Tuesday, 19 February 2013

REVIEW + GIVEAWAY: And With Madness Comes The Light (EIT novella) by Karina Halle

And With Madness Comes The Light by Karina Halle

(Experiment in Terror #6.5)



Goodreads Blurb:

The Man. The Mystery. The Madness.

Dex Foray has never been anyone’s fool – until he missed his chance for happiness with Perry Palomino. Broken and alone, Dex has no choice but to rise from the ashes Perry left behind and find his own path to redemption. But nothing in Dex’s life has ever come easily, especially when there’s a dark madness waiting in the wings.

Told from Dex’s POV, And With Madness Comes the Light is short story/novella that spans the time period from the end of Lying Season (Book #4) until the end of On Demon Wings (Book #5). If you were ever wondering what really happened to Dex while Perry was gone - his journey to Dex 2.0 - now is your chance.

 My Review:

"There’s nothing more frightening than the dawn that seems darker than the night. When you wait for hours for that first glimpse of daylight, the constant reminder that our planet is turning and life does go on, and you get only darkness instead. Maybe the sun is out there, somewhere, and maybe the world keeps rolling on, but fuck if I knew it. All I could see was this darkness, this black oblivion that sucked me dry until I was nothing but a husk of my former self. There was no light in all this madness. My tattoo was a lie."

After reading first paragraph of this novella, it was clear that this story will be depressive. Dex was lonely, sad, self-pittying himself, without any aim in his life. Those who read Lying Season know that Dex messed up and he messed up big. He hurt and lost love of his life and now he has to face all painful consequences.

"Because even after all of this, I still loved her. Love and hate were two sides of the same coin, and my coin was destined to land with love facing up. And the minute I made peace with those odds was the minute I’d start winning."

But no matter how desperate Dex was, his snarkines never left him. I loved Dex before, but now, after reading And With Madness Comes The Light, I will never have enough of him. Love is powerful emotion an this novella perfectly shows how true love can change person for better. Add flawless writing and this books is pure perfection!

After everything that happend in previous books, and after everything that Dex and Perry had to go through, I feel strongly connected to them. I love them both, I am supportive of them and they are my all time favourite couple. So obviously, last chapter made me extremely emotional and I hope from bottom of my heart that Dex and Perry will get their HEA one day.

 All Experiment in Terros fans - you are here for a treat. And With Madness Comes The Light is a must read!


Karina Halle is giving away book plates of this book. The giveaway will run from midnight on February 15th through midnight on February 24th. There will be 10 winners. Once the winners are chosen, they will be contacted at the email address they entered in the rafflecopter. Each winner will have 48 hours to respond. If a winner does not respond within that time period, an alternate will be chosen. GIVEAWAY IS INTERNATIONAL!

* Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror #1)
* Red Fox (Experiment in Terror #2)
* Benson (Experiment in Terror #2.5)
* Dead Sky Morning (Experiment in Terror #3)
* Lying Season (Experiment in Terror #4)
* On Demon Wings (Experiment in Terror #5)
* Old Blood (Experiment in Terror #5.5)
* The Dex Files (Experiment in Terror #5.7)
* Into The Hollow (Experiment in Terror #6)

For checking schedule of blog tour go HERE .
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Lucia @Reading Is My Breathing

Lucia is 29 years old passionate reader and reviewer who enjoys talking about all bookish things. Currently she lives in Prague, works in business industry and dreams of starting her own publishing company. Her weakness? She can never say no to cake, coffee or good novel.


  1. Wonderful review, Lucia!! This book was an absolute treat, even though Dex is all mopey and depressed. I loved seeing his devotion to Perry shine through all the dark times. :)

    1. Thans Megan! Don't get me even started on Dex's devotion to Perry, I loved Dex before, but now I am head over heels in love with him :)

  2. Great review Lucia! I am hoping for a HEA too :) I wanna see some more Dex and Perry love <3

    1. Thank you Kayla! Hopefully we will get more happy and peaceful moment in next book.