as much as she wanted, and that made something she thought might be genuine happiness ride higher in her chest.”

They end up heading out of the club on some “business” due to the fact that they are keeping their relationship a secret for now. They only made it out the back door before their hands started wandering and sparks flew! Wow baby do they ever. The tension between these two is wound tight! But like usual things start to go wrong for Chess. Terrible is called to take Chess to a building on the outskirts of Bump’s territory where a fire started. The next things she knows she is pulled in on a new case for Bump, who thinks it is  Slobag’s men doing the burning. Chess then has an added case from the Church that takes her into Slobag’s territory. Personalities Clash and Terrible and Chess’s relationship gets hit hard when she has to spend time in Lex’s area. 

Will Chessie and Terrible be able to hang on to their little piece of Paradise? Where does Chess’s loyalty lie with Bump or Slobag? Will she have to turn one over to save the other? Read and find out!

Side Note:

*We get to see a softer more emotional side of Terrible. He opens up to Chessie about his feeling. Well, as open as a drug enforcer can get. Chessie opens up to him as well. 

“Chessie … shit, Chessie, I love you so bad.” His teeth on her throat, biting hard, his lips soothing the spot. “So fucking much, so … so bad.” 

“Aw, naw, ain’t sayin that. You do what you need an ain’t try telling you no, but … takin you to bed, want you there, not just your body. An want you knowin it’s me. Love you, Chess. Dig?” 

Overall this book was better then the last 3 and I loved the 3rd one! I can’t wait to see what happens next. Trust me you are in for a surprise at the end of this book. I never saw it coming and Stacia Kane throws a new wrench in the plot. I love it!

As Chess says  at the end : “It was her problem, and she’d deal with it. Because dealing with personal problems was so fucking high on her list of skills.”



One thought on “Review : Sacrificial Magic by Stacia Kane

  1. Claire says:

    I love this series and this book was excellent. I really enjoyed it. I'm glad you did too.

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