Seventeen, dead, and in charge of heaven's dark angelsall itching to kill someone.
Madison Avery's dreams of ever fitting in at her new school died when she did. Especially since she was able to maintain the illusion of a body, deal with a pesky guardian angel, and oh yeah, bring the reaper who killed her to his untimely end. Not exactly in-crowd material. It's amazing that her crush, Josh, doesn't think she's totally nuts.
Now Madison has learned that she's the dark timekeeper, in charge of angels who follow the murky guidelines of fate. Never one to abide by the rules, she decides it's time for a major change to the system. With the help of some unlikely allies, Madison forms a rogue group of reapers who definitely don't adhere to the rules of the heavens.
But as she grapples with the terrifying new skills that come with being a timekeeper, Madison realizes she may not be prepared for what lies aheadunless she gets some seriously divine intervention.
About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison was born and raised in Michigan, and has recently returned there to escape the South Carolina heat. 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; White Witch, Black Curse; and Black Magic Sanction. She also writes the bestselling Madison Avery YA series, including Once Dead, Twice Shy and Early to Death, Early to Rise.
“This fast-paced tale delivers some uniquely amusing moments. Fans of Lauren Kate’s Fallen and those who enjoyed the first book may be drawn into Harrison’s world of heaven and earth.”
-School Library Journal
“With a Kim Harrison novel, I expect action, humour, worldbuilding, strong female characters, true friendships, and a bit of realistic romance. I found it all right here.”
-Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series on Once Dead, Twice Shy
“Harrison injects her young adult debut with style and originality. Rocking good fun, packed full of twists and turns.”
-Kelley Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author of the Darkest Powers series on Once Dead, Twice Shy
“An amusing and entertaining jaunt of an urban fantasy.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) on Once Dead, Twice Shy