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“My Review: http://booknerdette.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/red-fox-experiment-in-terror-2-by-karina-halle/”Tresa wrote this review 8 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog
I’m not sure why I waited so long to get back into reading this series. Well, I do know I was trying to be responsible and read my review books but…I was missing out!
RED FOX escalates the level of creepy horror just a notch from what we experienced in DARKHOUSE by mixing in Native American legends and skin walkers. No ghosts here.
Perry and Dex now have a chance at filming their show with a bit more support from their Internet TV Network. Dex’s old friend and ex-bandmate, Maximus, is sort of a ghost whisperer now and ran into a situation of a “haunted house” that he thought would be perfect for Dex and the EIT show. But because the couple that owns the house is religious, Dex and Perry have to pretend to be married so they can stay there with no problems. Gahhh
The weirdness starts from the beginning. Foxes on the bed in the middle of the night, rocks flying at the house and bird attacks. That coupled with Perry’s dreams which always paint a grim future and you have a recipe for one creepy story.
But at the core, even though what they were there to film and research was interesting and creeptastic, I was so in love and enthralled with Perry and Dex. We learn so much more about Dex in this book, and that perhaps is due to the fact he was off his meds. I do know I have issues but boy do I love me some fucked up guys! Dex is just adorable and that softer side of him needs to come out more often. And for the Perry and Dex lovers, yes you will be very happy with the relationship growth in this book. Perry herself has already shown such an improvement from the first book it was just shocking.
RED FOX definitely ups the ante in the EIT saga, the dangers are high and the emotions even more. I can’t wait for what’s to come!
“In this book, Dex and Perry are off to the boonies in New Mexico to a town called Red Fox where they are checking out some stories of a possible haunting. Problem is ghosts don't usually throw rocks and definitely don't mutilate sheep, so what in the heck is going on? Maybe Dex and Perry are in over their heads with this one.
Well, the "scary" story is a bit different in this one and I may be in the minority by saying that I didn't feel it was as scary as the Darkhouse. The hauntings have to do with some Navajo myths and things are pretty hush hush especially to "white folks" like Dex and Perry. And when they do get information, it's almost hard to believe it...and to trust who they got the information from!
I think it's beginning to bother me that Dex and Perry don't always pick up on clues. I know they are flying by the seat of their pants but there are some things that are easy to pay attention to. I'll just keep my fingers crossed that they get better at it as the series moves along.
The part that I LOVED....Dex and Perry being together. I'll tell you a secret...I don't really care about the ghost stories - I just want more Dex and Perry. I was sooo happy to finally get some background info on Dex...even if it was really heart breaking. And we even get more about Perry. I loved how much they took care of each other and I especially loved what happened in the tree. Dex and Perry sitting in a tree....well, you know the rest! ;)
♥ Dex & Perry's song ♥ ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI3MwwWYC3Q
The ending killed me...how could she cut it off like that? No talk of the future and no waving goodbye in the airport? WTH?? That was just cruel. Oh well, onto the next one!
♥ " You’re like a ghost magnet. Why do you think I like having you around?”
My mouth dropped momentarily. “Because I’m awesome.”
“Oh, well, that too.”
♥ "You really like me going shirtless, don't you?"
♥ “Well, I hope I make the best company you’ve ever had,” I whispered.
“You are the best,” he said sweetly.
♥ “Dex,” I whispered.
“Mmmm?” he grunted.
“I hope you never stop feeling alive.”
I could have sworn his heart skipped a few beats. He tensed. Then relaxed.
“As long as you’re around,” he said softly, “I’ll be alive.””
“Favorite so far, two main characters, Perry and Dex, are involving more. Book kept me engaged
“Not a dull moment reading the EIT series, whether I'm being scared out of my mind, or Perry has me scratching my head in confusion, or Dex is making me giddy and puzzled. One thing I was happy about was Dex and Perry finally getting a little closer and having a better understanding of each other. Oh how I wish they would trust each other but I suppose they would first need to be more open and honest. There is definitely some big secret in the past of these two clearly damaged people. Perry doesn't seem aware of her own secret so that might explain her flakiness. If a part of her memories are missing how can she deal with it? And Dex, he's an enigma for sure, in Darkhouse he mentioned in passing in a moment of anger that his parents are in hell, so that says a lot. Doesn't it?
The second book and the stories are still very scary, even more so and Red Fox certainly brought the scary. The Skinwalkers or Shapeshifter material were handled more....from a cultural angle than in a typical frivolous supernatural way. Halle delved more into the Navajo belief with her storytelling while taking some literary licenses.
