Darkhouse

Posted April 24, 2016 by The Book & Alcohol Girls in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

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Experiment in Terror
Karina Halle
5/12/11
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There’s always been something a bit off about Perry Palomino. Though she’s been dealing with a quarter-life crisis and post-college syndrome like any other twenty-something, she’s still not what you would call “ordinary.” For one thing, there’s her past which she likes to pretend never happened, and then there’s the fact that she sees ghosts.

Luckily for her, that all comes in handy when she stumbles across Dex Foray, an eccentric producer for an upcoming webcast on ghost hunters. Even though the show’s budget is non-existent and Dex himself is a maddening enigma, Perry is instantly drawn into a world that both threatens her life and seduces her with a sense of importance.

Her uncle’s haunted lighthouse provides the perfect catalyst and backdrop for a horrific mystery that unravels the threads of Perry’s fragile sanity and causes her to fall for a man, who, like the most dangerous of ghosts, may not be all that he seems.

“Somehow, by dealing with the dead, I had never felt so alive.”

The introduction story to the EPIC TALE that is the Experiment in Terror series. Let me just say that this story drew me in completely and it was all due to the character development of Dex and Perry. It was so natural to connect with Perry. And of course everyone is drawn to Dex! As far as the series goes Darkhouse is probably not the best written in the bunch, however with the characters like Dex and Perry you don’t even notice it. Just listen to the stuff this guy says…

“She’s smart, she’s funny and she’s not afraid to take risks. Not to mention that she’s beautiful, sexy and charming. You know it, I know it, and soon everyone else will know it. The only person who doesn’t know it is her because of archaic fuckheads like yourself telling her otherwise.”

Perry and Dex find themselves in an unlikely bond due to super natural causes. They’re basically thrust together and their differences make it completely entertaining. The story definitely has it’s awesome creepy factors as well as introduces us to Perry’s family. We get great insight into who she is and why she is the girl that were reading about today. I love Perry because she is perfectly imperfect. She’s not afraid to try new things and she’s not afraid of being judged per se. But she is incredibly self-conscious about certain parts of herself and doesn’t have a clue as to how great she is. We don’t learn a whole lot about Dex this book, but the mystery of him is alluring enough to keep you reading.

As for the creep factor, this book gets a solid 3 stars. The supernatural part of the story is interesting, fun and wrapped up in history so it’s wonderfully creepy in that regard. I think that this was Karina Halle’s first book so the writing is fantastic but as you read the rest of her series you realize that the writing is nothing compared to the books that follow. But when I read this book initially I thought it was AWESOME! I know you will too!

I highly recommend the series! It’s probably one of my favorite series of all times. I consumed each book as quickly as I could the day they were released.

Four stars and parent with Blue Ghost Shot

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