Review: Come Alive by Karina Halle

Posted December 11, 2013 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

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Review: Come Alive by Karina Halle
Come Alive
by Karina Halle

5 Stars


Released: June 23, 2013
Published by Metal Blonde Books
Pages: 438
Format: eBook


“COME ALIVE tops all the others!” ~Under the Covers

Before I committed myself to reading this series earlier this year, I kept thinking that all the fangirl reviews were probably all hype.  I mean, it’s not possible to gush over every single book and be so in love with a character, right?  After experiencing the addiction, I can only just be one more of those fangirls.  Squeeing and oohhhhhing and aahhhhhing.

Karina Halle gave us an amazing treat with COME ALIVE.  For all of us starving Dex lovers, this was PERFECT!  All Dex, all the time.  I was on Dex overload.  Well, actually not because there is no such thing.  But experiencing this book from his perspective was different and amazing.  I love being in his screwed up head!

As I’ve said time and time again, this series just gets better and better with each book and I really don’t know how Karina Halle does it.  COME ALIVE tops all the others!  While Dex & Perry are together, their relationship isn’t on solid ground.  There are important reasons why they shouldn’t be together.  And things are starting to be more about them, their powers and their mission than just about filming the show.  But the show takes them to NOLA.

If there’s one thing that I’ve always enjoyed about this series is how Ms. Halle keeps things interesting by changing the big bad in each book.  And in NOLA she does to zombies in her own creepy way mixed in with all the voodoo feel of the setting.  Loved it!

I won’t give any spoilers but Dex & Perry have decisions to make about their future and about what’s to come in their relationship, if there is to be one.  But they also have to know how to protect themselves to face their future, their fate.

Maximus comes back in this book, NOLA is his home front, and we find out more about his past and his love.  I couldn’t help but sympathize.  He added a great dynamic to the show though and I was happy that we got to see that side of him.

Oh and be warned!  It is possible to fall in love with Dex even more.  I just did!  Now would it be really greedy to ask for a novella based on COME ALIVE from Perry’s POV? I need more. More! MORE!!!!!  Never satisfied, even when I am.
Favorite Quotes: “You’re my home, Perry.  And I will be yours.” …death by relaxation, preceded by death by pussy. “What a bunch of fucked up, lovelorn, ghost-seeing shitburgers we are,” I said. Fuck. I needed to get out of the room before I started having my period.

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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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Loving the reviews for this series!


Omg!…thanks for another great eit review francesca

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