The truth is out there...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 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.
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
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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