Dust to Dust

Dust to Dust (Experiment in Terror #9) by Karina Halle

“I love you! Always have, always will. Always.”

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I still remember quite clearly the day I first picked up Darkhouse while I was serving jury duty. I had seen some rave reviews from one of my favorite Goodreads reviewers (Kristin (KC), for which I thank you), and I didn’t know what to expect. I literally read the first two books while sitting in that room, waiting to be selected or sent home, and from then on, I was hooked.

Ms. Halle created an original universe that cannot be replicated, and sent me on a journey that will stay with me the rest of my life, as will the characters of Perry and Dex. These books have made me feel so many different emotions this last year of reading them: terror, angst, happiness, sadness, anticipation, and comfort.

In the final installment, Dust to Dust , an unexpected threat attacks the life that Dex and Perry have begun together. I can’t say any more than that, you just have to read it.

“This was not how I imagined our engagement would start off.”

Once again, Karina Halle did her best to give me nightmares that only years of counseling will eradicate. Mirrors are going to be a little bit difficult for me to be around for a while after this book. Plus, that House of Hell? Way to combine scary shit with the added fear of not being able to escape! (And I loved every second of it!)

“When you’re my wife, I know I’ll be a good husband so as long as I never let you forget that, that you, only you, just as you are, are my reason for being.”

Dust to Dust also brought to the table that wonderful sense of humor that I enjoy so much. The amount of times I laughed equaled the amount of times tears came to my eyes reading this.

“And how do you know about blood play?”
“I read kinkier books than you do.”

This book was a perfect end to a perfect series. It’s hard to believe that this series is 9 books! I could easily and happily read another 9 about Perry and Dex.

“I wanted joy, forever. I wanted her forever. I wanted all the wonderful things that life was giving me and I wanted them over and over and over again.”

Some of my favorite moments from the series:
Red Fox: “Less dog breath.”
Dead Sky Morning: That tent scene. YOU KNOW what I’m talking about!
Lying Season: Quite honestly, the ending. Masterfully written, I am constantly rereading it.
On Demon Wings: The entire damn book. That one was my favorite.
Into the Hollow: Twatwaffle.
Ashes to Ashes: Duckspunk.

If you haven’t read these books, pick them up now. Many people have told me that they are hesitant because it’s paranormal romance. Ignore that. All you need to know is that these books are awesome, no matter what genre slot people put them in. Plus, the first book Darkhouse is FREE on amazon. So what are you waiting for?

Watching Dex and Perry grow, from strangers meeting in a lighthouse, to a couple so in love they would do anything for each other has been such an incredible voyage, and one I would happily take again and again and again. So this leaves the question, what am I going to do without any new Derry in my life?

(And I so totally ugly cried when I finished this book. It’s actually pretty embarrassing).

Last of all, thank you Ms. Halle for these books. Just, thank you.

“Are you ready to become Mrs. Dex Foray?”
“I always have been.”

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