Thursday, June 19, 2014

"Into the Hollow" by Karina Halle



INTO THE HOLLOW BY KARINA HALLE

SERIES: Experiment in Terror #6
PUBLISHER: Piatkus Entice
GENRE: NA Paranormal
SOURCE: Publisher
LINKS: Goodreads

SUMMARY
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.

MY REVIEW

What an adventure, and with no ghost involved but a legend/myth! Even though this instalment may be considered less creepy than the others, never say a Bigfoot doesn't give you shivers. So I suppose having a Dex 2.0 is comforting in this scenario. Dex 2.0? You heard it right, something happened and both our hero and heroine are different in some way...But, more importantly, they're a Team again and the old Dex and Perry seem to be back and ready to make you laugh even in every inappropriate moment. You gotta love that!

Thanks to a beautiful narration, we get a huge adrenaline rush throughout the action scenes, and all the sexual tension (which is a lot!) mixed to angst sometimes really tears you apart. Badly. Having been in Dex's mind ("The Dex-Files") helped me understand him better and feel his pain, so I saw his point here and, I'm sorry Perry, but for once I'm taking his side.

Leave it to Karina Halle to make you all giddy and warmed up a moment and a complete mess another. Leave it to me to pick the next instalment without even thinking about it!

RATING: 4.5/5

16 comments:

  1. Franny @ Mind Reader19 June 2014 at 11:59

    OMG, I just remembered what it was about!! Loved the story (even though it's not my favourite) and I LOVE your review!!

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  2. I had a lot of the same thoughts and opinions when i read this book a while back! Great review :)

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  3. Oh that's nice, I love a good myth in stories. It must be so interesting to understand the characters like that.

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  4. Thanks, Franny! I know this one wasn't your favourite, but I also know how much you cheer Dex and Perry and that makes me soooo happy! :D

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  5. Really? I'm glad to hear we're on the same page then, Lily! :)

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  6. And a Bigfoot nevertheless! Those two are quite a pair, let me tell you. When you find a way to be in both their minds, you see their reasons quite clearly and taking sides can be tricky for the reader. I like that and I surely LOVE the whole series!

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  7. Oh this sounds like an amazing blend of romance and action. I love that! :) Thank you.

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  8. I really need to get around to reading these! Sounds like I would enjoy them.

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  9. It has both in abundance. I hope you'll read the series, Melissa!

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  10. Hope you will, I can't get enough of EIT!!

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  11. Bookworm Brandee20 June 2014 at 19:47

    Oh Silvia, you're really making me wish I could read this series right now! I'm glad you're enjoying it so much though. I'm glad that The Dex-Files helped in your understanding of Dex. Gah! I'm just so intrigued!

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  12. Embrace yourself then, Brandee, because more reviews for this series are coming, and so is lots of love for Dex!

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  13. This sounds like a great series Silvia. And it is great to see that you enjoyed this installment. Fab review!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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  14. It's an AMAZING series and I hope you'll give it a go, Naomi!

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  15. Never heard of this author or series but it must be good if it is on book 6 :) Great to see you still enjoying it. The cover is a tad creepy to me....

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

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  16. This is one of the best NA Paranormal series I have ever read, and if the cover gave you the creeps, than it's just doing its job properly! ;)

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