April 2009 Indie Next List
“Madison Avery's prom night killed her -- literally. So, now she's dead, sort of. Because she snatched the amulet of power away from the dark reaper who killed her, stole her body, and tried to collect her soul, she has the illusion of life and a body, but she has absolutely no idea what is going on. Kim Harrison's witty paranormal thriller has that perfect balance of humor, danger, and romance.”
— Karen Keyte, Books Etc., Falmouth, ME
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.
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.
“An amusing and entertaining jaunt of an urban fantasy.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“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 Summoning
“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 Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange
“Abounds with originality and introduces us to rich characters…is sure to introduce [Harrison] to a whole new generation of readers.”