So a couple of months ago I finally sat down to read Darkhouse by Karina Halle. I was really skeptical of this book, in part because it's out of my typical genre choices, but also because it was a freebie from Amazon. And let's face it, free more often than not is free for a reason. I had not read any of her other books, so I went into this pretty blind and a little apprehensive. But by the time I got through Darkhouse, I had to know what was going to happen between Perry and Dex. So then of course I just HAD to read Red Fox.
Red Fox was probably my least favorite of the series. It wasn't that it was lacking really, so much as it just was not subject matter that interested me. I've never been too interested in Native American lore and whatnot, so this really just was not up my alley. But as previously stated I had to know what happens next between the two main characters. So I put on my big girl panties, sucked it up and dove in. And ya know what? It wasn't great, I did get bored part way through, but Perry and Dex kept me reading until the end. I dare say, I think I even liked it more than I thought I would.
After the struggle I had to get through Red Fox, I took some time off from this series, but after a few weeks, I started thinking about the series again, so I picked up Dead Sky Morning. It was much better, and thus began my Experiment in Terror binge. In 9 days I managed to read Dead Sky Morning, Lying Season, On Demon's Wings, and Into the Hollow in about 9 days. I just couldn't manage to put them down. They were so addictive. And of all four, I only have one single complaint, I hated the ending for On Demon's Wings. It wasn't a bad ending, except it wasn't much of an ending. But it's the only story that had a cliffhanger for the ending, thankfully (not a fan of cliffhangers!!) however now I'm hesitant to start on Come Alive, as the next book isn't due out for 58 loooong days! What if it ends like On Demon Wings did?! I can't go 58 days to find out what happens... and then the last book won't even be out until May. I can't wait that long. It's pure torture!
So alas, I must force myself to take a break from the series at least until Ashes to Ashes is out, although it might be safer to wait until the last book, Dust to Dust is out as well. Oh I don't know if I can wait that long! Needless to say this is an awesome series, Karina Halle knows how to write an amazing series. Each story can standalone and unique, and yet when combined, creates an even better, larger story. This is what series are supposed to be. Not just one story spread out over 3 installments that only make sense when read in order.