must read: darynda jones, Karen moning, Ilona Andrews, kim harrison, gena showalter, Karen chance,patricia briggs,jeaniene frost ,L taylor,
i really liked this one because it wasn't typical. i got this one because of the other reviews i saw, and the reviews really are dead on. you are sucked into the story, it is darker than some books but not over the top, but definately chilling at times. there is so much mystery to this world "run by the church" i can't wait to get the rest of this series. the characters are complicated, no one is just good or just bad in this one. great action too. i loved it. i am 100% sure this is a better audio book than a book to read! with all the slang/street talk the narrator does a great job.
she does a great job with the different characters and the slang, really brings it to life
This is one of my favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy series of all time. Read all of them! Lots of dark deeds and inner turmoil. This author reminds me of Lilith Saintcrow.
My current favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy authors are: Robin McKinley, Patricia Briggs, Ann Aguirre, Ilona Andrews, Stacia Kane, Lilith Saintcrow, Jacqueline Carey, Jocelyn Drake, Lisa Shearin, and Linnea Sinclair.
No. It is sad for the main character (Chess) to be hooked on drugs and watch her stumble her way to sloving crimes and making sure she gets her fix.
Each time she is able to get the meaning to a clue, she says, if I had not been high...
The elders of Real Truth church can see so much yet not that there is a druggie in their mist. Yet they see that she has real talent.
Disappointed. It was disappointing to have a female character as so weak and needy. She was only able to complete an assignment with the help of her drug suppliers. She could not find her way out of a paper bag unless she stumbled on the opening.
No. I only finished the book because I would listen to it as I was falling asleep. That way I was able to avoid her getting high and stupid mistakes and whinning.
How much does it say when a person needs a pill to make her purpose bareable.
I really enjoyed this series.
The narrator does a fantastic job and the story is very compelling. Can wait to hear more about Chess and Terrible.
A relatable character: to be more specific its not about her addictions its about her coping mechanisms that are so grungy, dark, cynical, and self-loathingly human. It seems to become more and more difficult these days to find a book in the fantasy/fiction category that doesn't fill its pages with a flimsy storyline and cheesier pornography. The story line isn't full of fluff, I am seriously happy I listened to this book.
I found this book after being in a reader-rutt from the Fever series, it helped pull me out of it.
She was great, I thought her characters were all well done.
I AM SOOOO ADDICTED TO THIS SERIES THE WAY CHESS IS ADDICTED TO DRUGS!!! STACIA KANE IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!
The charactors, the settings, the word the amazing Stacia Kane has created. I love EVERYTHING!!
Made the charactors sound more like they are written. Chess doesn't whine (at least no where but in her head) and Terrible may think he's only a useless thug HE IS SMART AND WHEN YOU TALK TO HIM YOU REALISE HE IS!!!
YES! YES! YES!
Get ahold of Stacia Kane's other work. YOU WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED!!!
I bought this book a long time ago and couldn't get into it. I suppose it was just my mood, because wow, I am so glad i gave it another chance. It is complicated to describe what the book does to you. If you let it, you can can get swept right into chess' world, her addiction, her strength and her bad decisions. The world that Stacia Kane makes is though provoking, with the ghosts and the church. If addiction or drug use bothers you, then dont bother. Initially, i couldn't figure out why it was a part of her charachter, but you come to see it what allows her to function. But as all addicts, it causes a lot of problems also. I hope it is addressed in a further book. Addiction is always a downward spiral, so she has to hit rock bottom and change at some point for us to continue believing it.
I don't know if i could have read this book. What Bahni Turpin does for all the characters is nothing shy of brilliant. The speech would have tripped me up, but turpin brings it to life and makes you feel the emotion behind the charachters. Especially Chess and Terrible. It is a gritty book, but i am so glad i gave it another go. I am reading the 4th book now since it isn't on audible... hint hint!
This book was a disappointment. The story dragged and never really hooked me. I downloaded the book after i read many positive reviews, but i don't know what the fuss was about. The narrator really bugged me when she tried slang for different characters. I made myself get through the book, but i'm not going to continue the series.
I've always loved books. Even before I could read I've loved them. Fact or Fiction, I love books. I'd sooner read a book than see a movie.
If this book is an example of Stacia Kane's work, then I plan on avoiding buying anything else by her. The only saving grace of this book was Bahni's performance, otherwise I would have asked for my money back.
I don't think so. Sorry I found making a hero a drug addict to speed enjoyable.
The end, when I didn't have to listen any longer.
Save your money and don't buy this book.
No I mist likely would not.
A lot of slang from nearly everyone but the main character, which I thought was strange. I think the story was good and I could see the point behind the slang, but I didn't think it was necessary and for my part, it took away from the entire read. I probably wont continue on this series.
Perhaps - but she has such an ethic tone that she shouldn't try and portray a little white girl.
I was really disappointed by the entire book.