ASHES TO ASHES BY: KARINA HALLE

ashes to ashes by Karina Halle  5 out of 5 stars

I freaking love this series!! Every time I think it can’t possibly get better, it does. Perry and Dex are hands down two if my favorite book characters ever. I love that they say things that I myself think as I’m reading….
The ghost dream girl cocked her head at me and I could’ve see her eyes were nothing but black marbles, the soulless ones that ripped into you, “Can you go after my ball?” she asked, her accent untraceable but her words properly enunciated. I swallowed thickly and shook my head. I’d been in that forest before, in real life, and it was terrifying as hell. Fuck that noise.

Exactly! I mean come on, how many times do you watch a scary movie where the character always has to go explore completely on her own when screwed up stuff is going down, and you’re just thinking “fuck that, I’d be out”. Because I can tell you, that’s me with almost every scary movie I watch. I’d be out. I’m not exploring, I’m not being brave, and I’m surely not playing fetch with some creeper ass little dead kid. Period.

Perry and Dex were their usual obnoxious, crude, perverted and generally awesome selves in this book. Maybe even better than previous books because they were a untied front in this one, and they were stronger and better for it. I liked Rebecca being their too. Although she’s certainly dealing with her own issues throughout this book, and not completely her normal self. I was SHOCKED to find out what exactly was going on with her, it was definitely not what I was thinking at all! There were a few AMAZING surprises from Dex and Perry too ❤

The setting for this book was maybe the best one yet. It was truly terrifying. A sanatorium for children dying of TB. *shudders* kids can be. So. Freaking. Creepy. I know, I have one. And when she was younger, around 5ish she would do the strangest creepiest things in her sleep. I remember quite a few times where I’d check on her late at night because I heard her mumbling in her room. I’d look in there and she’d be talking nonsense, sitting up in bed, and looking behind/through me with panicked looking eyes. Now she’s be completely asleep doing this, but she looked wife awake and was talking devil talk looking like a freaking monster was right behind me and I seriously would almost pee my pants I was so freaked out by this!! Lol ok so creepy kids….yeah they were definitely present in this book, and they were enough to give me goosebumps at some parts….and the “bad thing” yeah. No thank you. Karina Halle had a real knack for writing horror. Her writing has a way of chilling you to the bone and making you feel like you’re right there with her characters.

and then there’s me….

I loved the ending!!! I mean I’m confused as hell and dying to know what the hell is going to happen next, but it was still awesome. I am equal parts excited and sad for Dust to Dust to come out. This series and these characters have become a favorite of mine, and it’s sad to see their time in EIT coming to an end. But I love the hell out of them and will be there rooting for them right up until the very end. And I’m maybe kind of hoping that Halle will leave it open to possibly doing an Ada spin-off series….I mean come on, how badass would that be?! I’d totally read it. Just sayin’.

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