Wednesday 12 June 2013

Old Blood (Experiment in Terror #5.5) by Karina Halle


A haunting novella from the Experiment in Terror Series...

From her harrowing introduction in Darkhouse, the spectre known as “Creepy Clown Lady” has been a constant fixture in Perry Palomino’s life. But beyond the horrid makeup and piercing stare lies Pippa, a woman just like everyone else.

Well, not quite.

When Perry discovered Pippa’s message to her and Dex on the EVP recordings, she thought she heard the last of the old woman’s message. She was wrong. In the novella Old Blood, Pippa relays the tale of her troubled and tortured past, revealing how an aspiring actress and loving mother fell into madness and how an unfathomable betrayal led to her untimely death.

For Perry, the repercussions of her message are life-shattering.

Old Blood is #5.5 in the series and occurs between books #5 On Demon Wings and #6 Into the Hollow.
  • Genre: Paranormal Romance, Horror, Supernatural, Mystery
  • Creatures:  ghosts and demons 
  • Age: new adult/ adult
  • Source: owned ebook
  • Read from June 09 to 10, 2013

And the Buddy Read continues with the great Vilda!!

FINAL RATING: ★★★★/★★★★★

Old Blood is a story of "Creepy Clown Lady" Pippa ...the constant through all experiment in terror books and the one person i have been interested in finding out about.

This novel was a heartbreaking, sad, crazy story of her life ... of all the things she had gone through from the moment she was born - until the end of her time. Her story is quite memorable, i felt her pain, her sadness.

According to the records, I was born on a surprisingly cold day in May of 1925. There had been a rare snow storm that swept through the wooded valley where my father and mother lived in their tiny stone house and I was born under thick flannel sheets with the doctor coaxing me to breathe.

I regret that first breath.

I thought it was impossible to write a good characterization in a novella, but i was wrong. Karina Halle proved me wrong because Pippa was one of the best characterized characters ever. She was strong, likeable character.

No matter how it seemed, Pippa's story is quite relevant for the EIT fans. It gives you explanation of the world they live in, of Thin Veil and creatures that live there. And it also gives us insight of some other people's life... the childhood of Dex and his family, of Pippa's friends, lovers and descendants. My poor little Dex... T_T

Overall: Great addition to the series!


You can also check out my wonderful co-blogger's review:

Georgia's Review


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