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Review: Lying Season by Karina Halle

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

Genre: Horror
Format: ebook
Read: 11/13/2012 — 11/14/2012
In Six Words: OhMyGlob, THINGS HAPPEN IN THIS BOOK.

Links

Karina Halle — Website | Facebook | Twitter
Amazon — Paperback | Kindle
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Book Order

1. Darkhouse
2. Red Fox
2.5. The Benson (GR review)
3. Dead Sky Morning
4. Lying Season
5. On Demon Wings
5.5. Old Blood
5.7. The Dex-Files
6. Into the Hollow

Why I Started Reading This Series

Kelly first introduced me to this series and I am so glad that I have continued on. Each book in the series continues to get better as Perry’s world expands and unfolds. And yes, as soon as I finish this review, I have every intention of diving right back into this world to see what happens next.

Synopsis

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.
-from Goodreads

Thoughts on Book 4

*blinks at you* Oh my glob! Though I still have my issues with Perry’s narration, THIS BOOK is what I needed, I think, to find some footing with Perry and Dex’s relationship. Seriously. It’s making me swear and flail and contemplate writing this review as fast as possible so I can pick up On Demon Wings VERY SOON. The drama and angst and HOLY SHIT, DID THAT JUST HAPPEN? in this book was crazy. And I liked that. I felt like we were finally getting somewhere. Even though the ending…. (O)_(O)

I almost feel like the horror aspect of this book took a bit of a back seat to Dex and Perry (not necessarily a bad thing). But, again, there are developments here: rivals! ghosts from the past! (Errr…from our characters’ pasts. Ghosts are generally from the past, eh?) And both of those things leave the door open for BIG THINGS. The latter of the developments, specifically, was left unresolved. I hope that the ghosts (and subsequent revelations) will come to light in the next book(s). The potential here is HUGE. And I really like that. I like it a lot. I want to see MOAR things happening in Perry’s world and I want to see the implications of those things in her life.

On a character note, I was glad to see that Perry is finally starting (maybe, a little) to come into her own and accept herself. She has been so very hard on herself in previous books and I waffle between understanding and wanting to shake her a little. And the Shownet cast! I really enjoyed meeting them and the little soap opera they bring to the table. They were a lot of fun. I hope I get to see more of them in the next books (and in Perry’s life).

About the author: Amanda, noun: 1. Creator of On a Book Bender and Bout of Books. 2. Editor at The Path of Least Revision. 3. Lover of language and books. 4. Drinker of wine, coffee, and vodka. 5. Idea wrangler and wielder of words.

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  • Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal December 19, 2012, 12:13 am

    *finger guns* I’m here to lead you astray, beebs!

    This book was… I was alternately horrified and thrilled by the things that happened. It advanced the overall arc SO MUCH. SO MANY THINGS HAPPENED! *flails*

  • Mary @ BookSwarm December 19, 2012, 8:18 am

    Ooh, this one sounds so creepy and…I just don’t know if this is one I can handle. But I want to. I really, really want to.

    • Amanda @ On a Book Bender December 19, 2012, 11:25 am

      This one actually wasn’t as creepy as other books. But there is a definite creep factor here. I liked it. :)

  • Jenny December 19, 2012, 12:02 pm

    Well now you have me wanting to read this whole series just so I can get to this book. I want be all flaily because of the angst and the ending. Though your ending face has me a touch nervous. The next book is out already though yes? So no waiting:)

    • Amanda @ On a Book Bender December 19, 2012, 12:03 pm

      Oh, yes. This is the 4th book, and the 6th is already out. I read the next book RIGHT AWAY after this one. You pretty much have to.

  • Kristilyn (Reading in Winter) December 19, 2012, 12:16 pm

    Ha ha … yes, sometimes I want to shake Perry, too! I did really like this one, but I was a little sad that the horror wasn’t like the other books.

    And yes — that ending!

    • Amanda @ On a Book Bender December 19, 2012, 4:07 pm

      I was okay with the horror taking a back seat, but I also think that’s because I craved some kind of resolution or THING happening with Dex and Perry’s relationship.

  • Natalie @ Mindful Musings December 19, 2012, 3:39 pm

    Just added the first book in the series to my to-read list! It sounds like fun! P.S. Haven’t talked to you in forever! HUGS!!!

    • Amanda @ On a Book Bender December 19, 2012, 4:09 pm

      *tackle hugs* NATALIE! I have missed you. I hope you like Darkhouse! It’s often free on Kindle… :)

      • Natalie @ Mindful Musings December 19, 2012, 4:12 pm

        Ha! It IS free right now. Thanks for the heads up! I just snagged it. :)

        • Amanda @ On a Book Bender December 19, 2012, 4:14 pm

          Awesome! I got Red Fox (the second book) for free as well. (It’s definitely one of those series that gets better as it goes, too, FYI.)

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