Into the Hollow by Karina Halle
(Experiment in Terror, #6)
In Six Words: Well, hello there, Mr. Swoony Dex.
Why I Started Reading This Series
Kelly is to blame for me starting this series. THANK YOU, KELLY! Random note: as I was writing this review, Karina Halle posted on Facebook and said THIS SONG needs to be the theme song for Into the Hollow. You’re welcome.
Perry Palomino has fought her demons – and won – but the battle is far from over. She’s now left broken and on her own, leaving behind her life and family in Portland to focus on giving Dex Foray – and the Experiment in Terror show – a second chance. But their past mistakes continue to tease and test their relationship, as does the wild and desolate terrain of the Canadian Rockies. The snow-covered peaks and ravenous forests hide an urban legend too unbelievably frightening to be true and the only way the duo has a chance of surviving is if Perry can let in the very man who sent her to hell and back.
Thoughts on Book 6
After On Demon Wings, I was SO READY for Into the Hollow. After everything that comes to light during On Demon Wings (and then what we learn during the two novellas–Old Blood and The Dex-Files–between books 5 and 6), I had to know how it all played out. WHAT WILL HAPPEN? Dex! Perry! Dex and Perry! The ginger douchebag! Perry’s parents! Her sister! Dun-dun-dun.
Perry makes some big changes in her life–like moving out of her parents’ house and going back to Experiment in Terror. Though where she moves and who she moves in with is worth noting, the bulk of this book deals with the latter–Experiment in Terror. Perry thinks searching for Bigfoot (major points to Karina Halle for getting in a mention of Bigfoot erotica) will be better and safer than hunting for ghosts. Oh, Perry. You’d really think she’d know better by now. But honestly, it’s better that she doesn’t otherwise…where’s the fun in avoiding a little risk taking?
So, this book. Into the Hollow is a book of moments. Funny moments. HILARIOUS moments. (Twatwaffle, anyone?) Awkward moments. Angry moments. Sexy moments. Swooning moments. (Dex really brings the swoon in this one. Karina brings teh sex. We’re talking hot enough to melt snow.) And lots and lots of utterly terrifying moments. But honestly, it wouldn’t be a Experiment in Terror book without being scared shitless. And being scared shitless is just part of the Experiment in Terror charm. It’s good stuff.
I really can’t get enough of this series. I don’t want it to end! The Experiment in Terror series has really awoken an interest in ghosts and the supernatural. And I love it.