I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.On Demon Wings by Karina Halle
Narrator: Jo Raylan
Series: Experiment in Terror #5
Published by Tantor Audio on September 8, 2021
Length: 9 hours 30 minutes
When the life you wanted has crumbled beneath your fingers, there’s nothing left to do but pick up the pieces and soldier on. You’ve done this before.
But what happens when you no longer feel like yourself anymore? When fires spontaneously start-up around you, when you hear growling coming from underneath your bed, and you no longer recognize your face in the mirror. What happens then?
Ghost-hunter Perry Palomino doesn’t have much time to find out. Now, the evil she used to hunt is a lot closer to home. It’s inside of her, taking over her life bit-by-terrifying bit, and there’s only one person who can help her.
If part of her doesn’t kill him first.
My top thoughts:
Holy hell. This series went and got me comfortable and attached to the characters and now it’s getting progressively more horrific. This book, under any normal circumstances, I would not have been able to read because of the horror element. But I’m too invested to not find out what happens!
What I liked/didn’t like:
Ever seen The Exorcist? Well, I haven’t because HORROR but I imagine it’s similar to this. Except I love Perry and that made it all the more horrific. First of all, she’s reeling from the ending of the last book. This is depression, hard-core. But imagine depression coupled with demonic possession? And a family that thinks you’re either sick or crazy? And the nagging self-doubts? I feel like that is the saving grace of this book in terms of the horror – even though it got more graphic than I like, it dwells quite a bit in the ordinary – her depression, her job, her family and relationships – all of which are falling apart.
There’s a ton of character growth, development, and revelation in this book too. People show their true colors, questions are answered, identities revealed. It’s one hell of a book. And it ends in such a massive cliff – if I hadn’t had another book that I needed to read, I would have been picking up the next book immediately. But I’m picking up that next book as soon as possible.
The narration, which I was initially hesitant about has really blossomed and I’m officially a fan. I think I partially got used to Jo Rylan and partially she got better. Either way, I will continue listening.
Qualifies for COYER Fall Scavenger Hunt #28 – Read a book featuring a strong female protagonist. There’s no way you read this book and think of Perry as anything but strong for all the shit she’s dealing with. I would be cowering in a corner.