Dust to Dust by Karina Halle
Published by Metal Blonde Books
Published on August 11, 2014
Genres: Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Ghosts, Horror, Romance
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Perry Palomino and Dex Foray.
On their own, they’re uniquely brilliant. Together, they’re an unstoppable team.
Because after everything the duo has encountered, they haven’t come across an evil quite like this. An evil that has been years in the making, an evil that will stop at nothing until they, and everyone they care for, are destroyed.
Dex and Perry’s love has survived a multitude of sins.
But can it survive the end?
Oh my god, so many emotions when it comes to this book and this series! I can’t believe I made it… I was simultaneously looking forward to this book and also dreading that it was all coming to an end. Experiment in Terror is my favorite series ever and I’m so happy to say it’s never let me down.
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We were going down and we were going together. We didn’t win in the end, but together, we couldn’t lose.
Dust to Dust picks up right where Ashes to Ashes left off. Perry wakes up, disoriented and confused after her run in with Michael. It hits the ground running and is full on after that, with Dex missing and Perry, Ada, and Maximus frantically searching for him.
There was no such thing as strange occurrences – everything had a purpose. Everything was very real and very dangerous. There was no way any of this was going to be easy.
Their search leads them to New York City and it’s all action packed, emotion filled, scary craziness from then on. This book had a really different feeling than others in the series, for me. It’s not Dex and Perry working on their show, with downtime, tons of light banter and some scares here and there. This had a darker feeling to it. It’s literally life and death for everyone, with not a second to waste and I could feel that desperation as I read.
That’s the problem with you two, I reckon. Death seems like as obstacle sometimes. You have the false hope that you can get around anything. But Perry, some thing you can’t get around. Some things are final.
The scares were bigger, the surprises were jaw dropping, the danger was so much higher than ever before, and the emotion was tenfold. Dex and Perry have always had my heart and it was so perfect to see, with no doubts, their devotion to each other.
He let his fingers sink into my hair, stroking down the back of my head, holding onto the back of my neck. I loved it when he did that. Strong and meaningful, like he meant to protect me more than possess me. Like I was his but like he was mine and we would keep each other safe.
Never did their love falter or was there angst for no reason. I mean come on; this is book nine (not including the novellas), they deserve a break. Not that they got one in the paranormal sense, but as far as their relationship, it’s solid and that was a HUGE plus. I just loved that they were so unwavering.
“Perry, I love you,” he said, voice gruff and full of conviction.
“I love you absolutely, resolutely. There is no question, no doubt. This love just is. It exists and because it exists, I exist.”
Even though this book has a very serious feel, don’t worry, we still get some of that famous Dex snark and laughs.
“You’re such a dick, Dex.”
“I don’t mind being called a dick. Why not highlight my best feature, right?”
I could go on for ages about how much I love each and every one of these characters and every single book. I am horrible about staying current on series I love, but this is the one and only series I have counted down the days until release date for every book and read it the second I could get my hands on it. It took me a few days to recover from reading THE END for the final time, it was a very surreal experience. All I can say is if you haven’t read this series, I highly recommend you do! It’s fun, action packed, a little scary, and has the BEST romance and sexual tension I have ever read.
I seriously can’t give this series enough stars.
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