Review: Lying Season by Karina Halle

Posted October 16, 2013 by Francesca in Reviews / 1 Comment

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Review: Lying Season by Karina Halle
Lying Season
by Karina Halle

5 Stars


Released: December 13, 2011
Series: Experiment in Terror #4
Published by Metal Blonde Books
Pages: 348

“This whole book was like crack to my addict brain.” ~Under the Covers

We have finally come to THAT book.  I was once told that this might end up being my favorite book in this series, quickly, after my initial reaction of wanting to throw the damn thing against a wall when I read THE END.  To say I was anxious and a bit scared to read this is an understatement.

The reality of it was that I loved this book.  For completely different reasons than why I loved the previous book.  LYING SEASON is a killer book when it comes to the Dex and Perry drama.  The sh*t these two have put me through!  All the will they, won’t they finally hits a wall in this book.  Perry goes to Seattle to work on an episode of EIT and attend Shownet’s Christmas party.  Of course, she stays with Dex.  Dex and Jenn that is.  Oh and let’s not forget their cute little puppy.  Oh and yeah, he’s off his meds!  Could Perry subject herself to any more torture?

While there is a show to film and ghosts to be spooked by (especially creepy is the ghost of Dex’s ex-girlfriend), LYING SEASON lacked the edge of horror and the scare tactics that Karina Halle used in DEAD SKY MORNING (which I absolutely loved by the way!) and she focused more on the love triangle.  If you can call it a triangle when there’s never been a doubt that Dex is all about Perry.

We’ve all been on pins and needles to see what happens with Dex.  Is he really interested?  Is the attraction one sided?  Does he have the guts to step out of his comfort zone (aka Jenn) and take a risk on Perry?  Lets just all these questions are answered in LYING SEASON…and then those answers are stepped on.  Karina Halle doesn’t do anything the easy way, does she?

But LYING SEASON was just perfect in every way.  It’s an absolute edge of your seat read!  Dex and Perry are my FAVORITE couple, as well as characters, this year and this whole book was like crack to my addict brain.  And yeah, the ending….I don’t want to talk about it.  I’ll just say this.  After you read this book, you won’t be able to read anything else until you’ve devoured the series!

Favorite Quotes:

“You’ve got this hole in your heart, Perry.  I can see it on your face.  You’re so beautiful, bella, you really are, but you look so…sad.  You’ve got this hole, I can see it and it is bleeding out slowly.  It’s clotted only by hope.  This hope, based on maybes and what ifs, is killing you.  This pin is small and it moves quietly.  You need a knife.  Get over it.  Face the finality of it all and move on.”

“I want you to stay with me,” he said. “And that’s the problem.  Every time you leave me, I need you a little bit more.”

“It’s not magic, Perry.  You’re the most beautiful woman I’ve ever known and before you say anything, you’ve always been that way to me.”

“You’re the light in all this madness.  You’re my light.  I should have been with you…” The thought hit him as his face crumpled in amazement.  “Oh God, why am I not with you?” “Because you’re an idiot,” I said.

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About Karina Halle

The daugh­ter of a Nor­we­gian Viking and a Finnish Moomin, Karina Halle grew up in Van­cou­ver, Canada with trolls and eter­nal dark­ness on the brain. This soon turned into a love of all things that go bump in the night and a rather sadis­tic appre­ci­a­tion for freak­ing peo­ple out. Like many of the flawed char­ac­ters she writes, Karina never knew where to find her­self and has dab­bled in act­ing, make-up artistry, film pro­duc­tion, screen­writ­ing, pho­tog­ra­phy, travel writ­ing and music jour­nal­ism. She even­tu­ally found her­self in the pages of the very nov­els she wrote (if only she had looked there to begin with).

Karina holds a screen­writ­ing degree from Van­cou­ver Film School and a Bach­e­lor of Jour­nal­ism from TRU. Her travel writ­ing, music reviews/interviews and pho­tog­ra­phy has appeared in pub­li­ca­tions such as Con­se­quence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNo­mad Travel Guides. She cur­rently splits her time between her apart­ment in down­town Van­cou­ver and her sail­boat, where a book and a bot­tle of wine are always at hand.

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