Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Review: The Dex-Files by Karina Halle


The Dex-Files (Experiment in Terror #5.7) by Karina Halle
Synopsis (Goodreads):
The truth is out there...

The Dex-Files is a compilation novel that accompanies the Experiment in Terror Series and is not to be-read as a stand-alone. In the Dex-Files we find a variety of scenes and chapters from the enigmatic Dex Foray's POV from books #1-6 in the series. Some of these scenes have been previously published, albeit from Perry's POV, while other scenes are completely new.

In addition to it not being a stand-alone, the novel also contains some major spoilers and should be read only by those who have read all the published books in the series.
My Thoughts: Dex Foray's mind is a pervy, dirty place and I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm drawn to him for just that reason. His attraction to Perry was instantaneous and hard hitting (Hello! Boner Alert!) and yet he kept pushing it aside for reasons that, until now, were unknown to us. Experiencing Dex's thought process was rather enlightening. Seeing that under the manic mood swings and unrepentant boob-ogling was a guy with a core of decency - slightly skewed decency but decency all the same - just made me like him even more.

The snippets run the gamut from Dex as child (shudder worthy) to the dirty, sexy times in later books (Rawr!) to the moment that he found out that Perry needed him (*sniffle*). Guys, Dex has layers. He's scared, he punishes himself for things he shouldn't, and he's experienced some pretty awful things in his life. All this adds us to give us a guy who could be a complete douchecanoe and yet somehow manages to make me cheer for him.

I am an unabashed fan of this series and I love that we got to see Dex's side of so many of the pivotal scenes. Karina Halle has created a character that is flawed, complex and magnetic and I am smitten. IN other words, I will never say no to more Dex.

Books in this series
1. Darkhouse
2. Red Fox
2.5. The Benson
3. Dead Sky Morning
4. Lying Season
5. On Demon Wings
5.5. Old Blood
5.7. The Dex Files - Available 08/13/12
6. Into the Hollow

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The Dex-Files was provided by the author as part of the tour in exchange for an honest review.

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9 comments:

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    1. Thank you! I loved the book. Dex's mind is a perfectly pervy place. MOAR DEX, I say!

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  2. We all love Dex. Even if he is pervy and dirty after Dex-Files I love him even more.

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  3. thanks for a great post and giveaway! This is the first I've heard of this series... definitely going to go check them out :)

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    1. I lurve this series something fierce! I hope you give it a try!

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  4. I love this series and I love Dex and all his layers. I am so looking forward to reading the Dex Files.

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    1. His thought process cracks me up. I'm actually a little scared of Karina Halle now that she can climb inside his mind like this. Lol!

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  5. Wow I really enjoyed reading this book! You really got intuition the characters heads. Very
    nice

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