Saturday, July 18, 2009

Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison

Madison was targeted and killed on prom day by a dark reaper. As it was her birthday, her light reaper, confused by her age, failed to save her. However, Madison was able to steal her killers' amulet, which keeps her among the living...more or less. She is being trained by her light reaper, while trying to avoid attacks from the dark reaper who desperately wants her dead. The question is why does he want her dead? What is her great destiny? With the help of light reaper, her crush, and a guardian angel, she is about to find out...

This is my first introduction to Kim Harrison, who also writes the Rachael Morgan series. I absolutely loved this book. It was a very fun read. I love the setting of the story and the use of mythological creatures...angels, reapers, seraphs, cherubs, etc... It's a refreshing twist and made for a rather interesting read. I also like the main character and heroine is some who is flawed, grounded and funny, someone you can relate to. I hope that Harrison makes this into a series. There seems to be the potential to go either way, making this into a series or leaving it as a stand alone book. I recommend it for anyone looking for a good escape from reality.

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