ARC Review: Into the Hollow by Karina Halle

November 27, 2012 Book Reviews 7

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.

Rated 16+ for language, gore and sexual content

 

Words fail to describe the feelings this book created for me in my book-loving heart. I am going to do my best to explain the love I have, but if I fail, just remember I said it is my

FAVORITE BOOK OF 2012

Yeah. It is that awesome. So as I ramble on and on, if you don’t even make it to the bottom of this post, you know the love I have.

Be warned, if you haven’t read the series up to now, this will spoil some of the earlier books. I have tried to keep actual Into the Hollow spoilers out though. It was hard. I need to tell you all the things. Into the Hollow picks up right where On Demon Wings left off. Perry, her parents, Ada, and Max are on their way home from the hospital, Dex is in jail, and I need him Perry needs to talk to him, whether or not she admits it to herself. Good thing her little sister is smarter than she is when it comes to Dex. 🙂

Long story short, she moves in with Dex, and Experiment in Terror starts back up. They go hunting myths … and don’t get me wrong, that was exciting and terrifying and wonderfully written, but THE DIALOGUE between Dex and Perry … holy f**k. Really. I don’t think I have ever highlighted so many passages in a book before. God sometimes I wanted to smack them both. Sometimes I wanted to smack just one. Sometimes I wanted them to just take their clothes off already … I sound like a creep. And I don’t care.

Both Dex & Perry have gone through some major shitty (and some not so shitty – remember Jen?) life changes. Which makes them both more brave and more fragile all at the same time.

 I was going to warn you up at the beginning of this post that I am a giant fan-girl over this series, and was so wrapped up in the story the whole time reading it that the tension made me sick. But I decided against it, and let you discover my own brand of crazy on your own. So, what can I say about this book other than it was FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC. And now, some of my favorite quotes (though I highlighted so many it was hard to chose!)

… despite what has happened between us, I still care about you. More than you’d probably want me to care about you. And that I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure you’re going to be OK. I know I failed many times before … but you just have to believe me when I tell you I’m going to do everything I can now to make things right.

 

“Give this a chance.”

“Being his roommate?”

“Being his everything.”

 

“Is this you trying?”

“This is me. I’m just me. And I’m right here”

I liked my lips and found the only words I could say. “I’m right here too.”

Now, excuse me while I go sit in a corner and rock myself until the next installment, And with Madness Comes the Light, a Dex Novella set for release February 14, 2013.

P.S. The first book in this series, Darkhouse, is free on Amazon and B&N. So you have no excuse to not give it a try.

 

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