Can't get enough of this series which to me is very unexpected since it took me some time to grasp the idea of Perry as a character. The way I saw her at first is not the way I see her now. I first saw her as an annoying always in her head scattered heroine. But before I was finished with the first book, I began to see her as very hilarious scatter brain heroine, LOL. Perry seems to have a supernatural gift she was unaware of most of her life and is yet to understand or embrace it no wonder shes scattered. Can't wait to learn more and understand her gift in future books. Anxious to see where Perry and Dex's ghost hunting takes them and their relationship.”
“Is this happening or are these two slightly less than a full glass of sanity ? I have no idea. Crazy or not I am addicted to this wickedly adventurous couple.
Off they go to film a something extra in New Mexico. There is an extra twist of them pretending to be a married couple. (Tee hee hee, finally they are in bed together. Sorry it's just not what what you think. Anyway, this ranch out in the middle of dusty NM is haunted or something by some Native type boogy that causes all kinds of hurt. They fumble, she falls a lot, they bicker and they flirt. it's wonderful. There is a moment of pure vaaaa-voom in a tree that is not to be missed.”
“With this second installment of this series I am finding myself more intrigued by Perry's 'abilities'. Although her ghost seeing was not factored into this book she is becoming more of a complex person as we determine what it is about her that is making her so susceptible to the influence of the other world.
Dex, on the other hand, doesn't seem to be growing as a person but does seem to be evening out despite the fact that he admits in this book to not having an even keel on his emotions (read this as saying he is probably bi-polar). His attraction continues to miss me completely but I did find him less condescending towards Perry with his smarmy attitude and sleazy smiles being kept to a minimum in this book.
Perry and Dex continue to grow closer during the course of Red Fox but Perry's surprising admission (to herself) of love seems premature as they have only been together for a few days since they met a paltry month earlier.
The build up of suspense is quite good throughout the entire book but the ending had very little closure with the bad guys running for the hills and Dex and Perry running for home.
This ebook is offered as a great deal by Karina Halle, who self published this series. Don't let the term 'self published' keep you away from this series though. Unlike many self published books I've read (or attempted to read) I was never pulled out of this particular story by glaringly obvious spelling and grammar mistakes. This says to me that Halle is someone to be taken seriously in a booming industry and that she wants to make sure we are reading her best efforts.
With that said, even though I found this book to be average it was well worth the money I spent purchasing it.”
“Second book in the series and I enjoyed it very much. Maybe a little too much time is spent on rehashing the previous book? Otherwise is seems like it's building into a very strong and enjoyable series.”Bookworm52732 wrote this review Saturday, January 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I love this series. It's now official.
I think I'm going to have a problem here because I already gave book one, Darkhouse, 5 stars because I thought it was awesome on toast with a side order of shamazeballs. But this one was undeniably, unquestionably and indisputably better in almost every sense. So where do I go from here? I do not have 6 stars, people! Everyone knows all books have to be rated out of 5 and that half stars are against God's plan, so how can I express the, the...betterness of this one? Yes, I am aware betterness isn't a word. But it should be!
In my first joint review with Janice I said that I suspected there may end up being more to the series than just ghosts and ghost-hunting. And I was right! There's so much more. I really, really loved the storyline for this book. And the setting. And all the extra paranormal elements. And the fact that it was more mystery based - almost a whodunnit. And most especially, I loved the developments between Perry and Dex!
I'm just flabbergasted at how much they both seemed to change before my very eyes in this book, and in each other's. They say that scary, life-threatening events will form an emotional bond between two people, and I certainly think that was part of it. But I also think Perry and Dex are two people who just fit together anyway. Like slightly broken puzzle pieces, they each may not be completely whole, but they still fit.
I have to admit to a certain amount of fangirl squeeing when it became apparent they would have to feign a higher level of closeness during the case they were working on down in Red Fox. Anything that might have forced them to be in the same room where they could get to know each other more would have made me happy, but the deception they had to maintain made it even better!
There were some really interesting secondary characters in this book including a blast from Dex's past who provided us with some much-needed back story on him. I loved all that but I'm not yet convinced I like the person who delivered it. His motives are highly questionable.
So, to sum up, in case you missed your cue—yes do I recommend this series! If book one was awesome on toast with a side order of shamazeballs, then book two was spaghetti bloody marvellous with Parmesan genius.
5 Stars 6 Stars ★★★★★★”