Review: Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane

Title:  Unholy Ghosts
Author:  Stacia Kane
Series:  Downside Ghosts, #1
Publisher:  Del Ray
Release Date:  May 25, 2010
Pages:  339


For Chess Putnam, finding herself near-fatally poisoned by a con psychic and then stopping a murderous ghost is just another day on the job. As an agent of the Church of Real Truth, Chess must expose those looking to profit from the world’s unpleasant little poltergeist problem—humans filing false claims of hauntings—all while staving off any undead who really are looking for a kill. But Chess has been extra busy these days, coping with a new “celebrity” assignment while trying on her own time to help some desperate prostitutes.

Someone’s taking out the hookers of Downside in the most gruesome way, and Chess is sure the rumors that it’s the work of a ghost are way off base. But proving herself right means walking in the path of a maniac, not to mention standing between the two men in her life just as they—along with their ruthless employers—are moving closer to a catastrophic showdown. Someone is dealing in murder, sex, and the supernatural, and once again Chess finds herself right in the crossfire.

Basically you either love it or hate it. I had started Unholy Ghosts let's see....October and dropped it. All my GR friends love it. I am wanting to know why? because I obviously don't see the appeal. SO this kind of drove me crazy so I decided to finish it because I never made it to the end.

I will say that I am glad that I finished the book this time. But I cannot give this book a high rating because it took me more than halfway through this book to actually understand what the hell was going on in this book. It should not be like a chore to finish a book and it did. I did not understand what the hell was going on, I mean what is the plot/storyline?

When I did reach the more than halfway land mark. I enjoyed it a little bit than before and understood what was going on. In my opinion this was a bad book on the explaining part and maybe that was just the world-building stuff. But I have read world-building books before and this one was the worse to try and get into.

As for the characters, this has also more than halfway in. I came to understood what Terrible was saying and I see what so many fans like him. I like him too and I know he is described in the book as ugly, but to me he is hot in my mind. haha. He grows on me, like I would totally want him around. Chess our heroine, I can't say anything about her yet for the problems I had with this book. I was not bothered by the drug stuff in this book though. And Lex, I loved him. He was hot! haha.

"Terrible thought she was brave. She remembered it now, heard his voice in her head as if he stood next to her. "They scared. Not you, though." Terrible thought she was brave, and if he - a man whose name was Terrible, a man whose path people scrambled to get out of - thought so, it must be true. She could do this, she would do this."  

I will continue the series because the second half of the book did well enough that I want to see if I will like this series just as much as all my GR friends do. And I heard that the next two books are by far better than 
Unholy Ghosts. So, yes. even though the low rating I will continue with the second book to see if I will possibly like this series. And I hope that I am able to get into the second book better than  Unholy Ghosts.


  1. I really love this series, but I agree, I had a really hard time getting through the first parts of this book. I think it's worth it too keep reading though :)

  2. thanks, I will. I am hoping to enjoy the second one more than I did this one. =DDDDDD

  3. I really loved this series too, and I understand where your coming from. You should definitely keep reading, Terrible becomes even hotter **Fans self** lol.

  4. I haven't read this yet, I keep wanting to and I am always ALMOST buying it. But the drug thing puts me off. I think I may just give into temptation and try it!


  5. Oh! Great honest review! It's good to know what to expect of this series, since I have it on my TBR list too.

    I had the same feelings like you had for this book, for the Red-Headed Stepchild series - everyone loved it and I just wanted to throw it against the wall at some point. Oh well... It would be awkward if we all loved the same books!:))

  6. I've never read this series but the storyline sounds very interesting. Thanks for the fab honest review.