Sunday, October 13, 2013

Dead Sky Morning by Karina Halle

Dead Sky Morning (Experiment in Terror, #3)Dead Sky Morning by Karina Halle

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars


This is the best one yet. Interesting choice of setting making everything in it just bit more scary than say people turning into animals or you know killer kelp, even if we still have vegetation with murderous tendencies in this one. Now, cheesy as I have just made all that sound, this was actually good in terms of potential and actual scares scary as well as the “deeper” aspects.

The scary. This is the first book that I actually do consider scary. It may have been the whole roughing it scenario because what’s scarier than having one’s bum left vulnerable to god knows what? Picture what could happen! Terrifying. Plus, animals! You’d think me tired of creepy ass animals especially considering all that book two was about, but the goings on in this one actually had me jumpy. Think Snow White and her scary forest. I was terrified for her because scary eyes behind gnarled branches in the right light (wrong light) can be pretty scary:

Cute:
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Not so cute:
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Adorbs:
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WTF?!
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So animals being animals –and not those morphing into something else- is what’s got me liking this for no other reasons than that they were being animals in the forest. Now, ask yourself this, what do they do out there?

The deeper. No more idol hero worship, she’s seeing him for who he is. Her “You're just a man” had me impressed, as it’s a reversal of what we typically get. Rather than each thing having her deeper for the guy; rather than each little quirk, foible, thing of his being endearing to her, here we have several eye opening moments that maybe he’s not all that. But it’s not a one way street, because neither is she to him! That other bit of him propping her up, bolstering her confidence and getting her to see herself for herself was equally good, but what I’m trying to get at is this is not just all about what’s frightful. There are genuine moments between the two that makes me see them as more than the douche moody guy and her the needy naive one.

Next one, please.
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