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by Karina Halle
Released: August 11, 2014
Series: Experiment in Terror #9
Published by Metal Blonde Books
“Dex will forever be one of my top book boyfriends.” ~ Under the Covers
It’s the end of an era for me. The Experiment in Terror took over my life for a while when I was binging on reading and catching up. And I loved every second of it. Since then, I’ve become a rabid fan and can’t recommend it enough to anyone I talk to. Dex and Perry are now part of my life. I was both sad and happy to see the series end. In a way sad because I really don’t want to let them go, I could read about their dilemmas forever! But happy because I love seeing a series end on a high note and not when I’ve lost my love and interest.
That being said, I was petrified to read this. I had come to all kinds of conclusions of where this book had to go based on events leading up to it. I had talked to friends and we had plots made out in which there would be bloodshed and death. And I carefully faced cracking this open.
My thoughts? Let me try to break them up.
Dex is as always one sexy pervert. I wish my sexy pervert. He’s going through a lot in this book as this final installment is all about him going back to his past and dealing with his demons. Quite literally. It was tough to see him crumble. But there were still moments when he would shine through and be his adorable self. I laughed with him, I cried a little for him. I definitely drooled over him quite a bit. Dex will forever be one of my top book boyfriends.
I admit I started off this book wanting to slap a bitch. She’s still kickass but she was turning into a teenager with the way she was thinking, acting and speaking. Throwing tantrums at times. She did managed to snap out of that stage and I was all glad for it. It’s amazing to see how far she’s really come from the girl we started reading about. Kudos to you, Perry on still being one of my favorite chicks!
Wow. Did Karina Halle go there? Yes, she did! I was surprised about one scene in this book, that I won’t say what it is so as to not spoil anything. I kept thinking it would stop. But I also see how it was necessary for it to happen so that there would be a moment of clear thinking and realization. I hurt with Perry, and with Dex for it. I wanted this further addressed and discussed in the end.
After I got over that shock, there was another….then another. Gah! My poor heart.
After ASHES TO ASHES I was expecting to get be in a fetal position in the corner of my couch with a safety blanket wrapped all around me while I read this and had good view of every angle of the room to make sure nothing was coming at me. Not quite. This was a little scary at times, but not nearly as scary as this series has been in the past.
I wanted more, good, hard sexy times! That is all.
Karina Halle can sometimes create magic with just words. And especially the words that come out of Dex’s mouth. That broken man that has given everything he has, his soul, to Perry. But his words make me fall harder and harder for him every time.
“I love you. Always. Beyond death.”
Satisfied with the ending of the series?
Yes. Overall I am. Do I think this is the strongest book in the series? Not by far. Did I want it to go out with a bang that rocked my socks off. Absolutely. But I think this wasn’t it. I do think all the major threads I wanted wrapped up were addressed. But overall, I’m happy with how things finished and where our favorite couple ended up. They will be missed. And I will recommend this series to anyone who wants a good scare and an adorable set of characters to absolutely fall in love. And because I’m greedy and not really ready to let go, now I’m ready to continue the saga with Ada!
“Underneath the flashy lights and the slick streets and the throngs of people passing in the warm night, there was an undertone to the city that reeked of madness.”
“This love just is. It exists, and because it exists, I exist.”
|Book 1||Book 2||Book 2.5||Book 3|
|Book 4||Book 5||Book 5.5||Book 5.7|
|Book 6||Book 6.5||Book 7||Novellas
|Book 8||Book 9|
DARKHOUSE: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
RED FOX: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
THE BENSON: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
DEAD SKY MORNING: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
LYING SEASON: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
ON DEMON WINGS: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
OLD BLOOD: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
THE DEX FILES: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
INTO THE HOLLOW: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
AND WITH MADNESS COMES THE LIGHT: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
COME ALIVE: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
PERCEPTION: Amazon | GoodReads
ASHES TO ASHES: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
DUST TO DUST: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads
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I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!
I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.