Lying Season by Karina Halle
(Experiment in Terror, #4)
Read: 11/13/2012 — 11/14/2012
In Six Words: OhMyGlob, THINGS HAPPEN IN THIS BOOK.
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.
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.
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).