Monday, August 18, 2014

Review: Dust to Dust ( Experiment in Terror #9 ) by Karina Halle

Dust to Dust by Karinal Halle

Perry Palomino and Dex Foray.

On their own, they’re uniquely brilliant. Together, they’re an unstoppable team.

Until now.

Because after everything the duo has encountered, they haven’t come across an evil quite like this. An evil that has been years in the making, an evil that will stop at nothing until they, and everyone they care for, are destroyed.

Dex and Perry’s love has survived a multitude of sins.

But can it survive the end?




5 'Hey, Kiddo' stars 

The EIT series is one of my favorite series to date and the only horror books I read. I discover Darkhouse through GR back in February 2013. Wow! It didn't sounds that long ago, but honestly, with the way our characters are developing and growing through 9 freaking books and 4 novellas, it felt like years. I meant it in a good way, as if I knew Dex and Perry all my life. I watched them grow from two crazy and messed up individual who went to ghost hunting expedition to two person who are so in sync and in love with each other. 

Dex at first glance - crazy, maniac, lunatic, pervert, disgusting and complete with rapist facial hair

Perry at first glance - girl-next-door, naive, innocent, insecure about her body image

The things they do have in common - they see ghost!

Let me reminiscence on how it all started... 

"Somehow, by dealing with the dead, I had never felt so alive." - Perry discovering her ability to see paranormal beings in Darkhouse.

“Dex, I hope you never stop feeling alive.”
“As long as you’re around, I’ll be alive.”

Perry and Dex in Red Fox.

“Sorry I licked your face.” - Dex to Perry in Dead Sky Morning. I don't know why I just can't forget this scene. 

“I guess I am just a pervert with rapist facial hair.”
“Well, you’re my kind of pervert.” 

Dex and Perry in Dead Sky Morning. This entire book is about two of them isolated on the creepy island.

“I want you to stay with me. And that’s the problem. Every time you leave me, I need you a little bit more.” - Dex to Perry in Lying Season. The most angst-filled of the series and the ending... just killed me. 

“He was still a douchecanoe. The douchecanoe who was going to paddle me to safety.” - Perry about Dex in On Demon Wings. Dex was mainly MIA here, but he did came out to save the day. This is one of the creepiest installment. 

“Do you really think you’ll win me over by having sex with me?”
“Well, they say the way to a woman’s heart is through her vagina.”

Dex trying to win back Perry in Into the Hollow after the clusterfuck at the end ofLying Season.

"Baby, the first chance I get, I'm going to fuck the shit out of you"
"I think it's called making love now."
"Then I'm fucking making love the shit out of you."

Dex and Perry in Come Alive. Totally fangirling here. Dex and Perry is finally an official couple. This is the only full length installment completely in Dex's POV and dirty as fuck. Be prepare to be totally scandalized by Dex. 

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

Dust to Dust gave me the perfect ending in every way. Karina Halle manage to outdo herself and give me something really special for a finale that I actually dread reading. I mean, I don't want this series to end. 

I'm not going to talk much about the plot. Is creepy, scary, horrible and life threatening as usual. The difference is I felt the humor and silly one liners by Dex had been tone down to give way for him to deal with some serious shit. There are so much heartache and sorrow and I miss certain someone dearly, but I guess we can't have a totally fairy tale ending. Despite some tears of sadness, I find the ending really fitting and poignant. Of course, there is a HEA and I am already imagining little Dexy babies.

A big Thank You to Karina Halle for giving us such a phenomenal series to read. I secretly hope she will give us more Dex and Perry in her spin off. 

I love you, beyond death.

Rating 5/5