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Come Alive All Ye Faithful
on 1 July 2013
Oh, it was so good to be back with EIT! I think absence really had made my heart grow fonder because it took precisely no time at all for me to be grinning from ear to ear, in my happiest of happy places, savouring the wondercake that was COME ALIVE.
What made it so good? Well, many things, but the top of the list for me would be the awesomeness that was DEX'S NARRATION! It was certainly a different reading experience after enjoying six books from Perry's POV, but it was a good different. I was rapt instantly, poring over his every word, every thought. For a character whose motives and feelings have always been somewhat muggy, to get an entire book written from his POV--not just a scene or a novella, but and entire freakin' book so we could really dig in deep and scramble things around to see just how his brain works--was just beyond delicious and I savoured every single morsel of it!
Now, granted, a lot of Dex's thoughts do revolve around sex and his favourite parts of Perry's anatomy. But come on, now. This is Dex we're talking about. Would you love him if he were any other way?
Didn't think so.
To be fair to the lovely Perry, I did miss her narration at times, it's true. Particularly since she's currently the most conflicted of the two characters. I would have dearly loved to have known what thoughts were whirring around in that little head of hers at certain points. Dex, on the other hand, is being clear as a bell and I loved seeing him be so wonderfully honest about his feelings for Perry, and about everything that's gone down between them in the past. Even without the pleasure of his POV, he's so open that we (and Perry) would have known where we stood with him anyway. The man says what he means and means what he says, and believe me when I tell you he says some heartmeltingly swoony things in COME ALIVE! I'm so very excited to read the next book after the ending of this one!
I haven't gone over the synopsis or anything, but I assume everyone knows by this point that Karina Halle simply doesn't know how to write a bad story, so there's absolutely nothing to worry about on that front. We even get some long-awaited answers about certain characters as well, so all in all, a really fantastic book, not to be missed (as if you would have anyway).
So go forth and purchase, book lovers! You will regret nothing. I swear on my hair.
5 Stars ★★★★★