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Unholy Ghosts

Unholy Ghosts THE DEPARTED HAVE ARRIVED The world is not the way it was The dead have risen and the living are under attack The powerful Church of Real Truth in charge since the government fell has sworn to reim

  • Title: Unholy Ghosts
  • Author: Stacia Kane
  • ISBN: 9780345515575
  • Page: 343
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • THE DEPARTED HAVE ARRIVED.The world is not the way it was The dead have risen, and the living are under attack The powerful Church of Real Truth, in charge since the government fell, has sworn to reimburse citizens being harassed by the deceased Enter Chess Putnam, a fully tattooed witch and freewheeling ghost hunter She s got a real talent for banishing the wicked deaTHE DEPARTED HAVE ARRIVED.The world is not the way it was The dead have risen, and the living are under attack The powerful Church of Real Truth, in charge since the government fell, has sworn to reimburse citizens being harassed by the deceased Enter Chess Putnam, a fully tattooed witch and freewheeling ghost hunter She s got a real talent for banishing the wicked dead But Chess is keeping a dark secret She owes a lot of money to a murderous drug lord named Bump, who wants immediate payback in the form of a dangerous job that involves black magic, human sacrifice, a nefarious demonic creature, and enough wicked energy to wipe out a city of souls Toss in lust for a rival gang leader and a dangerous attraction to Bump s ruthless enforcer, and Chess begins to wonder if the rush is really worth it Hell, yeah.

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    1. Stacia Kane says:
      Stacia Kane is the author of the light hearted romantic urban fantasy Megan Chase series starting with PERSONAL DEMONS She currently writes the gritty dystopian urban fantasy Downside series starring Chess Putnam and featuring ghosts, human sacrifice, drugs, witchcraft, punk rock, and a badass 69 Chevelle She bleaches her hair and wears a lot of black.

    Comment 498 on “Unholy Ghosts

    1. Tatiana says:
      Updated 1 7 2015Love how Chess Terrible relationship is written I might bump up this series into my faves It surely stands the test of time As seen on The ReadventurerHow do you decide which urban fantasy series you should read Let s be honest, there is like million and a half books in this genre, all with the same basic premise, assemblage of characters, mythology structure and story arcs I, personally, do not even bother to read synopses of UF books any , because, well, they are all the same a [...]

    2. Kat Kennedy says:
      If you ve ever been one of those people lucky enough to be gifted without any specific fondness for chocolate or ice cream or sweets then you ll know what it s like to have someone look at you, horrified, and exclaim, How Chocolate ice cream lollies are so good I would like to start off by saying that I m prefectly aware that they re apparently very good I don t mind lollies as long as they re gummy bears I ll even eat them I ll have chocolate occassionally but I generally avoid ice cream So you [...]

    3. ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) says:
      BR with my MacHalo Freaks starting Feb 3, 2015.DNF at 60%I m in a pretty foul mood these days so I m afraid this is not going to go well Actually I don t even feel like reviewing this, I ve wasted enough time with this book as it is BUT I need to get it all out of my system so here goes.If you love this book you might want to either take a few steps back or not read this review at all If you do read it, don t even think of giving me hell about it afterwards, I ve had it with trolls.What this boo [...]

    4. Anzu The Great Destroyer says:
      The most relevant things you need to know about Unholy GhostsA bunch of self loathing funny talking drug addicts being chased by evil red eyed ghosts in a dirty religionless futuristic city Nicotine, drugs, ghosts and a freakin love triangle Hip hip hurrah This book was very difficult for me to read because of my lack of interest in all of these things It s just weird I actually like weird things, there s nothing entertaining than watching a bunch of crazy people wearing their underwear over th [...]

    5. Jo ★The Book Sloth★ says:
      4.5 Totally Surprised StarsBR with my awesome MacHalo girls.10 things I hate about Unholy Ghosts1 Lex I don t like this guy There is something really off about him I don t trust him at all.2 The drugs Huge pet pieve of mine I think that doing drugs shows weakness which the heroine proved right since everyone was using her drug addiction to push her around.3 The Church They are fanatical and tyrannical.4 The slang Too much Too freakin much.5 The love triangle No need for elaboration there I hate [...]

    6. Emily May says:
      I don t seem capable of finding a healthy medium when it comes to urban fantasy books they either do nothing for me, or I develop a slight addiction I can feel my love for this series forming already, this book was just so gory, nasty, fun and very very readable It s been a long while since I ve finished a book in just one day but I ve been unable to put Unholy Ghosts down.Once , I owe thanks to Tatiana for bringing this book to my attention, I ve been struggling with the urban fantasy genre for [...]

    7. Sh3lly ☽ Guardian of Beautiful Squids and Lonely Moons ☽ says:
      for story for a guy named Terrible starsI d heard about this series before, but just now finally got around to starting it with my MacHalo girls in a buddy read.Chess is a witch.Not a witch like this A little like this But she s or less a good witch who works for the Church It s present day, but in an alternate reality where ghosts got really pissed one day and decided to try and take over the planet, killing as many humans as they could The Church got things under control and eradicated relig [...]

