Darkhouse by Karina Halle
(Excerpt from Goodreads) With all the vampire, werewolf and faerie books out there, it’s easy to become numb to all things supernatural. The antidote? Darkhouse introduces two real and unforgettable characters, Perry Palomino & Dex Foray, amateur ghost hunters who are “attractive, relatable and oddly heroic,” “flawed but loveable,” “slightly crazy” and just the most endearing pair to ever tackle the paranormal…just don’t call them normal. Darkhouse is a thrilling and sexy new take on concepts like Supernatural and The X-Files, bringing a breath of fresh air to a genre that has been inundated with the dead.
Perry has been having strange nightmares about a damp room with a stranger that seems to want to harm her. By day, she lives at home with her parents and little sister and works as a receptionist at a communications agency in Portland. Perry and her family go to have a weekend with her Uncle Albert and two cousins on the coast. While there she has this strong desire to explore the abandoned lighthouse on his property.
While exploring the lighthouse, Perry runs into Dex. He films for an internet show and was interested in the lighthouse for a possible new show. Then things get creepy, Perry is locked in a room with a burned bed. When she gets out Dex is nowhere to be found but hr cousins are looking for her.
After posting on her sister’s blog about the lighthouse incident, Perry has become an internet hit. This leads Dex to contact her about doing in internet show with him. Perry agrees but finds out there is more to this than just a story about a creepy abandoned lighthouse. When a creepy older lady starts giving her odd advice about Dex, Perry wonders what she is getting into.
I really liked this story. It is a great introduction to a series I think will just keep getting better. But I have to admit that the story felt unfinished. We get to a peak in the story that feels unresolved. Then the story ends with the possibility of more to come. Don’t get me wrong, I will definitely be reading the others in this series.
If you like paranormal YA stories, you will not be disappointed in this. Just remember that it is the first in the series.
I received this book for free from Book Rooster in exchange for an honest opinion.