Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Ashes to Ashes by Karina Halle [Review]

 Ashes to Ashes by Karina Halle
Ashes to Ashes (Experiment in Terror #8) by Karina Halle
Format: ebook
Source: purchased
Date read: August 11, 2016

Experiment in Terror
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
6. Into the Hollow
6.5. And With Madness Comes the Light
7. Come Alive
8. Ashes to Ashes - Paperback | Kindle
9. Dust to Dust

Karina Halle
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
It’s been two months since Perry Palomino and Dex Foray’s relationship reached a new turning point, two months since Perry started a new life in Seattle, and two months since their Experiment in Terror show took on a new partner, ex-Wine Babe Rebecca Sims, and found a new level of success. But whenever there is light in their lives, the madness still has a way of coming back in.

When the team is sent back to the stormy Oregon coast to investigate a haunted school, Perry wants to use the opportunity to reconnect with her family and reintroduce Dex into their lives. Only Perry’s not the only one who’s reaching out – her grandmother Pippa has started appearing to her with disturbing warnings and Perry’s presence at the school has ignited a chilling new wave of supernatural phenomenon. Once used a century ago as a sanatorium to house children dying of tuberculosis, the school’s past residents are slowly coming back to life and with one thing on their mind. They want someone to play with, someone to join them. Forever.

Even when dead, some children get whatever they want.

And they want Perry.
Thoughts on Ashes to Ashes: Holy crow. THAT ENDING. Good thing I have the next book ready or I'd be all twitchy with the twitches,

Besides the ending, this book gave us some classic Perry and Dex. Although those two crazy kids have finally gotten together, Perry still has doubts that's she's good enough for him. Or maybe that she can keep his interest. Either way, she's dealing with some self-confidence issues. Meanwhile, Dex is his usual manic self. Actually, he's not nearly as manic as he used to be.

Random aside: Those two have sex at the most hilariously inappropriate moments. *thumbs up to that*

I wasn't a huge fan of the bombshell Rebecca dropped on Perry, but I loved how the timing of it fed on the creepy insecurities Perry was already feeling while in the school. Speaking of which, it is NEVER a good idea to repurpose an old sanatorium for ANYTHING. Bad stuff happens, my friends. ALWAYS.

Things are moving rapidly toward the final confrontation between Perry and Dex and the crazy that's been lurking around the fringes of their lives. I'm ready. I think.

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