Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Early to Death, Early to Rise


This is the second book in Kim Harrison's YA series featuring Madison Avery, a dead girl who finds herself thrown into a strange world in which angels and reapers fight over souls.  Following events in the first novel, Madison has become the dark timekeeper, but she thinks that the way things have always been done isn't for her.  If reapers cut short a person's life before they can make the fateful choice that damns their soul, then, she thinks, they have never really had a chance to make the choice at all.  And that doesn't seem right.  Determined to change things, Madison and her skeptical companions see if they can change the way things are done - but if she fails, the consequences could be deadly.  This series continues to be fun even if it does strain my ability to suspend my disbelief nearly to its breaking point.  It is fun to go along for the ride, and the new developments in this second book have made me curious to see how things go in the third.  I like a YA novel that is entertaining and also raises some thought-provoking questions, and this one definitely does that.

Books in the Madison Avery series:
1. Once Dead, Twice Shy
2. Early to Death, Early to Rise
3. Something Deadly This Way Comes (June 2011)

Early to Death, Early to Rise  (#2 in the Madison Avery series) by Kim Harrison (Harper, 2010)  

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