Saturday, December 14, 2013

Review: Ashes to Ashes ( Experiment in Terror # 8 ) by Karina Halle

Ashes to Ashes by Karina Halle

It’s been two months since Perry Palomino and Dex Foray’s relationship reached a new turning point, two months since Perry started a new life in Seattle, and two months since their Experiment in Terror show took on a new partner, ex-Wine Babe Rebecca Sims, and found a new level of success. But whenever there is light in their lives, the madness still has a way of coming back in.

When the team is sent back to the stormy Oregon coast to investigate a haunted school, Perry wants to use the opportunity to reconnect with her family and reintroduce Dex into their lives. Only Perry’s not the only one who’s reaching out – her grandmother Pippa has started appearing to her with disturbing warnings and Perry’s presence at the school has ignited a chilling new wave of supernatural phenomenon. Once used a century ago as a sanatorium to house children dying of tuberculosis, the school’s past residents are slowly coming back to life and with one thing on their mind. They want someone to play with, someone to join them. Forever.

Even when dead, some children get whatever they want.

And they want Perry.




"I'm Dex Foray, the only penis involved in the show."

We're back with Perry's POV, oh how I miss the girl. This time our favorite ghost hunting duo had Rebecca breathing down their neck as their show's new producer. The trio new assignment sent them back to Oregon, the place where Dex and Perry first met each other. The Sea Crest Sanatorium was rumored to be haunted by tuberculosis patients that were quarantined in the hospital with a false promise of cure.

Dex was once again fantastic in his douchey ways, but now he add 'best boyfriend' in his list of repertoire. The way he 'behave' in front of Perry's family and Uncle Al was Aww... moment. His POV in Come Alive was freaking hilarious, but I miss seeing him from Perry's POV. As usual, his dirty mouth and crude comments are to die for,

"I'm your fucking man. That is never going to change. And now I'm going to fuck you till we embarrass ourselves."

 I can't help but notice they kept reminiscing about the days when he first met Perry and their subsequent shenanigans. When it was pointed out that they only knew each other for eight months, I had the same reaction as Perry. I felt like I knew them for years, even though I only started reading EIT this year.

I turned into a mushy pile of goo every time Dex called Perry,

"Hey, kiddo."

Remember the ending in Come Alive? Dex keep finding the right moment and every time someone interrupted him, I was like "Urg!! Get lost".

In the last book I kept questioning whether did Perry still love Dex like she used to be after all the heartache and drama that she'd endured. I guess this book reaffirm us that Perry really do loves him and their relationship is as strong as ever.

"You... make me feel sane in this crazy world. You give me hope. You give me life. When I'm with you... I can't even believe I'm with you. It's like that every morning. Like I'm dreaming, but I'm not."

Many said the horror this time was the creepiest, but I don't know why I'm not that bother by it. I still think 'On Demon Wings' was the scariest. Is all kind of sad that the next book we will be getting will be the end of EIT series.

"You're an ass."
"You love it,"
"I love you, stupid. Ass or not."

Rating 5/5