Thursday, July 24, 2014

"Ashes To Ashes" by Karina Halle



ASHES TO ASHES BY KARINA HALLE

SERIES: Experiment in Terror #8
PUBLISHER: Piatkus Entice
GENRE: NA Paranormal
SOURCE: Review copy received from the publisher

SUMMARY
It’s been two months since Perry Palomino and Dex Foray’s relationship reached a new turning point, two months since Perry started a new life in Seattle, and two months since their Experiment in Terror show took on a new partner, ex-Wine Babe Rebecca Sims, and found a new level of success. But whenever there is light in their lives, the madness still has a way of coming back in. When the team is sent back to the stormy Oregon coast to investigate a haunted school, Perry wants to use the opportunity to reconnect with her family and reintroduce Dex into their lives. Only Perry’s not the only one who’s reaching out—her grandmother Pippa has started appearing to her with disturbing warnings and Perry’s presence at the school has ignited a chilling new wave of supernatural phenomenon. Once used a century ago as a sanatorium to house children dying of tuberculosis, the school’s past residents are slowly coming back to life and with one thing on their mind. They want someone to play with, someone to join them. Forever. Even when dead, some children get whatever they want. And they want Perry.

MY REVIEW

Dex, Perry AND Rebecca filming a new episode of EIT together in a haunted sanatorium? And not-to-miss stops are on schedule? Sign me up for the craziest road trip ever!

After the latest events, we know what Dex is up to (*sigh*), but surely he's not going to do that here, right? A haunted sanatorium can't possibly be the right place. Although it does seem to work quite well for revealing BIG secrets so, why not? Perhaps because creepy dead kids get in the way and make plans kinda change—and your body shivers. Believe me, you'll turn your head around at every sound and jump from your seat every time someone enters the room you're in...and it will be totally worth it!

Moments of real creepiness alternate with those of pure happiness, and swoons (oh-the-swoons!) are there to make your day, which suddenly will be crushed by shocking discoveries... It's incredible how a series can still be so mind-blowing after eight novels and four novellas, but Karina Halle is an amazing storyteller and she brilliantly made sure to get her readers more than ready and excited for the big finale!

RATING: 4/5

18 comments:

  1. It's nice to see you always have a good time with each book like that. You really make me intrigued about the series. Great review!

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  2. Franny @ Mind Reader24 July 2014 at 15:44

    Oh, what a book! And what revelations!!
    The creepy dead kids are always... well, creepy, but I wouldn't expect otherwise in a Sanatorium.. Awesome review, Silvia!!

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  3. Oh my! You keep loving this series, Silvia, which is very encouraging to me :) I look forward to starting it - who knows, I might end up doing a true marathon!
    Happy reading :)

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  4. Oooh. How have I missed about the previous books? Sounds so good. :) Thank you!

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  5. Crap, I still haven't started this series *headdesk* Sounds so good!! Great review hun :)

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  6. Andrea Thompson25 July 2014 at 04:15

    I started this series with the first bonk and can't believe it's still going strong. Man, creepy clown lady and creepy dead kids is a scary combo.
    Great review!

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  7. Oh my word I would totally freak myself out with this one. I mean. Going all girly wanting my mama freaked out. ::snort::

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  8. I think it's impossible not to have a blast with this series, Melliane! Hope you'll go for it sooner or later ;)

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  9. I know you're creeped out...You and me both, bestie!

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  10. I always try to encourage people to read EIT. It's really unique and I can't help but loving every single instalment with the same passion! And a marathon sounds good! If you wait until next month, you'll have the last instalment and read the entire series altogether. Believe me, you're going to put a book down and pick another one right up! Just be sure to have the novellas as well, they're essential to the whole story ;)

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  11. If you have, you should probably remedy to that! :)

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  12. The creepiest... Hope you'll keep up with EIT soon, Andrea!

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  13. Well, I almost cried for my mom while I was freaking out... LOL

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  14. Then I'll also have to be able to hole up on my own for a while - with no distractions whatsoever :)

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  15. Bookworm Brandee25 July 2014 at 19:39

    Goodness, Silvia! I sure hope I can squeeze in this series sooner than later. You have me very anxious to start it with all the creepiness, swooniness, happiness, and fabulousness. ;) Nice review, my dear.


    I'm leaving on vacation tomorrow so I may be scare commenting for the next week. But I'll get caught up when I'm back. Happy Friday!

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  16. Distractions are definitely not allowed! :)

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  17. Haha, I was waiting for you, Brandee! I was curious to see if I did hit the right nerve...again! LOL This is A MUST READ series that gets better and better with every instalment! I really can't wait for you to start it :)

    Got it, no worries! Enjoy your vacation, in the meantime I'll keep popping up on your blog as usual ;) Happy Friday to you, too!

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