Saturday, February 23, 2013

Review: Lying Season ( Experiment in Terror #4 ) by Karina Halle

Lying Season by Karina Halle

Ama­teur ghost-hunter Perry Palomino has bat­tled ghosts, fought off skin­walk­ers and skirted the fine line between life and death. But can she sur­vive bunk­ing down in Seat­tle for a week with her partner (and man she secretly loves) Dex and his perfect girl­friend, Jennifer? And can she do so while being tor­mented by a mali­cious spirit from Dex’s increas­ingly shady past? With love and life in the bal­ance, Perry must dis­cover the truth among the lies or risk los­ing every­thing she's ever cared about.




Holy shit! Reading this series is gonna drive me crazy and I might need to start popping pills like Dex. Never had a series driving me insane and in an emotional tortured. Maybe because we are always in first person point of view that I got so emotionally involved as Perry.

Okay, back to the story. Everything started out really fun and light-hearted when Dex proposed that they are going to shoot at the mental institute at Seattle and in the meantime he also invited Perry to Shownet's annual Christmas party. The bad news is, Dex insist for Perry to stay at his apartment (with Jenn!!) to save on hotel cost. Now you must think, what a jerk!

So Jenn finally make an appearance in Lying Season and Perry got a healthy dose of Dex and Jenn's moments up close and personal. But I totally understand Perry, she need to do this, in order to move on. Both Perry and me totally hate that bitch with vengeance, but we are definitely not alone. It seems like Rebecca, who is Jenn's partner in Wine Babes and the entire crew of Shownet hate that bitch too. And I totally love Rebecca. She is the most supportive friend to Perry in this entire book. Honesty, I don't understand the sick relationship that Dex and Jenn having. They dislike each other and can't stand each other taste in everything, but they manage to be with together for 3 long years. Apart from Dex-Jenn-Perry's drama with infidelity, backstabbing and jealousy, they were also haunted by Dex's ex-girlfriend, Abby. This is definitely a mixture for doomed. 

“If I thought I was head over heels for him before, this time I was so far gone, it’s like I fell into my own grave. Head over heels and down a whole. Bury me with dirt, stick a stake into my heart, and call it a day.” 

It also appeared that Experiment of Terror had garnered much attention and now they even had a copycat, called Spook Factory. LoL. The shooting at the mental institute brings us all kind of horror, but Perry make use of this opportunity to learn about Dex's mental condition and did a little experiment of her own. That was so not cool, Perry! The scene with him alone at the back alley totally broke my heart. 

“You’re the light in all this madness. You’re my light. I should have been with you...Oh God, why am I not with you?”
“Because you’re an idiot.”

After the shooting at the mental institution, with Perry and Dex barely surviving it again, we were brought straight to the drama on the Christmas party. After some drinking, karaoke session and confrontation that nearly led to some cat fight scene, we finally got the one thing we had all been waiting for after 3 books! But... but... but... The ending, oh gosh. What a mess! I am wondering how Karina Halle plan to fix this ugly turn of event. This is by far the most angst-filled and dramatic one in the series. I need to get my hands on 'On Demon Wings' like right now!

“I want you to stay with me. And that’s the problem. Every time you leave me, I need you a little bit more.”

Rating 5/5