Into the Hollow by Karina Halle {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 9 January, 2013 by Amanda / 14 Comments

Into the Hollow by Karina Halle {Amanda’s Review}Into the Hollow by Karina Halle
Series: Experiment in Terror #6
Also in this series: Dead Sky Morning, Lying Season, On Demon Wings
Genres: Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 192
Source: Purchased

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.

Well, hello there, Mr. Swoony Dex.

Thoughts on Into the Hollow

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.

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.



Filed under: ESR: 8, Mystery, Review: Amanda,


14 Responses to “Into the Hollow by Karina Halle {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. You are SOO much braver than me — I’m not great about being scared out of my mind. Maybe it’s because I live alone with two not-so-impressive dogs for protection. If I were brave, I’d definitely check it out though. Me, I’m a chicken. Bawk!

  2. I love books that deal with the supernatural. Totally weird since those are the type of horror movies I can’t watch. I mean, I even got scared during The Frightners. Ghosts in movies scare the bejebus out of me. Ghosts and Paranormal activity stuff in books fascinates me. This does sound really good for a series :)

  3. Ummmmm the only thing I really need to know about this book based on your review is an explanation of the ginger douchebag. Because that’s just an amazing name for someone:) I don’t like being scared shitless, so I don’t think this is a series for me despite all the awesomeness between Dex and Perry. Epic wuss, party of one. *hangs head in shame*

    • lol. The ginger douchebag. He’s a ginger. And he’s a douchebag. That’s really it…?

      One thing I apparently didn’t mention in my review was the introduction of the word “twatwaffle.” That’s far better than the ginger douchebag.

  4. Okay, you and Kelly have gotten me very intrigued by this series. Plus I’ve been craving good ole ghost story supernaturals. There is enough PNR floating around my house already!