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Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane
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Jun 25, 2010

it was amazing
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Recommended to Pamela / SpazP by: Wicked Lil Pixie (Natasha)
Read from May 30 to 31, 2010 — I own a copy

Do you like dark Urban Fantasy? This book IS FOR YOU. I read this book in under 24 hours. Could not put it down and was completely enthralled from start to finish. I am still at that just-finished-this-book phase where I want to gush and obsess on it. Much as I was at the end of Magic Bleeds, though the 2 series are nothing alike.

Unholy Ghosts is quite a unique new twist on Urban Fantasy and is very dark. The story never lets up as it follows the kickass heroine, Chess. Ms Kane never repeats herself with things you already know during the narration, she just starts from the very beginning placing you in this world and doesn't talk down to you, expecting you to keep up. I LOVE that.

To sum it up without spoilers, the heroine NEVER got on my nerves, not once, which is huge for me. She is tough, without being mean or ruthless. She is smart, always on the ball. But most importantly, she is real and I felt the ability to empathize with what drives her. Her two main men that she becomes "close" to I am loving, particularly Terrible. Believe me, you'll love him, and he is not your typical "leading man". AT ALL.

Fascinating story. Fascinating characters. Fascination world.

I actually won this book after entering a giveaway from Wicked L Pixie's blog ( She did a review on the book and it sounded so intriguing that I entered the book giveaway, and won! So, my copy is actually signed by Stacia King herself, *gloats*.

The great news is that the 2nd and 3rd books are out in July with a back to back release.
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Reading Progress

05/29 page 5
05/30 page 32
9.44% "Chess is my kinda heroine. Loving the dark feel of this book, too."
05/30 page 92
27.14% "Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! lol lol"
05/30 page 168
49.56% "Completely enthralled. Can't put down. Awesome UF."
05/30 page 210
61.95% "Why is she not suspicious of this one dude?! I know he's involved!"
05/30 page 212
62.54% "Spoke too soon! She is ON it!"
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message 1: by Alisha (new) - added it

Alisha Sweet! I'll have to move this one up the TBR list. ^_^

Pamela / SpazP Alisha is you like dark Urban Fantasy, this book is FOR YOU.

message 3: by Susan (new) - added it

Susan Great review, Pamela! I added this book to
my to read shelf. Have you read The Hollows series by Kim Harrison? It's a fantastic UF read!!

Angelika Just a quick comment on the name of one of the men in her life..his name is Terrible not Trouble.

Pamela / SpazP Angelika wrote: "Just a quick comment on the name of one of the men in her life..his name is Terrible not Trouble."

Shittt, I keep doing that, thank you!!

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