By Karina Halle
Publication date: March 10, 2012
Metal Blonde Books, 346 pages
Source: Purchased for my Kindle
With all the vampire, werewolf and faerie books out there, it’s easy to become numb to all things supernatural. The antidote? Darkhouse introduces two real and unforgettable characters, Perry Palomino & Dex Foray, amateur ghost hunters who are “attractive, relatable and oddly heroic,” “flawed but loveable,” “slightly crazy” and just the most endearing pair to ever tackle the paranormal…just don’t call them normal.
Darkhouse is a thrilling and sexy new take on concepts like Supernatural and The X-Files, bringing a breath of fresh air to a genre that has been inundated with the dead.
***Darkhouse and the Experiment in Terror series is a horror/romance for mature audiences only. Readers who are easily offended by harsh language should think twice about reading it.***
— Goodreads.com description
Guys, I’m torn. And befuddled. So here’s what’s up:
I liked the horror/ghost story aspects of Darkhouse by Karina Halle. It is legit scary.
And I truly enjoyed the main character. She has the slight edge where we aren’t quite sure if she’s mentally ill, if she cares or doesn’t care, if we like her or dislike her.
But I read a lot of rave reviews of this one that made it seem, like, HOTT. Yeah, “hot” with two Ts, so you know it’s SERIOUS. Only…I did not get that AT ALL.
I think if I hadn’t been waiting for the sexytimes/romance to kick in, I might have enjoyed the suspense and scariness of the story a bit more.
Here’s my question: Is it just me? Or does more of this come later in the series? Do I need to keep reading it? All thoughts welcome! Has anyone ever had this happen: Where maybe reading too many of reviews skewed your reading experience? I mean…err…not that reading reviews is bad. KEEP READING MY BLOG PRETTY PLEASE. But you know what I mean, right?