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Giveaway & Review: And With Madness Comes the Light (EIT Book 6.5) by Karina Halle
The Experiment in Terror (EIT)
series by Karina Halle is has become my all time favorite series ever. If you
haven't read it, you need to! Like, right now! I have never read anything like
EIT and find it next to impossible to categorize it into a specific
genre. It is smart, witty, suspenseful, addicting and will have you falling
in love in no time. The main characters of this series are Perry Palomino
and Dex Foray. They meet in an abandoned lighthouse one fateful night
and end up starting an internet show (hence the name Experiment in Terror :P)
about all the creepy haps they can stumble upon. Although this series is titled
after the name of the internet show they work on, it really is more of a
character study of these two fabulously fucked up individuals. The reason I can
say this is my absolute favorite series, is because it is about my absolute two
favorite characters ever. Apart, Dex and Perry are likable and interesting
characters, but put these two together and it's magic. The wit, banter, dialogue,
and sexual tension between these two is off the charts. I have never been so
invested and addicted to a series in my life.
The most recent addition to the EIT family is a novella
(#6.5) And With Madness Comes the Light (AWMCTL)…
Synopsis (partial) from Goodreads:
The Man. The Mystery. The Madness.
Told from Dex’s POV, And With
Madness Comes the Light is short story/novella that spans the time period from
the end of Lying Season (Book #4) until the end of On Demon Wings (Book #5). If
you were ever wondering what really happened to Dex while Perry was gone - his
journey to Dex 2.0 - now is your chance.
Because this series may be new to
many of you, I am going to try to keep my review as spoiler free as possible! J
In And With Madness Comes the Light we are lucky enough to get another peak
into the twisted mind of Dex Foray. The Dex Files (EIT # 5.7) is one of my
favorites of this series, it’s when we got our first glimpse into Dex’s head,
so I was BEYOND excited to dive into AWMCTL and get more of his POV.
Due to when this book takes place,
there is a different feel from Dex. He is down in the dumps and isn’t in a
“That was the ball-sucking thing about heartache. It
didn’t follow logic or physics or any sort of rules. It wasn’t that you started
off in absolute grief and then slowly got better. It was a rollercoaster of
emotions, from hate to love and back again. Each day was different. It was a
roll of the dice, a turn of the cards."
There is a lot of interaction
between Dex and secondary characters, Rebecca and Dean in this one. Even
through the heartache and depression, the trademark Dex humor, wit, and snark
is still very present. The conversations been him and his friends were
“Shit. Dean and I had gone from workout buddies to acting like a
bunch of overanalysing pussies. Next thing you knew, we’d start having our
periods at the same time.”
“Frankly, I don’t think I could hang out with you if you weren’t
the vice type of guy.” “Well then, you’ll be pleased to know that I’m still
drinking and I’m still wanking to porn.” “That’s my boy,” LOL! <3 Rebecca!
Also, a new more vulnerable, open,
honest side of Dex is revealed (Hello, Dex 2.0!). I didn’t think it was
possible to love this man any more than I already did, but this book proved
that my Dex-love knows no bounds.
This book helped to fill in a lot
of blanks and get a better, deeper understanding of Dex as a person. He once
again had me laughing my ass off, clutching my chest in agony, doing happy
dances, and finally sobbing like a baby.
I highlighted over 70 passages in
this book, and let me remind you it was a NOVELLA, not a full-length novel. I
think that right there speaks for itself. If you haven’t had a chance to check
this series out, what are you waiting for?! The first one, Darkhouse is free on
Amazon and Barnes & Noble. They get better and better as you go and will
continue to surprise you. Check them out and if you are updating on Goodreads,
chances are I’m already be stalking your updates! J
LOVED IT! 5+ STARS
Karina is giving away 10 And With
Madness Comes the Light autographed book plates, so please make sure you enter
the rafflecopter below.