ARC Review: Come Alive (Experiment in Terror, #7) by Karina Halle

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Come AliveTitle: Come Alive

Darkhouse (#1)
Red Fox (#2)
The Benson (#2.5)
Dead Sky Morning (#3)
Lying Season (#4)
On Demon Wings (#5)
Old Blood (#5.5)
The Dex Files (#5.7)
Into the Hollow (#6)
And With Madness Comes the Light (#6.5)
Come Alive (#7)

Author: Karina Halle
Date(s) read
: July 12, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Author (for review)

It’s one thing to bring the woman you love back into your life. It’s another to try and keep her there. For Dex Foray, con­vinc­ing Perry Palomino to open her­self to their bur­geon­ing rela­tion­ship has been more chal­leng­ing than hunt­ing ghosts, bat­tling demons and stalk­ing Sasquatch com­bined. Add in the fact that the only way they can keep their Exper­i­ment in Ter­ror show run­ning is to take on a third part­ner in the form of the mys­te­ri­ous Max­imus Jacobs — all while inves­ti­gat­ing a sin­is­ter voodoo sect in New Orleans — and you’ve got the per­fect South­ern storm and a recipe for dis­as­ter. Luck­ily, Dex has never been one to back down, even when his life –and heart — are on the line.

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BIG thank you to Karina and Megan for sending me a copy of this novella for review!

Canadian-Reading-Challenge-2013-Button_zps967998faIf you’ve ever wondered what gets me bouncing off the walls excited, one example comes to mind: the release of a new Karina Halle book, specifically one for her Experiment in Terror series!

It’s no question that this is one of my favourite series EVER (one that I’ve even started rereading, I love it so much) AND the main characters, Perry and Dex, are probably one of my more favourite literary couples ever. I just can’t get enough of them!

This book is a little different from most of the others in the series because it’s told from the point of view of Dex, someone who isn’t nice all the time, is definitely a guy’s guy, BUT someone who is definitely in love with Perry. It might be a bit jarring to get into his head after reading the books from Perry’s point of view, but after a few pages I was laughing and shaking my head at Dex’s crudeness. Really, if you’re a fan of the series, Dex’s crudeness is something you’ve grown to love. And he’s not crude all the time — there really is some heart in there, too!

I almost thought that this story wasn’t going to revolve around ghosts of some sort like Karina’s other stories, but then I was pleasantly surprised when a trip to New Orleans to see a haunted house comes up. There’s nothing I love more than scary novels about haunted houses! It was great to have the New Orleans experience in the story as well as something that was creepy and scary like a ghost story.

This book was such a page-turner that I ended the story extremely happy — and wanting more. Of course, now that I’ve been in Dex’s head, it’ll be different getting back into Perry’s. But one thing is for sure, whatever they do next, I know I want to be a part of it. It does make me sad that this series will eventually come to an end, but I love the ride that Karina’s taken us on so far — it has indeed been wild!


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3 thoughts on “ARC Review: Come Alive (Experiment in Terror, #7) by Karina Halle

  1. Sounds pretty interesting! I haven’t read any of this series, but you seem to be always raving about it, so maybe I should check it out sometime. I’m not sure because I’m really picky about my creepy

    Glad you enjoyed it! I know what you mean about series and ending though, always sad when a good series comes to an end 😦

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