Friday, July 31, 2009

Review: Once Dead, Twice Shy

This is the first book in the YA Madison Avery series by Kim Harrison.

Book Blurb:

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, that kind 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 it takes control of her.

Well, if she believed in that stuff.

This was a fun, quick read. I enjoyed the interaction between the young characters and found Madison's guardian angel to be a hoot. I look forward to finding out more about Madison Avery and how she handles her new role in, death.

I give this book 3 stars.



Donna (Fantasy Dreamer) said...

Nice review! Looks like an interesting premises. Thanks!

Michelle G said...


It was a cute book and my 17 year old enjoyed it as well. :)

Thanks for stopping by.


Blodeuedd said...

Sounds like cool book :D

Tynga said...

I'll probably get that one once my TBR pile gets smaller hehe