Review: And With Madness Comes the Light by Karina Halle

Posted December 9, 2013 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

Review: And With Madness Comes the Light by Karina Halle
And With Madness Comes the Light
by Karina Halle

5 Stars


Released: Feb 14, 2013
Series: Experiment in Terror #6.5
Published by Metal Blonde Books
Pages: 94
Format: eBook

Recommended Read!

“…this short story had me squeeing with joy and jumping up and down screaming “I knew it!!!” while at the same time falling more in love with Dex than is really healthy.”
~ Under the Covers

At this point in the series, what you want more than anything is to get into Dex’s mind. Know what makes him tick and what makes him do the things he does. And this is the perfect little nugget of information to satisfy those cravings. Well, not satisfy, but appease.

I won’t lie, this short story had me squeeing with joy and jumping up and down screaming “I knew it!!!” while at the same time falling more in love with Dex than is really healthy. Especially considering that Dex really isn’t at his best and brightest points in this one. AND WITH MADNESS COMES THE LIGHT it’s Dex’s journey starting with the events in LYING SEASON. Why did he act like such an ass? It made so mad to read his behavior in the book but after reading HIS side of the story I can’t help but sympathize.

I repeat myself a lot but if you plan on reading this series, it is imperative that you read the novellas in the order they go because they are essential for your journey of understanding these characters and where they are at.

After reading this in Dex’s POV, my level of excitement to read COME ALIVE, the first full length book from Dex’s POV, is beyond any comprehension. CANNOT WAIT!

Favorite Quotes:

“I love her, more than anyone should love anything. The kind of love that either fills you up or eats away at you. I love her at my own risk. I love her…dangerously.”

I didn’t want to be that guy anymore, the one that hurt her. I wanted to be me. Perhaps the same me she had seen underneath all this time.

Hello, agony. I’d been waiting for you. Finish me off. Please.




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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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I’m adding this bad boy ASAP to my TBR. I love her style of writing, as a matter of fact, I’m listening to the Devil’s Metal, right now…I just had to pause more a minute to write this comment, I tell ya, sure has my attention. I can’t wait for more of her novels to be release on audio.
Thanks Francesca!


Sweet!…thanks for the quotes and the review francesca


Love these reviews…need to read this series asap.

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