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My name is Madison Avery, and I'm here to tell you that there's more out there than you can see, hear, or touch. Because I'm there. Seeing it. Touching it. Living it.

Madison's prom was killer—literally. For some reason she's been targeted by a dark reaper—yeah, thatkind of reaper—intent on getting rid of her, body and soul. But before the reaper could finish the job, Madison was able to snag his strange, glowing amulet and get away.

Now she's stuck on Earth—dead but not gone. Somehow the amulet gives her the illusion of a body, allowing her to toe the line between life and death. She still doesn't know why the dark reaper is after her, but she's not about to just sit around and let fate take its course.

With a little ingenuity, some light-bending, and the help of a light reaper (one of the good guys! Maybe . . . ), her cute crush, and oh yeah, her guardian angel, Madison's ready to take control of her own destiny once and for all, before ittakes control of her.

Well, if she believed in that stuff.

Review:

"A seasoned author of supernatural tales, Harrison makes her YA debut with the story of 17-year-old Madison Avery, who is killed by a 'dark reaper' named Kairos on her prom night. But by stealing Kairos's amulet in the process, Madison manages to retain her soul. Along with Barnabas, a beautiful 'light reaper,' and Grace, her guardian angel, Madison plots to repossess her body and protect her prom date from Kairos and from the dark reapers' attempts to control time and fate. Having been content as an outsider ('I was happier being myself-purple hair, loud music, dead, and everything-than trying to fit in'), Madison must build her trust in others in order to save her life and discover her fate-whether or not she even believes in fate. Though rules and explanations seem at times a little too convenient, Harrison weaves an exciting battle, not between good and evil, but between free will and destiny. A compelling blend of mysticism, suspense and surprise make for a quick and pleasurable read. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "For a Few Demons More" delivers her paranormal teen debut about a girl who straddles the line between the living and the dead, reapers and angels.

About the Author

New York Timesbestselling author Kim Harrison was born and raised in Michigan but has since fled south to prolong her gardening season. Her bestselling Hollows novels include Dead Witch Walking; The Good, the Bad, and the Undead; Every Which Way But Dead; A Fistful of Charms; For a Few Demons More; The Outlaw Demon Wails; and White Witch, Black Curse. She also writes the bestselling Madison Avery YA series, starting with Once Dead, Twice Shy.

Nacida en el Midwest, Kim Harrison ha sido acusada de ser bruja (entre muchas otras cosas), pero jamÁs ha visto a un vampiro. Le fascinan los cementerios, el jazz a medianoche y se viste siempre de negro.

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davidwmack, June 4, 2009 (view all comments by davidwmack)
Do you like Kim Harrisons "Hollows" books? Got kids that like to read? Want to give them something edgy and not childish but is appropriate to read? Give them this. Its not really even scary, just edgy. This book is not in any way hollows related but its a fun easy read even for grown-ups. I read it and got one for my grandaughter. Her mom LOVES Kims Hollows books.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061718168
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Harrison, Kim
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090601
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.30x5.60x1.00 in. .75 lbs.
Age Level:
14-UP

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Product details 240 pages HarperCollins - English 9780061718168 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A seasoned author of supernatural tales, Harrison makes her YA debut with the story of 17-year-old Madison Avery, who is killed by a 'dark reaper' named Kairos on her prom night. But by stealing Kairos's amulet in the process, Madison manages to retain her soul. Along with Barnabas, a beautiful 'light reaper,' and Grace, her guardian angel, Madison plots to repossess her body and protect her prom date from Kairos and from the dark reapers' attempts to control time and fate. Having been content as an outsider ('I was happier being myself-purple hair, loud music, dead, and everything-than trying to fit in'), Madison must build her trust in others in order to save her life and discover her fate-whether or not she even believes in fate. Though rules and explanations seem at times a little too convenient, Harrison weaves an exciting battle, not between good and evil, but between free will and destiny. A compelling blend of mysticism, suspense and surprise make for a quick and pleasurable read. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "For a Few Demons More" delivers her paranormal teen debut about a girl who straddles the line between the living and the dead, reapers and angels.
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