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Friday, June 18, 2010

Once Dead Twice Shy By: Kim Harrison Book Review

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. (Book Summary Thanks to Goodreads)

So Once Dead Twice Shy for some odd reason I thought this book was about Vampires, it's not. So this book is about Madison a girl who dies on her prom (and some of you thought your sucked). So let me just tell you Madison was definitely not my favorite Character at the begging of the book. Madison was kind of frustrating. Once the storyline starts to pick so does your appreciation for her grows as the book goes on. 

So to fully appreciate the book I had to wait a day to review it, just because the book is small (Hence its packed). Due to it being short is the one bone I have to pick with the book, it personally should have been longer like that readers are not confused at the begging. Anyways once you pass the story feel kind of rushed, and that's why I didn't write my review.  I didn't write my review when I complete the book just because my review would have been "Wow I don't know how I feel!!" what good would that be right. So I have had time to thing and I liked it. I will so be picking up Early to Rise, Early to Death, just because the book finishes not with a cliffhanger I want more.

The Character, some where well developed but other were under developed (some not even for mystery). Slowly into the book you do appreciate that there are mystery to certain characters. Another thing recently a lot of books have be tricky this is definitely one. So by saying that do not expect anything just go in and read the book and appreciate it, because this book was definitely not predictable. Due to it not being predictable is probably why the rating of this book it higher.

So in conclusion I adore the book covers chosen for this series very eye catching. This book is definitely my first Reaper book and I think the whole new genre. I will definitely recommend this book to Young Adult fans out there. I will definitely be buying Early to Death, Early to Rise, because there are some question I still want answered.

Series Order:

Once Dead Twice Shy
Early to Death, Early to Rise
Untitled (Release April 2011)

I would Personally Rate this book: 3.5



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