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All hail the new Queen of Urban Fantasy,
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This review is from: City of Ghosts (Downside Ghosts, Book 3) (Mass Market Paperback)
I read Unholy Ghosts (Downside Ghosts, Book 1)and loved it. I read Downside Ghosts (2) - Unholy Magic and loved it more. I didn't think it could get any better - then I read Downside Ghosts (3) - City of Ghosts...
Firstly, I would just like to say that reading this book was a bittersweet experience - I really, really didn't want it to end. Downside Ghosts is now officially my favourite series EVER.
City of Ghosts itself deserves six stars out of five - the story was action packed, suspenseful, scary and perfectly paced. Despite this the show was stolen, yet again, by the excellent character development that I have come to expect from these books. Our heroine, Chess, is still facing the repercussions of her actions in previous books. Her journey is alternately heart wrenching and heart warming and the reader is churned through Chess's emotional mangle with her every step of the way. I am literally exhausted after reading it (and not just because I stayed up all night reading!). I won't repeat the synopsis and I don't want to give spoilers but I will say that fans of the series wont be disappointed and fans of Terrible definitely wont be disappointed...
As readers, Stacia Kane gives us everything we wanted and more that we didn't even know we wanted until we got it. Every once in a while the stars or whatever will align, or a butterfly will flap its wings halfway across the world and a series will come along that is the perfect story told at the perfect time by the perfect author - this is Stacia Kane's perfect storm of a book. I truly hope Stacia gets the recognition she deserves for this series - she is the new Queen of Urban Fantasy and that fact is Truth ;)
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Initial post: 31 Jul 2010 12:28:16 BDT
Stacia is writing a 4h and 5h book for the 'Downside series' for her US publishers.
I don't know if they'll be published in the UK [as the series hasn't been as popular here], or if we'll need to buy the imported format.
Posted on 10 Dec 2010 20:28:00 GMT
L. M. Cowan says:
I couldn't agree more! I was emotionally exhausted but thoroughly satisfied after reading this book, it was amazing. I hope Stacia gets the recognition she deserves too! (and can't wait for the next three books!) :)
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