Jun 9, 2012

Once Dead, Twice Shy

Once Dead, Twice Shy
By Kim Harrison

Book: Madison Avery #1

Publisher: HarperCollins
Pub Date: May 26 2009
Genre: Reapers, Romance, Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Source: Borrowed
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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.

 My Review: Madison was killed om her birthday/prom day. A Dark Reaper is after her due to something in her future. Apparently he saw something that he does to interrupt his plan and so he sets off to kill her. But he did not succeed. Instead, she got a hold of his amulet, which is allowing her to manifest a body, allowing her to stay earthbound.  Now she must figure out a way to end all this and just get back to her normal life. To do this she will need the help of her guardian angel. Now this reaper wanted her, and she didn't die like planned. She was able to escape back into her body, but not exactly alive. Food and sleep aren't as important anymore. But getting everything back to normal and staying among the living for real is a must with Madison. Before any of this can happen, she must meet her guardian angle and learn what the deal is and manage to pass a few simple tests. Also helping to keep others alive, when the reaper shouldn't be going after them. Sounds easy enough right? Problem! Tracking all this down and keeping a low profile will NOT be easy at all, but at least Madison is not in this alone.

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