Synopses & Reviews
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 killerliterally. For some reason she's been targeted by a dark reaperyeah, thatkind of reaperintent 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 Earthdead 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.
"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.)
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 Times
bestselling 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.