On Demon Wings by Karina Halle {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 26 December, 2012 by Amanda / 8 Comments

On Demon Wings by Karina Halle {Amanda’s Review}On Demon Wings by Karina Halle
Series: Experiment in Terror #5
Also in this series: Dead Sky Morning, Lying Season, Into the Hollow
Genres: Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 192
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

What happens when you no longer feel like yourself anymore? When fires spontaneously start-up around you when you hear growling coming from underneath your bed and you no longer recognise your face in the mirror. What happens then? Ghost hunter Perry Palomino doesn't have much time to find out. Now the evil she used to hunt is a lot closer to home. It's inside of her taking over her life bit-by-terrifying bit and there's only one person who can help her. If part of her doesn't kill him first.

Son of a bitch! THIS BOOK.

Thoughts on On Demon Wings

Dear Kelly,

Thank you for strongly encouraging me to stick with this series. I am definitely SO VERY GLAD I stuck with it. Every book just keeps getting BETTER.

Love always,

Son of a bitch! THIS BOOK. Perry is in a deep, dark place in On Demon Wings. After the ending of Lying Season, Perry’s mental and physical state doesn’t really come as much of a surprise. On Demon Wings shows us the ramifications and consequences of what happened in the previous book. (Yes, like seriously OhMyGlob, WhatTheFuck THE HAPPENINGS IN THIS BOOK.) I don’t think Karina Halle could have written this book more perfectly. I was enthralled. (And, if I hadn’t been in a weird cold-induced daze, I would have read this book from start to finish without stopping.)

There are certain aspects of this book that were predictable to me, as a reader but that were not so clear to Perry, as the narrator. I kind of actually liked this. It worked for the story and for Perry being where she was emotionally. It had me emailing Kelly as I progressed throughout the story and had to SAY THINGS to someone as I flailed in reaction. And it is really, really hard to say anything more without spoiling what happened in Lying Season, BUT SERIOUSLY. THIS BOOK. SO MUCH HAPPENS.

Unlike previous books, there was no filming for the Experiment in Terror show in On Demon Wings. Everything that happens in this book happens to Perry. (Poor Perry. She really can’t catch a break.) Our allegiances to certain characters change as more secrets and revelations are unveiled. Innocuous characters turned into characters I wanted to drop kick across the room. Characters who were supposed to be safe and comforting turned into enemies. Characters we loathed along with Perry turned into very missed and beloved saviors. (Okay. That last part may be a little dramatic, but it’s how I felt.)

Overall, I’m digging this series. It was a bit of a slow start for me, but the last couple of books have really picked up and blown me away. I find myself reading these back to back because I HAVE TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. (After I finish this review, I’m off to read the next two novellas because DEX! and PIPPA!) That’s a rare quality in a series for me–the need to know what happens next and to utterly immerse  myself within the series without burning out on it.



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8 Responses to “On Demon Wings by Karina Halle {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. You are on a roll with this series my friend! Look at you go – you’ve blown through five books in almost no time. Clearly this series just gets better as it goes, I LOVE it when that happens:) Though, it makes me want to magically absorb the first 3 or 4 book by osmosis or something so I don’t have to read them and can just get to the awesomeness that is the later books.

  2. I don’t know why but I don’t really like the name of this series. I’m not a big horror reader and that title screams that to me. Idk what to do with this series, so many people are raving about it lately but it just isn’t my usual genre.


    Thanks for the great review.

  3. I’m so happy you read this! And now we’re all caught up in the series! I kind of missed that this story doesn’t have any filming or is on-location anywhere — BUT, it was still a GREAT story, with an awesome ending. :) I can’t wait until the extra scene — AND the next book in the series!