Once Dead, Twice Shy

Kim Harrison, Author HarperCollins $16.99 (232p) ISBN 978-0-06-171816-8
A seasoned author of supernatural tales, Harrison makes her YA debut with the story of 17-year-old Madison Avery, who is killed by a ""dark reaper"" named Kairos on her prom night. But by stealing Kairos's amulet in the process, Madison manages to retain her soul. Along with Barnabas, a beautiful ""light reaper,"" and Grace, her guardian angel, Madison plots to repossess her body and protect her prom date from Kairos and from the dark reapers' attempts to control time and fate. Having been content as an outsider (""I was happier being myself-purple hair, loud music, dead, and everything-than trying to fit in""), Madison must build her trust in others in order to save her life and discover her fate-whether or not she even believes in fate. Though rules and explanations seem at times a little too convenient, Harrison weaves an exciting battle, not between good and evil, but between free will and destiny. A compelling blend of mysticism, suspense and surprise make for a quick and pleasurable read. Ages 12-up.
Reviewed on: 06/01/2009
Release date: 06/01/2009
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