Ashleigh Paige

I'm a full-time college sophomore pursuing my B.A. in English with hopes of one day working as an editor. Cats, musicals, documentaries about cults/disasters/tragedies, and curse words are just a few of my favorite things. Also, check out our blog or I WILL FIND YOU.

Dead Sky Morning (Experiment in Terror)

Dead Sky Morning (Experiment in Terror) - Karina Halle See more of my reviews sooner on The YA Kitten,! I received my copy from the author.3.5 stars!Quick disclaimer as always: The author is one of my friends. This in no ways affects my review or rating.-rubs circles on temples- Oh, what these books do to me... I like them and I'm sooooooo glad I've got all the available books in reach for when I'm in the mood for them, but I got issues with them sometimes.Dex and Perry's latest assignment takes them to D.Arcy Island, where a bunch of lepers died and now no one wants to camp there because the place is supposed to be haunted to hell and back. The descriptions of the island, its hauntings, and how Perry and Dex start to slowly fall apart as the days go on are fantastic and really claw their way into you. Their complex relationship gets kicked up a few notches (especially because of the thing in the tent). I did drift from it every now and then, but as I've done with past novels in the series, I read them in large sections. That's apparently a thing with this series and me: I read them slowly but all at once.I generally love the way the novel is written, but at times, it got a little too heavy-handed. Like this quote from the 61% mark on my Kindle: "There was something weird happening between us. I didn't know what it was. I felt like it had been building up for the last couple of days, some strange chemistry or an overload of tension or something." Considering readers have been up to their necks in the sexual tension between them for two-and-a-half books by that point, that's just telling us something we already know. I have a few similar quotes highlighted, along with some bits of rough writing and small typos. It's one of my things to do that with any book.And unfortunately for this book, I was reading another novel at the same time that got me really keyed up and irritated at anything to do with infidelity. When it came up in Dead Sky Morning, it took some restraint to keep myself from blowing up.To make reading Lying Season that much sweeter, I'm going to put it off a bit and try to get a few other books read in the meantime. When the time is right, I'll come back (and knowing me, that might happen next week).