Magic in the Blood is the second book in Devon Monk’s Allie Beckstrom series (after Magic to the Bone). This time around, there are ghosts causing trouble in Portland, OR and Allie keeps running into them as she tries to track down a couple missing girls for the police. Although this second installment in the series isn’t quite as engrossing as its predecessor, it’s still pretty good. Allie is an engaging main character and the ghosts she tangles with are pretty freaking creepy. The Portland, OR backdrop is well done and unique to the urban fantasy/paranormal genre. All in all, Magic in the Blood is well worth reading and it will leave you looking forward to book three, Magic in the Shadows, due out in November.