Just Finished Reading Lying Season by Karina Halle & I’m Freaking Out!! The Torture Is Just So Gooood!!

by Maryse on June 8, 2012 · 14 comments

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Lying Season (Experiment in Terror BOOK# 4)
OMG!!! O. M. G.!! Help meeeee!! I have just read one of the most awesome books ever (#4 in the Experiment in Terror series – I TOTALLY TOTALLY get it now, why everyone freaked right out…), and I’m on such an emotional angst-y adrenaline rush right now. AND!!! It ended on a freakin’ cliffhanger and book #5 is waiting for me to read it. BUT!! I have to work and then review #3 & #4 before I can move onto #5. I’m literally shaking. How am I going to live until then!?? How? Won’t someone tell me? I feel like haven’t slept in days.

The buildup to this very book was just so good, but this one… *wow* *phew* *whooooooooo* just took the cake. I…WOW. Shaking. I’m in so much agony, yet delighted to feel this way. Hurts. So. GOOD! Okay… I gotta get back to work (dunno how I’m going to be able to concentrate… but oh well).

P.S. Here is the entire series reading order guide: Karina Halle – Experiment in Terror Series Reading Order and it is totally worth the trip to make it to this book (don’t skip ahead. The build-up is fantastic) and there’s still more to come. This series is ABSOLUTELY making my Top Ten Paranormal series list…

UPDATE: I’ve started an “Experiment in Terror Support Group” in the spoiler forum for those who have a need to discuss. After my reaction to book #4, I DEFINITELY needed some support. ;)


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Anita Fleming June 8, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Tell us how you REALLY feel Maryse!!! LOL. I am going to have to go ahead and read it. Not into scary books but sheesh….you have very curious!!!

Maryse June 8, 2012 at 11:33 AM

The paranormal is big in these (ghosts and such) – the two main characters are human, but it is THEM that make the story, ya know? SO good.

Samina June 8, 2012 at 12:04 PM

I loved this book. I just finished this series and. Can’t tell you how much I loved this. It was pain nd pleasure wrapped neatly in a bundle.

Rebecca @ Crunchings and Munchings June 8, 2012 at 12:52 PM

I LOVED this series too! Perfect creep to sexual tension ratio for maximum reading enjoyment!

Jurisha June 8, 2012 at 1:02 PM

YEA! I am so glad you are loving these as much as I did! This author is AWESOME! (I will say that I had hoped Perry could have at least gotten a punch or a good hair pulling in on Jenn…but I know we can’t have everything. LOL! Have you checked out Karina’s EIT website? There are a few scenes from Dex’s POV including the Red Fox bar/dancing scene. :)

Maryse June 8, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Yep Jurisha I have read ‘em and they were AWESOME BUT!!

I’m so glad I only read them after book #3… so that the “mystery” that is DEX remained a mystery while I read the first few books. I liked wondering… you know. But the dance scene is one of my favorites so far, and to have it from his POV was icing on the cake.

Lise June 8, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Maryse… Just finished #3 and I am gonna get into #4 ASAP. I read your little entry about Lying Season and you have captured how I feel to a tee. This series just gets better and better. I am going to freak out when it is over. Will I survive #4???

Jurisha June 8, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Maryse Good Point! I didn’t even think about the POV’s since I read them after book #5. I would definitely recommend reading them last.

Maryse June 8, 2012 at 1:36 PM

I’m barely surviving Lise. My work is suffering today… eeeep! But is it worth it. OH YES!!! This is a 5 star read for sure, and one that will make you feel EVERYTHING.

And there’s always book #5 that’s already out and waiting for us… (although I hear… perhaps a cliffhanger too). grrrr!!

HOWEVER I’ve received some good news direct from the author herself. She tweeted:

“Karina Halle‏@MetalBlonde-> @ItsMaryse I promise no cliffhangers in Book #6! ;)


BUT!! I am exhilarated so it’s all very worth it to me.

Kate June 8, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Wow I really struggled to get going with the first book. After reading your post, I’m thinking I might have to power through.

Maryse June 8, 2012 at 9:17 PM

They get better and better as they go, Kate. I’m writing review #3 right now, but #4 was just so BIG!!

Lise June 9, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Maryse….. Help Me… just finished #5 and I can’t breathe. I am also a bit sleep deprived as I finished #4 at 2:00 AM, slept for a few hours and launched right into On Demon Wings. This book is heavy, heavy and ripped me apart. Can’t wait to discuss this one and I do not know how we will survive until #6 BIG *Sigh***

Maryse June 9, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Help you!!? No! HELP ME!!!!!


I’m reading book #5 right now (halfway through) and I think we are all going to need an EIT support group so I’m starting the chat forum now (in the spoiler section)

Maryse June 9, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Okay here it is:


DO NOT GO in if you haven’t completed the series (or if you don’t like spoilers). We’re gonna let it all hang out in there.

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