    8. Erica Ravenclaw says:
      Feb 2015 Reread with MacHalo Girls ABSOLUTELY FUCKING LOVED IT Everything I said below still stands I think I loved it the second time around because perspective No Spoilers Definitely colorful language abound 1 THIS IS NOT WHAT I WAS EXPECTING.I didn t read the reviews on this until I finished, and truthfully it s really a difficult book to review It s not what you think it s going to be It s not what you want it to be It s not familiar It s not unfamiliar So what is it then It s fucking tragi [...]

    9. AH says:
      I never expected to like this book.I had read all sorts of reviews and most of them were fairly positive but to read a story about a heroine with a drug addiction problem no pun intended I wasn t sure if this book would be for me.Unholy Ghosts is a dark, dirty, gritty, read The world building is imaginative Set in a world where ghosts need to be controlled by debunkers, drug lords roam freely, and magic exists, Unholy Ghosts is a compelling read.The main character Chess Cesaria Putman is a debun [...]

    10. Maya says:
      I was really looking forward to liking this book but I have a huge trigger or two and that is drug abuse The heroine is what seems always getting high and is also indebted to her dealer who is also a pimp I really disliked that, so I sadly had to drop the story Also, what s with all the Church thing It s like the whole world is enslaved by it and it s, at least to me, not a normal church but of a sect that rulls the world The whole plot thus just wasn t for me If you can overlook all that, then [...]

    11. Heather K (dentist in my spare time) says:
      A good narrator can always make or break a book for me In this case, I think my eventual affection for this story was due in a large part to Bahni Turpin, who managed to flawlessly execute both the male and female voices She made these characters come alive, and I went from not feeling the book to really loving it This book has some difficult speech patterns in it, and I think hearing a narrator read it aloud made it feel urban and authentic I tend to like my urban fantasy books to be just that [...]

    12. Penny says:
      I m going to start this review off on a tangent when do I not As far as I m concerned 2011 has been the Year of Meh Television has been practically unwatchable Movies released this year heinous The books were, at best, mediocre Admittedly, there were a few notable exceptions but, for the most part, I m disappointed Over the past six months I ve grown weary struggled to finish most of what I ve started, and, by the way, failing often then not you should see my pile of abandoned books Because of [...]

    13. Tom says:
      I m going 4.5 and if I had to pay for stars it would probably be 4 but this book was just perfect timing for me and the ending put it over the top The only thing stopping me from a straight 5 is that the character and world development really took a long time The writing was incredible to me It is the kind of stuff I look for in a book I m not talking about the unique language either I could have done with or without it although the language really spoke to how true she was to the world she buil [...]

    14. Felicia says:
      GUYSI dunno I liked this book despite myself It s super gritty, has an interesting worldbuilding, and I gave it 4 stars just for avoiding a lot of cliches I m really tired of lately But I gotta say, I am really on the fence about the lead character.SPOILER Basically she is a drug addict, and all the trouble in the book stems from that fact I think it s REALLY cool and bold choice to have a character like this, and have two kinda low class, nebulously shaded love interests , and I enjoyed this be [...]

    15. David - proud Gleeman in Branwen's adventuring party says:
      This book benefits from a compelling story, as well as a unique and fascinating mythology s just too bad that the Unholy Ghosts that haunt the city of Downside are far interesting than the people who are trying to stop them Chess Putnam is an ordained Debunker for the all powerful Church of Real Truth On a good day, she receives a generous bonus for proving someone is faking a haunting in order to extort money from the Church On a bad day, the haunting turns out to be real, and Chess is charged [...]

    16. Brenna says:
      4.5 stars Great start to a series I know I am going to love Unholy Ghosts had a little bit of everything that I love in a good book The writing was great, the mood was dark and intriguing, the characters were flawed, lovable, and complex There s action, suspense, romance, some steam, and a fabulously built world It is told by Chess, our heroine, in third person POV She is a Debunker for the Church The Church isn t religious in this world it s like their form of government that is ruled through m [...]

    17. Laurie Garrison says:
      For a Urban Fantasy this book was OK for me The New world is ruled by a church called Church of Real Truth, Stacia explains the world really good and it doesn t take up the whole storyline There is lots of hard core action and one somewhat hot scene between Chess and Lex Chess has to have her drugs, if not she ends up with the itch Bump is her supplier She is in head over heals in debt with him Bump gives her a ghost hunting job to help pay for what she owes him From what I read I didn t get the [...]

    18. Liz* Fashionably Late says:
      GR Blurb If you liked the compelling characters in 50 Shades of Grey, you ll love the Downside Ghosts series.

    19. SubterraneanCatalyst says:
      I hate to do this but I m not skilled enough yet to write a review that doesn t have mild spoilers, or even unforgivable spoilers, so forgive me my crutch YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED THIS IS SPOILER LAND THIS SHOULD ONLY BE READ IF YOU VE ALREADY READ THE BOOK OR YOU JUST DON T CARE ABOUT KNOWING SOME IMPORTANT PARTS OF THE BOOK UPFRONT, because, I m just too weak to cleanse my thoughts of them This probably has mild spoilers.On to business Chessie is in my mind a luscious tattooed Churchwitch who is [...]

