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Sparkling water fanatic. Lover of random crap. Goodreads member curious to see if the grass really is greener on the other side.

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Dreams of Gods & Monsters
Laini Taylor
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L.H. Cosway
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Vampire Academy Vampire Academy
by Richelle Mead
Start date: September 1, 2013

Eve and Adam Eve and Adam
by Michael Grant
Start date: August 1, 2013

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Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror)

Darkhouse - Karina Halle Well, shit, son. If there was a moment that determined the course of my future, I'm pretty sure this was it.Apparently, Experiment in Terror has quite the cult following that I'm only just now finding out about. As usual, I am late to the party. My invitation MUST HAVE GOTTEN LOST IN THE MAIL. Thanks, friends.3.5 stars for a promising start to this series. I sense potential. I keep hearing that it only gets better from here on out, so I will definitely be picking up the next book soon. BONUS for those not in the know : Darkhouse is an ebook freebie at just about every book seller.There's something out there. Now you see it; now you don't.~ There be ghost hunting. Yar. No further explanation necessary.~ There be lots of great conversation. Good banter makes me happy. I also appreciated the author's phrasing in random places. I felt like I was listening to a real character's voice. Formality was thrown out the window, and I liked that.I know, I know. A motorbike. I've heard it all : It's dangerous, I'll die, I'll look like a douchebag.Most lustful meth addicts don't have high quality digital cameras.At least mine were flirtatious; he probably just had smoke in his eyes.The show wasn't. It was like Lamb Chop's Play-Along on acid but without the endearing weirdness of acid.~ There be abnormal characters. As in, all of them. I can relate. I ABSOLUTELY can relate.I'm going to quit with the 'there be' now, before you all think I'm completely uneducated. Dex might end up being another "hell yes, I love him for being different" type of character like how Paul from How to Kill a Rock Star was for me. Dex is handsome, yet not overblown "romance novel" type of handsome. He's not tall or super built, but he has something going on in the looks department that catches Perry's eye. He has a weird 'stache and an outdated eyebrow ring. He's got some "crazy" going on inside of him. He hangs with hot chicks, yet is drawn to the normal chick. He's just all kinds of kick-ass to me. I love his offbeat personality. Perry described him as reminding her of Robert Downey Jr. in his strung-out drug days. How's that for the anti-perfect alpha male type? But ladies, he can sing! So it's all good.Perry is not your typical young woman. She's brash, she's strange, and she's not rail-thin. She's ten years Dex's junior, but she somehow manages to be a good match for his brand of crazy.My final thoughts : I felt like the first half of the book was a bit of an over-tell, with a few moments which could have been pared back a little, but much of the setup evened out by the second half when the story finally started to find its groove. After a while, I forgot about any complaints that I had when I first started reading because I was enjoying my time spent with Perry and Dex so much. It's the banter and the chemistry, people! Love!I can't say that I was particularly creeped out (yet), but the tone of the story was dark enough that the ghost hunting concept started off with a bang. Here's hoping that I will catch more of the creepy vibe in further installments as we follow the team on more adventures. And if nothing else, I'll get more time with Dex and Perry together."The truth scares you."He leaned in closer across the table and this time grabbed my forearm."You scare me, Perry," he growled. "You."