    20. Desperado says:
      My Thoughts I received a ARC copy of this novel from GR a few months ago but just recently found the time to read it Ok, I lied I was too chickenshit until now to read it after I found out the heroine is a drug addict You already know the synopsis but I ll give a short recap Chess is a witch working for the Church helping to banish ghosts When she racks up a huge debt with her drug dealer, he gives her a job to complete her debt will be erased so the story begins.I enjoyed the world building in [...]

    21. MISS VAIN says:
      Debunking often looks like the most appealing of church positions, but very few possess the skill, intelligence and above all, integrity required Careers In The Church A Guide For Teens, by Praxis Turpin My only regret with this book is that I waited so long to read this series I absolutely LOVE this unique world that even when I m not reading the book Chess and the Downside World is still on my mind Fans of the Fever world will fall in live with this world Stacia Kane has created.Chess is a uni [...]

    22. Vered says:
      I loved it Loved it I haven t loved as much as I loved this one for so long Since Kate I think Excellent writing, characters I fell in love with and one unbelievable, heartbreaking, soul gripping Terrible I was so afraid of the whole drag adiction issue, but I fell in love with Chess Yes, she s a drug addict and no, it was never glorified in any way It was just what it was Chess was so fucked up yet smart and courageous and strong and vulnerable and at times i just wanted to hold her and say, no [...]

    23. Katie Michaels says:
      As I try to put my thoughts together about this book, I find myself at a little bit of a loss It s strange and disturbing at times But it s also kind of compelling.The story takes place in an alternate universe where the existence of magic and ghosts are known fact Society is run by the church Not any church of God, but one that rejects faith altogether Its members keep a tight leash on the ghost world Chess works for the Church as a debunker Essentially, she investigates claims of hauntings and [...]

    24. CarolynStorer says:
      4.5 StarsI m so excited about this book I LOVED it I haven t read an Urban Fantasy this good in quite a while I ve read the first in Kane s Megan Chase series, but she s come on leaps and bounds since then, Unholy Ghosts is just so much better in every respect.The writing is perfectly paced, I didn t get bored once and everything slots together at the right time The plot is just brilliant and had me engrossed until the very last page I didn t want to put this book down The characters are fantast [...]

    25. Jeann (Happy Indulgence) says:
      While reading Unholy Ghosts, what struck me was how strange and unusual it was in some parts of it s storytelling Chess is a witch who hunts ghosts for a living, but she is also addicted to drugs and uses them to deal with her life In order to use magic, she is an employee of the Church of Real Truth, yet she also hangs out in all the wrong places This juxta positioning was a little strange, especially when she snorts drugs, listens to sermons, and hangs around rough talking males She certainly [...]

    26. Holly says:
      I am SO grateful to have found this series Completely original and addictive storytelling Deeply flawed characters that I still managed to care about.This book also features several characters who speak with what can only be described as a kind of intensely grammatically incorrect dialect that would normally be a deal breaker for me when it comes to reading and enjoying a book I m not sure if it was just the fact that the dialect made sense in the scope of the story, or if I have gotten easy go [...]

    27. Mimi Smith says:
      4.25 stars And the sun set so nothing but darkness existed, and the dead rose with a violent hunger The Book of Truth, Origins, Article 2Downside World 101 by MimiAnd all the facts I collectedThe world is not a nice place Hasn t been since the Week of Terror hasn t been explained when the ghosts rose and started killing the living The Church of Truth rose at that time and became absolute, since they were the only ones who knew how to banish the ghosts by magic All other religions ceased to exist [...]

    28. Steph says:
      Unholy Ghosts is our first look into the world of Downside And, yes, at first glance, you might only see dirt, drugs and hoodlums But, thankfully Kane gives us a deeper insight into a world post haunting.Almost 23 years ago, in 1997, during Haunting Week people huddled together in churches and homes and schools, praying and crying, while silent ghosts, risen from their graves, moved through the walls in search of them Stealing their lives Since then, the Church is law, it is the only government [...]

    29. Galla says:
      I put off reading this one for a while, but I m glad I finally got around to it I knew the main character, Chess, was a drug addict and that her addiction would play a strong role in the novel That s just not a big selling point for me, not so much because I object to drug addiction as fictional content, but because it frankly can be just tedious to read about Phury, I m looking at you You and your Wizard It s not tedious here, largely because while it s a big part of Chess s characterization, t [...]

    30. Edward's Ghost Engine (also known as.......... Jinky Spring) says:
      2.5 starsThis was quite a complex mystery novel and I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of those types of books For me this was a kind of love hate book that had me on the edge of my seat one minute and bored out of my mind the next There is action and an interesting sense of pace but I m not going to rate it higher because I took too long to finish it and it didn t compel me enough.This book took place years after Haunted Week which resulted in a lot of spirits of the dead roaming and a [...]

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